Beyond the big box stores, heirloom-quality furniture made to last several lifetimes can still be found, offered by expert craftsmen who maintain old-world attention to detail. One great source is CustomMade.com, a website that can connect you with people who not only make beautiful things, but will build exactly what you’re looking for to your specifications.
“To put it simply, we believe that everyone should try custom, and we think that buying custom from local Makers is a viable alternative to buying from big box retailers. For that reason, we’re creating a platform that allows you to engage in a whole new way as a customer,” say the owners of the Massachusetts-based business.
You can either describe your idea, or upload a photo of what you’re hoping to find. Alternatively, you can simply browse the offerings of hundreds of craftspeople who make a wide range of items from jewelry to dining room tables.
Searching for Eastern White Pine brings up over two dozen beautiful pieces of furniture and home decor, including a Windsor settee, a clean and simple farm-style table, a window storage seat and even a rustic sleigh bed. Check it out at CustomMade.com.