NK Woodworking Building Stairs in the Shop

Nk Woodworking & Design - shop building custom stairs in action!

White Oak and Walnut Curved Stair Design that integrates traditional joinery into the design.

Making of amazing stairs....

At NK Woodworking & Design we have the thrill of participating in exciting, sculptural staircases throughout the nation. Just recently we packed up and shipped a large circular stair across the country and began installation. Even in the packing of stair stringers and early installation the geometric curves and sculptural details hold an artistic appeal that is picture-worthy.

This is a sneak-peek of a monumental stair design that is the result of collaboration in design, planning and implementation between our lead designer, our awesome team of craftsmen and the project architect and contractor. Stay tuned for more pics!

Nathie Katzoff is honored by Woodworking Network's 40 under 40!

Founder of NK Woodworking & Design, Nathie Katzoff, was honored this past July by Woodworking Network in the 2016 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Awards. This is an achievement worth celebrating! He is a driving force in the industry, melding creativity and artistic vision with craftsmanship and function. He has won multiple awards for his unique stair designs since 2013 and continues to create one-of-a-kind designs that push boundaries in the industry. 

Stay tuned for more cool creations to come from NKW in 2017! And thank you Woodworking Network for taking notice!

NK Woodworking & Design's Sculpted Architectural Art

A hand-sculpted wall art piece by NK Woodworking & Design.

NK Woodworking & Design's Exterior Remodel to this Lovely Lakefront Home

NK Woodworking, under Nathie's creative eye, reinvented the look and feel of this lakefront home. The elegance, use of materials, and creativity of this piece of Architectural Art make it a joy to come home to every day. We so enjoyed working with the home-owners and at this lovely location!


Custom Exterior Remodel Design by Nathie Katzoff:  Entryway Door and Awning in Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Sapele with Forged Copper Details; Handcrafted Trim on all Windows & Fascia Details in Alaskan Yellow Cedar & Sapele; Custom Garage Doors in Sapele, Cherry, Art Glass & Forged Copper

Beauty Comes in Many Textures, Shapes & Colors by NK Woodworking & Design

On any one project coming out of NK Woodworking & Design you may see a multitude of textures, colors and materials. Such as forged steel, copper and bronze; custom art glass; or domestic and exotic hardwoods - all with emphasis on the beauty of the natural grain or texture of the material.  This cut-out below is part of an exterior remodel project we designed and fabricated for a residence on Ames Lake, WA. that includes hand formed art glass, forged and patinaed copper, and various hardwoods (Walnut, Sapele & Cherry).

Nouveau Design meets NK Woodworking - Sneak Peek!

Sneak peek at this lovely walnut and forged steel nouveau-inspired stair design just days from completion (click images for closer look) ....

"New Traditions" Stair Design

A Modern take on a Classical Stair Design by Nathie Katzoff and the team at NK Woodworking. This project was a staircase remodel, consisting of blackened Bronze, Figured Maple, Black Walnut and Sapele treads. Nathie brought his creative flair to the box tread and newel post that makes this a truly sculptural stair. 

The Beauty of Nature Expressed in this Newly Completed Stair by NK Woodworking

This organic, art deco stair design by Nathie Katzoff of NK Woodworking incorporates Curly Maple, Black Walnut and Sapele Mahogany hardwoods with forged steel balustrade and detailing. This stair design is truly functional art, as well as a perfect fit with both the overall look and feel of the home and the surrounding environment. Every detail in this stair and rail design was considered: From choosing wood materials for beauty of its grain and color to the joinery and interactions between parts. We truly enjoyed creating this lovely piece of art!

Location: Suncadia, Cascade Mountains, Washington

Shape and Texture in the Shop at NK Woodworking

When walking though the shop at NK Woodworking & Design you will be a witness to masterful craftsmanship working on artistic creations that are sculptural in form. The shapes and grains of finished pieces are silkily soft to the touch, with the most beautiful lines and patterns to gaze upon.

Twisted Railing - Magic!

Sapele Mahogany twisted rail design - custom carving in action! This piece is part of a much larger exterior railing that will incorporate Sapale, Yellow Cedar and Bronze. 

Modern Stair Designs by NK Woodworking

Coming out of the shop this month we have two unique takes on modern stair designs! New Traditions Staircase is a blend of Blackened Bronze and Sapele Mahogany with European style block treads. The balustrade and newel post on this stair showcase the lovely contrast of the two materials.  

NK Woodworking's Steel Ribbon Stair is primarily Blackened Steel, with a continuous Steel Ribbon for treads and a contemporary horizontal balustrade. Maple hardwood is used for the custom arced stringer and the handrail, creating a nice contrast in both color and natural grain between the two materials. 

Custom Sculptural Doors by NK Woodworking & Design

We are building a portfolio of one-of-a-kind doors for both interior and exterior uses. Here are a couple for you to feast your eyes upon - one is a double-sided live edge design of English Walnut; the other combines Figured Maple, Black Walnut and a custom piece of art glass for the window (Glass by Mark Olsen of Unique Art Glass).

These doors are both for interior uses in a very special home.  They are great examples of grabbing opportunities to be creative throughout a home and maximizing the potential of texture and beauty the materials offer.

Sculptural Oval Table Design by NK Woodworking

Just completed - this adjustable table for a Seattle home - to be used as a card table, a small dining table, and a showpiece! Black Walnut with White Oak inlays on the tabletop; a White Oak and Stainless Steel detail make up the very unique base design. 

NK Woodworking's Latest Stair Design Installation in Progress

Installation is in progress for this Figured Maple and Peruvian Walnut custom stair design with blackened bronze details. Here are some snapshots of rail parts before leaving the shop and the installation on site. We are loving the darkness of these Peruvian Walnut treads contrasting with the Maple stringers. Check it out!

Juanita Cottages Project - Phase 1

NK Woodworking uses repurposed lumber in many of our designs. to include tables, stair parts, and other unique home details. For the Juanita Cottages Project, based in Kirkland, Washington, we are repurposing trees from the property and using the material to fabricate special design features that will be unique to each cottage. Phase 1 of this project is the removal of the Birch and English Walnut trees that will then be milled and dried for a number of months while we design and plan how to use the material. Included are pictures of the team removing the trees. 

To learn more about the Juanita Farmhouse Cottages Project, visit the website at: http://juanitafarmhousecottages.com/