Jacob May Design continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore our production lead times are temporarily extended to 16-24 weeks depending on the specific piece. Please email dave@jacob-may.com for more information. Thank you very much for your patience as we navigate this difficult period.


Jacob May is an Oakland, California-based design company founded in 2013 by woodworker and designer Dave Ball. The company specializes in producing classic American furniture and accessories that are simple, elegant and made ethically from sustainable materials. Dave oversees a small crew of craftsmen who assist him in building his designs into heirloom quality pieces that are guaranteed for life.  

Each new design is a labor of love: built, deconstructed then re-built until all the elements have been unified and pared down into their most essential form.

Finishing practices used at the studio reflect the belief that furniture grows more beautiful and unique with age and use. The Jacob May Studio works with partners that share its aesthetic sensibilities as well as it commitment to meticulous design, ethical practices and local manufacturing.