We have had several projects that require the wood to be steamed and bent, so a while back I decided to make a wood steamer to increase the number of jobs that we were capable of accomplishing. Since then I have had several requests for a how to of sorts to list the steps, so here you go :-)

It’s actually very simple, just requires the following parts:

1  Wall paper steamer Available at any Home Depot

1  4 ft or 8 ft length of 4″ or 6″ PVC  with screw on ends

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A client told me that she loved where she lives but, In San Carlos, even when the sun is shining, it can be cold and windy in the backyard.

She and her husband had lived in their home for many years however they were never inspired to do anything with the back yard, until now.

The yard was 75% covered with a concrete patio made up old exposed  aggregate slabs that had been heaved up by tree roots and all of the wooden header boards in between them had long since rotted away.

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Custom Built Kitchen Cabinets

Craftsman Style Kitchen Cabinets

Craftsman style kitchen cabinets will never go out of style . Simple and functional without un-needed ornamentation.

This kitchen was constructed of Maple and then painted to match the clients interior. It features Shaker doors on hidden hinges, our standard pre-finished maple interiors, Premium Dovetailed solid maple drawers on Blum Tandem, full extension, under-mount, soft-close drawer slides. This kitchen features a custom hood over the range designed with the client to meet their needs. This kitchen also has many extras like two custom double lazy susan cabinets in the corners to maximize storage, a large pantry with 5 roll-outs for easy access, and a unique breakfast nook area with extra seating . For more pictures of this project go to our custom Kitchen photo gallery at: Bay Area Kitchens

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I Highly Recommend Michael

“I highly recommend Michael and his folks at Fine Woodworking without reservation for any project, large or small. I am moving out of the area. My only wish is that I could take him with me for my next house!” — Deb K.

A Wine Cabinet Built by MMFWW

Custom Built Wine Cabinet

Recently completed installation of a simple wine storage cabinet, custom made to fit into an existing alcove in the wall. Client did not want a traditional latticework wine rack so we designed some shelves that were more to her liking and added a few doors and a drawer to maximize storage. The look on her face when we delivered the cabinet and completed the install was priceless, hope you like it too :-)

Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking Custom Closets

Custom Closets

Another Custom Closet completed. Project was to increase the square footage of the garage and extend it out to allow a walk-in closet to be framed into the rear portion of the garage, next to the master bedroom. This walk-in allowed us to maximize the clients closet space to 8 times the space that she had previously. It is made of pre-finished maple and incorporates 12 Large Dovetailed Drawers on full extension Blum Tandum soft close drawer slides, Shoe shelves, Chrome rods and 16 Maple robe pegs on the back wall. For more pictures of this and many other custom closets go to our custom closet photo Gallery at: Custom Closets and Resurfacing Gallery.

“Michael Meyer and his team communicate well, make helpful suggestions but also pay attention to the customer’s ideas. Their craftsmanship is of the highest quality and I had complete confidence that I would be very pleased with the result. They have done a number of projects for me and I have been delighted with all their work. I would not hesitate to recommend them.” — Cynthia H.

“We’ve worked with Michael and his team on numerous projects throughout the years. They have always maintained a great relationship with us by being innovative and flexible with our project’s design requirements, all the while providing great value and quality for their price.”

Derek G., contractor

The Pescadero project has been a lot of fun to be a part of. The owner of the property has been an interior designer and true artist for many years. We have worked with her on several projects over the years and as they approach retirement, they asked us to help them to make their own home unique. Here are a few pictures during construction to show the progress of the project.

Drywall goes up next week and we anticipate cabinet installation will be starting Mid-December. The cabinets on this project are a little different in each room. The Dresser in the Master Bedroom Has 18 drawers and solid cherry plank style doors with Horizontal Grain, The Master Vanity is constructed of Solid Alder with posted legs open section in the center under the drawers with a slatted bottom for rolled up towels etc…The Vanity’s edges will be roughed up and a grey-wash finish will be applied to make it resemble the color of driftwood.

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