Brave CWS & Contemporary Woodcrafts

Cabinet Manufacturing since 1984   


Announcement:   Brave Custom Woodworking Solutions / Brave Construction will continue to fabricate CW Express cabinets and additionally, offer for the discerning client, complete "Custom Woodworking Solutions". Call us at:   703-367-0477

The Beginning.........


Contemporary Woodcrafts, Inc., founded by Rob Grant in 1984, began initial manufacturing of fine, custom cabinets for homes and offices for Fairfax County residents out of the basement of his townhouse (yes, a townhouse) in 120 square feet! He continued in that small space until the cabinets were too large for the limited work space. Shortly thereafter, he moved to a larger work space in Old Town Alexandria, VA and was assisted by other talented cabinetmakers. Since that initial start date back in 1984, 4 moves had occurred and final occupancy was a shop with state of the art equipment and a showroom in Chantilly.  Thousands of fine cabinets for local residents, home builders, contractors, kitchen & bath dealers, interior designers, businesses and architects within the metro DC area have been completed. 

Rob's professional career includes a teaching degree in Industrial Arts Education from  SUNY Oswego. He has taught woodworking both in the public school system and adult education levels. Additional training and education was attained at an architectural cabinet/exhibit firm and business development classes via American University. In 2015 he contributed to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education guidelines for the Cabinetmaking curriculum, training and education programs.

Contemporary Woodcrafts, Inc officially closed February, 2014 after 30 years of successful business. Closure was by personal choice and all client order-installations were completed. Rob spent the following year relaxing and in 2015 joined Brave CWS on a part time basis to continue our fine tradition of designing, fabricating and installing beautiful, custom cabinets:



 Jesse Cline & the Brave Custom Woodworking Solutions (Brave Construction) crew continues the mission of providing quality cabinets for "every room of the home" by executing new designs and additional custom products. Brave CWS proudly serves the home owner and the home-builder market with fine, high quality products and service. Additionally, architectural millwork is also available (photo link). Complete design, fabrication, finishing and installation functions are readily available. Rob assists with sales, design and administrative tasks on a part time basis.

Watch a 4-1/2 minute YouTube video about our products and the Past (CW, Inc)


  Today, we offer Custom Cabinets for every room of your home and more:

  1. Built In Cabinets 
  2. Closet / Mudroom-Cubby  / Laundry Cabinets
  3. Kitchen / Bath / Bar Cabinets
  4. Architectural Millwork


Read about how our value added products will help sell YOUR home in the future. Everyone loves built in cabinets! In a poor economy, they offer to differentiate your home from the "pack" and make the sale. Alternatively, in a thriving economy, you receive substantial payback.

 Review our Contractor License for Virginia

Professional memberships have included:

  • National Association Of The Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA)
  • Cabinetmakers Association   (CMA)
  • Angie's List - Super Service Award "A" Rating


At Brave CWS you will receive great service and a quality product at very reasonable prices.