James Northey

 Finishing + Design Inc. 


Our ServiCES

James Northey Finishing + Design Inc. blends old world craftsmanship with original design to
create timeless interiors limited only by imagination.

We offer the following services: 



  • Built-ins, Stairs and Railings
  • Finishing Carpentry
  • Installation of Doors and Windows
  • Millwork/Cabinet Installation
  • Technical Framing and Layout
  • Structural Knee Braces


  • Coffered Ceilings
  • Custom Millwork & Furniture
  • Decorative Corbels & Brackets
  • Door Fabrication
  • Mantel Surrounds
  • Paneling/Wainscoting

Design Consultation

  • Architectural Renderings
  • Concept Development
  • Custom Millwork & Furniture Design
  • Detailed Drawings
  • Shop Drawings

Project Management

  • Decorative Finishes Synchronization
  • Sub-Trade Coordination

hardware Installation

  • Bathroom Accessories
  • Door Hardware
  • Mortising and Templates
  • Window Hardware
In much of the home, the stairs, floors and cabinetry are made of European white oak. “If I had to single out any one person, it would be James Northey, who did the high-end custom woodwork,” says the homeowner. “He is a craftsman in a league of his own.”
— Movato Home VancouverHOME Winter Edition 2014/2015

Our Work

We work on a diverse range of projects across the Lower Mainland with some of the most accomplished Architects, Designers, and Builders our industry has to offer. We typically employ 15-20 highly skilled craftsmen including journeyman carpenters, joiners, and furniture makers. This mix of talent allows us to bring unique skill sets to each project.


West 6th Residence

This project included fabricating and installing the custom interior door package, African mahogany library millwork as well as custom interior balustrades, and providing all finishing carpentry services. We were delighted to work alongside Lesli Balagno of Heffel Balagno Design Consultants and Keystone Projects Ltd., and it also needs to be said how much we enjoyed working with the homeowners. What a difference it makes to the finished product, knowing your time and effort is so appreciated.


Belmont Residence

The scope of this project was extensive. Our work included:

  • All interior and exterior carpentry
  • Fabrication of custom African teak doors and several windows
  • Interior balustrades
  • Interior and exterior glass installation
  • All finishing carpentry services
  • Technical framing

Private ResIdence 1

This project is one of our favourites. Thanks to the homeowners affording us endless creative freedom and a blank canvas, I'm now the proud owner of an extensive American Victorian/Craftsman Style library. Given the amount of detail associated with this period (circa 1895), we were tasked with assembling and managing a team of trades capable of executing the complex old world finishes. Designing each and every room with equal attention to detail was immensely challenging but tremendously gratifying. 

Virtually every interior elevation in the house was hand drawn with pencil on vellum and our team went to work on making the drawings come to life with 95% of the woodwork fabricated on site. 



Contact Us


James Northey Finishing + Design Inc.
Suite 613
55 Water Street
Vancouver BC  V6B 1A1

Tel: 604 671 5818
Fax: 778 371 4818

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