"We picked Custom Wood Designs after looking at the cabinets from several companies. The two things that set CWD apart from the others were 1) the quality of the cabinets themselves and 2) the quality of the installation. Little did we know that there was much more about CWD that differentiates them from other cabinet builders.
A few words about David Snyder, the owner. David was both extremely detail oriented in planning out the work on our house and he was also a master at coming up with solutions to some tricky problems that we had. One problem was how to build cabinets that take up all the room inside a small bedroom closet. He figured out a way to build the cabinets in separate pieces that could fit into the closet like a sliding block puzzle. It was a great solution and the “cabinets in a closet” are part of every home tour we give. We also wanted a completely weather resistant cabinet for an outdoor terrace. He obliged with a cabinet constructed from cellular PVC which looks just like wood but is not affected by moisture or insects. He had never used this material to build cabinets before but was very open to trying it to meet our needs. The cabinet looks beautiful. We also have a home office with lots of computer equipment and associated wires. He designed our cabinets with hidden wire racks in the back of every cabinet so that none of the wires show. We had never seen that done before.
We visited David’s shop and were impressed that they use computer controlled machines to cut their wood. That translates into some extremely tight tolerances, very repeatable patterns, and straight cuts. They also do all their design work using the metric system which is a clearly superior system for measurement. This all adds up to very precisely constructed cabinets.
All their craftsmen do top notch work. They clearly take pride in what they do.
It is unusual that the best things about David Snyder and his company are things that we learned after we hired them. Given our experience with him and his people, we would never use anyone else in the future."
Steve & Janet
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
"The day a girl's new cabinets are installed is a jubilant day! That has been my experience over the years, thanks to Custom Wood Designs! I whole-heartedly recommend David Snyder and his skilled professional associates for your next project. Here are just a few of my reasons.
Quality of Product:
I have worked with CWD on four different kitchen and bath renovation projects, each with a different scope, budget, and style. Even on the smallest budget, the end result was a beautiful, stylish, functional room, with expert attention to detail, and maximum use of space. With the European style cabinetry, you definitely get the most storage for your money. Their cabinet finishes are limitless....from durable laminate to rich stains to gorgeous glazes. I have given them a lot of challenges, but every design I have dreamt up, or magazine picture I have wanted to recreate...they have crafted beautifully.
With Custom Wood Designs, when I was given a cost estimate, I could absolutely count on it to the penny. When design modifications were made during construction, I was fully informed of any impact it would have on my cost. There were even times when a change resulted in a cost reduction. That kind of integrity is refreshing.
The professionalism of the people at Custom Wood Designs is really the icing on the cake. From start to finish, I felt like we were one big team working on my project. From the initial meeting, David Snyder's easy personality made it fun to get to work on the design details. Then the computer renderings, coupled with David's precise measurements made the design come to life. His visits to the construction sites, and his advice along the way (i.e. placement of electrical outlets, light fixtures) resulted in better function and style, and helped me to avoid some costly changes down the road. The craftsmen at the shop were so talented and great to work with. Final installation was on the date promised, and it was orchestrated like a symphony. Every piece was numbered, and brought in just at the right moment, and fit together just perfectly. By friendly, professional craftsmen to boot!
Do you see why I will never use another cabinet maker? I have found the best. Now you have, too!
Gulf Breeze, Florida