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.

Mediterranean-style mansion with picture-perfect pool wants $3.7M

Located in Rancho Santa Fe, California

There’s a certain moment in spring when the weather turns abruptly cold, making you wish we could just fast-forward to the dog days of summer. When that moment hits, I look longingly at real estate photos of homes like this seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath mansion north of San Diego in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

At 10,162 square feet, the home deserves the mansion moniker, and to be fair California is packed with sprawling Mediterranean-style homes. This one has six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, multiple living areas, and a gourmet kitchen with a large double fireclay farm-sink and island.

But we just want to hang out at the resort-style pool. A vine-covered trellis protects an outdoor eating area and fireplace, perfect for entertaining or sipping cocktails. The pool itself is set inside large boulders with a hot tub and a natural looking waterslide. Palm trees and budding flowers abound.

Looking for some pool time? 6670 Calle Pequena is on the market now for $3,650,000.


Located in Rancho Santa Fe, California

There’s a certain moment in spring when the weather turns abruptly cold, making you wish we could just fast-forward to the dog days of summer. When that moment hits, I look longingly at real estate photos of homes like this seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath mansion north of San Diego in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

At 10,162 square feet, the home deserves the mansion moniker, and to be fair California is packed with sprawling Mediterranean-style homes. This one has six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, multiple living areas, and a gourmet kitchen with a large double fireclay farm-sink and island.

But we just want to hang out at the resort-style pool. A vine-covered trellis protects an outdoor eating area and fireplace, perfect for entertaining or sipping cocktails. The pool itself is set inside large boulders with a hot tub and a natural looking waterslide. Palm trees and budding flowers abound.

Looking for some pool time? 6670 Calle Pequena is on the market now for $3,650,000.

Located in Rancho Santa Fe, California

There’s a certain moment in spring when the weather turns abruptly cold, making you wish we could just fast-forward to the dog days of summer. When that moment hits, I look longingly at real estate photos of homes like this seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath mansion north of San Diego in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

At 10,162 square feet, the home deserves the mansion moniker, and to be fair California is packed with sprawling Mediterranean-style homes. This one has six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, multiple living areas, and a gourmet kitchen with a large double fireclay farm-sink and island.

But we just want to hang out at the resort-style pool. A vine-covered trellis protects an outdoor eating area and fireplace, perfect for entertaining or sipping cocktails. The pool itself is set inside large boulders with a hot tub and a natural looking waterslide. Palm trees and budding flowers abound.

Looking for some pool time? 6670 Calle Pequena is on the market now for $3,650,000.


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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.