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Lakota Custom Designs

Solid Wood, Custom Furniture and Accents, Handmade Just for You and Your Home!



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Recent Customer Reviews and Testimonials

"We are so incredibly thrilled with the pieces you built for our home.  Your craftsmanship and attention to detail make these pieces equal in quality and in beauty.  We get compliments from all our guests on how beautiful the pieces are and what character they add to the living room. We are so happy with all the pieces, but are mostly thrilled with the exceptional bookcase and bench. The are wonderful to look at, but equally as functional, allowing us so much more storage space. We just LOVE LOVE LOVE this furniture!
"And as always, you are polite, efficient, quick and thorough to respond to any questions. You are a pleasure to work with and hey, just a nice guy all around :) We can't wait for you to do another project and recommend you to all our friends. Thank you again for the care you put into the furniture in our home.  You are the best!!
"Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas!
"All our best."

Mike and Diane C. of Stoneham, MA

"I received the TV stand tonight and wanted to let you know that it's exactly what I had in mind and looks great!  Thank you-thank you!  Such nice work!  It was packaged extremely well too!  Thank you very much for all your detailed work.  I will be sure to let you know if I need anything else down the road."

Jennifer W. of Toms River, NJ

"We received our custom wine rack a few days ago and just love it!  It looks great and it fits perfectly in our cabinet. Thanks again so much for all of your time and hard work in creating our piece!  We really appreciate it and may be calling on you again soon for another project in the house!"

Juli V. and Chuck B. of Chicago, IL

"Lakota Custom Designs built a custom oak dresser/bookcase for my bedroom. The design was my concept and Lakota Custom Designs formed the concept into a wonderfully functional piece.  The quality of the construction is outstanding.  Attention to detail is their trademark.  All through the process LCD provided excellent communication and info regarding the progress.  Iím very pleased with the workmanship and the entire development process.  I will definitely contact Lakota Custom Designs the next time I need a new piece of woodwork."

Edward M. of Hudson, MA

"Thanks again for a job well done! The radiator cabinet fits perfectly into the space, and we're really pleased with the way it looks. In addition to the fine craftsmanship of the finished piece, we were really impressed by the quick response and high level of service that you provided throughout the process. You're at the top of our list for any future projects!"

Cyndi and Jeremy S. of Waltham, MA

"We are so incredibly happy with the craftsmanship, eye appeal and value of the four radiator covers you custom built for us!

"We moved into our older home 6 years ago with chipped paint all over each of our radiators. I have been search for radiator covers ever since we moved in.  Every time I did a search, I was completely unhappy with either the professionalism of the company or handyman, or the style, quality or price of the covers advertised...that is, until I stumbled upon your website!! Immediately, I was excited when I saw your covers were custom made, designed with solid wood and no metal grills!  There was a testimonial on your site (Martha of Lowell) that described my situation quite similarly.  I read how happy she was, and I was committed to working with you.

"Your response to my inquiry was professional and prompt.  I greatly appreciated your listening ear in what I wanted, and equally as well, your professional recommendations in style and different options for adjustable feet to the covers. Just as Martha described, you took great care and time in accurately measuring and discussing options that would be best for our home.

"I greatly appreciated the progress pictures you'd send us and your overall professionalism in your communication, promptness and dedication to create exactly what we wanted for our project; this is so refreshing and such a rarity.  The covers you made for us have truly added beauty into our home. After 6 years of a long and grueling search...I can honestly say, 'I am SO HAPPY!' Thank you, Jeremy!  We are looking forward to our next creative adventure with you!"

Kerrie and Kevin O. of Shrewsbury, MA

"Working with Jeremy of Lakota Custom Designs was an absolutely stress-free and reassuring experience. He asked all the right questions until he understood exactly what we were looking for and made some excellent suggestions to make the finished product even more perfect. The workmanship, the materials, the fit and finish and the overall excellence of the library bookcase truly exceeded our expectations, especially in light of the comparitively modest price for such a well-crafted piece of furniture (because at the end of the day, that's what it is!)."

Bob F. of Longmeadow, MA

"The radiator covers look and work great! Thanks again! We look forward to using your service again in the future..."

Kyan T. & Koffi B.H. of Medford, MA

"For several years, I searched the internet for quality wooden radiator covers. The sources I found required that I send precise measurements for each radiator, not easy and totally intimidating when dealing with 90 year old steam radiators. I finally discovered Jeremy of Lakota Custom Designs. It sounded perfect.

"I called and Jeremy was terrific, fitting his schedule into my work schedule, driving early one evening all the way from Mansfield, MA to Lowell, MA to measure my funky 90 year old steam radiators with professional efficiency and a smile.  Although they looked similar, not one of the seven radiators had the same dimensions.  Several tricky issues were solved though Jeremyís thoughtful and skilled suggestions. While the radiator covers were being constructed, Jeremy kept in touch sending emails and photographs, and offering a few new excellent recommendations.

"About five weeks later, Jeremy delivered and installed new custom designed solid wood radiator covers transforming my ugly 1920s paint-peeling radiators into cabinetry. Carefully painting them to match the existing Dutch Colonial white woodwork, the final solid wood radiator covers have a beautiful handcrafted built-in look. I love them. Thank you so much."

Martha M. of Lowell, MA

"We recently purchased two pieces of high quality furniture from Lakota Custom Designs.  The bookcase and wall unit were expertly crafted to our specifications. Both were made of real wood--not particle board. It's great to add handmade furniture to our home at factory prices. We look forward to working with them again in the near future. Thanks Lakota Custom Designs!!!"

Richard & Darlene of Springfield, MA

"I have had three pieces built by Lakota Custom Designs. Each needed to fit an exact size. The first was a radiator cover for an old steam radiator. The piece was finished in 2 days, made out of the best wood, fit over the radiator perfectly and actually looks like a piece of furntiure. The second was a bench box for our entry hall. It needed to be built specifically to fit the hallway without getting in the way. This piece was done in three days, including 3 coats of varnish. Again, only the best wood was used, (no particle board), the opening lid has extra reinforcements and is a beautiful piece of furniture.

"The third piece is a shelf unit for our bathroom (you know to hold all those things that end up all over your bathroom counter). Again, Jeremy at Lakota Custom Designs was given the size of the area that I had to work with and the color I would like it to be and in 7 days it was in my bathroom and filled. Everything from Lakota Custom Designs is of the highest quality craftmanship and stock. All peices have been made to order to my specifications, (it's great not having to take what a furniture store thinks you want and being able to get exactly what you want.) I am in the process of planning my next order with Jeremy at Lakota Custom Designs, and the next, and the next..."

Kathy F. of Mansfield, MA


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"My husband purchased an absolutely lovely Victorian cabinet for my birthday, from Lakota Custom Designs. It looks exquisite in our Victorian living room. I worked very closely with Mr. Lakota on many of the details, from the color of the stain to the cedar which lines the center shelves, where I store my fine table linens. I am thrilled with this latest purchase. Thanks again Lakota Custom Designs!!!"

Darlene L. of Springfield, MA

"The pieces I purchased were beautifully handcrafted. Superb attention to detail, awesome customer service, creative ideas and suggestions. I'll be ordering more soon. Quick turn around time and great prices too. They can't be beat!"

Cathy S. of Ludlow, MA

"As an avid DVD collector, I found the furniture industry provided very few options for high capacity media racks. Furniture stores looked at me like I had 3 heads when I ask about one, and everything I found on the internet was poor quality (fiber board), needed assembly and high prices. I mentioned my dilemma to Jeremy, owner of Lakota Custom Designs, who offered to build me a pair of racks to my specifications. From my internet search I found a design I liked but wanted to change a couple of features to make it more usable for my living space; I also wanted one rack to hold roughly 500 DVDís and the other about 300. The design process of the first rack took about 3 days to complete. Jeremy provided pictures through the build process and I was able to pick up the rack in about 9 days completely stained and dried.

"The second rack was the same style so the complete rack was done in about 9 days. Together, I saved well over $200 on my racks when compared to the internet stores and the quality is outstanding. The personalized service I received from Lakota Custom Designs was like nothing I have ever received when purchasing furniture and I would highly recommend to any of my friends and my family. I plan on ordering some end tables for my deck next spring!"

John C. of Palmer, MA

Custom furniture: Microwave stand and counter-top organizer.

Microwave Stand: Relieve counter clutter with creative, extra storage space under and around your microwave.

Custom furniture: Nursery dresser with quick-grab top drawer.

Nursery Dresser: Solid wood, a future heirloom, and something to hand down to your own family some day. Colonial-styling makes this piece look like an antique already.


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Custom, Modular Library Wall with Adjustable Shelving

Library Wall with Adjustable Shelving: Turn a wall into a room's focal point with a modular, custom shelving solution. Save thousands of dollars (and hours) when compared to messy, on-site building.

Poplar media cabinet for holding CDs and DVDs

Media Cabinet: Custom sized to hold many parts of a media collection that included CDs and DVDs. Click to see the inside.

Bookcases to surround a fireplacePair of Bookcases: Custom sized to fit the space just right.  Click to see a close up.

Custom, handmade media console with bun feet, all adjustable shelving, hidden hinges, raised panels, a cloth face center door for a hidden speaker, vented backing, and much more.

6 Foot Wide Media Console: Raised panel doors, bun feet, hidden hinges, and adjustable shelving are just some of the features of this beautiful piece. Click here to take a look inside!

Custom furniture: White wainscoted radiator cover for a wainscoted dining room.

Wainscoted Radiator Cover: A beautiful, handmade radiator cover for a formal, wainscoted dining room. The missing piece of the room's decor.

Custom furniture: Maple vanity for half bathroom

Solid Maple Vanity: Custom made for a small flat-bottom sink that is in a half bathroom.

Custom, handmade platform bed with upholstered, removable backrests and headboard.

Platform Bed: Custom bed with upholstered, removable backrests and headboard.

Custom, handmade long storage bench

Six-Foot Wide Storage Bench: This bench includes two bays for storage and a separate lid to access each bay. Custom built to fit just right in that alcove. Click here to take a look inside!

Angled Modular Bookcase: Built to fit a 135 degree angle wall. This bookcase was finished in red mahogany stain with a satin top coat.

Angled Modular Bookcase: Built to fit a 135 degree angle wall. This bookcase was finished in red mahogany stain with a satin top coat.

Custom furniture: Stand for Cable Box: Handmade to house a cable box. Customized to give the cable box enough air space for proper ventilation.

TV Stand for Cable Box: Handmade to house a cable box. Customized to give the cable box enough air space for proper ventilation.

Custom table: Modern and contemporary solid, white maple pedestal table with removable base.

Custom Table with Pedestal  Base: Modern, solid maple kitchen/dining table that seats nine. Perfect for evening coffee or a holiday feast!

Custom furniture: A television stand in golden oak stain.

TV Stand: This television stand is part of a 3-piece set that includes a long bookcase and a small bookcase. All pieces were finished in golden oak stain to match.

Custom furniture: Classic bookcase.

Bookcase: Not just for books, bookcases are a great place to show off and store anything of yours that fits inside.

Custom furniture: Clear pine lazy susan.

Lazy Susan: Built from clear pine and left sanded but unfinished so the owner could do something "artsy" with it.

Custom furniture: An 8 foot wide bookcase with beaded overhang trim for the top.

8 Foot Wide Bookcase: This bookcase also includes custom-made, beaded overhang trim for the top to match a coffee table that is already in the room.

Custom, handmade poplar spice cabinet.

Poplar Spice Cabinet: Hidden hinges and plenty of shelving make this the perfect place to store spices. Click here to take a look inside!

Radiator Cover: Moving in to an older home doesn't mean that you have to live with the sight of radiators. Go from eye sore to eye catching!

Radiator Cover: Moving in to an older home doesn't mean that you have to live with the sight of radiators. Go from eye sore to eye catching!

Custom furniture: 3 foot poplar tray

3-Foot Poplar Tray: Solid, edge-joined hardwood makes for a very handsome ottoman tray.

Custom furniture: Window treatments add privacy and class in a way that is lot easier to dust!

Window Treatment: Add privacy and class in a way that is a lot easier to dust!

Custom furniture: Counter-top organizer for the bathroom.

Counter-Top Organizer: This bathroom has much less clutter now that a counter-top organizer has been added to it.

Custom furniture: A classic drawer with finger pull for the interior of a cabinet.

Finger-Pull Interior Cabinet Drawer: You can add a drawer to most cases or cabinets. Just ask!

Custom furniture: Painted radiator cover and extra shelf

Radiator Enclosure: Cover your radiator and add a functional shelf at the same time.




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