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Toby Leary Fine Woodworking, Inc., designs and installs custom architectural details to custom home on Oyster Way in Osterville, Mass.

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Toby Leary, owner of Toby Leary Find Woodworking, was working on a custom home in Osterville, Massachusetts, when he got an unexpected visitor. Ellen Valentgast, a builder of custom homes in the area, wanted to see for herself the kind of work Leary was capable of. Impressed with his work, she invited him to bid on a spec home she was building on Oyster Way. Leary beat two competitors to receive the contract, and he and Valentgas set about to create a luxurious yet classic interior for a 6600 square foot home.

“The client was very involved in the design process,” says Leary. “We worked together to design the millwork, the casework, the vanities, really all the architectural details of the house’s interior.”

Based on his own extensive experience and the requirements of the client, Leary produced CAD drawings of all the work he planned to do. “The client had a great sense of their own taste,” says Leary. “They just didn’t know how to get there. We worked with them and presented drawings detailing how everything would look.”

The project was a major one, with the budget for woodwork alone coming in at just under $180,000. But the results are spectacular.

The cabinetry in the kitchen and butler’s pantry, the vanities in the bathrooms, and the built-ins in the mudroom are all soft maple. The countertops in the kitchen were made out of walnut. The standing trim throughout the home was poplar, and the floors throughout were plain-sawn white oak. The second story features a soaring octagonal ceiling fashioned out of sapele mahogany. Leary also constructed a built-in bookcase that adjoins the fireplace surround, which he also built.

The home received a great deal of interest, despite the downturn in the housing market, and it sold in a reasonable length of time.

Toby Leary specializes in interior woodwork and has worked on a number of high-end homes in the decade he has been in business. To find out more about Toby Leary Fine Woodworking, Inc., please visit his website at

About Toby Leary Fine Woodworking, Inc.

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Toby Leary Fine Woodworking is a full-service design, construction and building company specializing in high-end finish trim and custom casework. Established in 2003 by Toby Leary, the business has grown and is now operating out of an 11,000 square-foot facility at its headquarters in Hyannis, Mass. Toby Leary Fine Woodworking is the area’s direct source for fine architectural and woodworking services. Our staff includes designers, construction supervisors, custom furniture and cabinetmakers, and highly skilled finish-trim carpenters. Our professional and experienced team members also work with a number of local consultants and subcontractors to ensure that the client experience is a seamless process from concept to completion.

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