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.

Historic castle by the sea asks $2.1M

Photos by Wayne Capili/Interface Visual

Check out the panoramic views from the square tower

If you’ve ever wanted to live in your own castle, check out this four-bedroom, two-bath beauty in Pacific Grove, California. Known as the “Captain’s Castle,” the home was constructed in 1883 by Everett Pomeroy, a college professor and church organist. Pomeroy built the structure as an homage to his ancestor’s castle, the Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon, England.

Located just steps from Monterey Bay, the 2,356-square-foot home features a square corner tower which offers a bird’s eye view of the water. The exterior also boasts gargoyles, gables, and battlements, while inside the home’s you’ll find an array of stained glass windows. Hardwood paneling, high ceilings, and built-in cabinetry create a warm and inviting space, and a Victorian style parlor has a brass-faced gas fireplace, an antique chandelier, and paneling with jewel-toned insets.

The bedrooms are situated on the second floor, all with more stained glass windows. But perhaps the most captivating feature is the third-floor paneled tower room with windows on three sides that allow for panoramic views. The property has served...


Photos by Wayne Capili/Interface Visual

Check out the panoramic views from the square tower

If you’ve ever wanted to live in your own castle, check out this four-bedroom, two-bath beauty in Pacific Grove, California. Known as the “Captain’s Castle,” the home was constructed in 1883 by Everett Pomeroy, a college professor and church organist. Pomeroy built the structure as an homage to his ancestor’s castle, the Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon, England.

Located just steps from Monterey Bay, the 2,356-square-foot home features a square corner tower which offers a bird’s eye view of the water. The exterior also boasts gargoyles, gables, and battlements, while inside the home’s you’ll find an array of stained glass windows. Hardwood paneling, high ceilings, and built-in cabinetry create a warm and inviting space, and a Victorian style parlor has a brass-faced gas fireplace, an antique chandelier, and paneling with jewel-toned insets.

The bedrooms are situated on the second floor, all with more stained glass windows. But perhaps the most captivating feature is the third-floor paneled tower room with windows on three sides that allow for panoramic views. The property has served as a vacation rental in the past, and 106 7th Street is on the market now for $2,149,000.

Photos by Wayne Capili/Interface Visual

Check out the panoramic views from the square tower

If you’ve ever wanted to live in your own castle, check out this four-bedroom, two-bath beauty in Pacific Grove, California. Known as the “Captain’s Castle,” the home was constructed in 1883 by Everett Pomeroy, a college professor and church organist. Pomeroy built the structure as an homage to his ancestor’s castle, the Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon, England.

Located just steps from Monterey Bay, the 2,356-square-foot home features a square corner tower which offers a bird’s eye view of the water. The exterior also boasts gargoyles, gables, and battlements, while inside the home’s you’ll find an array of stained glass windows. Hardwood paneling, high ceilings, and built-in cabinetry create a warm and inviting space, and a Victorian style parlor has a brass-faced gas fireplace, an antique chandelier, and paneling with jewel-toned insets.

The bedrooms are situated on the second floor, all with more stained glass windows. But perhaps the most captivating feature is the third-floor paneled tower room with windows on three sides that allow for panoramic views. The property has served as a vacation rental in the past, and 106 7th Street is on the market now for $2,149,000.


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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.