The Custom Furniture Business: Creating Beautiful and Timeless Designs
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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.

Truck Surf Hotel is an expandable roving retreat for wave chasers

#Vanlife is over. #Trucklife is here.

It was only a matter of time before something came along and dethroned #vanlife. Sleeker and more spacious, #Trucklife could just be the next high-end vagabond phenomenon.

The Truck Surf Hotel is a roving surfing retreat built out of a renovated Mercedes Actros truck that rides around Portugal and Morocco in search of the best waves. Think of it as a compact terrestrial cruise ship. Every morning, the captain (er, driver) parks the truck within view of the ocean. A breakfast buffet awaits passengers when they rise—a necessary amenity for travelers who will spend the day catching gnarly waves.

Picnic table inside truckSurf Truck Hotel
 Surf Truck Hotel
Bedroom inside truckSurf Truck Hotel

And lest you think sleeping in a truck isn’t plush enough, this Mercedes Actros is tricked out with a hydraulic system that allows the walls and ceiling to expand when parked, creating a legitimately roomy space for up to 10 wave-chasing travelers. All told, the truck has five bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and shower.

Pricing starts at $728 a person for a week-long adventure in Portugal and $590 a person for a week in Morocco.

Via: Inhabitat


#Vanlife is over. #Trucklife is here.

It was only a matter of time before something came along and dethroned #vanlife. Sleeker and more spacious, #Trucklife could just be the next high-end vagabond phenomenon.

The Truck Surf Hotel is a roving surfing retreat built out of a renovated Mercedes Actros truck that rides around Portugal and Morocco in search of the best waves. Think of it as a compact terrestrial cruise ship. Every morning, the captain (er, driver) parks the truck within view of the ocean. A breakfast buffet awaits passengers when they rise—a necessary amenity for travelers who will spend the day catching gnarly waves.

Picnic table inside truckSurf Truck Hotel
 Surf Truck Hotel
Bedroom inside truckSurf Truck Hotel

And lest you think sleeping in a truck isn’t plush enough, this Mercedes Actros is tricked out with a hydraulic system that allows the walls and ceiling to expand when parked, creating a legitimately roomy space for up to 10 wave-chasing travelers. All told, the truck has five bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and shower.

Pricing starts at $728 a person for a week-long adventure in Portugal and $590 a person for a week in Morocco.

Via: Inhabitat

#Vanlife is over. #Trucklife is here.

It was only a matter of time before something came along and dethroned #vanlife. Sleeker and more spacious, #Trucklife could just be the next high-end vagabond phenomenon.

The Truck Surf Hotel is a roving surfing retreat built out of a renovated Mercedes Actros truck that rides around Portugal and Morocco in search of the best waves. Think of it as a compact terrestrial cruise ship. Every morning, the captain (er, driver) parks the truck within view of the ocean. A breakfast buffet awaits passengers when they rise—a necessary amenity for travelers who will spend the day catching gnarly waves.

Picnic table inside truckSurf Truck Hotel
 Surf Truck Hotel
Bedroom inside truckSurf Truck Hotel

And lest you think sleeping in a truck isn’t plush enough, this Mercedes Actros is tricked out with a hydraulic system that allows the walls and ceiling to expand when parked, creating a legitimately roomy space for up to 10 wave-chasing travelers. All told, the truck has five bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and shower.

Pricing starts at $728 a person for a week-long adventure in Portugal and $590 a person for a week in Morocco.

Via: Inhabitat


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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.