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"We are enjoying the entertainment center and fireplace surround that you custom-built for our home. They fit our needs perfectly and coordinate so well with our existing furniture. We could never have store-bought something that could come even close to doing what your design and splendid workmanship produced. The natural cherry wood grains are lovely, and the protective finish that you applied is just superb. We can't take our eyes off of these pieces, or stop running our hands over the ultra-smooth, pristine surfaces. Many, many thanks."

Bob and Mary Southard

Lancaster, PA 17601

(Entertainment cabinet and fireplace trim)

"The desks Duane has made for us have all been custom-designed to fit each office. They show true craftsmanship, creativity, and high quality. They add a hand-made feel to the office instead of a standard, out-of-the-box office feel. We are pleased with everything Duane has made for us. "

Becky Davis

Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess law firm

Lancaster Pa

(Work stations,Book shelving,computer cabinetry, file cabinets)

"Duane has created many workspaces for us fitting our needs exactly each time. The custom woodworking is top-notch, the finishing and attention to detail are superior to any we could have purchased from a supplier. Duane worked to design components that we needed within our budget. We have an ongoing relationship with Duane giving him more projects as we grow and we will continue to use his craftsmanship in the future. We would recommend him for all of your projects as he gives the same high level of quality to all of his woodworking jobs."

Brenda Sage

Business Manager

Providence Engineering Corporation

117 South West End Avenue

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

(Conference tables, work stations, layout tables)

I had to write and tell you how delighted Stephan are I with the Cherry Drop leaf table. The finish is so fine that we can't keep out hands off it. We rub it every time we pass through the dining room. Last week I had a chance to really get a close look at the mechanics of the drop leaves. They are the best that I have ever seen. They are routed and fitted with such precision.

This table will no doubt become an heirloom in our family and be enjoyed by many generations to come. We can see that there is a great deal of love built into your art and we thank you for sharing it with us.

Nancy and Stephen Turner

Newark Delaware

(Cherry drop leaf dining table)

Duane's work is top notch. Our cabinets are in a commercial setting, so not only do they have to look beautiful, they have to be sturdy and well made to take the kind of abuse not normally seen in a residential kitchen. Duane exceeded our expectations and our customers are very complimentary of our cabinets. Duane was able to make our retail store appear to be a homey kitchen and his attention to detail was excellent.

 Paul Guarino & Claire Phillips


Paoli, PA

(Large food prep stations,Handicapped accessable island)

We are very pleased with the wall units and mantel. While we had a general concept of what we wanted, your experience and craftsmanship made our ideas a reality. Your choice of stain complements the overall look of our family room and highlights the grain in the wood you selected. The fine detailing and scale are perfect. We were impressed with your meticulous installation. The bookcases and mantel do not look like they were a “later addition” to the room.

Pat & Bill Henckler

Lancaster Pa

(Fire place mantle and built in)

"The Furniture is just beautiful ! Just beautiful ! You do amazing work Thank you.

Bryan & Karen Carnathan

Selinsgrove Pa.

(Sleigh bed,Gentleman's chest, Woman's dresser, night stand,jewelry box)

My husband and I contacted Duane when we decided we needed a real piece of furniture to "anchor" our flat screen on a large wall so it wasn't just floating there. We didn't want just any cabinet from a furniture store, but rather, something unique and attractive. He listened carefully to what we were looking for, drew up plans that were simple and spot-on and collaborated with us through out the entire project. The end result was the gorgeous walnut media cabinet the is pictured in his Houzz album. We are so pleased with the final product and get compliments on it all the time. 

The beautiful walnut wood, the crotch grain doors and the details of construction all showcase his skills. We were so happy with that project that we commissioned him to build a large cherry wall cabinet in our bedroom in 2011. It turned out to be one of my favorite features of our house and finished off the room beautifully. Not only he is good at what he does, but he is a pleasure to work with. Professional, courteous and friendly. He even mills the wood he uses on many projects. Truly a star craftsman!

Missy Groff

Lancaster county Pa.

"Duane worked with us to design, build and install the perfect bedroom built-in wall unit plus a matching chest of drawers. We are delighted with his work and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

Greg & Carolyn Pencheff

Mountville Pa.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Duane on many of his projects. As the owner of a remodeling business, I find it more and more difficult to find such skilled and reliable cabinet makers. Duane has surpassed my expectations with every new project he works on. Whenever I have a job that requires custom cabinetry, Duane is the only vendor I trust for this type of work. I can always count on complete satisfaction of my client. His planning from the design, to the installation, is always well thought out and beautifully executed. I consider myself very fortunate to have become friends with such a skilled craftsman. 

Shawn Sandoe

Owner of Quality Services Remodeling & Design LLC

The Wood Shed

108 Herrville Road Willow Street Pa 17584


Exceeding expectation since 1988

The Wood Shed is fully insured and licensed under Pa. contractor license #PA081009

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