Michael Meyer Owner of Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking

Michael Meyer


Michael has been living and building on the Peninsula for over 35 years. He opened Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking in 1988 to offer clients a complete remodeling company capable of completing all stages of a project to include design, planning, construction, finish carpentry, custom cabinetry and even fine furniture. Some notable projects among the hundreds of remodels, countless cabinetry and fine furniture projects he has completed include the renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hanna Honeycomb house at Stanford and the construction of the Voussier Arch Bridge on display at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Patrick Miller General Manager at Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking

Patrick Miller

General Manager

Patrick learned his trade from an old school furniture maker in the sierra foothills above Jackson, CA. After a tour of duty with the army rangers back in 1984 he realized that his true passion was creating fine furniture from the raw materials that mother nature has provided. Patrick has been fine tuning his craft for over 30 years, has owned a successful cabinet shop of his own for several years and has been a valuable addition to our team. His duties include in-home consultations, cabinet and furniture design and layout, project management as well as being our webmaster and social media guru.

Chris Brabant Construction Superintendent at Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking

Chris Brabant

Construction Superintendent

Chris has lived and worked in the Palo Alto area for 41 years. He moved to Palo Alto in 1973 and attended Jordan and Palo Alto high school.After graduation he went to work for a local contractor and caught on quickly as he started running crews by the time he was 22. The majority of his 37 year career has been in residential construction focusing on additions and remodels of custom homes.

Seth Harpending

Seth Harpending

Shop Manager

Originally from upstate NY, Seth knew from a young age that he wanted to make things. He figured that to build a house one must start at the bottom, literally, so he found a job working for a mason building block foundations and brick chimneys on Nantucket Island. From there he learned carpentry and tile setting in the Boston area where he enjoyed working on some great old buildings. Moving back to upstate NY he continued working as a carpenter and also learned residential wiring and plumbing. His goal was to have a hand in every trade. While single handedly renovating the home of a designer for the Steuben Glass factory he was hired to prototype exhibitry for the Corning Museum of Glass which was undergoing a huge renovation. His success turned into a full time job where he continued to expand his skills to include metalworking, glass blowing and woodturning. Seth decided to follow his then girlfriend (now his wife, Mary Jo) out west as she had enrolled in a PhD program in Palo Alto. While planning their move he found Michael Meyer’s logo online, really liked the color, and emailed Michael his resume. Michael called him the next day.