Refinishing Garage & Entry Doors

By wjkaiser – Nov 3, 2010

Matching Garage and Front Doors‎‎: Jody and Luis did the work on the front and garage doors as shown on his blog. We wished he had done our garage door 10 years previously. When we first got the door, we were told that it did not have the best quality wood for refinishing. So, we lived with an inferior finish on the door for the next 10 years, refinishing it three times over that period. The last time we had it refinished, it turned out the worse than the previous three attempts. So, Jody came in to save the day. He added such beauty to the door that we didn’t know could exist. The wood was perfectly fine. It was the approach and the finish that was poor quality. Plus, Jody refinished the front doors to match perfectly. We are very happy and satisfied customers. Thank you, Jody and Luis!!!!‎

Custom Kitchen Cabinet painting and glaze‎‎

By Ren – Aug 25, 2010

Wow-what a great job Jody did in our kitchen. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and a true artist! He was very patient while working with me to come up with the perfect finnish to create the exact look I wanted.Once we determined the look-Jody made sure that each and every cabinet piece turned out perfect! When a cabinet door or drawer did not meet Jody’s high quality control, he would just redo it until he felt it was perfect. Both Jody and Luis were a pleasure to have in the house and we are truley happy with the end result. Thanks Jody-you rock!!!!!‎

Kitchen & Pantry Cabinet Finishing‎‎

By redfern2 – Aug 9, 2010

Thank God for Jody! Our project would not have been a success without him! He is a versatile and talented artist who takes the time he needs to get the job done right! His years of experience and dedication to his work were evident from the moment we began discussing “our vision” with him.My husband is a General Contractor, and guilty of being a perfectionist! Jody had no difficulty living up to our expectations! AND, he just may be one of the most patient people we’ve met! Jody and his assistant, Luis, were delightful personalities to have in our home every day. The process that they go through from set-up, to masking off, to the spraying/sanding/spraying, to clean-up is an education in itself and we can’t recommend Jody Toole highly enough! Jody completed our newly remodel kitchen project last month, which entailed a colored and glazed finish in our pantry, and clear lacquered cherry cabinets in the kitchen. He very patiently worked with me to get the soft green color I was wanting for the pantry cabinetry, and hung in there through my “indecision” process until it had my stamp of approval. In the kitchen, we wanted to keep the beauty of the natural cherry, so Jody did a coat of Watco oil to enhance the wood grain and depth of color, then sprayed several coats of lacquer. He also had the idea to put an ebony stain on a cherry counter-top on a hutch, which looks fantastic! The cabinets in both rooms are just amazing and exactly what we envisioned! All our friends come over to admire and “feel” them! Thank you so much Jody & Luis for enhancing our little corner of the world! And Luis, we really do appreciate you sanding your fingers “to the bone”! The Redfern’s

john2ann‎ – Sep 16, 2009

Jody did a fantastic job of blending the perfect stain color for my new cabinets so they match other pieces – tolerating my fussiness with patience and good humor. Then he went through nine different steps of sanding and spraying until they feel like glass. I’ve already recommended him to friends.


Jody’s finishing‎ – District‎ – Aug 28, 2009

Jody has been finishing our custom wood cabinets (kitchens, bathrooms etc) and furniture for years and has done nothing but proffesional jobs for us. He always comes out and does exactly what is needed and never hesitates to come out to fix or touch up the jobs. He is the best in the business.


Wood Finishing – Jody Toole is a True Artist‎ – cjporter9‎ – Dec 4, 2008

Jody Toole, of Jody Toole Professional Finishing, has been bringing his artistry, product expertise and good character to my furniture and kitchen cabinet projects for over eight years. As a kitchen, bath and fitted furniture designer, I had almost lost heart, thinking that the art of true custom wood finishing was lost. But then I met Jody. With his eye for color, depth and detail, as well as his years of accumulated furniture finishing techniques and cabinet finish ideas, he is by far the most talented craftsman I have ever worked with – a true artist. In addition to his furniture finishes, whether for old-world furniture or the latest kitchen cabinet color trends, he is always up-to-date on eco-friendly products and application methods. Jody Toole Professional Finishes addresses all my concerns for green design in furniture, environmental issues, allergens and long-term maintenance of the finishes. My client’s kitchens, vanities, built-in bars and furniture not only look beautiful when he’s done, but they stay looking beautiful for years.


Cabinet finishing‎ – trangnguyen082003‎ – Dec 11, 2008

We love our new kitchen and cabinet. Jody’s work is fantastic, the work he did for us was finishing the surface of kitchen cabinet and one other cabinet in the master bedroom, the surface is supper smooth and flawless. We totally recommend to anyone who needs to do cabinet refinishing work.


From: Angie’s List
Member Name:
Helen Rose
Report Date: January 09, 2008
Description Of Work:
Prepared surfaces & finished my new cabinets in both my kitchen & bathroom with clear coat and stain, including masking.
Member Comments:
It went beautifully. Jody came up with what he called a “pickling” effect, in which he first applied clear coat, then brushed on light blue stain, followed by blowing an air hose over the surface and removing all but a small amount of the stain which remained in the grain of the wood. The effect was absolutely stunning, I’ve never seen anything like it before. He masked all areas completely, did no damage and cleaned up completely, leaving no mess whatsoever. He is meticulous in everything he does.


I really love the pictures of you in the middle of doing the work. Even though you work IS incredibly beautiful, your character, diligence and integrity are even more amazing. -C.P.




Jody Toole and Luis worked so hard on this project. The bookcase was 20 years old or more and stained a medium brown to fit into an English decor. They stripped the cabinet and stained it to look like weathered wood.

The collaboration on this project was pretty extensive w/the bookcase, the wainscoating and the suede on the walls. Each application required a lot of mixing and patience on Jody’s part. The outcome is spectacular with the cowboy/western motif anchored by the walls, wainscoating and bookcase.

Jody also did a remarkable job on my kitchen remodel 5 years ago. The country french weathered cabinets have held up marvelously. In this kitchen, Jody worked w/me to do 3 different finishes on the cabinets and island. The first for him was the black island w/red undertones – many tries, many mixes, much patience and the result was phenomenal. This look is still vogue in “painted” surfaces and still looks like new. — Bonnie Shimasaki