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Rise Above the Noise

In today's competitive marketplace, its important to differentiate yourself from others. Make your clients aware of your entire product offering and utilize different channels to rise above the noise.

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Furniture of the Future Inspired by Designs of the Past

Furniture of the Future Inspired by Designs of the Past

    A ghost story from the custom desks gallery.  Take a look at the picture below. Table/Desk by BWTribble.com at CustomMade.com This is an interpretation by Barry...

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Is mass customization good for custom artistry?

Is mass customization good for custom artistry?

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Today it's possible to have things made exactly the way we want them. Do we now expect everything to be customized? How unique is it if everybody's doing it?

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Restore, repair, and renew: Dont let go of cherished furniture before its time

Restore, repair, and renew: Don't let go of cherished furniture before its time

Don't let go of cherished furniture before its time. Consider custom restoration and repair and transform your treasured pieces in the most surprising ways.

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Mark Yundt Breathes Life Back Into Wood

Mark Yundt Breathes Life Back Into Wood

What inspires an artisan to create a custom carved sculpture that is not just lifelike but has a sense of vitality in itself? This article is about wood's capacity for life and transformation in the hands of the artist.

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New woodworking projects made from old wine barrel wood

New woodworking projects made from old wine barrel wood

Check out these beautiful and unexpected uses for old wine barrel wood.

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Antique Rocking Horse Design Thats Timelessly Modern

Antique Rocking Horse Design That's Timelessly Modern

  There's something undeniably clean, modern and striking about this rocking horse design which is actually based on an antique German folk toy.   Cherry rocking horse...

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Timeless Revolutionary Era Kitchen Remodel

Timeless Revolutionary Era Kitchen Remodel

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Inspiring before and after photos of a cramped revolutionary era kitchen transformed into an timeless and functional kitchen.

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Revolving Bookcases

Revolving Bookcases

If you associate revolving bookshelves strictly with stores and waiting rooms, think again. Sure-fire conversation pieces for your living room or study, custom bookcases designed to stand away from the walls can function as multi-faceted room dividers and provide plenty of storage with a compact footprint.

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Gadget Camp: Instilling Pride in Manufacturing Amongst Todays Youth

Gadget Camp: Instilling Pride in Manufacturing Amongst Today's Youth

How will the custom makers of the next generation get their start? Gadget Camp in Chicago has young people to put down the arts and crafts and pick up a drill press.

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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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About Fine Woodworking: Your source for expert advice on woodworking and furniture making since 1975.

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