Custom woodwork and Murphy Wallbeds
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The best materials combined
with master skills will provide you
a finished product that will last for generations.

Wall Beds

A fold-away Heritage Murphy Wall Bed will turn any area into a spare bedroom. My beds are designed to give you a good night’s sleep, then fold discreetly into a piece of heirloom quality furniture, appropriate in any setting.

Inspired by the wood furniture of old Upper Canada, I make the most comfortable armoires and cabinets that you will ever sleep in!

Would you prefer a more contemporary style, perhaps a wall-to-wall unit with a desk and built in cabinets? I can design and build a system based on your ideas.

View our Wall Beds page.

Custom Projects

I am not in a hurry and won’t cut corners.

I use the best materials available and I always select the best joinery method that provides the proper strength for the application so that my work will last for generations.

View our complete portfolio page.

About the builder

I received my journeyman’s certificate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology as a cabinetmaker and industrial woodworker.

Throughout my apprenticeship, I had the good fortune to work with a variety of master cabinet makers. I have combined the skills learned from them with my own techniques to design and build furniture, wallbeds, and cabinets. I work all over the Ottawa,  Gatineau, AylmerOutaouais region.

James Green
cabinetmaker and industrial woodworker

I would like to highly recommend the skills and craftsmanship of James Green. He recently completed cabinetry for a full kitchen and his workman-ship is impeccable, his precision is beyond compare. The skills are comparable to any Cabinetry business I have seen. The finished product was beautiful, words cannot describe the detail put into the work, and the short amount of time that it took to complete the full kitchen.

G. Adams

I recommend James. He is a perfectionist and leaves nothing unfinished. Trustworthy, pleasant, honest and a patient worker.

E. Bouvier (Kitchen cupboards & bathroom renovation)

I have had the pleasure to work with James Green of Wood Effects on several occasions in the past few years. I have found James to be very professional and he produces an exceptional product.

Mac Gervan and Assoc., Interior Design, Kingston Ontario

Just got home and saw the wonderful wall bed you made! It is more than I hoped for…beautifully made, finished and installed. I can’t tell you how pleased we are with the results.

Sue, Deseronto, Ontario

As we prepared to move into our new location, I knew that it was essential to have a front work station that was as fun-looking as it was functional! I could tell from our first conversation that James was very much a detail person and it was as important to him as it was to me that this was built with the outmost attention to detail! James’ wonderful craftsmanship is evident in how well everything functions and has stood up to everyday usage. I really appreciated the professionalism and quality of craftsmanship so I would highly recommend Wood Effects for anyone looking to have some custom woodworking done!

Monica, Owner, “The Rocking Horse”, Kingston ON (Front desk — commercial)

James is a consummate professional and I highly recommend him… he is fair, dependable and gifted.

J. Hayes, Ottawa (Veneer kitchen cupboard doors)

We contracted James to build a unique laundry room with cabinets, shelving and a vanity. The finished product is beautiful. The house is over 160 years old and the cabinets are over 9 feet tall on very un-level floors, James had to meticulously install so that the doors met and closed perfectly. I recommend James to anyone who is looking for excellent customer service and amazing, detailed beautiful work! He is a true craftsman.

Mitch and Marie, Kingston ON

I have had James undertake a number of projects for me and in each case the work was fabulous! His attention to detail, the innovative designs and customization are superlative!

C. Marceau, Ottawa (Kitchen and bathroom renovation)

I was very impressed with James’s quality work. His sense of detail is unmatched. He is also an extremely pleasant person to work with. Thank you for everything! Our living room is now well organized and very nice and our house has grow in value thanks to you!

Nicolas Martineau, Gatineau-Hull Area (Fireplace Mantel)

Contact me

Ontario K0E 1T0
Phone: (613) 349-2605

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