High End woodworking for a moderate price

arbor in prospect heights, brooklyn

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.
I 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 Ip
è, Mahogany, Cedar, 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.

To contact me, send an E-mail, or call...

Thanks for visiting my website                               See a 10 minute video of some completed projects on youtube

        Steve Rayboy                                         or visit my youtube channel...urbanexteriors...and see all of my videos   
      Urban Exteriors


                                                                                ipe deck cobble hill brooklyn

                                                                                                                     IPE DECK AND CEDAR FENCE...COBBLE HILL, BROOKLYN
                                                                                                                                                           OCTOBER, 2011
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                                                                                                                                                        See a youtube video

                                                                              BROOKLYN HEIGHTS IPE ROOF DECK
                                                                                                   IPE ROOF DECK, FENCE, AND BENCH...BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
                                                                                                                            See a video on youtube.com

                                                                                                  ipe deck  Dumbo, Brooklyn

                                                                                                                                                     APRIL, 2010
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                                   Ipe roof deck park slope brooklyn        skylight cover
                                                                                           IPE ROOF DECK, with removable skylight cover...PARK SLOPE,  BROOKLYN
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                                                     Click here to see more completed  deck projects,
Arbor & Pergola projects

                                                                                  Hybrid iron and wooden decks
                                                                                              Trash Enclosures
Interior woodwork...Built-in Bookcases, Cabinets, Closets, Radiator Covers

An unsolicited testimonial by a client...posted on brownstoner.com in August, 2007...

"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 cut.
(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 all
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




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