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Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent [Infographic]

Michael Salguero | Posted 01.24.2014 | Small Business
Michael Salguero

When taking the state of our economy into consideration, buying local could be the best decision U.S. shoppers make this season.

An Eccentric Chair Inspired By An...Ampersand?

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Maybe it's because we love writing and all the letters and symbols that make up our language, but we think this playful chair from Custommade designer...

This Unique Bench Doubles As A...Planter?

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

As decor fanatics, we are always on the hunt for standout furniture. So when we saw this unique bench from Custommade designer Jory Brigham Designs we...

This Unique Table Looks Like A... Porcupine?

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you're looking for a stand-out piece of furniture for your space, we've found it. We can honestly say we've never seen anything like this before. T...

Handcrafted Art Made From A Thousand Little Pieces

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Lately we've been seeing beautiful, intricate mosaics popping up in surprising places and we have to say…we love them. They are definitely not the a...

A Concrete Table That...Has A Feminine Side?

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We're both impressed and intrigued by this cement coffee table from CustomMade Artisan Epic Concrete. Usually a slab of concrete as furniture can look...

A Table That's More Than Meets The Eye

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

At first glance, the pattern on this sofa table from CustomMade Artisan Berenguer's Furniture appears pretty interesting. But take a closer look and y...

A Table That Looks And Plays Music Like A Phone?

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

One of our favorite handheld devices gets super-sized with this iPhone-shaped coffee table from CustomMade Artisan Kyle Buckner Designs. Though a litt...

What This Steel City Has To Do With Living Rooms

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Perhaps a bit peculiar, we love how this cityscape coffee table from CustomMade Artisan Scott Cawood Metal Artist gets as close to a full-fledged city...

How This Couple Went From Working With Beef To Stained Glass

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It was 1978 when a strike at an Iowa beef-packing plant left Mark and Jeanne Bogenrief without a job. But like they say, when one door closes another ...

Is This The Perfect Chair For Spring?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We can't help but think of spring when it comes to this one-of-a-kind piece. With its smooth curves and hand-carved blossoms, the "forsythia" chair by...

A Bench That's Out Of This World

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've seen benches come in all shapes and sizes, but never like this. Crafted by CustomMade artisan Jeffrey Greene of Jeffrey Greene Design Studio, th...

Can You Guess What Inspired This Chair Design?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We love it when we come across a unique find that is unlike anything we've seen before, and this one is no exception. Constructed from 23 wooden half ...

An Unusual Coffee Table To Brighten Up Your Home

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We love the seamless look of this unusual "Estrella" coffee table, which almost looks like a piece of paper balancing on four corners. Made from bent,...

A Very Unusual Chair Inspired By Typography

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

You don't have to be a typography geek to appreciate this ampersand chair, designed by CustomMade artisans Tom O'Callaghan and Doug Turner of Turner C...

A Bench With An Unusual Twist

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Here's a twist we didn't see coming! This stunning bench, created by CustomMade artisan Kino Guerin, is made from laminated wood, and yes, that's an a...

Can You Guess What This Mirror Is Made From?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

You don’t have to be an arcade junkie to appreciate this unique mirror made from an old Coney Island pinball machine by CustomMade artisan Maxwell ...

The Surprising Material Behind This Tabletop

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've featured several unique tables made from refurbished furniture before, but this eye-catching tabletop by CustomMade artisan Bohemian Stoneworks ...

Guess What This Stunning Table Is Made From

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've come across a good number of unique tables, but this beautiful piece by CustomMade artisan Fred Brandes caught our eye in a big way. Made from a...

The Surprising Item Behind These Sconces

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've seen our fair share of uniquely upcycled home pieces, but we'll admit that nothing prepared us for these unusual snow shoe sconces from CustomMa...

Do You Recognize The Skyline In This...Coffee Table?

The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

While a little bizarre, this cityscape coffee table from CustomMade Artisan Scott Cawood Metal Artist is definitely unique and something we've never s...

Wormy Chestnut Custom Furniture

Michael Salguero | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Michael Salguero

Despite a growing awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of using reclaimed wood for furniture, obstacles to its wider acceptance persist.

How A Pier Became This Gorgeous Cabinet

The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

What if we told you this wood was no ordinary wood -- that it had actually been buried in the ground until CustomMade Artisan Eric Mathew of Dragline ...

This Table Used To Be A Musical Instrument

The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you thought drums were only for making music, you're wrong! But, it's okay because we did too. That is, until CustomMade Artisan Tim Sway of Tim Sw...

Broaden Your Decor Palette With Reclaimed Pallets

Michael Salguero | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Michael Salguero

In the hopes of fostering more awareness and openness to the many varieties of recycled and salvaged resources available for custom furniture, here are a few very beautiful and eco-friendly items made from pallet wood by CustomMade artisans.