Blog Mid-Century He builds it I finish it

He builds it I finish it

By Katherine Millan, December 5, 2023

I first hired Jason to build a built-in cabinet at my Portland house several years ago. He told me from the get-go that he’ll build it but I have to finish it (or someone else). Anyone who knows me knows I’m not afraid of some hard work. Fast forward, my husband and I have been in our Milwaukie home for just over 5 years now and we’ve commissioned Jason for a handful more of projects. Specifically with Sapele wood. I love the appearance of Sapele grain when it is finished and it’s been a beautiful addition to my midcentury kitchen!

Now he does not do email or smartphone but I love working with Jason because he’s so detailed, asks many questions about the project, measures twice, reasonable rates and has a quick turnaround!

My most recent project is the fridge cabinet and because it went to the ceiling, we needed to add something over the oven so the cabinet matched. Viola a wine rack. Now my husband has asked him to build some special record cabinet, can’t wait to see how that turns out!

If you need a carpenter project, Jason with CustomOne Cabinetry is your guy. Five zero three 621-3737 and tell him you read my blog!

Katherine Millan

Broker | OR


Originally from coastal Georgia, Portland has been my home since 2001. I am the wife and daughter of military veterans. Married to an Oregon native, we raised our blended family in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood in SE Portland. I have a background in the legal field and a degree in Administration of Justice from Portland State University which has helped cultivate an attention to detail and open communication style that is collaborative and transparent. My work with Living Room Realty started over 10 years ago as an administrator where I helped meet many of the challenges of growing a company while staying true to our community-focused values that set us apart. I am proud to have played a key role in helping Living Room become the first real estate office on the West Coast to be B-Corp certified. Ask me about it! As an agent, my primary goal is to ensure my clients find the right house for their needs. As a people person, if I can build relationships that go beyond closing, I'm doing it right. I’m always looking for someone to drag to one of my favorite gardens with me! When I’m not geeking out over houses, I love live music, cooking and dining, community festivals, backyard gardening, visiting neighborhood gardens, hiking and visiting the Oregon coast.
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