Are you trying to decide if buying custom is right for you? CustomMade.com subscriber Robert Sproll of Artisan Woodworking notes that most people who buy custom have projects with one or more of the following requirements.
1. Special Size Requirements
One size does not fit all. Placing large platters or displaying unique collectibles inside a [...]
CustomMade in For Makers
, The Pro Shop on March 30, 2010
Guest contributor Gene Nellis of Greater Yellowstone Furniture and Designs writes that after people find a root ball or tree stump they know will make a beautiful table or lamp he is often asked how to finish it. Here is the procedure he follows.
Cut the bottom in a plane perpendicular to the length of [...]
Seth in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers on March 10, 2010
Selecting the type of wood you want for your custom furniture or cabinets is exciting, but how do you pick the wood best suited for your needs? Guest contributor Robert Sproll of Artisan Woodworking offers some specific questions to consider for determining your requirements.
Do you need a wood to match particular surroundings? Do you [...]
Every Thursday, interior designer Sally Henninger shares her thoughts on design, furniture and the custom made world.
Like many passions, my love of interior design began at an early age. After receiving a dollhouse from an older cousin, I remember the excitement of being able to pick the furnishings and have something of my own [...]
Exotic Wood Furniture. Consider having your next custom furniture project custom made with exotic wood from Africa. “When people hear the word exotic they first think expensive, but that is not always the case. There are some that are absolutely gorgeous and reasonably priced.” Guest contributor Michael Huber of Chesapeake Cabinet and Woodworks strives to [...]
We asked subscriber Darrell Peart of Darrell Peart Furnituremaker to write about how he executes the features of Greene & Greene style. Mr. Peart delves into the details and reveals the importance of order, hierarchy, and time in the Greene & Greene style.
Designing and working in the style of Greene & Greene is all [...]
What is the relationship of the artisan to nature? What is the artisan’s responsibility to nature? Guest blogger John P. Rose of Custom Furniture Creations discusses the philosophy that guides his craft.
The main philosophy of Custom Furniture Creations is to create unique furniture that blends the beauty of nature with hand-craftsmanship. As a result, we [...]
“Now that you’ve bought that new flat-screen TV you face the problem: where am I going to put it?” If you’re facing this dilemma, guest blogger Tony O’Malley of Tony O’Malley Custom Woodworking has some suggestions for your consideration.
Your old TV was a chunky cube; the new flat-screen is a sleek elongated rectangle. Your [...]
Tiger maple tables, Birdseye maple furniture, Curly cherry, Flame birch. Guest contributor Bob Kloes of Kloes Custom Furniture shares with us what it is that makes the furniture made from these woods so unique.
Most all the furniture I have built and sold in the last 10 years has been made from one or more of [...]