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About Martin VanCourt Studios
Byron Martin and his son John VanCourt opened The Oak Works in 1977 in Van Nuys, California.They started by making Victorian coffee tables with leaded and beveled glass inserts. They steadily grew and were then repersented by a show room Forbes and Monselle in the Pacific Desgin Center in East L.A. California. As time went on they started branching out into specialized custom work, then changed their name to Martin VanCourt Studios.  In 1988 John's father Byron retired and headed up to northern California to a little town in the gold country called Angels Camp. In 2012 John decided it was time for he and family to follow his Dad to Angels Camp and start a new chapter of their lives.
JohnVanCourt; Owner
Artist and Designer

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Committed to helping our customers achieve their dreams
     Typical Procedures for Custom Work:
Typically upon receiving a small artwork deposit
we will provide you with a hand drawn rendering to show the design concept. Upon approval of our renderings we price the project and then only require a 25% to 50% deposit (to be determined by the scope of the job).

    Designing:
Upon receipt of deposit we will begin to draw detailed scale blueprints by hand. Compared to computer drawn plans, hand drawn plans allow us incorporate a much more creative and unique look; they also allows us to think about the details much more clearly as we lay out a job. We also spend much more time designing and planning our jobs then the average cabinet shop or architect. We found that this pays off in the finished product and shows the homeowner a clearer picture of what to expect before we build it.  
 Here are some of the clients we have had the pleasure to work for:

Bill Cosby
Chevy Chase
Rodney Dangerfield
Marty Bell
Rita Moreno
Kurt Rambis
Richard Roundtree 
James Pankow
Lynn Swann
Peter Rummell
Las Vegas Hilton
Aaron Spelling
Ritz Carlton -Pasadena ,Ca.
Mountain View Estates
Bert Greynald
Tickle Pink Inn-Carmel,Ca
Harvey Club -Lake Tahoe,Neveda
Sorrento Hotel-Seattle, WA.
Grand Floridian Hotel-Disney World
Satin Velvet Designs
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
El Torito Restaurant Chain
Kevine Sharer Residence
Henry Droz -Warner Electra  Records
Larry Thompson
Nick Nolte
Gary Sinise
​Eddie Van Halen
Valerie Bertinelli
Denise Richards