About Us
who is Curtiss Woodworking?

Our History

Curtiss Woodworking began from my love of woodworking as a young boy.  I started the company in 1985 and have steadily grown.  We started in a small shop in Oxford, CT  in a farm building that belonged to our family for generations.  After years of growth we have now expanded to a 10,000 square foot building located in Prospect, CT.

One of our greatest assets is our diversified knowledge to do a variety of work.  We can build furniture to pass on as family heirlooms, create entry doors, remodel kitchens or build commercial display cases.  Our vast experience with all kinds of wood and stains allows a spectacular finishing touch to our pieces.  We can produce a piece of furniture to match any existing style or design you may have and we build furniture to your exact specifications.

Curtiss Woodworking takes a lot of pride in our craft and it shows in the final results.  Our business has been built on our excellent reputation for the quality.  Our customers offer testimony to the craftsmanship in the final product and the time efficiency of our labor.  We offer competitive pricing with unmatched unique quality.  Working with you from start to finish, we will design your vision.  All of our customers get our personal and full attention throughout their entire project.

If you have a project in mind please contact us – we are happy to discuss your ideas!

Characteristics vs. Defects

We warrant that our products will be free of defects in material and workmanship. Each piece of wood used in manufacturing our products is an “original” product of nature; therefore reasonable tolerance must be the rule in accepting grain patterns, color variations, mineral and other markings unique to the wood specie. These are natural characteristics and not defects.


Wood, as a natural product, is sensitive to moisture and climate conditions. The absorption or release of moisture happens quickly and will cause wood to expand or contract as the humidity level changes.  Please be aware that the expansion or contraction of the wood could cause defects such as:

  • Open joints
  • Stile/Rail bowing
  • Unfinished lines on pre-finished products
  • Cracking
  • Warping/Twisting
  • Sizing variations
  • Excessive or insufficient spacing around pre-fitted products

Moisture-rich environments such as humid climates, waterfront properties, and non-air conditioned homes, etc., may create significant fluctuations in the wood and possibly cause defects in the product. On mitre products with wide framing, the possibility of joint separation is significantly increased. If those products are painted, the joint separation becomes quite obvious.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been in business?

Curtiss Woodworking was established in 1985.  Dale R. Curtiss began Woodworking and making Handcrafted items since 1970 .

Where are you located?

Curtiss Woodworking is located at 123 Union City Road, Prospect, Connecticut, 06712

Do you have a catalog or brochure?

Our website is our catalog so feel free to browse within the different areas of interest. We also have brochures from our cabinet manufacturers.

Can the woodworker re-create a design I saw?

It is very possible to re-create designs with real life examples via photographs and other methods. The more information we have on the items history and development, the closer a replica can be made. We encourage expression and input on the artist way. Please realize the artist will always have the vision of woodworking process and that each and every natural and domestic wood will have its own unique way, so the replica will be unique to its own image.

I have an architect and/or interior designer that I know. Will you work with them?

Curtiss Woodworking encourages all connections that you may have for your project. Please feel free to introduce us to your team and we will meet and discuss the complete design.

Can you remodel all areas of my house?

Every room in your home or office can be remodeled. Personal uses and commercial uses are so numerous to mention, so use your imagination!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, cashiers check upon verification from bank, personal and business checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Wire Transfer to our banking account. Please inquire upon making a payment for procedure directly from Dale R. Curtiss.

Will you be able to help me with a historical renovation?

Yes, Curtiss Woodworking will work with you on any Historical Renovation. Please provide us with all materials on the type of renovation and documents that you have received and our Free Estimate process will allow you to understand what will be necessary for the Historical Renovation procedures.