About

Our Story

We are Sharon and David Yonenaka, the owner/operators of Fine Line Joinery. Here is a little about us:

Shortly after starting our family in 1999, we decided that we would prefer to raise our children in a small town, rural atmosphere rather than the fast pace of the Bay Area. So, in 2002 we packed up and moved from Oakland, CA to Grass Valley with our 2 year old daughter and newborn son in tow. Having been a successful general building contractor since 1990, I (David) then decided to focus more on my lifelong passion for fine woodworking and obtained my C-6  Cabinetry, Millwork and Finish Carpentry specialty license. That led to working on jobs performing finish carpentry projects, cabinet installations and eventually some custom cabinetry fabrication. The fabrication took me away from working on job sites to more time in the shop, well, our garage. With a baby and a toddler at home, it was a perfect time to be spending less of it away, and I immediately recognized this as an opportunity to experience more of my kids’ growing up.

Fast forward to 2018, our toddler and baby have become Nevada Union High School students (young adults, really), one a college bound Senior headed to San Diego State and the other, a soccer obsessed and track sprinting Sophomore trying to navigate his way through NCAA eligibility rules. We have become embedded in our community, participating in, and sometimes sponsoring, many of our favorite local events. Fine Line Joinery has moved from a 2 car garage to a 4,500 square foot facility in the Loma Rica Drive Industrial Area, arguably Western Nevada County’s most important business hub. The scope and variety of our projects has grown, and now Sharon manages the office while I run shop production.

What has remained constant over the last 3 decades, is our commitment to offer customers the finest product, the best service and the highest value that we possibly can.

Read what our customers have to say:

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Kitchen Remodel

It was a pleasure to work with you. You are patient, honest and sensitive as well as gifted at what you do.

Judith Stonefield
Oakland, CA

2018-05-01T02:49:22+00:00

Judith Stonefield
Oakland, CA

It was a pleasure to work with you. You are patient, honest and sensitive as well as gifted at what you do.

Cherry Wall Cabinets

His attention to detail was apparent from start to finish, and shows in the gorgeous results.

K & L Jones
Grass Valley, CA

2018-05-05T07:37:02+00:00

K & L Jones
Grass Valley, CA

His attention to detail was apparent from start to finish, and shows in the gorgeous results.

Kitchen Remodel

- The finest craftsmanship - A pleasure to work with - The highest recommendation

Bob Marino
Orinda, CA

2018-05-02T15:05:48+00:00

Bob Marino
Orinda, CA

- The finest craftsmanship - A pleasure to work with - The highest recommendation
nevada city custom home outdoor living space

Nevada City Custom Home

Without hesitation, we would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a contractor.

Mark and Robin Selden
Nevada City, CA

2018-04-30T14:55:43+00:00

Mark and Robin Selden
Nevada City, CA

nevada city custom home outdoor living space
Without hesitation, we would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a contractor.
bamboo accessible bathroom cabinets

Bathroom Remodel w/ Bamboo Cabinets

Dave Yonenaka completed our bathroom remodel a few years ago. Dave did the entire job from the tear out to the tile, plumbing, electrical, cabinets and fixtures. He was most helpful to us in developing...

Carol Wong
Grass Valley, CA

2018-05-01T09:53:15+00:00

Carol Wong
Grass Valley, CA

bamboo accessible bathroom cabinets
Dave Yonenaka completed our bathroom remodel a few years ago. Dave did the entire job from the tear out to the tile, plumbing, electrical, cabinets and fixtures. He was most helpful to us in developing the design and advising us on the choices we needed to make during the process. Among our goals for this new bath was to have it accessible as well as using sustainable products, Dave was able to advise us in both of these areas. Dave’s work was outstanding in every way. When he completed the work he asked us to develop a punch list of anything that needed to be reworked or fixed, there was nothing on our list. Everything was more than acceptable. We would use Dave again for any work that we needed to have done.
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VG Fir Kitchen Cabinets

David was fun to work with and produced a fantastic set of kitchen cabinets. He anticipated issues that would arrive and helped find good solutions.

DP
Oakland, CA

2018-05-05T07:44:00+00:00

DP
Oakland, CA

vg fir euro overlay curved drawer
David was fun to work with and produced a fantastic set of kitchen cabinets. He anticipated issues that would arrive and helped find good solutions.
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Redwood Harvest Table

I am totally celebrating the absolute beauty and grand fineness of the harvest table!!

Loren Swift, Founder/Director
Peaceful Pines Center
Grass Valley, CA

 

2018-04-30T14:34:49+00:00

Loren Swift, Founder/Director
Peaceful Pines Center
Grass Valley, CA

 

live edge slab redwood table
I am totally celebrating the absolute beauty and grand fineness of the harvest table!!

Pin-ball Coffee Table

The table is a work of art, built in true craftsman style, with a simplicity of form and function.

Angie Pereira
Nevada City, CA

2018-05-02T15:00:53+00:00

Angie Pereira
Nevada City, CA

The table is a work of art, built in true craftsman style, with a simplicity of form and function.
nevada city custom home living room

Architects

David’s expert and refined knowledge of woodworking, from the structural to the furniture levels, have led to completed homes of great beauty with an unusually high level of finish.

David Fagerstrom, Architect
San Francisco, CA

2018-05-01T00:22:28+00:00

David Fagerstrom, Architect
San Francisco, CA

nevada city custom home living room
David’s expert and refined knowledge of woodworking, from the structural to the furniture levels, have led to completed homes of great beauty with an unusually high level of finish.
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Contractors

Dave’s attention to detail, his exceptional shop drawings and a finish product that is on time and on budget make his cabinet shop my first choice on every job.

Ralph Tondre
Quetzalcoatl Construction
Oakland, CA

2018-05-01T02:38:05+00:00

Ralph Tondre
Quetzalcoatl Construction
Oakland, CA

walnut and white painted kitchen
Dave’s attention to detail, his exceptional shop drawings and a finish product that is on time and on budget make his cabinet shop my first choice on every job.

Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets

David: We think of you and continue to appreciate the contribution you made to this special space already enjoyed by many.

Cathy Marsten
Calistoga, CA

2018-05-01T01:16:01+00:00

Cathy Marsten
Calistoga, CA

David: We think of you and continue to appreciate the contribution you made to this special space already enjoyed by many.

Media Center

His work has consistently exceeded my expectations.

Rick Roberts
Walnut Creek, CA

2018-05-01T01:31:20+00:00

Rick Roberts
Walnut Creek, CA

His work has consistently exceeded my expectations.

Custom Cabinets

David listened to what we wanted, heard what we said and was able to execute impeccably. [He] has an impeccable work ethic, is a genuine person and was a joy to work with.

Michael and Doris Balog
Nevada City, CA

2018-05-02T14:52:55+00:00

Michael and Doris Balog
Nevada City, CA

David listened to what we wanted, heard what we said and was able to execute impeccably. [He] has an impeccable work ethic, is a genuine person and was a joy to work with.

Cabinet Projects

He is an astonishingly talented craftsman, extremely reliable, and an excellent listener. I give David my highest recommendation.

Olga Reznick
Berkeley, CA

2018-05-01T09:48:23+00:00

Olga Reznick
Berkeley, CA

He is an astonishingly talented craftsman, extremely reliable, and an excellent listener. I give David my highest recommendation.

Home Office

His work is supreme and his cabinets are a work of art.

Lorraine Whitehurst
Alamo, CA

2018-05-01T00:38:46+00:00

Lorraine Whitehurst
Alamo, CA

His work is supreme and his cabinets are a work of art.

Home Library

He is easy to work with – professional, courteous, good humored, and efficient. A master craftsman!

Linda Gemello
San Mateo, CA

2018-05-02T15:07:35+00:00

Linda Gemello
San Mateo, CA

He is easy to work with – professional, courteous, good humored, and efficient. A master craftsman!
white painted media cabinets

Architects

David understands the Architect’s design intent. His work makes my job look good and effortless.

Carolyn Van Lang, Architect
Oakland, CA

2018-05-01T00:33:15+00:00

Carolyn Van Lang, Architect
Oakland, CA

white painted media cabinets
David understands the Architect’s design intent. His work makes my job look good and effortless.