Are you concerned that cheap retail furniture, in price and quality, is eroding support for custom furniture design and traditional craftsmanship? If you’re familiar with CustomMade, you’re likely aware of CustomMade’s mission: spreading the custom word and bringing together artisans and consumers who understand the value of fine craftsmanship. When we hear about others who [...]
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, The Pro Shop on January 2, 2012
Guest contributor CustomMade woodoworker Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft, Inc.
I often sit in my 1760 farmhouse daydreaming about how craftsmen created the home’s hand-hewn beams, posts, pegs and wide plank floors and doors. I think about the hard work required to fell the trees and shape the wood into useable, structural, materials which [...]
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 [...]