Many people are not aware that at Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking we offer 3 lines of cabinetry to suit any budget.

We offer a Premium Line-any species, a Lower priced Custom Line and a Pre-Finished Line in Maple, Cherry or Walnut.


We just completed a project in Palo Alto for an Eichler owner who wanted a low cost alternative to maximize her storage space.

The Project was to build a headboard storage cabinet, floor to ceiling wall unit with a pull-out laptop desk and lighting,

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Our Cabinet Shop Manager, Seth Harpending, left us for two years while his wife completed her postdoctoral internship in Texas. While there he came up with a new design for cutting boards. The beauty of the design from a makers perspective is that they can be made with just three tools, a table saw, belt sander and finish sander.

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The splines in between each piece of wood not only add strength but also act as an alignment aid during glue up and when contrasting woods are used add a nice design feature on the ends. Seth also uses boards of differing thicknesses to add interest, reduce weight, and make them easier to pick up. Cutting the sides and ends at angles further adds a design element and helps when one wants to scrape those chopped up veggies and herbs into the hand to add to your favorite recipe. The result is counter top architecture. Seth has returned from Texas and has already made several in our shop. Welcome Back Seth :-)

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We just finished installing a Flush Inset style Quarter-Sawn White Oak bathroom vanity  with our Slater Style doors at a project that we are working on in Palo Alto.

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The client wanted to have a vanity that was period correct for the age of the home and liked the way that Quarter-sawn White Oak looked when finished. We also installed a painted medicine cabinet mounted in the wall with a Beveled mirror as well.

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Stay tuned for more pictures on this project. After completion of the kitchen cabinets, soffits and floors I will post more pictures after the new year.  Hope everyone has an amazing Holiday and a very Happy New Year.  Patrick Miller – GM

This is a project we completed a while back which features unique redwood

that was salvaged from the Big Sur Fires back in 2009

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Note the unique coloring of the Redwood, no stain was used this is all shot with Clear Finishing

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From the Built-in cabinetry to the Faux Beams which conceal the Basement plumbing and wires.

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We transformed this cold Basement into a warm and comfortable living space.

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I’ll add more projects after Thanksgiving :-)

Patrick Miller – GM

The Project was to create a Large Island Cabinet to match the rest of the kitchen cabinetry

and add an additional 4 foot x 8 foot Walnut Butcher Block work space to the kitchen.


The client requested a large eating area with plenty of knee space on the Backside


We also added custom Drawer Dividers for Utensils & Spices

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as well as a few roll-outs under the cook-top.


Here is a close-up of the Walnut Butcher Block Top which looks amazing on the lighter color Maple

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Well, it’s that time of year again and the elves are turning all of our  nice hardwood remnants

into cutting boards of all sizes, patterns and colors.

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Come in and stock up while you still can. They make the best gifts and they’re easy to ship.

(650) 960-3447 open M-F 8am -4pm

Happy Holidays!!

Michael Meyer

This is Truly inspiring, had to share :

Jim Carrey is a funny man. But he’s deeply profound, too — a side he revealed to graduates at Maharishi University. While his entire speech is inspiring, we jumped to 10:18, where the punch to the heart begins…

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To Watch the video go to this link and enjoy:

What Jim Carrey Explains In 1 Minute Will Change Your Life Forever.

Aim for the Stars, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, never give up on your dreams :-)

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This year we decided to celebrate Veterans Day with a little bit of fun and some old fashioned elbow grease.

After our weekly safety meeting and some hot coffee, the entire company got together to sweep up some saw dust, fix the tools in need of repair and discussed the finer points of a good chip shot.

We were also able to test our skills behind some beautiful old wooden bows after a nice catered lunch.


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While most of us were not the marksman that we claimed to be, we did successfully manage to keep all our stray arrows within our confined safety area.

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