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Wood is the most organic surface from which to create a countertop and can elicit an emotional response.  As such, we take great pride in working with our customers to design and fabricate to their individual requirements and we look forward to this collaborative process.

Below are some heart-felt endorsements from our customers and pictures they have shared with us.  Our Houzz page has more testimonials from previous clients.

“Walnut countertop installed!!! Awesome job all around Jud!!! Many thanks. Excellent craftsmanship and superb customer service!!! Top notch. I will send better pics later. Best regards.”

Dirk left us a two minute voice mail filled with accolades and compliments that I managed to save for eight months before accidentally erasing. I’m much better at building countertops and servicing customers than operating the answering machine.

Dirk M., Narberth


“What can I say? Beautiful. All five countertops fit flawlessly and the extra length on the waterfall edge allowed our installer to trim for a perfect fit. Great job! Exceeded our expectations.”

Lucas has the current email record with 35 (and we responded to all of them), four or five texts, and a dozen phone calls. In addition, he was also balancing the birth of a child. He pulled it all off and now the island doubles as an impromptu changing station when the guest are away.

Lucas B.

Washington, DC

“Apologies for the delay in sending some pictures of the AMAZING top you made for us. Job didn’t get finished until mid February and I’ve been busy at work…hence the delay. As you’ll see I’m not a great photographer but I did my best to capture just how stunning the island top is. We absolutely love it and as expected it is a major topic of discussion for everyone who sees our kitchen. Thanks again for your work.”

Jeremiah ordered a 2.25’ thick Sapele Mahogany top with a large format edge treatment. We’d originally discussed Walnut but the iridescent properties in Sapele quickly converted him. We rounded the corners so his kiddos won’t hurt themselves. Another great collaborative build.

Jeremiah S.

Westfield, NJ

“Jud: Oh my God! The countertop that you guys made for our island top is absolutely beautiful. I am so proud of myself for convincing my wife to spend the money on this piece. It will be the signature element of the kitchen design, and it was worth every penny. I am currently an architect, working for a design firm that specializes in luxury hospitality. We design the interiors of beautiful hotels around the world, and most of my personal work focuses on the millwork of those projects. I used to be a professional carpenter when I was a young man, and I still dabble with projects around my house. When we bought our house 13 years ago, the first two years of my work was spent finishing out a 16’ x 30’ workshop in the basement – well placed priorities. My Dad was also a weekend carpenter, as was his Dad. I have their old tools, and I even have some of my Dad’s collected wood scraps from decades past. I have some Rosewood that he brought back from Thailand in the 60’s. I like to take it out and admire its raw potential, but I’m too intimidated to actually make anything from it. For me, it’s satisfying enough just to have it. Long story short, I’m a true lover of wood, carpentry, design, and the art of craftsmanship. Southside Woodshop delivered on all accounts. Fabulous job well done. I’m sure you’ll understand when I tell you that I come home in the evening, lay my cheek against my new countertop and express to the house how much I love my piece of wood.”

Paul H.

Northern Virginia

“It looks amazing!! Thank you so much!!!”

Angela M.

Lockport, NY

“The top is great, thanks. My customer is very pleased. We will purchase again.”

Terry C.

Snellville, GA

“Jud: The remodel took much longer than expected (surprise, surprise).The pictures do not do the countertop justice. I love how it came out and everyone (including the subs) who sees it remarks how beautiful it is. And please feel free to refer future clients to me. Your workmanship is wonderful.”

Wendy M.

Richmond, VA

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