Daniel Bowden

Franklin Custom Cabinets & Carpentry


For 30 years I have been designing and building custom cabinetry and carpentry projects. While each new undertaking is different, there are a few considerations that never change, no matter how humble the task.

  • Is this project functional?
  • Is this project beautiful?
  • Is this project thoughtfully conceived?

Ideally, each finished job is all three of the above. Working with homeowners, designers, and architects to develop and successfully realize a shared vision is what keeps me passionate about what I do.


Years in business






Media appearances

About Me

Daniel Bowden founded Franklin Custom Carpentry in 1990. He has written for and been featured in a number of decor and woodworking magazines, and has appeared on several home-design television shows. For three years, he was the featured carpenter on HGTV’s Home to Stay.

He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has studied fine art and woodworking in London, New York, and Toronto.

Daniel lives and works in Toronto.

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What People Are Saying

Always striving to outperform and deliver total customer satisfaction

Jennifer Simon

Jennifer Simon Designs

“In my design practice, customer satisfaction is extremely important. Daniel and I have worked together on many occasions and his visual and verbal communication skills keep even complicated projects on track from start to finish. His approach dovetails perfectly with the needs of a wide variety of homeowners as well as other tradespeople, and I always feel confident having him on the job.”

William Roddy

Kaolin Design Studio

“Unique ideas and a genuine ability to see design problems as opportunities make working with Daniel easy. I would definitely employ him again and would recommend his work without reservation.”

Dr. Adam Quastel

“Our family has worked with Daniel several times over the last 10 years. His ability to interpret ideas creatively and practically is invaluable, and his patience and attention to detail make each item he builds a source of both delight and utility.”

Lyzabeth Lopez

Registered Holistic Nutritionist and creator of the Hourglass Workout

“Daniel Bowden is an artist. He created a beautiful reception desk at the gym I own and operate, and a gorgeous custom banquette in my home. Both jobs were done expertly and within the promised timeline, and were priced fairly. I would highly recommend Daniel for renovations and custom work. Thank you, Daniel!”

Selected Clients

  • Bayview Village
  • Canadian Tire Head Office (Toronto)
  • Canadian Opera Company
  • Connie Braemer Design
  • CTV
  • Suzanne Dimma
  • En Ville Catering
  • Peter Fallico
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto (with Teatro Verde)
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC
  • Habitat for Humanity GTA
  • HGTV
  • House & Home Magazine
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada Head Office (Toronto)
  • Karl Lohnes
  • Lyzabeth Lopez
  • Mantella Corporation
  • Method 09 Design
  • Salt Optics
  • Teatro Verde
  • Yorkville Village (with Teatro Verde)


Please feel free to give me a call or use the contact form below and I will gladly reply to discuss your upcoming project.