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Blog entry by Furnitude posted 12-23-2008 01:50 AM 846 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 12-23-2008 05:57 AM

Interesting…but would I want it in my house. My desk “hirundo rustica” kinda rubs me the wrong way. It was an artsy desk. When I figured I would not want it in my house I had to rethink my craft. I found form without function felt superficial. My love of rustic furniture is an honest use of materials. It also needs to be very comfortable!

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#2 posted 12-23-2008 10:53 PM

I hear you, Dennis. I don’t know that I would want to buy this furniture, but I do think it is an interesting take on rustic furniture. If anything, it will generate some thinking about incorporating rustic elements.

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#3 posted 12-23-2008 11:31 PM

Mitch, your blog is great.

I try to avoid putting the rust in rustic. :)

My jury winning artsy/rustic pieces never sell.
My traditional Appalachian rustic stuff sells very, very well.

I’m currently focusing on new/old designs that are aimed at generating sales.
It’s tough to do because it involves a lot of interspection and a willingness to quit making stuff that is personally satisfying but that doesn’t sell.

Without apologies, I’m in it for the money, but I haven’t sold out.
I’m just focusing on what my customers are willing to buy.

Still, I’ll produce the occasional artsy piece in order to turn heads and satisfy my ego.

I’m trying to remain true to my craft and have my craft support my efforts.

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#4 posted 12-24-2008 02:14 AM

Thanks for the kind words, Randy. Everything you described is the stuff furniture makers have had to face forever. the balance between sellable vs. self-expressive, striking a balance between what people want and what you’re willing to make. I’d sell out—but so far I haven’t received any offers! :)

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