Interior Design Toronto - Spotlight on Abacus Furniture Design

This Interior Design Toronto store spotlight focuses on Abacus Furniture Design, one of Toronto's premier custom furniture designers.

At Abacus Furniture Design, custom solid wood furniture is made on site. The Abacus Furniture Design philosophy is to create furniture and cabinetry, individually handcrafted on site, one piece at a time. At the heart of their company is a group of talented and dedicated people.

At Abacus, custom cabinetmakers build furniture from start to finish using only the best materials available.

Abacus will custom design anything from wood, metal, leather or fabric at their 10,000 square foot wood shop.

Abacus also carries:

  • Canadian made soft seating (Leather & Fabric: sofas, chairs, sectionals and more!).

  • Premium Cabana Coast Patio Furniture.

  • They are also very well known for their exotic Canadian woods such as: Curly or Tiger Maple, Birdseye Maple, and Quilted Maple. 

What brands/designers does Abacus Furniture Design represent?

  1. Abacus designs & builds their own solid wood furniture. 

  2. Cabana Coast Premium Patio Furniture – Canadian Family Owned – Choose from over 100 Styles and over 200 Sunbrella Fabrics to customize your outdoor oasis. 

  3. Legacy Leather – Canadian Made Fabric and Leather furnishings - Choose from over 100 Styles and over 200 Fabrics or 100 Full Grain Leathers – Backed with a lifetime warranty on the solid wood frame. 

  4. Magniflex Mattresses – Italian Made – Memory Foam Mattresses of the highest quality.

Store Locations

Abacus Furniture Design is located conveniently in the West End at 915 Oxford Street, Etobicoke. They are open 7 days a week and have Free Parking!

Company History

Founded in 1973 by Harvey Wallace, Abacus Furniture Design began as a small shop at the Toronto Waterfront Antique Market. With customer demand the business model slowly metamorphosed from a small antique bookcase and armoire store into the full manufacturing facility today. Abacus Furniture Design is still family owned and operated to this day with Harvey’s daughter Kelly Banks now at the helm. 

What makes Abacus Furniture Design unique?

In their own words….

A big part of our business is the wood shop on site. We can tailor any dream or inspiration they have – sketch it on paper – then turn it into reality. We work along side many designers to get the perfect proportions or clean lines they need for a specific space.

What's new in store?

That’s a trick question for Abacus Furniture Design….they are constantly making brand-new custom designed pieces for their customers.

Plans for the future

In May 2013 Kelly Banks took over ownership from her father Harvey, and has continued to bring his strong set of values to maintain the 40+ year tradition of manufacturing and providing quality that Abacus has become known for.

This summer, Abacus is throwing a bittersweet mega-sale in celebration of the retirement of Abacus founder Harvey Wallace.

If you’ve never visited the Abacus Furniture Design showroom, this may be the perfect them to head on over and see what makes them one of the gems in Toronto’s interior design & home decor marketplace.

Contact Info

Abacus Furniture Design is one of Toronto's premier custom furniture designers.

The Resource Furniture showroom is located in Toronto’s West End at 915 Oxford Street, Etobicoke.

You can contact Abacus Furniture Design at ther website or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Houzz or via email at

Douglas Robb