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.
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Adding artwork to your home is a lovely way to improve the interior design. The beauty of art is that it’s timeless and can transform the look and feel of any room in your house. Art is also a talking point, sparking conversations with guests. It’s also just nice to look and admire, perhaps acting...

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Winter is usually a time to relax and get comfortable at home, but now the Christmas decorations are away, this could be the perfect opportunity to add a little vibrancy to your nest. And with more time spent at home, there’s little reason not to.  Photo by Huseyn Kamaladdin from Pexels Paint your walls or...

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Everyone who moves in asks themselves the question “What packaging materials do I really need?” Given the fact that in most cases mistakes are made whether by over-purchasing materials or in the absence of suitable packaging materials that may get you in trouble. Consult your moving company and see how they could help. So how...

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The post Finding The Right Packing Materials appeared first on . Christmas is over and now is the time to enjoy a new year and make a fresh start. 2021 is a time for change and although the pandemic isn’t over it brings new opportunities for many of us at home and at work.  If you want to make a fresh start in the home...

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I’m sharing my living room today, now that we finally were able to finish the wallpaper project that I began before Christmas! We began by installing a chair rail in the room and decided to add wallpaper over it. First, let me claim that I am in NO way a wallpaper expert. This is the...

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Five Delightful Outdoor Seating Options to Plan for Spring Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels.   It’s never too early to start thinking about, and planning for, those lovely long summer days and gorgeous evenings. And, if you have even a little bit of outdoor space to call your own, you want to be ready to...

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Pexels – CC0 License Make something from wood, and it’ll last for years. Make it from stone, and it’ll outlive you and perhaps the whole of human civilization – or at least, that’s what we’ve been taught.  It turns out, though, that homes tend to fall apart much more rapidly than people imagine. When you...

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I work at a beautiful venue in N. Bethesda, Maryland. The Mansion at Strathmore was built in 1899 for the Oyster family, and was sold to Charles Corby in 1908. In 1943, it was conveyed to St. Mary’s Academy, who developed the mansion as a convent and school named St. Angela Hall. In April 1977,...

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Fix Your Home for Christmas with These Tips Image Credit Can you feel it waft in the cold air? Another Christmas is here, and it is time to put your home in perfect condition for the season. The holiday is a great time to relax and have time off, but it can also be very...

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Living in a regular property can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. No matter how hard you try you never seem to be able to get on top of all your chores. You’d love to be able to relax, but there’s always more to be done. It’s a nightmare.  In this post, we take a...

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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.