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About Us

"Have you ever thought about making doors for Ikea cabinets...?"

2009

It started with a simple question at a design show. We hadn't. Nobody had. Hack wasn't even a word yet. Two years later, in 2011, Semihandmade launched with a simple goal: create a system around Ikea cabinets that offers handmade craftsmanship at a competitive price.

It Worked

Good timing, hard work, and a little luck helped. Working with smart and generous partners like Sarah Sherman Samuel didn't hurt, either.

"After working with Semihandmade first on my own kitchen, I fell in love with the product and the innovation behind it."

SARAH SHERMAN SAMUEL, MY DOMAINE

What Matters To Us

When it comes to core values, not much has changed in the last decade. We're proud of that.

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quality first

This one's easy. If you're not striving every day to make your products and team better, you're going to get left behind. We're here to stay.

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maximum effort

Nobody competes with Amazon's scale or Ikea's prices. Where we think we're better (by a lot) is service and support. Our customers deserve it.

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mutual respect

Making our customers happy is second only to affording the same attention and care to the people that work here. We're a better company for it.

Semihandmade Is Evolving

For most companies, it's probably enough to be good at one thing. It's definitely easier than spreading your wings (and a lot less scary). So call us crazy. What's next for Semihandmade is becoming a fully realized lifestyle brand: our own MORE line of content (just for starters). 

We're anticipating a long and exciting ride. We hope you'll join us! 

John McDonald
Semihandmade Founder/CEO

PRESS

"If you haven't heard of Semihandmade, you may want to take a closer look at some of the most photographed kitchens on Instagram... using simple Ikea cabinets as a foundation for craftsmanship."

- MEGAN O'SULLIVAN, LONNY

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"Wu and her husband stuck with their existing oven and shopped at Ikea for cabinets but added custom Semihandmade fronts and sides for an elevated touch."

- LYDIA GEISEL, DOMINO

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