When I work for people I try to understand who they are and what pleases them. You have your own standards, of course, your own way of doing things, and you don’t want to compromise these, because otherwise the pride drains out of the work and you’re left holding just a check, which in the long run is worthless. Carpentry in general, and cabinetry in particular are all about proportion, symmetry, and the precise application of geometric principles to the joining of pieces of wood. When everything goes right, when line and figure combine harmoniously, all is plumb, level and square, and the joinery is accurate and sound, you feel that you have accomplished a goal. But you don’t want to be clinical about it, and you need to respect context, both of place and person. What you build has to agree with their spirit.