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Ariele Alasko

arielealasko.com

Geometrically patterned in contrasting woods, Alasko’s custom wall panels are reminiscent of intricate quilts—and they look gorgeous above a mantle. She also creates inlaid headboards and tables. To visit the studio or commission a piece, email ariele@brooklyntowest.com. $$$(made in N.Y. / eco-friendly)

Associated Fabrication

72 N. 15th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Greenpoint; 718-387-4530; associatedfabrication.com

A digital-fabrication, Corian-fabrication, and architectural-millwork company serving architects, contractors, and artists, Associated makes high-concept objects and furniture. It also creates prototypes at any scale and builds 3-D models on many software platforms. The firm designed the interior of the Melissa store in Soho. $$$-$$$$ (made in N.Y.)

Benchmark Furniture Manufacturing

300 Dewitt Ave., nr. Bank St., East New York; 718-257-4707; benchmarkfurnituremfg.com

In its Brooklyn factory, Benchmark crafts custom cabinetry, closets, and kitchens and also upholsters, repairs, and refinishes furniture. Other products include smart-home technologies and stone counters, and staff can also customize furniture for your home. $$-$$$ (made in N.Y.)

Fifty Three Restorations, Inc.

3816 Skillman Ave., Long Island City; 212-566-1053; fiftythreerestorations.com

With a staff that includes an architectural conservator, master carpenters, and highly trained craftsmen, this firm has an extensive array of renovation capabilities. It is known for its masterful wood-window restoration and fabrication work. $$$ (made in N.Y.)

Gothic Cabinet Craft

104 Third Ave., at 13th St.(various locations); 212-420-9556; gothiccabinetcraft.com

Specializing in classic American woodworking, this store—which now has over 30 New York locations—began as a single shop in the East Village during the late ’60s. Items come in pine, birch, oak, and ash, and are finished in a choice of 20 stains. Most stores are staffed with draftsmen who work with customers to create anything from radiator covers to entire kitchens. $-$$ (made in N.Y.)

Greenwich Locksmiths

56 Seventh Ave. S., nr. Morton St.; 212-242-4646; greenwichlocksmiths.com

Owner Philip Mortillaro has led this full-service locksmith storefront since 1968, meeting all kinds of needs: key-making, lock installation, safe services. His expertise lies in antique keys and locks. $$

KeyMe

224 Fifth Ave., at 26th St., in the 7-Eleven; see key.me for other locations

The antidote to the $300-per-job locksmith, KeyMe lets you make a spare key for a mere $20. Head to one o fthe four kiosks in Manhattan, insert your key in the designated slot, and free of charge, a digital copy of your key will be stored along with a scan of your fingerprints. The next time you're locked out of your apartment, you can use any kiosk to print a new set. $

Little Wolf Cabinet Shop

1583 First Ave., nr. 82nd St.; 212-734-1116; littlewolfcabinetshop.com

The custom-made cabinets, libraries, kitchens, and entertainment units at this family-run shop hark back to Old World England and Renaissance France. Prices depend on size, the wood selected, and the number of carvings, arches, columns, and other frills. $$$ (made in N.Y.)

Manhattan Cabinetry

227 E. 59th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-750-9800; manhattancabinetry.com

The motto at this top-notch custom-furniture shop is “If you can imagine it, we can build it.” Its artisans might turn out a slick mahogany bar with a black-marble top, or all manner of beds, bookshelves, bureaus, and wall units. $$-$$$(made in N.Y.)

Nino Woodcraft Corp.

330 Tompkins Ave., nr. Greenfield Ave., eighth fl., Staten Island; 718-442-7491

Craftsman Nino LoSavio and his workers hand-carve parts to replace missing details in brownstones and woodwork, a service that is increasingly hard to come by. It’s no wonder high-profile clients like Madonna call on LoSavio for his singular expertise. $$(made in N.Y.)

Premium Millwork

43 Coffey St., nr. Dwight St., Red Hook; 718-422-7774; premiummillwork.com

Premium specializes in custom cabinets, kitchen and bathroom millwork, veneering, shelving, and freestanding furniture. The team here works with general contractors, architects, interior designers, and private clients. $$$ (by appointment only / made in N.Y.)

Radius Construction

201 Van Brunt St., at Seabring St., Red Hook; 718-243-0280; radiusconstruction.com

A design-build firm led by Marc Appelbaum, Radius (in collaboration with Bergen Street Studio) trans- formed a Boerum Hill auto-repair shop into a stark, gleaming residential triplex and won a Building Brooklyn Award for it. $$$ (by appointment only / made in N.Y.)

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