About Dovetail Design

Hello, I am  Dan Brantner owner of Dovetail Design a local custom cabinet making and finish carpentry business located in Eau Claire, WI.


Working with wood has always been something that I have taken pleasure in.  As a high school student, I was infected with the woodworking bug.  Just the idea that I could take raw lumber and turn it into beautiful furniture, starting with my first real project- a solid oak gun cabinet, was exciting.  Other furniture and cabinets soon followed, and today, I still enjoy working with this beautiful material, to create cabinets for every room in the house .   I am fascinated with audio/video electronics as well, having worked with several A/V professionals, I like to incorporate them into my cabinets when I can.


For 15 years I also have worked as a carpenter, both in residential and commercial construction, building a wide range of projects, from custom homes and condos to hotels, dental offices, and assisted living facilities to name a few .  For more than 10 of those years, I have specialized in trim “finish” carpentry for it is the fine woodworking and finish carpentry that I am the most passionate about.