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 and Brew Fest. BBQ champions from across the state pulled out all the stops and competed in four delectably different [...]
Have you ever considered pallets as a source for beautiful reclaimed wood for custom furniture? Here is CustomMade CEO and Co-founder Mike Salguero’s contribution to the Stylelist Home blog from 1/24/12. Be sure to follow him on Stylelist as he continues to spread the custom word!
People might think pallets are strictly for moving furniture, [...]
If you’re doing your homework before you invest in custom furniture or custom made cabinetry, you may have encountered descriptions of sample pieces that specify who did the casework for the project, particularly if you’re looking at a home remodel where multiple artisans may have been involved. Although you might not find the term “casework” [...]
She knew exactly what she wanted to get him for Christmas:
They were at a fair the other weekend, and they both spotted this extraordinary animal-shaped cutting board…it was one of those stop-you-in-your-tracks-and-make-you-look-twice things, definitely not your typical kitchenware. Jocelyn was instantly inspired, both by the cutting board and by her husband’s joyful reaction to [...]
Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand, an organization that empowers independently-owned businesses and seeks to give local businesses a louder voice in their communities, highlights some independent CustomMade affiliated businesses to look out for this holiday season…
If you really want to make an impression this holiday, buy that someone special a unique gift that [...]
A custom kitchen island can be a very versatile feature and offers unique opportunities to solve many storage, use, and traffic problems for your kitchen space. If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen or just adding some new touches, here are a few options to consider for your own kitchen island.
When you consider having something custom made for the kitchen, usually your first instinct is to look at beautiful handcrafted cabinetry. That is a solid investment in the enjoyment you will receive from the most popular room in your home. Here are a few things you’ve probably never considered having custom made that belong in [...]
Guest blogger Randall Bowling, wood artisan, of Go Figured Fine Furniture.
Has the Artisan Muse ever toyed with your emotions? You become distracted and feel driven with a passion to create something useful, but it must have that certain, special look – nothing else will do. And then you’re left procrastinating your project from a [...]