Knife & Saw
Knife & Saw is the home of furniture and other objects designed and made by myself, Chris Brigham.
I spent my entire adult life working as a Graphic Designer, all along wishing I was making more with my hands. I always imagined I would be an architect when I was younger because I was nerdy enough to enjoy the math and science portion of school while also being really interested in art. Well, when college came around I decided instead to get a degree in Fine Art, with an emphasis in Photography from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduation, my wife and I ended up moving up to the Bay Area and I landed a job as a Graphic Designer for one of the many doomed dot-coms of the time.
Many years later, after working for a start-up or two, the amazing yet ill-fated Design Magazine-ONE, a small web company named Google, and with an extremely talented group of people at Factor Design, I found myself still yearning to make more tangible objects. So I decided to turn my garage into a wood shop and start building. With that, Knife & Saw was born.
After some time designing and building on my own, I decided I could benefit from finding someone to apprentice under and learn, both from a design and business perspective. I was lucky enough to find this person in Derek Chen of Council Design. While apprenticing for Derek, I designed The Bike Shelf. I was very fortunate to have it gain some attention and I started receiving orders. With this, I needed to officially branch out on my own, find a space and try to figure out how to make a living doing this. Not having a formal education in furniture design, I found myself learning a lot along the way, but almost always figuring it out in the end. I have a knack for reverse engineering and willingness to fail miserably, both of which I think help a lot.
My aim for Knife & Saw is to be a place where people can both find quality handmade furniture staples, as well as hopefully smart solutions to everyday annoyances or problems.

Please contact me with any questions at

You can also check out my other design work at if you have any Graphic Design needs.

Chris Brigham

Knife & Saw LLC
2660 Harrison Street
San Francisco, Ca. 94110
By appointment only please.

Phone: 415.683.3615

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