Forbidden Fruit Designs

Here's what people are saying about my work.


Matthew B. a Cambridge physician
"Paul has made two bookcases, two tables, and a bookstand for me. His design is beautiful, traditional, and artistic. HIs workmanship is first class. This man and his work are a treasure.

Aaron Green, Classical & Flamenco Guitar Maker, Groton, MA
"Dear Paul,
Thank you very much for my magnificent gargoyle. I knew when I ordered it, I would be happy but you exceeded my already high expectations. As a fellow woodworker I can attest to your prodigious skill. Technically speaking the carving is just amazing but what I really admire how alive the expression on the face of the gargoyle is. He (pretty sure its a he) looks amused about something that hasn't dawned on anyone else....yet. I look at him everyday to see if he's going to let me in on the joke but so far, he's keeping his secret to himself.
As always it's a pleasure to work with you, I enjoy collaborating with other artists who possess such high standards and ethics. It's a wonderful thing when you feel like the other person really has your best interest at heart. I wish you all the success in the world and am looking forward to my next Paul Norman creation. Perhaps some furniture is in my future..."

Homeowner in Cambridge , MA
"I hired Paul Norman of SherpaDog Renovations to rebuild a large enclosed front porch which had been destroyed by carpenter ants! I was pleased by the variety of cost effective redesign options Paul offered. In the end I chose to add some ornament to my Victorian home. He replaced the exterior plain shingles with scalloped ones, designed a diamond pattern (instead of the common basket weave) for the exterior skirt of the porch, added wainscoting under the interior windows, built a beautiful wooden ceiling and installed casement windows. I was thrilled with the results. Paul's attention to detail and fine carpentry skills resulted in a porch much admired by my neighbors and friends. I recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable, conscientious and creative carpenter. I would definitely hire him again."

Sharon C. in Cambridge, MA
"I highly recommend Paul, based on my experience a few years ago, when he remodeled my kitchen from the studs out. It is a small kitchen that presented several challenges. Only a meticulous, resourceful and conscientious craftsman like Paul could pull it off. Years later, I continue to be aware of the quality of his work. Everything has held up beautifully, from the cabinetry, to the woodworking, to the maple floor he installed and finished perfectly and several small innovations that have made the space more functional. Obviously, I have great respect for Paul's talents and his approach to his work."

Mark H. in Lincoln, MA
"Paul's sense of design, craftsmanship, and commitment to quality yielded outstanding results for cabinet repair and refinishing he performed at our house. The work was begun and completed when promised which made working with him a pleasure."

Chis F. in Boston, MA
"Paul is a stand up guy. He helped me with my flooring install. I'd recommend him to anyone needing a flooring job as he is one of the hardest workers I've ever seen."


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