Founded in 1996, Distinctive Wood Creations is a custom woodworking studio located in Middleton, Wisconsin, specializing in Kitchen Cabinets, Bath Cabinets, Libraries, Bars, Mantels and Fireplace Surrounds, Custom Wood Furniture and all woodworking projects.

While others simply broker cabinetry as a commodity item assembled in a factory, we work in the tradition of The Masters, building handcrafted cabinetry and furniture with the care and attention you deserve.

As our client, you are extended an open invitation to make periodic visits to the shop where you can witness the evolution of your masterpiece.


– since 2008

"Home is where the heart is…and at Distinctive Wood Creations we help you build the heart of your home."


PHILOSOPHY - In the words of Kurt Nachreiner

For me, as a craftsman, my philosophy of woodworking is far reaching. I believe woodworking should be done for the love of the art using traditional hands-on skills passed down from prior generations when there was pride in craftsmanship.

In a world of mass produced everything, including cabinetry and furniture, todays concept of woodworking should hardly be called such. The entire idea of the craft is being lost to the idea a person sitting in an office uses their computer to “talk” to machinery which spits out parts and subsequently, unskilled labor stands on an assembly line and puts a pile of meaningless parts together. I can't think of anything more contrary to such a beautiful art form.

Here at Distinctive Wood Creations, we approach each and every unique project with a blank and limitless canvas. The only thing un-obtainable is what the creative mind can't see. We excel at exciting your aesthetic sense and every phase of your project is executed with a goal of perfection.


Thanks Kurt and Ron. Excellent job. Great quality!! Now all of a sudden, at or from the new bar, the Scotch tastes better and the beer is colder! Our visitors rave about the beautiful finished product.
Wayne and Linda
We chose our builder in part because of the Distinctive Wood Creations cabinetry we saw in their Parade homes. We certainly made the right choice! In addition to kitchen, living room, study, and bathroom cabinetry, Distinctive Wood Creations designed and built our mantels and island columns. They have subsequently built furniture for our home, including an amazing custom-designed desk. The pride in both design and construction is obvious¾the craftsmanship is meticulous. Our lives are truly enriched by the cabinetry and woodwork in our home.
Phil and Susan, Spring Green, WI
It’s been four years since we moved into our house, and the cabinetry in the kitchen and living room still rank as one of the best choice we made for our house. Kurt is a craftsman in a world focused on mass production.
Cindy and Bob, Middleton, WI
We have now had three enjoyable experiences working with Kurt and the employees at distinctive Wood Creations. Each project has been of the highest quality with on-time delivery. I am particularly pleased with the design of our new home office. We would highly recommend Kurt for similar projects.
Barb and Ray, Madison, WI
The quality of workmanship in the kitchen and baths that Distinctive Wood Creations has provided, after six years of living, continues to be a source of enjoyment. The design input, as well as the creative thinking that it took to assemble the kitchen and install it, was a pleasure during the process.
Don and Carole, Madison, WI
Throughout our building project, Kurt and his staff offered us friendly, personal service every step of the way. They helped us design exactly what we wanted and needed. The quality of the cabinets cannot be beat anywhere, and the attention to detail is incredible. As a result, their products are one of the true highlights of out new home.
Nancy and Mike, Mount Horeb, WI


Thank you so much for creating a beautiful buffet. I just love it, and look forward to working with you in the future!
We first used Kurt and Distinctive Wood creations almost ten years ago for a built-in entertainment center and bookcase. Since then, Kurt and his company have created a wide variety of projects for us, including a bathroom vanity, home office desk, stair railing, armoire, window seat, and other cabinetry. We have always been extremely pleased with the quality of Kurt’s work. The people who work at Distinctive Wood Creations are like artists with wood. Their work is not just beautiful but highly functional as well. We wouldn’t want to use anyone else!
Margie and Jim, Northbrook, IL
We’re working on our second project with Distinctive Wood Creations and we’re very pleased with the cabinets and shelving they have created for us. Kurt and his staff have been very helpful in fine-tuning our custom designs and turning them into reality. Their advice, problem solving, and attention to every detail have resulted in fine furniture that will add lasting value to our home.
Tom and Jennifer, Madison, WI
We have worked with Distinctive Wood Creations on several occasions to create custom built-ins that were flawlessly and seamlessly added to our 1930s bungalow. Their craftsmanship, quality, and attention to detail is outstanding, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high-quality workmanship.
Bill and Randy, Madison, WI
Kurt listened to all of our ideas, got completely on board, and drew every wood element for the space just as we had envisioned them. It was such a great experience! We were invited to stop by his shop anytime and see the work in progress. They take so much pride in their work and consistently strive for perfection.
Ron and Lynn, Middleton, WI