Seth in Company News and Info
, For Customers on July 18, 2010
As seen on Chris Baylor’s blog, “Woodworking,” on About.com.
“Are you a commercial furniture builder or are you thinking of selling a piece or two? Perhaps you have some unique designs that you think would sell online?
Here’s a site you might find interesting. CustomMade.com is a site by woodworkers, for woodworkers. It [...]
CustomMade artisan Brandon Morrison of whyrHymer writes about a magazine shot opportunity gone awry and the chair that survived it all.
whyrHymer’s “Big Break” by Brandon Morrison As seen on whyrhymer.wordpress.com, 11/17/2009
The importance of not being attached to an outcome is the backbone of contentment. This I know.
In mid October I was contacted [...]
As you may remember from last week, our president Mike was in attendance at the 2010 Furniture Society Conference, where he presented Alexander Krutsky of AK Woodworks with a free Premier subscription plan on CustomMade.com for a full year. Today, history was made as Alex was kind enough to visit us here at our base [...]
Guest blogger and artisan Steve Williams of John Samuel Custom Cabinetry takes us through the process of creating his latest project, a contemporary bow front vanity. My latest project is a contemporary bow front vanity for a client in Manhattan. It’s a relatively small piece ( 36″ wide by 34 3/4″ high by 17″ deep ) that [...]
Seth in Company News and Info
, For Makers on June 22, 2010
Our friends over at LumberJocks.com have just announced their Summer 2010 Woodworking Awards! This is a contest (sponsored by CustomMade.com, Rockler, Woodcraft, Dremel, and Fine Woodworking) is by woodworkers and for woodworkers. You can only enter one project, and the only way to vote is if [...]
Pedro in For Customers
, For Makers
, Maker Spotlight on June 14, 2010
CustomMade followers may have noticed someone familiar on the cover of the latest Fine Woodworking magazine, issue 213, July/August 2010. That’s CustomMade artisan Tony O’Malley of Tony O’Malley Custom Woodworking. Readers may recall that in February, Tony faced off with Gary Striegler of Craftsman Builders of Fayetteville, AR, in Fine Woodworking’s “Built-in Build Off.” The [...]
If you are in the market for furniture and are wondering if a custom-made piece is truly a better value when inexpensive mass-produced furniture is so readily available in retail stores, make sure you are getting all the facts. This segment from ABC’s Good Morning America from 2006, featuring woodworker Stewart Crick and author Jennifer [...]
Solid wood furniture, guest blogger Erik Braunitzer of Harden Furniture writes, “we have made it through some of the worst of the current economic decline and downtime, and he would like to take a moment to discuss with the readers of the CustomMade blog why the industry continues to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]