Gary was a great communicator throughout the project and kept me abreast on his progress. He was open to meeting in person (we live in the same city) on multiple occasions to discuss the project and offer choices at critical decision points in the project timeline. He is very thoughtful and able to provide a number of solutions to customize the product and make his customer happy. The final product exceeded my expectations and I would work with Gary again on another project. He is a true professional.

 - Kresimir B., St. Paul, MN


I had Gary make a breakfast-bar, high-top table with two matching stools. The table has to be sturdy enough to support the granite slab placed on top (matching my counter tops). Gary made the table and stools out of cherry to match my cabinets. The style is simple and elegant: just what I wanted. Simply gorgeous!

- K. Allen


The Bookhive was made with care and is a great product. One of the best pieces of woodwork I've purchased. Well worth the cost for the fast, expert service.

- Jacob B.


Your work is amazing. . . For my home, which is all mid-century and a little space-modernism, the Hive will be a great focal point. 

- Michael D., New York​


Gary made a beautiful piece for us, the Bookhive. It was well constructed and finished as we had discussed. My wife and I can't be happier with how it turned out. Gary communicated as progress was being made, he even sent us pictures of work in progress. I would recommend Gary and his work to anyone.

 - John P.


I am in love with my new cedar deck table. It's literally the perfect piece for a deck we built a number of years ago. Gary's work is lovely and this project makes me want to hire him for other custom pieces I've been thinking about. Really happy about this purchase and the connection with both Gary and CustomMade.

Cathy Z.


We have been waiting to send you a few photos of the bed you custom made for us. These photos don't do it justice - the bed is awesome, thank you so much. We are very pleased with the result.

- Jill & Andy W., Madison WI

Walnut bed with storage and side tables. Photo by Jill & Andy W. 


Gary made a custom wood sign for my business, to fit the 1902 Victorian the business is in. Working with Gary was great from start to finish - he was responsive, informative and helped make my vision become a reality. I could not be more happy with the end product - I highly recommend Gary for any custom wood working/furniture needs you may have!

- Rachel S., St. Paul MN


Thanks, we hosted 36 for neighborhood champagne garden party and the (wine rack) hive got rave reviews! The photo is just the start of the installation

Jeffrey M., Brookfield, WI