Tim Ziegler often finds himself biting his tongue. As the face behind Ziegler Woodwork and Specialty, he walks into homes and browses around stores and can’t help but notice the subtle imperfections of wood furniture. Tim can tell if a drawer is going to stick after a few slides, or if custom cabinets won’t match [...]
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 could actually make this?” But the talented makers on CustomMade never disappoint. One such customer, Carl J., came to CustomMade with [...]
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 [...]
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 would cost to have, let’s say, a custom bookshelf crafted for me. And if someone pressed me to come up [...]
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 lend a hand in actually building it. For CustomMade customer Lorenz, being heavily involved with the entire process of [...]
Written by Heather Bailey of CustomMade.com Maker Success Team.
At 12 years old, CustomMade maker Ron Corl encountered a problem. It was the late 1960’s and Ron discovered that he needed a case and shelving unit that would successfully store his 8-track player and his record player. After finding that no such piece of furniture [...]
Written by Heather Bailey, invaluable member of our Maker Success Team.
Take a gander at our home page, CustomMade.com. Notice the entire section devoted solely to unique creation stories? It’s the part of our homepage that’s constantly changing with new creation stories—and updates to ones in progress—added all the time. You’ll always see something different [...]
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 up with a new idea, and follow their dreams to New York City… except this tale doesn’t stop there and this [...]
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 have over 50 projects and counting in their portfolios. The more content you have, the higher your chances are of having a potential customer [...]
This article was written by CustomMade team member Tammy Kingan. Tammy is part of our Maker Success Team and wants to introduce all makers to the wonderful possibilities available to them on CustomMade.com.
I literally could not have asked for a more perfect weekend to be at the appropriately named Paradise City Arts Festival in [...]