Welcome to Made by CustomMade

Every day people and Makers collaborate on CustomMade to create one-of-a-kind products. Thousands of distinct creations have made their way into so many peoples' lives and many of these products are i

CustomMade scholarship winner: Michelle King

Last December, CustomMade received an influx of submissions from scholarship hopefuls vying for a chance to be granted $1,000 toward college, university or trade school tuition or books. While the com

Ring in the New Year with Refinery29 and CustomMade!

We're kicking off 2013 on the right foot... or should we say hand? We've partnered with Refinery29 - the fabulous content, commerce and community site that gives women a lens to discover their own per

David Musty and His Putters

David Musty isn’t a pro golfer - he’s not even a scratch golfer - but the man can putt. David also isn’t someone who found a gimmick to turn a quick profit in the golf industry. David is, first and fo

Holiday Swag - How to Raise the Gifting Bar with Custom

Is it just me, or do you feel like the craze of holiday shopping gets worse and worse each year, but the gift options all stay the same? Socks, ties, coffee... we've seen it all before. Pull yourself

An entire reclaimed room - Déjà hewn all over again?

Watching the Antiques Roadshow recently, I was reminded how important the stories behind our possessions can be. One way of getting excited about furniture is to have it custom made by a talented artis

Reblog of a Wonderful Creation Story... from one of our Great Investors!

Here's an awesome story and experience that Chris Fralic of First Round Capital shared on his blog, nothingtosay.com. You can check out the post originally here, or read on and scroll right to see how

An Unconventional Engagement Ring

When CustomMade customer, Mike, was shopping for an engagement ring for his sweetheart, he knew he wanted something a little different than the standard designs that he saw in most stores; however, he

Guest Post: “My Top Three Myths About Custom” by Ann McDonald, Founder/CEO, Couture Chateau

As the Founder of Couture Chateau, I tackle myths about custom daily. The truth is I love this discussion because it opens a door to share my passion for the intentionally made. Here are the three thi

A Bed Fit for a Princess: Custom Children's Furniture

To celebrate her daughter's fifth birthday, CustomMade customer Kristie knew she wanted to do something extra special. Her daughter, lover of pink and princesses, required a new bed with unconventiona

Custom Science for 7th Graders

Every so often, a customer comes to CustomMade with a truly challenging project. Something that is so outside the box that even our employees have to think “IS there really someone out there who cou

Celebrating BBQ with CustomMade

BBQ and Beer. These two delightful American staples are a favorite way to beat the summer sizzle. The small town of Deer River, Minnesota celebrated both last Saturday at the 3rd Annual Deer River BBQ

Educating the Consumer: Budget and the Mind of the Customer

Written by Maker Success Team member Heather Bailey. Having something custom built is a new experience for most people. I must confess, before I began working at CustomMade, I had NO idea how much it w

Stephen and Lorenz's Excellent Adventure: A Maker and Customer Collaboration Story

Written by Heather Bailey of CustomMade's Maker Success Team. It €™s not often you have the opportunity to see how the furniture you fill your life with is built. It €™s even more rare when you get to

A CustomMade Employee’s First Experience as a Custom(er)

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 employe

We DIG the Underground

Another great article written by Tammy Kingan from the CustomMade Maker Success Team. It happens in 65 cities across the US with an average of 750 attendees per city and 1200 new participating artists

"Thank You Recession" — How Two Artists from Michigan Revitalized their Community

Written by CustomMade's Maker Success team member Tammy Kingan. It could be the plot of a Hollywood movie: A young couple struggling to start their lives together get hit by a massive recession, come u

How to Optimize your CustomMade Portfolio

This article was written by Heather Bailey, Maker Support team member at CustomMade.com. Adding work to your portfolio is vitally important to gaining visibility on the site. Our most successful makers