Our Clients Say:
We added a bedroom and bathroom to our house in San Carlos and we had Alex do the bathroom vanity and the linen closet. He did a very high quality job for the perfect bathroom. He used high quality wood and the grain on the wood all matched up.The soft-close hinges, the edges matched up perfectly and he worked with us to make everything fit together with the new addition. It was great working with him because he worked with us on everything to create a high quality product. Joseph Y. Hook 'em Horns!!! San Carlos, CA
Alex had done our garage cabinets and two custom furniture pieces. I can't describe how pleased we were with his accuracy, quality and creativity in designing and constructing them. Although not the cheapest moneywise, if time and energy saved on not having to shop, measure, calculate, supervise, remediate and overall worry are factored in, the value of his service is incredible! Alex is reliable, knowledgeable, and professional. I wish my experiences with other contractors were as pleasant as working with Alex!Zoya L. Atherton, CA
My neighbor suggested I visit Alex at his European Arts workshop to discuss some plans I had for installing new cabinets in the kitchen for our house up North. The estimate I received for the order was lower than the other 2 cabinet makers I had visited. Long story short, we agreed on the job and the time estimate was 2 months.
I've had quite a bit of experience hiring electricians, handyman, general contractors, etc. for remodeling jobs on our property. Like clockwork these guys would always take twice as long to complete the job than their original estimate. Alex, however, was the first dude who actually did as he said he would do! I guess Europeans still know how to keep their promises and follow the clock.
The cabinets were finished and installed about a week ago and my wife couldn't be happier. My experience only extends to working with Alex and not to the rest of his employees in the shop but I would definitely recommend his work for anyone looking for (a) quality craftsmanship (b) bullshit free experience and (c) on-time delivery of work. The one (minor) criticism I might have is that there was some dust left over on the floor after the installation but nothing too major.
I am working with Alex on installing a new custom closet in our laundry room now...
John D. Los Angeles, CA
We remodeled our bath and kitchen ... we wanted completely custom cabinets. We loved the styles in 'Architecture Today' but we had a big-box store budget.
EUROPEAN ARTSWOOD WAS A REAL FIND _ highest 'fine furniture' quality, made by a true european craftsman (in the USA - not China), with hand selected woods, built to the design style we selected (curved cabinets & glass, beautiful and efficient). All at the cost of big-box semi-custom!
We were fortunate to find European ArtsWood, Alex built fine furniture, beautiful cabinets with custom matching moldings for our kitchen and solid hard wood cabinets for our bath. He provided tremendous design/style and wood/hardware selection assistance at a set price. NO OTHER BUSINESS even came close ... other companies were interested in being 'general contractors' etc, or had endless $$$ "add-ons". Whatever style or design level we wanted, this family owned business provided total support and coordination for no-nonsense straight forward cost.
Our cabinets are the best, beautiful, w - excellent wood, excellent hardware, excellent design, at a very low cost. You get what you pay for, China and Canada are far away - no fixes or corrections. With European ArtsWood every step from initial discussion, drawings, to the finish-colors, and installation was comfortably coordinated with us, Alex selected the best woods (he rejected the first delivery), and it was all made in San Carlos, CA at his shop! Excellent follow-up, no "shipping excuses" just a very fine quality and a very competetive cost.TRAVELE R