We needed a craft carpenter experienced with beautiful hardwood and distressed reclaimed timbers to come in on a tight schedule and completely deck out our new mobile catering trailer. Sander moved his schedule around and had himself and his crew in the Catskill Mountains do the job quickly, professionally, and beautifully. We got exactly what we asked him to do: Our mobile restaurant is sided now in rustic weathered reclaimed hemlock that Sander acquired, as well as cherry from his collection of hardwoods. Our business is doing great, thanks to our remarkably eye-catching trailer.
Black Forest Flammkuchen
Zen Carpentry built a beautiful loft in our apartment two years ago. It was built with beauty and perfection! Experienced carpenters have commented on the immaculate construction. It has held up exceptionally well. The guys worked very hard for us completing on time for me while my husband was away, and their dedication to the job left me feeling at ease - particularly in an area I don't know a huge amount about! All the guys working, including the owner, were genuinely lovely people who I enjoyed getting to know during the process of the building. We have recently moved to Brooklyn - and had to say goodbye to our beautiful loft! I would recommend Zen Carpentry to anyone looking for unique carpentry of timeless quality.
-Lucie H, Manhattan
I researched for months and finally came across Zen carpentry. The tiny previously useless room my two kids share is now transformed into a magical forest like oasis. The kids each have their own loft beds with unique tree trunks as supports. The tree trunks even have footholds for them to climb! They have custom desks, shelves of natural wood, and curtain rods so they can enjoy some privacy. I can't begin to explain how unique, beautiful and artistic the beds and desks are. Sanders came over the day after I called and we talked over the design. He incorporated all my ideas into a workable plan. A week later the crew was at my house! Kyle, who helped with the build, was kind and extremely creative himself. He made some hangers out of extra branches for my daughters necklaces, and put the footholds on the tree trunks for my son to climb. Though you will spend more than you would for a bed in a box, for what Zen Carpentry did the price was extremely reasonable, and it's local, so much more ecological, and will transform your home! Kira, Mother of two, Brooklyn, NY
I recently had a loft built by Sander from Zen carpentry for my 20 year old son. After viewing photos and a visit from Sander we agreed on a design. We were eagerly awaiting the final product. One week later we had a beautiful custom queen size loft. I told Sander that he outdid himself. The loft is amazing. It has doubled our space which is much appreciated, as city apartments can feel cramped. The room now has an open airy feel with a rustic touch, not to mention a woodsy scent that I wish would would stay for good.I would highly recommend Sander and Zen Carpentry for a custom loft. You will be thrilled with your new space, appreciate the attention to detail and enjoy a cozy new experience!
PLEASANT, FRIENDLY VIBE
“I couldn’t be happier with what these guys put together for us! It’s a platform loft bed...and it’s truly gorgeous. More importantly: it’s solid as a rock. I have been in it with my son, wife, and myself, and it doesn’t budge a millimeter. I could throw a dance party up there; seriously. These guys felt so trustworthy to me, and had such a pleasant, friendly vibe, I was stunned. I plan to hire them several more times in the year to come.”
—Patrick, Brooklyn, NY
"It was surprisingly hard to find a company to build an interesting sleeping loft. There are customizable dorm style structures galore, but very few with an actual 'design'. We were looking for something minimal and sleek, with a natural and organic feeling.
I came across Sander's site and it was the perfect match. The whole process was enjoyable and unique. Sander was very open to suggestions. It was fun to come up with ideas such as having the loft be irregularly shaped as opposed to a symmetrical rectangle. I suggested an actual tree trunk for added texture (and Sander found and cut one down upstate!). The result was a combination of rustic and modern that fits our cozy space perfectly."
“Fantastic work constructing my loft bed and night table. Your expertise and experience were very apparent the minute we started speaking. The cherry wood is gorgeous. Paying attention to detail was something I appreciated. Please don't hesitate to pass my info to anyone who would even question using you. I'm already brainstorming about the next project. I look forward to working with you again."