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Posted on What in your mind constitutes custom woodworking?

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#1 posted 06-22-2011 08:05 AM

Chris I have another fresh example of today’s work also. Like Lee said, if somebody is making a batch of something I wouldn’t consider it custom, I agree. Today I had a customer bring me a shelf that somebody made and it was a unique design but I’m sure that theirs wasn’t the only one the woodworker made. The customer wanted me to modify the shelf for their specific application. And like David mentioned because there are probably not any more made this way and as you stated it was a customers input to fulfill their individual desire I would consider that to be a custom job.

Another twist would be a hexagon shaped table I concocted where I use 32 pieces the shape of 1/2 of a hexagon to make the hexagon shape table top. While I’ve never seen anyone else make one I’m sure that somebody has at some point in time. I cut out five of these table tops before building any. I’ve only built three to date. But none of the three are exactly the same, each one a little different depending on the customers wishes. Because each is made for a specific customer and no two are the same I would consider that to be a custom table.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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