High End woodworking for a
Ipè pergola on top of Newswalk...Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
My profession is woodworking...it's also my passion, and it shows in my
work. I love details,
and pay particular
attention to them.
have been making sawdust for over 30 years, with experience in all
phases of woodworking. The last 10 years, I have concentrated on
landscape woodworking, including decks, arbors, pergolas, planters,
fences, trash enclosures, and even a
treehouse. I work mostly with Ipè,
and pressure treated southern yellow pine, but am not limited to those
species. In the
last few years, many of my clients have opted
for hybrid decks...an iron substructure covered by wood. If you're
interested in seeing the results, click here.
I'm not a typical contractor...I
have only one assistant, and
I focus on one job at a time. I show up on time, and clean up.
I am also a cabinet
maker, and like
to make built-ins...bookcases, wall units, radiator covers, etc. I need
some rainy day projects. I have a woodshop.
I'll customize the project to your needs and
budget, and will
help you with design, or work from your plans. I live in Clinton Hill,
Brooklyn, and work mostly in Brownstone Brooklyn, but I will travel for
the right project. I give free estimates, and
will supply you with current references. I am also available for design
and/or build consultations.
contact me, send an E-mail, or call...
Thanks for visiting my
See a 10
minute video of some completed projects on youtube
or visit my youtube
channel...urbanexteriors...and see all of my videos
IPE DECK AND CEDAR FENCE...COBBLE HILL, BROOKLYN
See a youtube video
ROOF DECK, FENCE, AND BENCH...BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
See a video on
a video on
ROOF DECK, with removable skylight cover...PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN
a video on
Click here to see
more completed deck projects,
Hybrid iron and
woodwork...Built-in Bookcases, Cabinets, Closets, Radiator Covers
An unsolicited testimonial by
a client...posted on brownstoner.com in August,
"We used Steve last year and could not be happier with his work. He
started when he said he would, he finished when
he said he would, he did what he said he would, and he took the
time for a confab with our wacky architect about modifying the design.
The work itself is terrific – all miscellaneous trades people who look
at it are very impressed. One example (my favorite): instead of just
boxing the drain pipe in one corner with straight cuts, Steve scribed
in about 8 facets so the circular pipe is enclosed in a nearly circular
(Not so easy to do in hard stuff like Ipe, I think.) He likes to do
quality work, and charges accordingly. (At his suggestion, he plugged
the counter sunk screws, so the surface is beautiful and smooth; we
paid for it [and love it] but he suggested it.)
Bottom line: great work at a fair price. By no means “inexpensive”. But
fair. Feel free to email me if you want to know more."
Posted by: Sandy Mattingly at August 7, 2007
If you want me to build your project, or consult...
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