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.

Modern brick home is a patterned beauty

Brick house sitting on green lawn.JAG Studio

Simple materials used to impressive effect

Sometimes a house can be as simple as a box made from bricks. This home in Quito, Ecuador, elevates that spirit to gorgeous effect.

Designed by Estudio 2850 for a family of three, the low-slung, rectilinear volume stretches across the site, encased in a playful pattern of bricks, steel, and glass.

The front door opens onto the living room with polished concrete floors and a subtly slanted wooden ceiling.

Front door opening to entryway with concrete floors and timber ceiling.JAG Studio

The intricate brickwork on the facade shows up inside too. Warm splashes of brick create a backdrop for the kitchen. In the living room and office, additional pockets of brick create an earthy contrast to white paint and black steel.

In its most inventive use, jutting bricks turn a hallway into an impromptu gallery, where knick knacks linger on the makeshift masonry platforms.

White dining table next to open plan kitchen.JAG Studio
Hallway with brick wall and wood floor.JAG Studio
Wooden desk attached to wall.JAG Studio

Brick house sitting on green lawn.JAG Studio

Simple materials used to impressive effect

Sometimes a house can be as simple as a box made from bricks. This home in Quito, Ecuador, elevates that spirit to gorgeous effect.

Designed by Estudio 2850 for a family of three, the low-slung, rectilinear volume stretches across the site, encased in a playful pattern of bricks, steel, and glass.

The front door opens onto the living room with polished concrete floors and a subtly slanted wooden ceiling.

Front door opening to entryway with concrete floors and timber ceiling.JAG Studio

The intricate brickwork on the facade shows up inside too. Warm splashes of brick create a backdrop for the kitchen. In the living room and office, additional pockets of brick create an earthy contrast to white paint and black steel.

In its most inventive use, jutting bricks turn a hallway into an impromptu gallery, where knick knacks linger on the makeshift masonry platforms.

White dining table next to open plan kitchen.JAG Studio
Hallway with brick wall and wood floor.JAG Studio
Wooden desk attached to wall.JAG Studio
Brick house sitting on green lawn.JAG Studio

Simple materials used to impressive effect

Sometimes a house can be as simple as a box made from bricks. This home in Quito, Ecuador, elevates that spirit to gorgeous effect.

Designed by Estudio 2850 for a family of three, the low-slung, rectilinear volume stretches across the site, encased in a playful pattern of bricks, steel, and glass.

The front door opens onto the living room with polished concrete floors and a subtly slanted wooden ceiling.

Front door opening to entryway with concrete floors and timber ceiling.JAG Studio

The intricate brickwork on the facade shows up inside too. Warm splashes of brick create a backdrop for the kitchen. In the living room and office, additional pockets of brick create an earthy contrast to white paint and black steel.

In its most inventive use, jutting bricks turn a hallway into an impromptu gallery, where knick knacks linger on the makeshift masonry platforms.

White dining table next to open plan kitchen.JAG Studio
Hallway with brick wall and wood floor.JAG Studio
Wooden desk attached to wall.JAG Studio

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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.