The success and reputation of my business rests on the quality of my work. Precision, customized cabinetry is what I do best. A strong sense of pride in my work and seeing my customers happy with my finished product is my ultimate goal.

“…thank you for the incredible job in our office and setting up my own personal office. I love working here every day, and I can only rave about your work whenever given the chance. You are a master craftsman as well as a good guy.”

Dr. David E.

San Mateo

We spent about a year searching for a cabinet to hide our new flat screen TV, with no luck. When we talked about having something custom made we remembered meeting John several years earlier, and at that time, noticed and admired the workmanship on his kitchen cabinets, which were just beautiful, and learned he was a cabinet maker and had made these himself.
So we stopped by his shop a few months ago to discuss the possibility of his building a cabinet for us. He listened to our needs and made several suggestions, offering to come by our house and see for himself what might work. He took measurements and came back within a couple of days with a plan, including the type of lift that would work. Over the next several weeks, he kept in touch and had us stop by as work progressed on the cabinet to make sure we liked how it was looking, and to talk about any changes that might be needed.
We are very happy with how the cabinet turned out, it looks beautiful, hides the TV perfectly, with no hint on the outside as to all the components that are hidden on the inside! It is obvious that John loves his work, and the challenge of coming up with a plan that will work for his customer’s specific needs.
We definitely recommend his work, and love the idea of supporting a local craftsman.
Marcella M.

San Mateo, CA

Based on Yelp reviews, I contacted Trag’s Woodwork to re purpose a unique candlestick holder into a lamp.  John accepted this snail project, and completed, including assembling my lamp.  A tour the shop and review of John’s portfolio reveals craftsmanship and an eye for detail.  We look forward to John design several pieces for our new home.

C L.

Danville, CA

We highly recommend John for the quality of his work.  He took out a shelf in our entertainment center and we now have a 40″ HDTV in its place.  He also adjusted two other shelves which we can now put to use.  John worked with our schedule and communicated very well with us on this job.  We consider John’s work an investment in our home and we are very happy because of it.

Rose D.

South San Francisco, CA

We highly recommend John for the quality of his work.  He took out a shelf in our entertainment center and we now have a 40″ HDTV in its place.  He also adjusted two other shelves which we can now put to use.  John worked with our schedule and communicated very well with us on this job.  We consider John’s work an investment in our home and we are very happy because of it.

Rose D.

South San Francisco, CA

I was looking for someone to do  a really little random job. I needed to get a flush mount brass ring put into a flooring piece that goes to the crawl space under our house. When it was built, it was never put in and it made getting under the house a hassle. Anyhow, i typed in woodwork, san mateo , to Yelp and found John at Trags Woodwork. He was very, very  nice (I know when it’s a really really tiny job…most people won’t even return your call!) He listened and agreed to help me out. I took it to his shop (which is really neat and well kept) and he was able to put it in for me the same day. (my son loves building and he even gave him a couple of pieces of wood to take home and build with.) If I ever needed any work done, I would recommend John. He was great. It’s hard to find that kind of service today. I agree with Todd’s review, that John is someone who enjoys what he’s doing.

Hope T.

San Mateo, CA