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.

Restored 19th-century train station home asks $895K

Living in a piece of history

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Bloomingburg, New York

Price: $895,000

We’ll take one ticket to this amazing railroad-station-meets-house in Bloomingburg, New York. Terrible puns aside, this five-bedroom beauty is on the market, and it’s a stunning example of how a little creativity can turn an dilapidated building into a home.

The station was originally built in 1889 and abandoned in 1957. Over the years, the building fell into disrepair and became completely unusable until its new owners poured a lot of time and love into it. Today, the station looks like a Spanish villa set against New York’s rolling hills.

The house features a rippling Spanish clay roof that comes with a 75 year warranty and plays nicely with the brick patio out back. Inside, the floors are made from mosaic stone, embossed terra-cotta tiles, and oak.

The best details of the house are those that carried over from its time as a functioning station. The arched doors come with an Ontario & Western logo, and the walkways...


Living in a piece of history

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Bloomingburg, New York

Price: $895,000

We’ll take one ticket to this amazing railroad-station-meets-house in Bloomingburg, New York. Terrible puns aside, this five-bedroom beauty is on the market, and it’s a stunning example of how a little creativity can turn an dilapidated building into a home.

The station was originally built in 1889 and abandoned in 1957. Over the years, the building fell into disrepair and became completely unusable until its new owners poured a lot of time and love into it. Today, the station looks like a Spanish villa set against New York’s rolling hills.

The house features a rippling Spanish clay roof that comes with a 75 year warranty and plays nicely with the brick patio out back. Inside, the floors are made from mosaic stone, embossed terra-cotta tiles, and oak.

The best details of the house are those that carried over from its time as a functioning station. The arched doors come with an Ontario & Western logo, and the walkways are fashioned with railroad ties and spikes. Somewhere on the property, there’s an original railroad tunnel that was blasted in 1868. If that’s not a selling point, what is?

20 Harvest Road is currently listed for $895,000.

Living in a piece of history

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Bloomingburg, New York

Price: $895,000

We’ll take one ticket to this amazing railroad-station-meets-house in Bloomingburg, New York. Terrible puns aside, this five-bedroom beauty is on the market, and it’s a stunning example of how a little creativity can turn an dilapidated building into a home.

The station was originally built in 1889 and abandoned in 1957. Over the years, the building fell into disrepair and became completely unusable until its new owners poured a lot of time and love into it. Today, the station looks like a Spanish villa set against New York’s rolling hills.

The house features a rippling Spanish clay roof that comes with a 75 year warranty and plays nicely with the brick patio out back. Inside, the floors are made from mosaic stone, embossed terra-cotta tiles, and oak.

The best details of the house are those that carried over from its time as a functioning station. The arched doors come with an Ontario & Western logo, and the walkways are fashioned with railroad ties and spikes. Somewhere on the property, there’s an original railroad tunnel that was blasted in 1868. If that’s not a selling point, what is?

20 Harvest Road is currently listed for $895,000.


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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.