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Garden, Landscape, and Patio Structures Asian Style Designs

Creative Designs – Fine Materials – Quality Craftsmanship

Beautiful Garden Structures Installed in San Diego or Quality Kits Shipped Almost Anywhere

* Many Of My Designs Are Available as Plans and Kits

Joe Wood is a Fourth Generation Builder doing Design Build, building San Diego since 1976, and his experience, creative nature and skills are indispensable, but the other qualities everyone appreciates about Joe are his enthusiasm, helpfulness, work ethic (except Joe doesn’t consider it work), and his above and beyond attitude and love of his work. Each new design and project thrills Joe to practice learning and growing and improving.

If you are located in the San Diego area, you get to enjoy the benefits of having Joe Wood, the innovative thinker behind these awe inspiring designs, personally involved in the full scope of beautifying your property with wood structures. That can involve building with one of our existing designs or custom creating a design to perfectly accentuate your home and surroundings (or even a bit of both).

These qualities about Joe extend over to people outside of our San Diego service area who purchase plans and kits to build one of these designs or have one built. Joe goes out of his way to offer assistance, answer questions, and assure your success with having a WoodsShop design beautify your property.

We could certainly go into detail about all the nuances of design and construction that make these structures superior. If you want to talk shop, we’re very willing and excited to do that. But your primary advantage when you contact us is the kind of people you’ll be working with, not just the beautiful results.

Be sure to check out some of our reviews:

Local Reviews on Our Projects | Reviews from Plan and Kit Customers


Joe, you are blessed with a special ability of wood building that is off the charts of excellence and a very gifted artist. Your passion to build the best as you take on each and every project, your vision to see end results and meticulous attention to detail. I contacted Joe Wood to build a much needed pond cover to shade my koi fish from the sun. As my fish collection started to grow, the need to protect the fish from the hot summer sun became urgent. Joe asked me to take photographs of my pond for his review and

Sandy F
Our landscape designer hired Joe to design and build a pergola and four gates for us as part of a complete overhaul of our front and backyard. His work stands out as one of the best and most distinctive features of our remodel. While the front gate and pergola are the showpieces, Joe took the two gates for our dog run and the gate for our garbage area just as seriously so that they are as beautiful as the others. Joe was particularly considerate in how much thought he gave to the design of the dog run gates to make

Cynthia W

Joe is a meticulous craftsman who builds extraordinary structures. He reduces the use of and need for unsightly joist hangers by making mortise and tenon joints that are not only beautiful, but potentially stronger than using hangers. His designs are innovative and one of a kind. I highly recommend

John B
Landscape Architect

Joe built a beautiful Japanese-style railing for my deck. I could not be happier! The design, materials, and craftsmanship were first rate. Joe sent daily emails with photos detailing every step in his workshop as the railing was fabricated. He has an outstanding design aesthetic, but is open to ideas. I can’t recommend him highly

Ken A
I worked for Joe from 2003- 2009, and I have to leave a comment here after the profound effect he had on my life. I had plenty of carpentry experience by way of rough framing when I started, but I was blown away at the creativity and passion he put into each and every project. At that time, most of the contractors I had worked for were very specific about the amount of time that needed to be allocated to each project. Joe was the complete opposite. Any project that Joe becomes involved with will not only receive decades of

Nick Dorotik