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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Renovated Palm Springs pad is party-ready for $995K

The 1949 residence was once home to actress Joan Davis.

Once home to ’50s television actress Joan Davis

This midcentury residence is located in Palm Springs’ Movie Colony East neighborhood and also has some Hollywood pedigree to boot. Built in 1949, it was once the home of Joan Davis, a television actress from the ’50s. Since then, the 1,632-square-foot three-bed-three-bath has been completely renovated, but many of its charming vintage qualities remain.

Tucked behind a gate and a lush wall of hedges on a private corner lot, the Case Study-style house features a one-story construction topped by a gently sloping roof. The interiors are bright white, and, in the open-plan living room, characterized by a wall of glass that provides direct access onto the quintessential desert backyard. A modern open kitchen and dining room complete this space.

The master suite enjoys indoor-outdoor access thanks to sliding glass doors and clerestory windows, while the two additional bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, too. All three baths are completely new. That’s not to say that there aren’t things we wouldn’t change. For one, the carpeting in the living room needs to go, and balancing the white-hot interiors with some color is a must.

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The 1949 residence was once home to actress Joan Davis.

Once home to ’50s television actress Joan Davis

This midcentury residence is located in Palm Springs’ Movie Colony East neighborhood and also has some Hollywood pedigree to boot. Built in 1949, it was once the home of Joan Davis, a television actress from the ’50s. Since then, the 1,632-square-foot three-bed-three-bath has been completely renovated, but many of its charming vintage qualities remain.

Tucked behind a gate and a lush wall of hedges on a private corner lot, the Case Study-style house features a one-story construction topped by a gently sloping roof. The interiors are bright white, and, in the open-plan living room, characterized by a wall of glass that provides direct access onto the quintessential desert backyard. A modern open kitchen and dining room complete this space.

The master suite enjoys indoor-outdoor access thanks to sliding glass doors and clerestory windows, while the two additional bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, too. All three baths are completely new. That’s not to say that there aren’t things we wouldn’t change. For one, the carpeting in the living room needs to go, and balancing the white-hot interiors with some color is a must.

But the spectacular grounds more than make up for these missteps. Perfectly manicured and landscaped, the backyard boasts a pool and spa designed by Lance O’Donnell as well as a concrete patio protected from the sun by the overhanging roof. Tall hedges provide privacy, while framing views of the mountains. Located at 1400 Tamarisk Road, the home is offered at $995,000.

Courtesy of HK Lane Christie’s

The 1949 residence was once home to actress Joan Davis.

Once home to ’50s television actress Joan Davis

This midcentury residence is located in Palm Springs’ Movie Colony East neighborhood and also has some Hollywood pedigree to boot. Built in 1949, it was once the home of Joan Davis, a television actress from the ’50s. Since then, the 1,632-square-foot three-bed-three-bath has been completely renovated, but many of its charming vintage qualities remain.

Tucked behind a gate and a lush wall of hedges on a private corner lot, the Case Study-style house features a one-story construction topped by a gently sloping roof. The interiors are bright white, and, in the open-plan living room, characterized by a wall of glass that provides direct access onto the quintessential desert backyard. A modern open kitchen and dining room complete this space.

The master suite enjoys indoor-outdoor access thanks to sliding glass doors and clerestory windows, while the two additional bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, too. All three baths are completely new. That’s not to say that there aren’t things we wouldn’t change. For one, the carpeting in the living room needs to go, and balancing the white-hot interiors with some color is a must.

But the spectacular grounds more than make up for these missteps. Perfectly manicured and landscaped, the backyard boasts a pool and spa designed by Lance O’Donnell as well as a concrete patio protected from the sun by the overhanging roof. Tall hedges provide privacy, while framing views of the mountains. Located at 1400 Tamarisk Road, the home is offered at $995,000.

Courtesy of HK Lane Christie’s


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.