who we are
bootlace design & build is a boutique wood shop located in the heart of Kansas City, specializing in high quality custom furniture and cabinetry. As a design-build firm, bdb is poised to take your project through the entire process with enjoyable customer service and an acute awareness to form, function, and detail.

our process


With in house designers, bdb is equipped to conceptualize your ideas and design your project, or work from existing plan to engineer your project. Once your project begins, bdb can provide you with 3-D renderings and shop drawings for your approval before fabrication starts.


Each piece of your entire project will be fabricated in our shop with locally sourced materials. If your job requires work outside our capability, we will utilize other local shops with which we have a close working relationship.


bdb prides itself on creating a quality custom product, and our premiere finish work sets our projects apart. Our in-house finish booth is monitored to ensure your project has the best finish possible.


bdb produces a high quality custom product, and we feel the only way to do this is by following the project through to installation. We will coordinate with you and others involved to make the installation process as efficient and seamless as possible.

from our clients:
28 Reviews
Bryan & Marcie Gross
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

As an architect and an artist we were very particular about the design and feel that we wanted for our kitchen. Ryan and his crew collaborated with us in creating a beautiful, functional and highly e...Read More

Eric Saul
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2019

We used Bootlace Design and Build (BDB) to design, build, and install a custom fireplace with an entertainment cabinet, a full kitchen remodel, and a custom office desk. They were great professionals ...Read More

Douglas Albers
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2018

Probably some of the best of the best of the best. Ryan and the entire Bootlace team displayed and delivered quality and craftsmanship from conception through installation that is unmatched in the gre...Read More

Amy Meya
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Aug 2018

It is nice to work with people who really know what they are doing, they know what questions to ask and how to get the job done right. Highest quality service and products.Read More

Brian Bloch
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2014

Bootlace design and build did a spot on job. Their work is efficient and the cabinetry is built for hard-use, yet sleek and beautifully crafted. We are two years into our remodel and the cabinets l...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2014

Ryan and his crew built me he most beautiful, durable, highly functionable kitchen. His installers were perfectionists, installing in my historic 1897 home. They have me the perfect sleek modern look ...Read More

Relationship: Colleague

I have had the pleasure working with Bootlace Design & Build as a supplier representative both on a manufacturers and distributors position for the past ten years. I have found their projects to be o...Read More

Philip Meltzer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2015

Ryan Comment of Bootlace design took a simple concept drawing we had made and turned it into reality. We wanted to replace some inexpensive bookcases we had in our office with builtin bookcases with ...Read More

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