"Michael is wonderful to work with! Creative and a true artisan. He has built me a shuttered cabinet and a floor to ceiling bookcase. Getting ready to hire him for a third piece. Beautiful work and very professional. He completed the work exactly when he said he would and let me come by his workshop to see how the project was progressing. Installation was perfect. I'm looking forward to working with him again."

Annette Spear

"My husband and I moved into our new 640 square foot ADU in April. We are thrilled with our new home and everyone who enters our home is in awe of its beauty. Our kitchen cabinets and entertainment center built by Michael Glussman are the two things most admired by our visitors. The cabinets are bamboo and the grain and texture of the wood is beautiful. Michael is a true craftsman and his creations are spectacular. We are so fortunate to have worked with Michael. He is efficient a true listener and a magnificent master wood worker."

Jane Crabb

Michael is very talented with woodworking. I first met him over a year ago when I was in the preliminary stages of planning a kitchen remodel. He took time to go over types of wood and cabinet styles with me. Eight months later when I finally was ready to move forward he came out again to meet with me and my contractor to go over design ideas. He was very patient working with my ideas and my contractors as well. He brought me samples of a cabinet door with the stain and design I had chosen so I would have a clear idea before we moved forward. He and my contractor worked very well together and came up with unique ideas that would suit my life and the layout of my kitchen. Everything was completed quickly and on time. The cabinets in my kitchen came out beautifully and I could not be more pleased.

Allison Mclure

Michael Glusman did a superb job for us. He designed, built, and installed a complete set of kitchen cabinets for our guest house. Lower drawers, and double door shelving, upper open shelving and vertical plate holders. Everything arrived painted and on time. All the detailing is excellent and these cabinets are the focal point of our kitchen. I highly recommend Michael.

Michael Fresco

"My wife and I had Michael Glusman create custom cabinets for our kitchen. We had an antique oak sideboard that we wanted to match, and Michael was able to create a cabinet design and finish which complemented the sideboard better than we could have hoped. He was great to work with, very good at communicating and always professional. A couple of years later, Michael helped us again when we upgraded a rental. In that project we had a goal to stay within a budget. Michael's knowledge of materials and designs enabled us to meet our goal, but the cabinets were still beautiful."


"I have nothing but good things to say about working with Michael and the excellent craftsmanship of the finished product.  I asked him to build a sideboard for our dining room.  I knew exactly what I wanted and described what I was picturing.  He listened carefully following my description, and we discussed the many details to make sure we were on the same page.  Then, best of all, the finished product was exactly what I had in mind.  It not only is very useful but looks beautiful.  Like I mentioned earlier, the craftsmanship is absolutely excellent.  Every drawer and door fits and slides easily.  There is no part of it that has a “coulda, woulda, shoulda” anywhere.  No one could have done better!"

Kathy M

Our kitchen remodel was years in the making. We met many contractors / cabinet makers until we could find just what we wanted for our budget. Michael was a pleasure to work with! We changed our kitchen layout & had custom hickory cabinets created & installed by Michael. Because if his years of experience, we relied on his opinion for our layout, which is above & beyond his scope. He had the best price - one bid came in double of his bid. We called his references - old & recent - and they all had amazing things to say about him. Our contractor was very impressed with his custom cabinet installation. He doesn't just do the job, he does it well. If it's not to his standard, he works on it till it's right. Always on time & always returned our emails / calls timely. I highly, highly recommend Michael.

Maria Parrish


"I LOVE my new kitchen cabinets! Your suggestion to use the natural color stain on my beech wood cabinets was the right choice. I am amazed at how you figured out how to make the drawer and cupboard doors under my sink look symmetrical. I thought I might be throwing too much at you when I asked to have a waste basket drawer on one side and a standard cupboard door on the other, but you solved that problem easily. And thank you also for crafting my heavy duty cutting board that pulls out behind a fake door panel. You have unique suggestions for solving unusual requests."

Jan E

"Kathy and I are very happy that we had Michael design, build and install our kitchen cabinets. He was very easy to work with and when we described what we were looking for in our cabinets he quickly understood. and had several helpful suggestions that improved both the appearance of the kitchen and the functionality of cabinets. The installation went very smoothly and the quality of construction was excellent. The color and quality of the finish exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Michael to anyone who wants beautiful quality cabinets in their kitchen."

Johnny and Kathy M

"I am so happy with the wall unit that you built for me in my Master bedroom. It's perfect! You built it exactly to my specifications and the mini cornice you created above the unit, allowing us to use mini recessed lights was fantastic. We are very happy. Many Thanks."

Carolyn Bredsteen A.S.I.D., C.I.D

"I can't believe the amazing transformation of our damaged cedar chest. Michael matched the veneer to make it look like new. We are so happy with it, I have no hesitation in recommending Michael's work"

Heather Ferguson-Sims

MG Woodworks • Mail: 454 La Fonda Ave., Santa Cruz Ca. 95065 • Phone: 831-345-4491 • Fax: 831-427-0506 • Email: woodman454@gmail.com