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.

Bright red prefab home could pass for a modern barn

Looks can be deceiving

From a distance, this red house by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos looks like a barn. Up close, there’s nothing rustic about the modern modular design.

The architects designed the house in San Jose de Maipo, Chile, as a lovely study in contrasts: bright red in a natural, green setting, simple shape with some unexpected twists. The home comprises two forms that were brought together to create a spacious multi-story structure. The two prefab modules have parts of their mass subtracted to create a double-height entryway and covered terrace.

Peering through the window you can see a floating staircase that leads up to a loft-like second story. The architects created the illusion of permeability by cladding the home’s top window with a pattern of metal material.

Inside second story looking out window

Via: Designboom


Looks can be deceiving

From a distance, this red house by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos looks like a barn. Up close, there’s nothing rustic about the modern modular design.

The architects designed the house in San Jose de Maipo, Chile, as a lovely study in contrasts: bright red in a natural, green setting, simple shape with some unexpected twists. The home comprises two forms that were brought together to create a spacious multi-story structure. The two prefab modules have parts of their mass subtracted to create a double-height entryway and covered terrace.

Peering through the window you can see a floating staircase that leads up to a loft-like second story. The architects created the illusion of permeability by cladding the home’s top window with a pattern of metal material.

Inside second story looking out window

Via: Designboom

Looks can be deceiving

From a distance, this red house by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos looks like a barn. Up close, there’s nothing rustic about the modern modular design.

The architects designed the house in San Jose de Maipo, Chile, as a lovely study in contrasts: bright red in a natural, green setting, simple shape with some unexpected twists. The home comprises two forms that were brought together to create a spacious multi-story structure. The two prefab modules have parts of their mass subtracted to create a double-height entryway and covered terrace.

Peering through the window you can see a floating staircase that leads up to a loft-like second story. The architects created the illusion of permeability by cladding the home’s top window with a pattern of metal material.

Inside second story looking out window

Via: Designboom


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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.