handmade furniture that's beautiful, durable, and different.
Michael Frazier Designs is a design and furniture build company committed to environmental sustainability and timeless designs. Owner Michael Frazier studied art at Boise State University and has been an artist for over 30 years. He builds every redwood table, bench, and custom piece by hand in his shop. Besides being a skilled craftsman, he also has an eye for creating handmade furniture and beautiful products known for their simplicity. Michael's furniture actually has its own category in the art world – Functional Art.
When you work with Michael Frazier, you are not getting a furniture product from a factory or off an assembly line. No matter the piece (or pieces) you choose, it will be designed for you, built to fit your comfort, and sized for your family or business.
After Michael began making handmade furniture over 32 years ago, his work was seen and built to be sent to the royal palace in Saudi Arabia, a castle in London, and has been used in several motion pictures, including “Kindergarten Cop,” "The Two Jakes," and “The Patriot.” Every year, he adds new design concepts and handmade furniture pieces to the collection.
Some key differences that set our products above others:
- Our outdoor redwood furniture is environmentally friendly, and the coastal redwood and the blended oil finish are organic and renewable.
- Customers can choose from different table sizes to accommodate groups from two to 16 people.
- We’ve planned our tabletop sizes with a wide enough width to make room for serving dishes and centerpieces without overcrowding the place settings.
- Every product looks unique because each coastal redwood tree has its own unique wood pattern with hundreds of shades and colors.
- Our handmade benches and tables quickly fold up for storage and transportation. Add a storage rack with wheels to make moving effortless.
- We can create custom benches and tables to fit oddly-shaped areas.
- Every table and bench has rounded edges for your comfort.
- The attention to detail is remarkable.
- You can choose umbrella holes on two table corners to control shading better.
- Our products are durable and stand the test of time, and we’ve never heard about one of our table sets wearing out.
Our difference is our passion for customers and the environment.
Meeting Customer Needs
At Michael Frazier Designs, innovation is the guiding force behind everything we do, and we always strive to deliver what we promise and more.
Founded upon the mission to create new outdoor handmade furniture, we pay close attention to detail, and our customer service is second to none.
We pride ourselves on working closely with clients to give them the outdoor furniture that fits their exact needs and specifications. If you want a half-round table that folds or something else you don’t see featured when browsing, let us know, and we’ll figure it out.
We are dedicated to not harming the environment. That’s why we use only coastal redwood for every product we build. The redwood farm is in Northern California, where over 4.5 million new trees are planted every year for continuous renewal.
We have also developed a special oil blended with Tung oil and other nontoxic oils that we sell and use to finish our wood products (called Michael's Orangewood Oil). Unlike other plant oils that take longer to dry and leave an oily residue, our unique oil has a satin finish and beautifully maintains the redwood furniture. Plus, it is organic and entirely green (ecologically friendly).
The history of Michael Frazier Designs
Michael builds his first folding picnic set from pine and sells it in Seattle, WA.
The Frazier family moves to Los Angeles, and Michael sets up a shop in Burbank. Michael sells three table sets to a Saudi Arabian Sheik and two sets for a castle in Great Britain.
Michael and his family move to Ukiah (Northern California) and open a shop in the heart of Redwood Country.
Michael starts using Tung oil (commercial variety) to finish his redwood furniture and begins research to find a perfect finish for outdoor dining sets that is organic, green, durable, and easy to maintain.
Michael redesigns his tables and benches to offer “Perfect Height” custom options to clients.
Michael launches a new design, a bench with a back that he has been working on for three years.
Michael completes the development of the finish for his redwood pieces (Michael’s Orangewood Oil), utilizing Tung and other oils and debuts the oil blend. He starts finishing all table sets with this oil.
Michael designs and builds 85 redwood planters for a large Hollywood movie lot’s grand opening.
Michael Frazier Designs announces all products are entirely green. This announcement includes all wood and the finishing oil (Michael's Orangewood Oil).
“We purchased our first Michael Frazier Design table 30 years ago. It’s still in beautiful shape, and we bought a larger set from him in 2016 with a side bar table for entertaining larger groups. Michael builds the most beautiful furniture for the patio. We love the construction and that the pieces are very sturdy. Plus, everything is easy to fold up for moving or storage. When Michael delivered our new furniture to our home, he gave us care instructions and starter oil to maintain the set. Our new sustainable outdoor furniture has been a wonderful addition to our patio. Thank you very much Michael Frazier Designs!”
“We saw Michael's outdoor furniture and fell in love. We have a picnic table, benches, and a buffet table that we use in our Tahoe backyard. Everything is easy to clean and store away for winter. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again. Thank you for our patio furniture!”
“We ordered a sidebar table from Michael Frazier Designs in 2014 after a long search. The unique folding design makes the tables fold to an astonishingly compact, space-saving size. When it’s unfolded, our redwood table is the perfect size for our patio and seats our family of four comfortably. We also love this table for its versatility, and while we mostly use it as a dining table, we love that we can also lower it to a coffee table height. We have also raised it to use it as a bar and buffet serving table. It is so easy to care for and is a stunning addition to our patio.”
“I have two tables and four benches from Michael, and they are the best! We use them for months every summer at our campsite at Lake Tahoe. The tables and benches are not only unique and beautiful, but they are also strong and durable and fold up into such a small package for storage. Now, three years later, they are still like-new.”
“Our purchase of a large table and sidebar table was the best purchase ever. All products are beautiful and comfortable, and fold-up for storage is amazing. Michael delivered our tables, benches, and storage holders right to our front door and took the time to show us how to set them up, perform oil maintenance, and fold them down for storage during the winter months.”
“Michael Frazier is an artist and a skilled woodworker and carpenter. He uses the best wood, and his designs are one-of-a-kind. You will never see anything similar anywhere. Michael is honest, and you will have a masterpiece for a lifetime if you care for it. He has all the supplies to help you maintain your treasure. I always recommend his work.”