What our clients are saying…

The mantle looks fabulous and we have gotten a lot of compliments.  It  was a pleasure working with you.  It is very difficult to find  reputable contractors that care about their craftsmanship.  It was  refreshing to have a professional complete our mantle project.  If  you ever need a reference I would be glad to provide very good  feedback.  I will send some pics once I finish the paint job.  Thank  You.

Clay Robbins
River Plaza, NJ

We recently had a bar and custom shelving built for our Pool Table room by Blackpoint Woodworking. Based on our desires and room size , the project had to be perfect. When looking for a professional wood craftsman, I found Blackpoint easily on the internet. Clearly the website is beyond the competitions, so I was quickly impressed. We hired Robert instantly after our initial meeting because he came and listened to what was important to us, (i.e. look, finish, due date). He kept in contact with us throughout the entire development process, making multiple visits to ensure the final stain color was not ok, but perfect! The finished project was absolutely what we had hoped!! A small bonus to this project is the fact that Robert does not disrupt your house and is very neat with his work. This industry is a true art and Robert’s talents make the difference. We will definitely work with Robert again in the future and also recommend him to our friends!!
Tim & Greta Kerner
Belford, NJ

Dear Robert,
Thank you so much for your fine craftsmanship in building our table and bookcases. We appreciate the care and concern you took to make our loft look fabulous. Thank you also for the bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ll certainly enjoy it!

Charlie & Pam Horner
Somerset, NJ

Dear Robert,

Lisa and I can’t thank you enough for all the care and pride you took in our window seat. We love it! Your workmanship, as well as your work ethic are to commended. Thanks again for “completing” our home with such a fine bench.

Robbie & Lisa
Tinton Falls, NJ

We want to thank you so much for the radiator covers that you designed, built and installed. They have brought new life to our tired living room. We were not only impressed with your craftsmanship, but with your professionalism and your genuine interest in wanting to help us create a more beautiful living space. You even came up with the idea of making one of the covers into a bench for extra seating. It was truly wonderful working with you. We will recommend you to everyone we know and will definitely come to you for future projects. Thanks again!

The Dal Pra Family
Red Bank, NJ

Dear Robert,

Now that our business is concluded, I just wanted to send a short note thanking you for a job well done. You were exactly what I was looking for to make some much needed improvements to my cabinets. Not only were you up to the challenge for this unusual job but you came with enthusiasm as well as a most professional air about you. You were extremely diligent and kept to your timetable in completing the job. The result is completely awesome, we could not be happier with the finished product.

I would happily recommend you to my friends for any future work as I found you to be a true “craftsman” who certainly knows cabinetry. Again, thank you and I look forward to working with you again sometime in the future.


Susan Kumm
Middletown, NJ

We recently remodeled a smaller-sized bathroom and wanted a cabinet built with specific dimensions so as to maximize floor space. There was another twist, however, in that we wanted to place the cabinet over an existing laundry chute such that we retained the functionality of the chute but kept it “off limits” to our toddler. We contacted Blackpoint and Robert promptly came over to assess the project. We needed to coordinate the build and installation of the cabinet with the other remodeling going on in the bathroom and Robert made every effort to work it in seamlessly. Though our general contractor could never seem to get things done on time, Robert always made every effort to accommodate both his ever-changing schedule as well as changes we made here and there to our design. And once construction of the cabinet began he gave us regular updates so we knew where the project was at all times.

In planning the cabinet, Robert really listened to us and made every attempt to incorporate our ideas into the design. He carefully went over a computer-generated “blueprint” of the cabinet with us, which really helped us to visualize what the finished product would look like. And the plan included a clever solution to our laundry chute problem.

As for the workmanship itself, his attention to detail is unmatched. He spent considerable energy on getting the stain of our cabinet just right so that it would match the vanity and mirror. He also went the extra mile and incorporated an aesthetic detail from our vanity into the cabinet. The installation was perfect – if it weren’t for the difference in color of the cabinet and wall it would look like a built-in!

We our very pleased with our entire experience – our beautiful (and functional) cabinet that matches our vanity and mirror so perfectly that it looks like the furniture was purchased as a set AND the way in which Robert handled the process. It was so nice to actually enjoy working with someone on a home improvement project!

We wholeheartedly recommend Blackpoint Woodworking and hope the need for custom work arises in the near future so we can work with Robert again!

Jason Montez
Rumson, NJ

I just wanted to let you know how much I love my new built-in in the laundry room. I am very impressed with your ability to turn my “vague concept” of what I wanted into exactly what I had pictured in my mind. I have been involved in many home improvement projects over the years and none have gone so smoothly, on-schedule, and with an outcome that exceeded expectations! You were a pleasure to work with and I will happily recommend you to any of my friends looking for high quality design and construction. Thank you.

Linda Decelle
Rumson, NJ

Dear Robert,

I want to thank you again for giving new life to my daughter’s hand made bench. The idea to turn it into a toybox for my grandaughter was a dream that you made a reality. This project became just as special to you as it was for me! We all love it.

Barbara Texido
Marlboro, NJ

“I am so pleased with my new bookcases! Ours was a very unusual install – custom bookcases for a sailboat, where there were few straight edges or symmetrical lines. We also wanted the bookcases to fit in with the existing woodwork and not look like they were “added on”. I was concerned about how such an unusual request would turn out, but needn’t have been – you did a wonderful job! The bookcases look beautiful, and your design for the slide out fronts makes access easy but holds the books securely in place. Thank you!”

Melissa Foster
Oceanport, NJ

“Hi Robert,
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how thrilled we are with our beautiful new cabinet. Alan and I both appreciate all the time that you spent working with us on the design to come up with something that was not only aesthetically pleasing, but also supremely functional. The piece brings to mind the William Morris quote—Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. It is certainly both of those things! It was a pleasure working with you.”

Heather, Alan, and Madeline Vieiro
Locust, NJ

“The bookshelves and cabinets you built in the downstairs room are such a lovely focal point for the room.  You did a superb job.  I moved my desk and the file cabinets out of that room and we bought some furniture to fill it.  Fern bought an oak sleigh bed type couch which looks just splendid down there and we moved a number of antique pieces in, some of which had been stored in the attic.  You really have to come over to see it.  Bottom line is, it wouldn’t be nearly as wonderful a room without the understated elegance of your craftsmanship.  You’re marvelously talented. Hope to see you soon.”

Sterling and Fern Foster
Middletown, NJ

“The fireplace mantel and bookcases/cabinets you created for our family room are gorgeous.  Their effect on the room is pronounced; the atmosphere is cozier and the fireplace is now a true focal point.  We so appreciate that you worked around our schedule, you were dependable regarding site visits and the final installation, and you possess an attention to detail that made the bookcases/cabinets blend seamlessly into the room.  Without hesitation, we would recommend your services to anyone.”


Mike & Ann Haley
Whitehouse Station, NJ 

“Blackpoint Woodworking provided us with a beautiful, custom built, cherry wood shelf mantel to grace our fireplace. Our request was somewhat unusual, as our brickface fireplace was without a mantel when we purchased the home and previous attempts to have a mantel custom built by other companies resulted in no response. With a rapid response to our questions, attentiveness to our suggestions and quick turnaround of a flawless piece of work, we consider Blackpoint’s service and talent to be excellent”

A happy Blackpoint client
Franklin Park, NJ

“Blackpoint Woodworking’s owner, Robert Lafferty, has made me several custom pieces of furniture. My favorite is the jewelry armoire. This recent creation truly exemplifies Robert’s artistry. He was able to take my imagination and design something three dimensional that is a true picture of my tastes. Robert took his time to engineer this piece so I would be happy and get the results I was looking for. You can feel the hard work that went into the intricate detail of the furniture. This is proof of his love for what he does and that he is a Master of his trade. Thank you Robert for what you create.”

Mary and Tom Gleckner
Freehold, NJ

“I just wanted you to know what a pleasure it was and is to work with you. You came to our house, talked with us, took pictures of our rooms, our collections and helped us determine the best location and style for our shelves. Your time and personal attention to our needs was extremely helpful and the outcome reflects all the energy and skill put into our project. We are extremely pleased with your work. The shelves are durable (they stood up beautifully to a little mishap we had – I thought they would be crushed, but barely a scratch), and they are beautiful (even my mother-in-law likes them). We have had numerous compliments and proudly display our collections!”

Thanks again!
The Pugliese family
Red Bank, NJ