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Using Google Docs to Collaborate & Get Organized

Using Google Docs to Collaborate & Get Organized

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An informative  article written by CustomMade guest blogger Doug Turner of Turner Custom Furniture. Doug is a very talented woodworker as-well- as a savvy businessman. Doug...

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Furniture Dressed for Success

Furniture Dressed for Success

If you find inspiration in your clothing, you can also express that vision through a fine custom furniture piece for your home.

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Preserving the Architectural Past in the Internet Age

Preserving the Architectural Past in the Internet Age

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The distressed look is a wonderful way for a new piece of custom furniture to gain the appearance and character of an old heirloom piece.

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Crafters Create Lasting Legacies in Wood

Woodworkers aren’t merely a group of tradesman toiling with wood. Woodworkers are historians, naturalists, conservators, environmentalists, foresters, businessmen and artists. Just like the life-cycle of a forest, woodworkers bring together the past and present while simultaneously creating the opportunity of new life for the future.

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Your Marketing Clean-Up Checklist

Your Marketing Clean-Up Checklist

    Doug shares insightful and useful marketing tools for woodworkers looking to showcase themselves and their work in order to educate consumers about custom and increase productivity. The following article is written by CustomMade guest blogger Doug Turner of Turner Custom Furniture. Doug shares insightful and useful marketing tools for woodworkers...

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Made by Hand: Celebrating the local maker

"Made by Hand": Celebrating the local maker

Celebrating the people who make sustainable things by hand.

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The Importance of Wood is Both Its Form and Function

The Importance of Wood is Both Its Form and Function

A humidor will help you store your cigars for months or even years without sacrificing the quality of your smoke. But you have to know what kind of wood to use. Custom Humidor by MWB Studios on CustomMade.com All too often, gift-giving is focused on women and children. Being a woman myself, I tend to like...

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The Making of a Chess Piece: Morroccan Style

The Making of a Chess Piece: Morroccan Style

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A Morroccan woodworker casually sits on the side of the road plying his trade. He makes ornate wooden chess pieces using the most basic tools: hand, foot and chisel.

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Using Quick Response "QR" Codes to Promote Your Business

Use Quick Response or "QR" codes to promote your business. They're easy to use and provide the consumer a fun, interactive way to access your information and get to know you better.

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Live Edge Inlaid Ambrosia Maple Dining Table

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About The Pro Shop Blog

Thinking about going pro and selling your woodwork? Or just want some advice on how to market your business and make it stand out in the marketplace? Well this blog’s for you.

A joint venture between Fine Woodworking and CustomMade, The Pro Shop will give you tips on selling custom furniture or just getting started in the business.

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