High End woodworking for a
Ipè pergola on top of Newswalk...Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
profession is woodworking...it's also my passion, and it shows in my
love details, and pay particular attention to them.
been making sawdust for 40
experience in all phases of woodworking. The last 15 years, I have
on landscape woodworking, including decks, arbors, pergolas, planters,
trash enclosures, and even a treehouse. I work mostly with Ipè,
Cedar, and pressure treated southern yellow pine, but am not limited to
species. In the last few years, many of my clients have opted for
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. We show up on time,
clean up. finish the project on schedule, and
our finished product will exceed your expectations.
Getting older, I decided to partner up with Adam
Seim, to infuse some young blood into Urban Exteriors. Adam Is a very
woodworker, with knowledge of many other trades. He shares my passion
woodworking and together, we have a synergy that I never had with any
assistants. If possible, he is more obsessive compulsive about our
than I am. He also has a passion for compassion, as we met when I
volunteering for Blissful
Bedrooms, a local charity that renovates bedrooms for
young people with disabilities. Over the course of a weekend, we turn
bedrooms into exciting, themed rooms that become a great environment
recipient. You'll never see Blissful
Bedrooms on a reality show, but we quietly improve lives, one child at
Adam is a Brooklyn resident...10 years in
Crown Heights...and a
family man, with
a supportive wife, and 2 young
children. He has a background in digital
drafting, and studio systems integration, in addition to woodworking,
so he's able to tackle projects that require a wide variety of skills.
Adam is a great addition to Urban Exteriors, and when I retire, I know
that I'm leaving the business in great hands.
also cabinet makers, and can
design/build built-in bookcases, wall units, radiator covers,
We need some rainy day projects. I have a woodshop.
customize the project to your needs and budget, and will help you with
or work from your plans. I live in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and work
Brownstone Brooklyn. We will travel for the right project. We give free
estimates, and will supply you with current references. We are also
for design and/or build consultations.
contact me, send an E-mail, or call...
IPE DECK AND CEDAR FENCE...COBBLE HILL, BROOKLYN
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ROOF DECK, FENCE, AND BENCH...BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
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ROOF DECK, with removable skylight cover...PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN
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more completed deck projects,
Hybrid Iron &
woodwork...Built-in Bookcases, Cabinets, Closets, Radiator Covers
An unsolicited testimonial by
a client...posted on brownstoner.com
"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
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