From our Clients

2017

Keepsake Boxes
There are not enough good things I can say about Phil. I felt restricted in giving him only 5 stars in all the category. If you are looking for a woodworker who can create a unique custom project, you can feel confident to stop now, and contact Phil. Through several communications, Phil understood our project beyond just the physical box. He understood the meaning of what it meant to us to be created, and shared our emotion in making it perfect. -- Susan

Keepsake Boxes
I am happy with the Keep Safe box. Great communication. Looks great very satisfied. -- Joel

Keepsake Boxes
I had this Keepsake Box made for my son and he loves it. He says that he really loves the smell of it too. Mr. Rasmussen is very professional and I highly recommend him. -- Wanda

Rifle case
This was my first project and I couldn't be happier. Phil's excellent craftsmanship was only exceeded by his prompt communication and vision to understand exactly what I wanted. The value was extraordinary and I look forward to working with him again in the near future. -- Kyle

Repair leg on antique foot stool You did a fantastic job! It is perfect! -- Teri

2016

Keepsake Boxes
I had this Keepsake Box made for my son and he loves it. He says that he really loves the smell of it too. Mr. Rasmussen is very professional and I highly recommend him. -- Wanda G

Keepsake Boxes
I am happy with the Keep Safe box. Great communication. Looks great very satisfied. -- Joel D

Keepsake Boxes
There are not enough good things I can say about Phil. I felt restricted in giving him only 5 stars in all the category boxes above. If you are looking for a woodworker who can create a unique custom project, you can feel confident to stop now, and contact Phil. Through several communications, Phil understood our project beyond just the physical box. He understood the meaning of what it meant to us to be created, and shared our emotion in making it perfect. -- susan k

Keepsake Boxes
This piece is perfect in every way. Phil went over and beyond all expectations. This box is a burial box for our pet dog "Tofu". Phil handled this project very sensitively as he understood what it means to lose a pet. This is some of the best craftsmanship I have every seen. Communication was great and shipping was fast. No complaints. He even recommended the engraved name and paw print. So happy! Thank you Phil. -- Marc B

Keepsake Boxes
Beautiful piece. Thank you! Lindsay B

Black Walnut And Rock Maple End Grain Chopping Block
Phil did a tremendous job with creating the cutting board using photos of other boards and customizing the board exactly how I wanted it. He kept me updated with the progress and provided me with photos on the project. I would recommend using Phil for any project. -- Brian G

Keepsake Boxes
Box turned out awesome! Phil is very prompt in responding to inquires and really professional. Extremely happy with the final product. -- Hubert R

2016

Pens for Troops Project I wanted to reach out and say thank you for the pen. I've always liked the wooden pen and have a great appreciation for what you do. Your donation is greatly appreciated. -- Daniel

Thank you very much for the nice handmade pen. It was a nice treat to receive them all (one of our CPTs here was the point of contact), the only problem was picking out just one! Well the second problem is that this pen is too nice for over here! All kidding aside, thank you very much for the very nice pen and thank you for your service. --Andrew

Humidor Thank you for everything. -- Richard

Keeesake Boxes Thank you so much for the boxes. They are wonderful! Zachary and Matthew were surprised and I think the boxes really meant a lot to them. So, thanks for making our Christmas such a wonderful and meaningful day. Thanks again and take good care. If we are in the market for some wood working in the future, I hope you will consider helping us with it. -- Mo

I will definitely keep your name and site in mind. Beautiful work - so unique. -- Bernadette

Pens What a delightful surprise we just received when we got our mail. The pens are stunning!! And that they are personalized with our favorite scripture just makes them even more special. What a talented and thoughtful man you are! To think that someone thinks so much of us that they would do something so lovely for us is just amazing. We will treasure these beautiful gifts forever! -- Nancy and Ron

Table spindles and washer I got the spindles and washer today. They look great. -- Dave

Pet Urn This piece is perfect in every way. Phil went over and beyond all expectations. This box is a burial box for our pet dog "Tofu". Phil handled this project very sensitively as he understood what it means to lose a pet. This is some of the best craftsmanship I have every seen. Communication was great and shipping was fast. No complaints. He even recommended the engraved name and paw print. So happy! Thank you Phil. -- Marc

Shadowbox Frame Phil asked all the right questions to make sure that this project was made exactly as I wanted. He is very good at communicating both graphically and through text. He must really enjoy his work. -- Pamela

Wooden Skill Toy I absolutely loved the toy he made for me and he made every single part to the exact specifications that I requested. His communication throughout the project was far better than I would've expected from anyone on this site. His expertise is amazing, he definitely knew what he was doing. -- Spencer

Custom Cedar Keepsake Box Phil made me a beautiful cedar box that was exactly what I was looking for. I knew immediately he would be the perfect fit to make what I was looking for when he described in detail how he would build what I described, and which materials he could use to achieve the look that I wanted. His communication was always timely and very professional, and he was patient with me when I wasn't immediately able to respond to his messages/inquiries due to illness and a busy schedule. The finished product is just beautiful and turned out better than I first imagined it in my head. I am interested in having another cedar box made in the future, and I will definitely contact Phil when I am ready to do that. -- Lori

2014

Keepsake Boxes
[] I am so very happy with the final work product! This gentleman creates timeless pieces of wood that make beautiful gifts. My grandchildren will love these keepsake boxes. Thank you, Sir! -- Beatriz D

rebuild entertainment cabinet
Phil did a great job building out our old entertainmnt center and at a great price. -- Brian S.

Cedar Keepsake Box
No doubt Phil is a senior Craftsman for any project you bring to the table. Phil was extremely helpful and had many suggestions on making this project just right. He is very personable, communicative and caring for your needs. Being a perfectionist in woodworking myself and since I had Phil construct this build due to my complicated schedule, I must say after our first discussion I had no reservations that my project was going to be completed as if I did it myself. There is no question that his builds are as if he is making it for himself, and in return it did indeed turn out stunning... Not to worry whatever your project, I can tell you his work is extremely detailed and made with great pride. Phil also went out of his way for me to get additional input from his wife, considering I was having this project constructed for a lady co-worker that unexpectedly lost her husband. It was well packed for shipment and was received without a flaw. There is nothing negative I could say or find. Again, his pride is clearly seen through his work. I couldn't be happier. No matter what project you consider to design with Phil, I can tell you he will exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Christoper N. Monroe,CT --Christopher N

Stash Box Project
It's beautiful -- just beautiful! It was just what I wanted and came out better than I could have hoped! -- Jessy H

Wooden block ink stamps with carved picture Project
The final product was beautifully made. There are some changes I'd make that neither of us knew about at the time (need a softer wood), but it was a real pleasure working with Phil Rasmussen and he worked hard to meet a deadline, which I much appreciated. --Christina C

chris' Unfinished oak box for pistol, gift for Navy Off.
I will definitely work with Phil Rasmussen, the "Mountain Woodworker" again. if I need anything else made I am sure he will be the first I contact. The box I asked him to construct, with special instructions is absolutely fantastic. Flawless would be a thought I have when I look at it. It exceeded my expectations, and he followed my special instructions very carefully. My box is expertly put together, very reasonably priced, and its perfectly smooth and square. Even If there were some criticism I would offer, it would be to make the website more navigable. On several occasions I attempted to use the site on my smart phone, which did not work. There were also a couple occasions I could not read the private messages from the craftsman I was conversing with. All in all I am extremely pleased with the product, and I feel it was well worth what I paid for. I do believe some professional review of the custommade.com's website and its functionality would greatly improve my experience, but I will be back none the less. --Chris c

wooden shelf
I am so happy to have found this gentleman. He made an 8 foot floating shelf for my living room It is absolutely stunning, even better than what I expected. -- Jill P Pamela

Pamela's Shadowbox frame
Phil asked all the right questions to make sure that this project was made exactly as I wanted. He is very good at communicating both graphically and through text. He must really enjoy his work. --

Cedar Chest
Outstanding work and highly recommend. Amazing detail and quality of work. -- Spencer Cocanour

Custom Cedar Keepsake Box
Phil made me a beautiful cedar box that was exactly what I was looking for. I knew immediately he would be the perfect fit to make what I was looking for when he described in detail how he would build what I described, and which materials he could use to achieve the look that I wanted. His communication was always timely and very professional, and he was patient with me when I wasn't immediately able to respond to his messages/inquiries due to illness and a busy schedule. The finished product is just beautiful and turned out better than I first imagined it in my head. I am interested in having another cedar box made in the future, and I will definitely contact Phil when I am ready to do that. -- Lori

Japanese Getas Excellent professionalism. Kept me informed through out the whole project. Gave clear and concise diagrams of what he planned out for me. Detailed to the T! Would definitely recommend / go back for another project! -- Jason