Cabinetworks was established as a plywood sales store on 67th and Roosevelt in 1947 by Elmer Hagen.
Werner Kohlsbeck bought it in the '50's and moved it to 90th and Roosevelt. The business slowly started moving into custom cabinet building.
In the '70 the business was bought by Chuck Shively who moved it to 9424 Roosevelt Way. He continued to expand the cabinet making process and added new machinery and products.
Chuck Shively retired in August 2012 and sold the business to Jonas Bakkane who owns it today.
The New Owner
Jonas Bakkane was born and raised in Norway. Coming from a long line of woodworkers and lumber men, he naturally fell on the path of carpentry.
He completed 2 years of cabinet school at Elverum VGS in Norway and a 2 year apprenticeship at Aagaard Carpenty Co. After passing the exam at the end of the 4 year study, Jonas earned his "Svennebrev" in 1999, a certification of carpentry excellence.
At the end of '99 Jonas moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend college. He enrolled at Western Washington University where he studied computer science. In 2003 Jonas left WWU and started a new venture with Keith Cash called, Abacus Fine Carpentry, a specialized interior carpentry company.
In 2005 Jonas started his own company Bakkane Interiors that he has run successfully up till 2012.
In August of 2012 Jonas purchased Cabinetworks where he is today striving to create great things.