In the early 1980′s, Franck Valles moved to California.  Born and raised in France, the seeds of interest in furniture design were planted by working alongside his father, an antique dealer.  Franck was inspired by the diversity of the pieces he helped to restore and sell and his hobby became a profession when he went on to study at The School of the Louvre, in Paris.  In 1984, Franck opened The French Tradition and began to make custom furniture in his garage in Marina Del Rey.  Now, twenty-eight years later, his old-fashioned work ethic of precision and quality have been preserved while incorporating the most up-to-date technology.

Our Philosophy

We take pride in keeping our heritage and our traditions alive.  The French Tradition craftsmen have adapted the 18th century techniques with today’s technology to combine the best of the Old and the New Worlds in producing a wide range of hand-crafted furniture.  We believe in using only the finest kiln-dried timbers and quality stains and waxes to guarantee a beautiful outcome.  Our experts will ensure the functionality of your chosen creation all the while maintaining its style and elegance.

Call or come to see us so that we can make your dreams a reality.   We want you to be satisfied with your cabinets, doors, or furniture for your entire lifetime and to achieve that declaration we emphasize attention to detail and the best customer service we can offer.  You will especially appreciate our promise of fast delivery, typically taking 3 to 5 weeks from order to completion.

Our philosophy is really quite simple – a happy customer is a customer for life.

Merci beaucoup!