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, Maker Spotlight on August 2, 2012
Are you self-conscious about starting a custom furniture project based on your own inspiration or asking CustomMade artisans to modify their furniture designs featured in their CustomMade portfolios? What feels like a natural creative impulse to some, perhaps to most of our CustomMade fans, to others can feel like taking something beautiful and turning it [...]
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, For Makers on July 11, 2012
This article was written by Heather Bailey, team member and all around good person on our Maker Success Team.
It was Monday morning when I was struck by an unexpected revelation. I’ve been an employee at CustomMade for nearly three months. I’ve spent my days talking to makers, giving them tips for interacting with customers, [...]
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, Maker Spotlight on March 22, 2012
Listen carefully, the wood is talking.
Jacek Ryszka, designer and woodworker at J.R. Signature Creations, understands wood perfectly. He says the particular grain of wood is key to the success of a beautiful custom piece and knows immediately if a slab of wood will make a good coffee table.
From master chef to master craftsman, Jacek Ryszka [...]
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, The Pro Shop on December 21, 2011
This is the second part of a two part article written by CustomMade guest blogger Doug Turner of Turner Custom Furniture. Doug brings marketing tips to woodworkers through his own experience of running a successful, profitable custom furniture business in Atlanta, GA.
Part 2: Your Business Model Clean-Up Checklist
In the second half [...]
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, Our Favorite Custom Finds on November 29, 2011
It’s hard to make those bulky, clunky winter boots look cute. And happy feet are nice, but what about knock-out-drop-dead-where’d-ya-get-those-gorgeous feet?!?
Boot toppers are everywhere. Wearing something over the top of your boot—be it a rain boot, cowboy boot, riding boot, or bootie—creates a fun, decorative accent. It’s a unique way of updating the style [...]
Well, peel me a grape. The beautiful custom made Forsythia Chair would have made Cleopatra envious! I love the perceived movement in this unique piece. The ripple effect design forms an uninterrupted curve while structurally creating a natural, ergonomic arch (although I’m not sure if I want to sit on it, or simply run my hands [...]
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, Maker Spotlight on May 9, 2011
CustomMade designer Paul Turzio designs cabinetry and custom furniture for the entire home, including kitchen, bath, media room, library, bar, bedroom, built-ins and freestanding custom furniture pieces. Paul’s firm, Ideas & Solutions, has designed interiors and commercial spaces since 1984.
Paul’s service represents a design-through-installation experience that is attentive and patient, originally creative, and professional [...]