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Architectural Millwork is a custom woodworking facility located in Santa Barbara, California.  Since 1969 Architectural Millwork has been providing custom cabinets, doors, windows and mouldings to many of the finest homes and businesses on the South Coast.  Looking back over the last 50 years, recalling the many successful projects and wonderful clients, we are humbled by their confidence in our abilities.

At Architectural Millwork we like to say, “We want to give you the kitchen you want, not the kitchen we want to sell you.”  Keeping this in mind, all the work fabricated by our skilled craftsmen is custom made to the owner’s and/or architect’s specifications.  We have the ability to produce any style of woodwork from historical restoration to the most contemporary designs.  We offer all aspects of custom woodworking; custom mouldings, doors and windows in virtually any design, wood columns, wainscot, cabinets in face-frame and overlay design.  We also manufacture custom furniture such as credenzas, entertainment centers and tables.

Architectural Millwork provides in house design and drafting.  We are ready to assist you in the design of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, custom doors, fireplace mantels and wood windows.  For your convenience we also offer installation and finishing services. In addition to our custom woodworking we also offer a wide selection of national brand doors and windows.

We at Architectural Millwork take great pride in our work and strive to meet every expectation because we know our customers have a choice.


Architectural Millwork’s roots go back to 1969.  Ron Mathews, after working as a finish carpenter for many years and eventually a superintendent for a local general contractor, chose to focus on custom cabinetry and millwork.

Opening the doors for the first time as “Mathews Cabinets” in a small rented building Ron’s goal was quality woodwork.  In 1970 Mathews Cabinets incorporated, and to better describe the wide range of custom woodwork being offered it became known as “Architectural Millwork of Santa Barbara, Inc.”

Over the past years the company has moved from the small rented space to a modern building with a large workshop and beautiful showroom. The old manual machines have been replaced with state-of-the-art computerized machinery and as new materials and technologies have entered the market, Architectural Millwork has integrated them into our production processes. However, one thing that has remained unchanged is our commitment to quality.  While modern machines may enhance the production process ultimately our craftsmen, by employing time-tested methods, transform what Mother Nature has provided into a beautiful addition to your home or office.

We at Architectural Millwork have had the opportunity to work with many outstanding architects and contractors.  We have been given the highest compliment by being invited into your homes and businesses.

Architectural Millwork today, as in 1969, occupies the corner of Nopal and Quinientos in Santa Barbara, CA.

Architectural Millwork building

Local Partners

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