I was born and raised in Janesville Wisconsin and grew up with a keen interest in all forms of woodworking and other crafts and arts. I attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where I graduated with a BA in 1970. After that I moved out East to pursue a career in fine furniture making and cabinetry. In the past 42 years I have developed skills in many types of woodworking techniques and have built almost every conceivable type of furniture, cabinetry or architectural fixture. About 10 years ago my graphic art interest turned to airbrush painting and illustration. I have studied airbrush with 3 or 4 different top professional illustrators and artists, and have received a lot of pleasure simply applying my craft. 

      Today I am seeking woodworking projects that focus on large architectural details, kitchen cabinetry, and Art Deco, Art Nouveau furniture. In my capacity as an airbrush artist I am seeking commissions for portraits and also illustration projects.

      If there is any way I can serve your needs in these areas please contact me.










        “Michael intuits what the requirements are for a room or house and then he proceeds to produce the most masterful, exquisite creations, expressing the dreams of his clients in solid, tangible form. Working with him has been utterly joyful.”  Hannah & Yahuda Hanani

         ” Michael has wonderfully transformed our house into a showcase home with his work. The kitchen and cabinetry have clearly added value to our home while his furniture pieces will only appreciate with time. His work isn’t just a joy to behold, it’s a smart investment.” Eric & Lenore Baldwin.

          ” If I were as creative with words as Michael Costerisan is with wood, I could say in 30 words or less what a superlative craftsman he is. How about one word: incomparable.” Gene Shalit, NBC

           ” I want to thank you one last time for building my library. Words cannot express my complete satisfaction with the job. In addition to your superior craftsmanship, your attention to my complete happiness was most appreciated. You returned each call and you helped me in other areas of the house as needed without complaint. There is nothing I would have changed about the job. It is my dream realized.” David Krol