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Customer Testimonials

Katy - St. Louis, MO (on Linked-In)

"We recently hired Cristian to design and build custom cabinets for our 1890 home in the Central West End. He worked around the challenges of our kitchen to design cabinets that not only fit our space perfectly, but also fit the style of our home. Having spent years dreaming and designing the perfect kitchen, he brought knowledge and ideas that I hadn't thought of and no other kitchen designer I interviewed had mentioned...every inch of space was maximized to it's fullest and he brought the concept to life with superb workmanship. He is a true craftsman. After he finished our project, I immediately recommended him to my sister who had him build her cabinets.When you recommend someone on Linkedin, they allow you to choose three attributes from a list including great results, personable, expert, good value, on time, high integrity, and creative. If I were able to highlight all seven I would have..."

Ali - project manager, designer (on Linked-In)

"I recently hired Cristian to design a 14' bench for a hotel re-design project I am working on. It was just installed yesterday and looks amazing. He was very professional and his craftsmanship is impeccable!"  Note: This bench was shipped to Alaska and installed in the hotel lobby."

Tom - Washington DC (on CutomMade)

"I worked with Cristian Saleniuc at Intelligent Design Woodwork to create a rustic wood bench and matching coat rack/shelf for a mudroom. Cris was very easy to work with and delivered just the look I wanted. He helped me think through how the shelf would be attached to the drywall in my house and even provided the right toggle bolts. The bench and shelf are very solid and reflect a high level of craftsmanship. I could not be more pleased with the result."

Melanie - Edwardsville, IL (on Linked-In)

"Cristian is a skilled cabinet maker who completed a large project for my laundry room. He was able to execute the design from rough sketches and made appropriate recommendations to improve the plan. I intend to use him on another project which is currently in the planning phase. He is personable, reliable, knowledgeable and creates a high quality end product."

Nate - St. Louis, MO (on Linked-In)

"My wife and I decided to have custom cabinets and bookcases built in two spaces that were not previously used on each side of our fireplace. Cristian provided phenomenal service from the start and they finished on the project on budget. During the building, Cristian and his team kept their work space spotless and the finished product looks great. Now we have a space that is both appealing to the eye in addition to providing great storage. I would happily recommend Cristian as I am confident he provides a great product at a competitive price."


Mike - Park City, UT (on Etsy)

"Cris does fantastic work. This bench is a piece of art and a labor of love. This is the type of piece that visitors will ask about again and again. And is a piece that will likely last for many generations. The materials are exquisite -- reclaimed oak has more character and texture and patina than I could have hoped for, and the joinery is sheet artistry. This small bench for our front hall must have weighed 70 pounds -- feels like ironwood, but has the glow, color, luminescence and texture that only 100+ year old oak can provide. Cris was fast, efficient, and provided clear guidance, communication, and insight. Pleasure to work with. Will seek out opportunities to work with him again."


Nancy - O'Fallon, MO

"Cris, I wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did on my fireplace mantel/shelf - it is FANTASTIC! The workmanship is beyond perfect, and I am just so happy with it. I'm attaching a picture so you can see what the final product is after painting. Feel free to use this on your website or as an example of your work, and please do use me as a reference to other potential customers."

Brent - Columbia, IL (on Linked-In)

"Cris, has built and installed custom cabinets for my house. His attention to detail, creativity and willingness to go above and beyond is why I would recommend him to everyone. The result was excellent and I will use Cris for future projects."

Sally - St. Louis, MO 

"We are so very happy with our bookcases. The execution, professionalism and workmanship is beyond reproach. Thank you!  It was a pleasure doing business with you!"

Carol - Chesterfield, MO (on Google Places)

"Cristian is a throwback to the master craftsman of old. He has built cabinets to match already existing cabinetry, a massive bookcase, stonework on my home, repaired furniture and multiple additional items. His craftsmanship is only surpassed by his personal integrity, as well as his work integrity. The only surprise has been he has always exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him"

Gregory - Union, NJ (on CustomMade) 

"I was completely satisfied with the entire process! Cris was excellent to work with throughout the entire project. He worked with me and made sure that he had a complete understanding of what I was looking to accomplish. The final outcome was amazing! My reclaimed barnwood vanity looks unbelievable in my renovated bathroom! I would definitely recommend Cris for future projects!"