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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.

’70s house perfect for art collectors asks $1.1M

Plenty of wall space included

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: Dallas, Texas

Price: $1,065,000

For art lovers, a house isn’t just a house—it’s a blank canvas. Take This Bud Oglesby-designed stunner in Dallas, which is filled with ample opportunities for showcasing art of all kinds.

Now on the market for $1.065M, the 1978 design has luxe touches including white brick walls, refinished wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Walking in the front door, you’re welcomed into a cavernous open-plan living space with soaring ceilings and large white walls that span the room with plenty of space to hang art. A stylish steel staircase leads upstairs to a glassy bridge that overlooks the dining room.

 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s

At 2,644 square feet, the house dedicates most of its space to the living area, though it boasts two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and a spacious master bathroom. Downstairs, the rear of the house offers another winning moment, where...


Plenty of wall space included

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: Dallas, Texas

Price: $1,065,000

For art lovers, a house isn’t just a house—it’s a blank canvas. Take This Bud Oglesby-designed stunner in Dallas, which is filled with ample opportunities for showcasing art of all kinds.

Now on the market for $1.065M, the 1978 design has luxe touches including white brick walls, refinished wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Walking in the front door, you’re welcomed into a cavernous open-plan living space with soaring ceilings and large white walls that span the room with plenty of space to hang art. A stylish steel staircase leads upstairs to a glassy bridge that overlooks the dining room.

 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s

At 2,644 square feet, the house dedicates most of its space to the living area, though it boasts two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and a spacious master bathroom. Downstairs, the rear of the house offers another winning moment, where glass walls open up the kitchen to the patio.

Located 4043 Travis Street, this art collector’s dream home is now on the market for $1,065,000.

 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s

Via: Sotheby’s

Plenty of wall space included

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: Dallas, Texas

Price: $1,065,000

For art lovers, a house isn’t just a house—it’s a blank canvas. Take This Bud Oglesby-designed stunner in Dallas, which is filled with ample opportunities for showcasing art of all kinds.

Now on the market for $1.065M, the 1978 design has luxe touches including white brick walls, refinished wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Walking in the front door, you’re welcomed into a cavernous open-plan living space with soaring ceilings and large white walls that span the room with plenty of space to hang art. A stylish steel staircase leads upstairs to a glassy bridge that overlooks the dining room.

 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s

At 2,644 square feet, the house dedicates most of its space to the living area, though it boasts two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and a spacious master bathroom. Downstairs, the rear of the house offers another winning moment, where glass walls open up the kitchen to the patio.

Located 4043 Travis Street, this art collector’s dream home is now on the market for $1,065,000.

 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s
 Photo by Stephen Reed courtesy of Sotheby’s

Via: Sotheby’s


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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.