More than 25 years ago my interest in fine woodworking started, first as a fascination and a hobby. That passion finally won out two decades later, pulling me out of the corporate aerospace world and into a career doing what I love. Let's put that creativity and experience to work with one of a kind pieces for your home.
Every piece and commission is designed to fit the space, surroundings, and practical needs for each individual client. No factory type work here, ever. We start together with a discussion and consultation, sharing ideas until we develop a design you’ll love. Then, it's my turn!
I create finished products that you will enjoy for years to come and in many cases will pass on as family heirlooms. I believe in developing long-term relationships with my customers and my commitment to their needs always stays in place.
Have you ever walked into that old home and looked around in amazement at the beauty of the workmanship? Or came upon a fine piece of furniture and wondered why you never see that quality in todays products? Me too.
Decades ago the art of truly high end wood working began its descent as mass produced products took over. Not only in the furniture industry but in the businesses that produced details for the home, like moldings, trim, stairways, and even detailed appointments in custom home built-in products. Paint replaced fine finishes. Rapid assembly replaced slower attention to detail. Thus, the end of that era began. The craftsman who created these pieces you now see in museums, or fabricated the woodworking you find in older homes are nearly extinct, but not entirely.
Welcome to Five Pines Custom Woodworking & Cabinetry, where bringing back that quality and level of detail is my mission. For too long I’ve struggled with watching many people adjust to what has become the new normal in craftsmanship, details, and finishing. Seeing what is passed along as ‘custom’ or ‘high-end’ has left me feeling disappointed as well as saddened for the people who have never experienced the higher quality that can still be achieved through true hand made custom products. Its not only achievable but its worth the time, and the investment. Your home is an expression of you. You deserve to appoint it with a level of quality that is unmatched by production lines where the main objective is maximum revenue at the lowest cost. And its easier than you think. Have an idea? Need an idea? Want to expand your thinking to better understand what makes those homes you visit seem amazing? I’m ready to help.
Every piece is fully orchestrated by me. Every piece of wood, every part of the build and all of the finishing is 100% handled by me. It’s a level of quality and attention to detail you will not forget. It carries my assurance, my signature, and of course my reputation. Remember, these details matter.
– Richard Gennaro
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