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.

Picture-perfect renovated Victorian asks $6.5M

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Location: Riverside, Connecticut

Price: $6,549,000

From its perfectly balanced facade to the thoroughly updated interiors, this circa-1900 Victorian in the Riverside section of tony Greenwich, Connecticut is a treat for the eyes. Upon entering the home past the wraparound porch, you’ll find an impressive marriage of traditional character—Pilasters! Coffered ceilings! Moldings!—with contemporary styling and polish, courtesy of a renovation and expansion in 2009.

The open kitchen and family room area comes with a generous island, as well as numerous windows and French doors opening up to the backyard. The lot is relatively modest at 0.65 acres, enough space for ample lawns, manicured gardens, and a stone terrace made for entertaining.

What the property lacks in estate it makes up for in sheer house. There are seven bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, and five fireplaces spread over 6,228 square feet and four floors. The bottom level comes with a play room, exercise...


Your Friday eye candy

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: Riverside, Connecticut

Price: $6,549,000

From its perfectly balanced facade to the thoroughly updated interiors, this circa-1900 Victorian in the Riverside section of tony Greenwich, Connecticut is a treat for the eyes. Upon entering the home past the wraparound porch, you’ll find an impressive marriage of traditional character—Pilasters! Coffered ceilings! Moldings!—with contemporary styling and polish, courtesy of a renovation and expansion in 2009.

The open kitchen and family room area comes with a generous island, as well as numerous windows and French doors opening up to the backyard. The lot is relatively modest at 0.65 acres, enough space for ample lawns, manicured gardens, and a stone terrace made for entertaining.

What the property lacks in estate it makes up for in sheer house. There are seven bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, and five fireplaces spread over 6,228 square feet and four floors. The bottom level comes with a play room, exercise room, and tons of storage.

Located at 30 Club Road, the property is asking $6,549,000.

Your Friday eye candy

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: Riverside, Connecticut

Price: $6,549,000

From its perfectly balanced facade to the thoroughly updated interiors, this circa-1900 Victorian in the Riverside section of tony Greenwich, Connecticut is a treat for the eyes. Upon entering the home past the wraparound porch, you’ll find an impressive marriage of traditional character—Pilasters! Coffered ceilings! Moldings!—with contemporary styling and polish, courtesy of a renovation and expansion in 2009.

The open kitchen and family room area comes with a generous island, as well as numerous windows and French doors opening up to the backyard. The lot is relatively modest at 0.65 acres, enough space for ample lawns, manicured gardens, and a stone terrace made for entertaining.

What the property lacks in estate it makes up for in sheer house. There are seven bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, and five fireplaces spread over 6,228 square feet and four floors. The bottom level comes with a play room, exercise room, and tons of storage.

Located at 30 Club Road, the property is asking $6,549,000.


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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.