- 5/5 stars August 18, 2014
Greg made me a beautiful walnut urn for my dog Charles' remains. It took about a month and Greg communicated with me along the way when unexpected delays happened. The quality of the work is phenomenal and I encourage everyone with a loved ones remains to consider a custom urn from Studio G. -Kelley R.
- 5/5 stars August 14, 2014
Greg is talented, experienced, well-equipped, and easy to work with. His experience in Sketchup is valuable for specifying the piece in 3D. But be prepared to invest some money. -Mitch G.
- 5/5 stars April 16, 2014
Greg took our vision of a rustic mantel piece from fantasy to reality. It was a fun adventure; from picking out the reclaimed barn wood at an off the beaten path old timey shop, to working together on the design and getting emails of the drawings with insightful options for our project, Wow! We are very pleased and happy with the results! We will treasure the mantel piece he built us for a lifetime. A very satisfying investment indeed! -Melissa S.
- 5/5 stars April 10, 2014
Working with Greg was a super experience. Greg had good ideas for the king size wood and metal bed we commissioned. He took extra time to source local, beautiful madrone wood, listen to our wants and needs and ensure we were both happy with the design before proceeding. Installment payments made it easy and Greg kept us informed throughout the entire process. I heartily recommend Greg's design and craftsmanship. -Valerie G.
- 5/5 stars March 29, 2014
Greg designed a sliding bookcase that covers a hidden reading nook, and built it out of beautiful birch. It is still functioning flawlessly 4 years later and is the highlight of my son's room. Greg's cost was appropriate, and he was prompt with delivery and installation. Highly recommended. -Malina N.
- 5/5 stars January 19, 2013
Greg Simons has provided excellent quality service and product on a number of projects.
As an architect working in Portland, I have involved Greg on projects with very specific requirements. On a custom built staircase, Greg utilized parts made on a CNC mill to my exact specification, and installed in a short 3 day period. The quality was exact and the schedule and install time both came in below budget.
For a high end restaurant nearing completion, Greg was able to offer assistance to complete a long list of items that had been missed in the General Contractor’s bid. His willingness to work with the client at a crucial time and to complete items necessary for opening was immensely helpful.
I have also had Greg fabricate two separate custom millwork projects.
I enthusiastically recommend Greg’s product quality and service on high-end woodworking projects. -Ben H.
- 5/5 stars January 14, 2013
I came to Greg needing some unique tables for a trade show. Keeping with our company Mantra, the tables needed to be built from scrap or reclaimed wood.
Not only did Greg find enough scrap for 3 good sized tables, he combined and constructed them in a unique and beautiful way. Our employees loved the tables and we received many compliments on them during our show.
Not only is Greg a wonderful and skilled craftsman, he listened well when we were telling him what we needed, he got the concept from the first moment and came up with a beautiful design for us.
On top of it all, Greg went out of his way to complete the tables on a very tight deadline without sacrificing quality. I would use Greg again without hesitation and would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. -Chris M.
- 5/5 stars December 20, 2012
Greg was fantastic to work with! He complete the project quickly and beautifully. I thought the work was very fairly priced and am very happy with the finished product. I would recommend Greg to others and will definitely use him again. Thank you Greg!!! -Jody P.
- 5/5 stars October 23, 2012
Greg Simons is a fine, fine craftsmen but of a rare tradition using non-toxic materials, re-claimed wood and creativity from soulful to delightful. I would hire him again in an instant. -Malgosia C.
- 5/5 stars October 15, 2012
I have really enjoyed working with Greg - he does high-quality work, and delivered on time and within budget. In addition to that, he is very personable and was a pleasure to work with - I would definitely recommend him for custom wood & metal working projects. For my company's retail storefront space, he built a custom window display piece that came out great. He also did some prototyping of a custom chair project, and came up with a creative solution for a metal lamp base. -Rebecca P.
- 5/5 stars October 15, 2012
Greg was very easy to work with - provided excellent service, attention to detail and was able to provide a quick turnaround. We would definitely collaborate with him again - such a pleasure to work with! -Dottie N.
- 5/5 stars October 13, 2012
We had a metal awning made to protect the deck. It was completed in less than two weeks and the work was very precise and accurate to his specifications. It was powder coated the color of my house and it fits in with the design and you can't even tell its metal and it looks like wood. Its the best thing I have ever seen. It is as custom as an airplane. He knew exactly what to do where as other professionals did not to protect the deck. He knew the right guage of the material and the weight and the design to create a perfect project. His price was fair and I couldn't get a job done with so much knowledge out of anyone else; Greg is always on top of things. We always hire Greg for the craftsmanship and knowledge he has for his work. We would hire him again. -Adrienne L.
- 5/5 stars October 10, 2012
I've worked in tandem with Greg on several design projects over the past five years and can speak with confidence that our time together has always been well spent and has always resulted in beautiful finished work, all well within budget, and each piece very much to our mutual clients' satisfaction. Two memorable jobs: 1)Custom-crafted soft, upholstered pelmets for installation above living room, dining room, and kitchen windows - Greg and I worked with a local upholsterer to create modern and chic window coverings which added a special crowning touch to a few rooms in a North Portland home. The experience could have been harrowing, given how many hands were in the pie, but instead it was a real delight...with all parties working together to define style, dimension, craftsmanship and quality. Greg stayed right on top of second and third measurements, ensuring that everyone stayed on the same page. This was essential for a fine custom fit. These pelmets have stood the test of time, in terms of style and physical wear. Very happy with end product! 2)Custom-built Dining Table - Greg and I worked together with our client to define a style that she loved and would want around for a long time. She'd seen a particular style of table that she just couldn't quite afford...and she'd never seen the table in exactly the kind of color scheme she wanted (sort of earthy jewel tones). We worked together to define style and also color combination, created the perfect size and height of table for her smallish eating space, and then Greg went to town working and re-working the legs and other joining parts until it met our clients' expectations to the nth degree. When we saw the finished piece we couldn't help but feel a huge sense of pride...it was really beautiful, fit the bill as per style and color scheme, and we all knew it came out an heirloom piece! -Darci S.
- 5/5 stars October 9, 2012
Greg built a nice narrow shelf over my kitchen sink so I could get more lighting there. His design was nicer than I had pictured and it works beautifully. He also made an old kitchen exhaust fan work so that I can use it - very important to me. It would not shut off as there was a problem with the opening mechanism. He removed the outside vent and its mechanism and substituted a vent cover and new wiring that allows the fan to shut off. And kept costs down. -Judy P.