About Us

Johan Closet Solutions was born from a custom furniture business, Johan Woodworking, established in Bend in 2001. Founder, Erik Johan Wadenstierna, began his woodworking journey after purchasing a 1969 wooden sailboat in the early 90ís that no one should have been selling in the first place. As restoring began, Erik observed an incredible array of poorly constructed, poorly engineered, and poor usage of space in furniture. Armed with a variety of hand tools and machinery and a fiance, he turned his woodworking passion into an income by building furniture. Designing and constructing hundreds of pieces of furniture gave Erik a thorough knowledge of the three basic elements of design; space, form, and function. It wasnít long before he translated his skills to closets systems. Perhaps this kind of schooling is more comprehensive than the standard one week training seminar most franchised closet companies offer.

In addition, Johan Closet Solutions is LOCAL. Having a full service shop in beautiful, Bend, Oregon has many advantages. Because JCS is vertically integrated, changes can be made in hours, not weeks. There is no need to wait 2-3 additional weeks for damaged or weather delayed shipments. Perhaps what sets us most apart is our ability to offer solid WOOD closet systems for a nominal amount. Which would you prefer, PVC 1 mm edgebanding or solid hardwood? You have that choice with us. Visit www.johanwoodworking.com and youíll have a sense of the expertise that goes into our closets. We are a true custom shop that has no limits and offers so many more choices.

Oh, if you were still curious about the sailboat, it can still be seen sailing Elk Lake. Just look for a crew of Viking helmets sailing about in no particular direction and in no particular hurry. You may even faintly hear Finnish and Swedish songs carrying across the lake.

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