His work is meticulous, on time, and extremely beautiful

We have had wonderful experiences with Mike on multiple projects in our home. He is incredibly thorough, very well organized, and always professional and is a very talented craftsman. We were very pleased with the communication throughout the project, with his timeliness and ultimately with the end product itself. It was refreshing to find a craftsman who cares so much about what he does. His work is meticulous, on time, and extremely beautiful.

John and Megan
Lexington, MA

Innovative ideas and reliable timing

I began my relationship with Custom Wood Designs more than 20 years ago and have relied on Michael Marion, exclusively to design, build and install the custom kitchens, bathrooms, built-ins, fireplace walls and millwork for dozens of multi-million dollar luxury properties on the Cape & Islands as well as luxury-end installations in Manhattan. Michael continues to be my “go-to” resource not only because of his industry known and respected quality, but also because of his integrity, his innovative ideas and his reliable timing. Custom Wood Designs is one of only a few companies with which I’ve maintained continuous and exclusive relations since my inception in the luxury home-building business.

I recommend Michael and Custom Wood Designs without reservation.

Joseph Pioggia, Owner of Atlantic Shore Builders
Longmeadow & Edgartown, MA

Great, Great Great!

Great, great, great!! Michael Marion of Custom Wood Design Inc is a true artisan. Michael’s custom cabinets are truly custom from the boxes to the doors, to every last molding. Some custom cabinet makers actually build the boxes and order the doors from elsewhere. Michael has masted traditional to modern and can stain and glaze a cabinet or book-match the most beautiful wood veneers. All you need to do is share your vision with Michael, or simply show him a photo, and he will turn your dream into a reality. In my own home, he has created a beautiful fireplace wall, two desks, an entertainment center, bookcases flanking a window seat with drawers below, a very detailed, painted, stained and glazed transitional kitchen, a modern bath with bamboo cabinets, and a beautiful set of closet doors with antique mirrored glass inlay. Michael is a true perfectionist and is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Michael without hesitation and look forward to doing yet another project with him!

Margie Berg

His design artistry and finished product are unmatched

We met Michael more than 20 years ago when we were looking to have a piece of furniture custom built for a unique storage/display concept. Since that time, Michael has designed and built several unique pieces for our homes as well as two fabulous custom kitchens. His design artistry and finished product are unmatched in our area. The difference between custom and “boxed” goods is like night and day and Michael’s expertise takes “custom” to another level! Although our previous kitchen was OK to look at, it consisted of boxed cabinets attached together with spacers. All exposed ends were merely a wood grain photo finishes and the drawer fronts and boxes were merely tacked together. Our new kitchen cabinets were designed and built specifically for our walls and angles with attention to aesthetics. Every inch of cabinetry storage is maximized. All exposed ends have raised panels integrated into the construction of the cabinetry, not just tacked on after the fact. All of our drawers are dovetail constructed with the state of the art gliding systems. Michael’s showroom is such a pleasure to visit and his studio and on-site design services are highly personalized and thoughtfully transacted. We’ve always been happy and proud to show-off Michael’s work in our home to any/all prospective CWD clients. We’ve recently moved to a new home and we miss our Custom Wood Designed pieces more than any other aspect of our former home. We can’t wait for another CWD project!

Bill & Nancy Bickley
Wilbraham, Massachusetts

It came out exactly as we wanted

We were introduced to Mike by our general contractor while building a new home in Chatham MA. Having seen Mike’s work in another home in Chatham, we believed he had the skill and experience to provide the quality of work we were looking for. Mike worked with us to customize bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinetry, closets and furniture for the living areas in the house. He did a magnificent job. The cabinetry is beautiful. It came out exactly as we wanted.

Mike is a master craftsman. He listens carefully to what his clients are looking for and demonstrates a commitment to excellence throughout the entire process. The materials and options available were excellent and the subtle detailing to the cabinetry perfect. Mike worked seamlessly with us, and our general contractor in matching materials with design and functionality. He was meticulous in his attention to detail. He delivered on the agreed upon schedule and at cost. No surprises, just performance. We will use Mike again for any additional work we may need and recommend him and his work, without reservation, to anyone looking for master craftsmanship.

Admiral & Mrs. William J. Flanagan, Jr. USN (ret)
Chatham, Massachusetts

Worth the wait!

Custom Wood Designs was recommended to me by a very satisfied customer of theirs. I met with Mike for a price on custom cabinets for my current kitchen, after meeting with him and a contractor he recommended I soon realized I needed to make my forever kitchen. This meant my current kitchen needed to become my dining room and my dining room needed to become my future kitchen. Mike was always very helpful with any design changes and I can tell you that when you are taking your time planning a kitchen you will change your mind on quite a few details to make it the best functioning kitchen for your family’s lifestyle. Mike and his team have put together not only beautiful cabinets but beautifully functioning kitchens and this is what really matters. Their ability to customize the cabinets to your space is extremely important especially when it is a remodel. Blending the old with the new is not always easy and these guys work hard at making it look right. You can’t go to the big box store and watch your cabinets being made but when you visit Custom Wood Designs in Hampden you can see your cabinets come to life from raw wood stock to beautifully painted or stained high quality cabinets. If you haven’t made a choice on who should make or where to buy your cabinets I strongly suggest you take a ride to Custom Wood Designs showroom and take a tour of the shop truly impressive.

Maureen O'Sullivan

Our new kitchen and baths are a work of art

Mike Marion is not only the finest craftsman/artisan my husband Jay and I know but he’s a genius at helping people design and optimize their space and goals without ego involvement. Our new kitchen and baths are a work of art. Mike cares deeply for his clients with a rare service attitude and pride of workmanship . He’s become a valued friend and expert!

Claudia O'Brien