Taidgh O'Neill

Taidgh O'Neill

Los Angeles, CA, US



I have been involved in construction since graduating high school in 1999.  I have worked in various trades: for four years I worked for a high-end finishing company in Santa Barbara; I've completed three years of journeyman experience in Minneapolis, MN doing rough framing and finish carpentry in my early twenties; I continued to work in high-end residential remodels while finishing my undergraduate education at UCLA where I graduated with Latin Honors.  Upon completing my studies I started a small historic restoration practice and acquired a C-5 California Contractors License.  The first project in which I was the lead carpenter/principal contractor was the Starr Dairy Farm House (built 1885).  This project was awarded the Conservancy Preservation Award in 2014 by the Los Angeles Conservancy.  I also renovated my own 1905 craftsman home in Highland Park, Los Angeles.  (

In the last six years I've turned my focus to contemporary furniture design and custom cabinetry.  I operate a 3000+sq. ft. wood shop in downtown Los Angeles where I create residential and commercial millwork.  My furniture is carried by a number of design galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Sao Paolo, Brazil and Seoul, Korea.  I create bespoke pieces for my own clients and several highly-respected design firms.

I am currently looking to bring my diverse background, years of hands-on knowledge and enthusiasm for work to a larger, well-established firm.



Taidgh O'Neill Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, owner

-Rebuild and restore historically protected homes, and reproduce missing millwork.

-Design and build custom cabinetry, furniture and staircases

-Coordinate with architects and engineers

-Pull permits on residential projects

-Acquire new clients

-Manage own work crew and sub contractors in English and fluent Spanish

-Read and create legible architectural drawings

-Plan and execute furniture pieces with upholsters and metal fabricators

-Create complicated bids, manage budgetary concerns, control cost over-runs

-Design and build exhibition spaces

Aug 2008 - current

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Sculpture Lab assistant

Maintain sculpture lab equipment. Facilitate completion of student projects. Follow directions from faculty and lead lab technician.

Aug 2006 - May 2008

CDR Construction, Minneapolis, MN, US, Journey man carpenter

Oct 2001 - Nov 2003

John Plahn Painting, Santa Barbara, CA, US, finisher

Jul 1999 - Sep 2001


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Art

Fine art major. Liberal art studies.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2008


Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award, Award


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