About Me


Hi, my name is Drake Daggett. I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, and then spent 24 years in the USAF where I learned the value of hard work and attention to detail. I want you to know that if you choose D3 to produce your next heirloom piece, my team and I will stop at nothing to produce a work of art you can enjoy for generations to come. My focus is on producing pieces that are of the highest quality, detail oriented, and built to last for generations.

What We Do

I have set out on a mission to hand build heirloom quality custom wood furniture, in any desired style. I typically use a combination of hand tools (mallet, hand saws, chisels, marking knives and gauges) in conjunction with powered tools (drills, table saw, sliding compound miter chop saw). We take the finest materials and craft them using the best, sharpest tools. I am committed to producing the highest quality pieces that live up to my standard of ultimate functional beauty. Always paying extra attention to even the smallest details is reflected in our pieces and the results are consistently beautiful. I take great pride in delivering a piece and the client says, “That’s exactly how I saw it in my head.”

My Mission

The ultimate goal is to create my own design line of furniture and then have those placed in customers’ homes across the country. Working with the finest varieties of wood like cherry, walnut, oak, maple, and mahogany, I try to let the inherent beauty of the wood stand out. Therefore, I advise not to paint hardwood. It is preferable to stain it. This brings out the grain and figure of the wood, making the piece it’s own unique showcase. Functional beauty is what I strive for. I’m chasing perfection. Every joint, dovetail, and inlay is an opportunity to refine my skills. I work slowly because you can’t rush the process. I seek perfect joints, invisible gaps, the crispest corners, inlays, and seamless fits.

“Thank you for visiting my site and considering D3 for your woodworking project. Call or email to begin the design process.”

– Drake Daggett, sole proprietor, chief artisan, and head cook and bottlewasher at D D Daggett WoodWorks