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Posted on What in your mind constitutes custom woodworking?

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 05:22 AM

I have really enjoyed reading through.

When I put ‘custom’ on my frames and furniture business card, it was as much a gimic as it was honest, I am chagrined to say.

But having been at it, and only for a little while, I can see that custom is precisly what I do, even though I would not call myself a craftsman, having been at woodworking for just over a year.

My work is custom because:

It is not an assembly line (though some of my work sometimes is)

It is made to fit for each customer (except for things I make in quantity)

I have designs which are all my own

I spend a lot of time going back and forth with customers, so that I can meet there needs (and this is quite enjoyable)....though it usely starts with them saying something general and me pitching ideas and than claryfiying back and forth and then using price and desire to shape things.


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