Best of Boston

1981 Best Cabinetmaker

Michael O’Shea, Newton Cabinet and Furniture

O’Shea is among the last of a breed that’s giving way to discount building-supply houses and plastic furniture: a craftsman who’ll make home visits. “I really enjoy cabinetmaking,” says O’Shea, who’s been in the business for six years, “and I do a good job.” His favorite material is cherry (“Soft woods dent too easily”), and will do most any “variation on a rectangle” that is related to furniture or cabinetry.

Cambridge, 617-864-8877,