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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.

Mountain contemporary boasts epic views for $4.5M

And all the amenities of Steamboat’s Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club

Winter is in full swing, and while we could certainly go for a beach vacation, we also want to cozy up by the fire in this impressive ski chalet. The home is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a top-notch ski town known for epic tree skiing, amazing hot springs, and for a record of producing a high number of winter Olympic athletes.

About five miles from the ski resort, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath gem is called Moonlight Run. Forget your tired mountain clichés of antler chandeliers and taxidermy, this contemporary house shows what a modern ski home can look like.

The open-concept living area boasts 30-foot vaulted ceilings which provide an airy feel and unobstructed views of Steamboat Ski area. A towering, two-sided, angled fireplace takes center stage—when you’re not looking at the panorama—providing a sophisticated yet comfortable place to relax after a day on the slopes.

The 5,700-square-foot property features energy-efficient construction, a three-car garage, a second-story deck for indoor/outdoor living, and a large laundry room. Bathrooms are spacious with wood accents, and the...


And all the amenities of Steamboat’s Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club

Winter is in full swing, and while we could certainly go for a beach vacation, we also want to cozy up by the fire in this impressive ski chalet. The home is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a top-notch ski town known for epic tree skiing, amazing hot springs, and for a record of producing a high number of winter Olympic athletes.

About five miles from the ski resort, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath gem is called Moonlight Run. Forget your tired mountain clichés of antler chandeliers and taxidermy, this contemporary house shows what a modern ski home can look like.

The open-concept living area boasts 30-foot vaulted ceilings which provide an airy feel and unobstructed views of Steamboat Ski area. A towering, two-sided, angled fireplace takes center stage—when you’re not looking at the panorama—providing a sophisticated yet comfortable place to relax after a day on the slopes.

The 5,700-square-foot property features energy-efficient construction, a three-car garage, a second-story deck for indoor/outdoor living, and a large laundry room. Bathrooms are spacious with wood accents, and the bedrooms all include giant windows to take advantage of the snowy forest views.

Located in Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club, the house also provides access to 1.5 miles of Yampa River fly fishing, 900 acres of wildlife preserve, equestrian facilities, National Forest access, concierge services, an owners cabin, and the opportunity to join the ski-in/ski-out Alpine Mountain Summit Club.

Of course, we might just lounge by the fire all day. If that sounds like a plan for you, 33825 Meadow Creek Drive is on the market now for $4,495,000.

The living room features 30-foot vaulted ceilings, views, and access to a large deck outside.
A cool angled fireplace takes center stage in the open-concept living area.
The kitchen is sleek and minimalist, with an artistic and geometric light fixture hanging above.
The five bedrooms feature mountain views.
Bathrooms are spacious and use wood accents.

And all the amenities of Steamboat’s Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club

Winter is in full swing, and while we could certainly go for a beach vacation, we also want to cozy up by the fire in this impressive ski chalet. The home is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a top-notch ski town known for epic tree skiing, amazing hot springs, and for a record of producing a high number of winter Olympic athletes.

About five miles from the ski resort, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath gem is called Moonlight Run. Forget your tired mountain clichés of antler chandeliers and taxidermy, this contemporary house shows what a modern ski home can look like.

The open-concept living area boasts 30-foot vaulted ceilings which provide an airy feel and unobstructed views of Steamboat Ski area. A towering, two-sided, angled fireplace takes center stage—when you’re not looking at the panorama—providing a sophisticated yet comfortable place to relax after a day on the slopes.

The 5,700-square-foot property features energy-efficient construction, a three-car garage, a second-story deck for indoor/outdoor living, and a large laundry room. Bathrooms are spacious with wood accents, and the bedrooms all include giant windows to take advantage of the snowy forest views.

Located in Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club, the house also provides access to 1.5 miles of Yampa River fly fishing, 900 acres of wildlife preserve, equestrian facilities, National Forest access, concierge services, an owners cabin, and the opportunity to join the ski-in/ski-out Alpine Mountain Summit Club.

Of course, we might just lounge by the fire all day. If that sounds like a plan for you, 33825 Meadow Creek Drive is on the market now for $4,495,000.

The living room features 30-foot vaulted ceilings, views, and access to a large deck outside.
A cool angled fireplace takes center stage in the open-concept living area.
The kitchen is sleek and minimalist, with an artistic and geometric light fixture hanging above.
The five bedrooms feature mountain views.
Bathrooms are spacious and use wood accents.

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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.