Where Can I find hand crafted wood furniture?
Long ago, I saw beautiful hand made bedroom & dining room furniture being sold at a Crafts fair.
The furniture was made-to-order by local artisans.
I have no idea where to find that kind of furniture where I live. Google doesn’t help.
Is There a List of Individual Artisans or Small Shops That Make Hand-Crafted Custom-Built Furniture?
This article lists over 100 artisans & small shops.
These are artisans that make & sell hand crafted wood furniture.
Custom built bedroom, dining room, & living room furniture are available nationwide.
The listings below include the company website, telephone number, shop location, and a brief description of the furniture they make.
Most of the companies listed make and sell their own hand crafted wood furniture.
A few small retail shops that specialize in selling handmade furniture from multiple artisans are also included.
Over 80% of wood furniture sold in U.S. stores is imported and mass produced.
Some of the highest quality wood furniture can be purchased direct from small custom shops or from individual craftspeople.
Furniture artisans often specialize in very specific styles or types of furniture:
Here is a list of companies & shops specializing in custom woodworking.
Expert woodcrafters are more difficult to find than expert upholsterers.
Small furniture workshops, individual artisans and craftspeople often sell to individuals.
Interior design professionals are also big customers for many of these small furniture shops & individual craftspeople.
Many of the descriptions below were provided by the companies listed. Many are mine.
Several of the companies listed have very few furniture makers. Some have only a single craftsperson.
These small companies may go out of business or change their contact information.
Please notify me if any updates or corrections are needed.
Please help me add to this list.
If any of my readers know of an individual or small company specializing in high quality hand-crafted furniture, please let me know.
West Stockbridge, MA (413) 232-0249
Unique, heirloom quality daybeds, cabinets, tables and chairs. Each piece is designed and handcrafted from the finest materials in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.
San Diego, CA (619) 781–7521
Solid wood modern style tables.
I started out as a small custom shop and have since begun my journey to build simple, clean, modern furniture with a wide range of sizes made from solid wood at a reasonable price that will last for decades.
Fairfield, IA (641) 209-7599
Amish Furniture Factory has a large selection of Amish made furniture, including Amish dining tables, chairs, and beds. Our furniture is built by Amish craftsmen in Northern Indiana.
Mercer, PA (724) 946-8034
Custom furniture and accessories hand made by Amish craftsmen using red oak, cherry, maple, hickory, walnut, or quarter-sawn white oak, and also with custom capabilities.
Furniture Makers, Lititz, PA (717) 626-6776
High-end custom furniture shop specializing in exact reproductions of 17th, 18th, and early 19th-century American antiques, but with finish surfaces that rival the originals.
Gaylord, MN (888) 350-4790
Beam mantels made from authentic reclaimed old barn beams and original hand-hewn log timbers, often from the late 1800s, so each has a unique story to tell.
Custom, one-of-a-kind pieces, chiefly inspired by the style and craftsmanship of Greene and Greene.
Wooster OH (330) 345-9585
A traditional and contemporary blend of willow furnishings for the home and garden.
Wilmington, NC (910) 343-0082
Custom Mission furniture, especially in the style of Stickley, Roycroft, and Limbert.
Also, architectural elements from doors to mantels.
Goshen, IN (574) 825-9667
John Bachman, owner of Bachman Woodworking has been designing and creating custom furniture for over thirty years.
In 1978 he began his woodworking career as an apprentice at a local custom furniture shop in Goshen, Indiana, and as John’s passion for fine woodworking grew he found a niche restoring needy antique furniture.
Fascinated by these historical pieces and the intricate care given to their construction, John started incorporating early methods of furniture building into his own creations.
Berkeley Mills East-West Furniture Design
Berkeley, CA (510) 549-2854
Furniture made to order in a range of styles including Arts and Crafts, Prairie, Japanese, but with simple designs that fuse Asian aesthetics with Western Arts and Crafts style.
All pieces may be ordered in a choice of the highest quality woods, using time-proven techniques, from their Collection, or your imagination.
Lansdale, PA (610) 584-1150
Furniture makers frequently ride the coattails of easily recognized styles such as Shaker, Country, or Arts and Crafts.
In my work, I intentionally try not to be pigeonholed into an existing furniture design category.
What I try to do is make furniture that has not been seen before, but still retains some familiarity.
That familiarity is gained through the use of good proportions, honest construction, and old-fashioned usefulness.
Brian Brace Fine Furniture
Black Mountain, NC (828) 777-8184
Master craftsman creates pieces that reflect traditional American design: sturdiness balanced with grace, angles softened with curves, and with special attention to detail.
Memphis, TN (800) 487-8033
Brighton Pavilion produces the world’s finest hand painted furniture.
Our goal is to provide you the finest heirloom quality furniture available on the market today.
Downingtown, PA (610) 458-0460
All 18th and 19th century reproductions are handcrafted from 150 to 250 year-old pine and old square nails using old world joinery techniques.
Houston, TX (713) 747-5424
True Arts &Crafts furniture, handmade in solid wood, offering permanence and value for your home, especially cabinets, bookcases, tables, benches and more on their website.
Emporia, KS (620) 343-6979
Custom built furniture, especially in the Arts and Crafts style.
Beds, dining tables and chairs, sideboards, rockers, Morris chairs, coffee and end tables, as well as living room furniture.
New Gloucester, ME
Furniture intended to harmonize with the environment, chiefly using native, sustainably harvested cherry and pure, unadulterated linseed oil.
Parkton, MD (443) 904-6759
Traditional American period furniture, especially in the Federal, Chippendale, and Queen Anne styles.
Oakland, CA (510) 839-5569
A small company dedicated to building the finest handmade arts and crafts furniture in America.
Chicago, IL (312) 374-3385
American 18th-century reproduction furniture, especially in William & Mary through Sheraton styles.
Canton, CT (860) 693-2101
Working with individuals, decorators, and museums to create museum-quality reproductions of American and continental furnishings from all periods, especially custom designed pieces and antique restoration.
Montour Falls, NY (607) 535-6540
Chicone Cabinetmakers is a boutique cabinet shop nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, basically an area that teems with native hardwoods.
The natural beauty of the landscape has inspired three generations of Chicone craftsmen.
A family-owned business that has been serving the North East for over 60 years—Chicone Cabinetmakers is now accessible throughout the continental U.S.
St. Johnsbury, VT (800) 748-3480
Classic Designs by Matthew Burak is the professional cabinetmaker’s source for high quality, unfinished parts and hardware for furniture and architecture.
Manufacturer of premium wood furniture parts, especially legs, wood columns, table legs, bun feet, kitchen island legs and more.
North Ludlow, VT (802) 228-8395
Furniture is handcrafted in a Vermont barn, one piece at a time, using 17th-century techniques.
Each is made by a single craftsman who attends to every detail from start to finish. In addition, their fine furniture in the online gallery.
Acworth, NH (603) 835-2969
For 35 years Peter and Marcie Maynard of Cold River Furniture have been designing and building fine custom handcrafted wood furniture.
They offer two collections of furniture, for instance, Cold River Furniture is their Arts & Crafts line and Classic Fine Furniture is their line featuring a broad range of classical styles.
Their furniture showroom in Central New England offers furniture, carpets, lighting and original oil paintings in the Arts & Crafts style, and is open by appointment.
Ashby, MA (978) 386-7550
Reproductions of Early American Beds. Furthermore, we offer a variety of reproductions of antique beds in styles ranging from 17th century to the first half of the 19th century.
Each bed is made to match the original as closely as possible while fitting modern foundations and mattresses.
Custom by Laughlin
Sophia, NC (336) 431–6602
Glenn Laughlin has been making top quality custom upholstered furniture for over 45 years.
Prior to the introduction of computerized design, Glenn was one of the leading prototype builders for high end North Carolina furniture manufacturers.
Working from artists’ sketches, Glenn built original prototypes and drafted blueprints detailing how the designs could be re-produced in the factories.
Stroudsburg, PA (570) 223-1955
Fine antique reproduction chairs, furniture, and woodwork; also antique furniture repair and restoration.
Paoli, IN (812) 723-3461
All of Dale Barnard’s custom built furniture is tailored to the client’s design and is not only beautiful, but functional and endures.
He builds many types of furniture from doors and kitchens to clocks and stairways.
Seattle, WA (425) 277-4070
Fine custom-made furniture in the style of Greene and Greene, and also the Arts and Crafts movement.
Conestoga, PA (717) 872-8568
Historical and regional styles of Windsor chairs and 18th-century painted furniture, especially distressed and custom finishes.
Palmer Lake, CO (719) 322-7010
Custom furniture-making shop specializing in Craftsman, Greene and Greene, and also Asian influenced furniture designs.
Run by Paul DeWitt, every piece produced in our small shop is hand-crafted each step of the way, chiefly from lumber selection to finished product.
Whether you are looking for a complete dining room set or a single piece of furniture, anything built by DeWitt Woodworking is sure to become a cherished addition to your home or office.
Heirloom furniture of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship that your family will enjoy for many generations.
While we appreciate all eras of period furniture, the vast majority of the pieces we build are inspired by 18th century and early 19th century designs.
Mt. Washington Valley, NH (603) 730-7745
Custom furniture shop specializing in period inspired furniture and reproduction furniture in a variety of styles including William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, Hepplewhite, Sheraton and Shaker.
We use traditional techniques to make furniture that will last and be enjoyed for generations.
Bowie, MD (301) 464-8079
Maker of reproduction clocks from America’s golden age of clockmaking (ca. 1800 to 1840), an era that includes the styles invented and made by Simon Willard, Seth Thomas, Chauncey Jerome, Elnathan Taber, and Eli Terry.
Houston, TX (713) 529-3880
Handcrafted, heirloom-quality Arts and Crafts furniture built using time-tested techniques that honor the original masters.
Hanover, MA (781) 826-5704
Hand-crafters of fine 18th-century reproduction furniture, made from choice wide boards of cherry, maple, or tiger maple, carefully hand-planed, then joined and finished using 18th-century techniques. Free 104 page full color Collector’s Edition Catalog.
Danbury, NC (336) 793-0112
As master craftsman and founder, furniture has been my life. I started working in the industry while in college and never looked back.
Mastering speciality finishes on nights and weekends, I founded my first custom furniture company in 1993 in Winston-Salem NC. Back then, furniture makers, large and small, made furniture pretty much their way, and that’s the way it was.
Custom changes in size & color outside of what they offered could be expensive, if offered at all.
So a new way of doing things was born and would eventually culminate in what folks today know as the Fable Porch series by March Legend ®.
We are the original custom country & cottage furniture company.
Phoenix, AZ (602) 710-0445
Artist/craftsman Robert Theiss builds heirloom-quality furniture using traditional joinery and solid wood construction. Mission, Arts and Crafts, and Asian designs.
Miami, FL (203) 625-4727
Every Federalist craftsman is soulfully dedicated to creating an object that is a testament to the 18th century. They love what they do and have deep pride in their work.
Time after time, they tell us they respect that The Federalist provides an opportunity to showcase their work.
In every case, The Federalist uses only the finest materials. Every board in our furniture is hand selected for uniformity and degree of figure. We are privileged to have access to rare species.
Newark, CA (510) 795-6433
Individually crafted Arts and Crafts-style furniture in walnut or mahogany.
New Bedford, MA (508) 997-1079
A unique furniture shop making solid, heirloom-quality furniture.
Every piece is custom-made with FSC-certified, highly figured hardwoods, precision fitted joints, hand-rubbed finishes, and individually signed and dated.
Chestertown, MD (410) 778-3993
Furniture restoration and conservation. Specializing in fine, hand-crafted 17th and 18th-century furniture design, plus furniture repair, restoration, refinishing, and upholstery.
Portland, PA (570) 897-6172
Since 1859, family business produces over 100 designs of reproduction Windsor chairs, settees, rockers, bar stools, and child chairs and tables.
White Lake, WI (715) 853-7241
Gallenberg Studio is located in the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin.
Tom’s passion for woodworking shines through in his desire to create unique one of a kind pieces for his clients across the country.
His display at the Designer Craftsmen & Historic Home Show will showcase many of his original furniture designs and custom leaded glass lighting along with very unique architectural accent pieces.
East Berlin, PA (717) 259-5787
Bob Barbour has always liked this kind of furniture and always seemed to find originals at auctions and out of the way spots.
When he couldn’t find just the right thing for his retail stores, he started making various pieces out of odds and ends and the response was encouraging.
Folks would tell him what they wanted in the way of unique, affordable pieces to use every day in their homes.
Since Bob has always had a keen eye for primitive pieces (and never forgets a terrific color or unusual original.)
He began sketching his own designs and to this day has literally hundreds of those sketches and photographs of period furniture.
Navarre, OH (800) 807-0975
Family-owned and operated, they are known for their beautiful and durable pieces that are handcrafted one at a time by skilled craftsmen.
Portland, ME (800) 853-4234
Arts and Crafts-inspired furniture blends craftsmanship with elegant styling.
Parkesburg, PA (484) 712-5178
Founded in 2013 and has grown it’s reputation as a respected high quality custom furniture shop.
Our team uses modern technology such as 3d renderings and drawings to design furniture in reality, before any materials are ever cut.
Our mission is to provide beautiful heirloom quality furniture to our clients with the utmost care and customer service.
We are preserving traditional furniture techniques and assisting our trade in its journey into the 21st century.
Elkwood, VA (800) 842-6119
Simply beautiful Arts and Crafts-style furniture. Over 30 years experience designing and crafting fine, original pieces.
Finely crafted marquetry furniture, furnishings and wall decor. Also offers custom design, including panels and interior architectural details.
Barboursville, VA (434) 973-7018
One-of-a-kind, individually designed and crafted furniture, cabinetry, and interiors.
Guilford, CT (203) 453-3847
Museum-quality 18th-century hand crafted wood furniture reproductions made in the old methods with meticulous hand finishes.
Wilder, VT (802) 295-7004
Custom furniture designed and handcrafted in a variety of styles, woods, and finishes to suit your needs and desires.
Hinesburg, VT (802) 747-8564
During my earlier years as an antique furniture restorer and, later, as a designer and craftsman, I have been influenced by many fine pieces that span the furniture spectrum.
But I hold a particular place in my heart for the unique legacy left by the Cotswold Craftsmen of the English Arts & Crafts movement.
They believed that working with the hands nurtures the human spirit, and I hope that this philosophy is evident in my work too.
It is my goal that every piece of hand crafted wood furniture I create will provide a lifetime of pleasure and use for you and those loved ones who give it a new home in future generations.
West Bath ME (207) 542-2141
Craftsman, designer, and builder of custom furniture. Style influences include primitive early American, Shaker, and Danish Modern, as well as Arts and Crafts masters such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Designer and builder of one-of-a-kind and limited edition furniture pieces with Japanese and architectural influences.
Portland, OR (800) 259-6762
Quality hardwood furniture. Their motto is “Building tomorrow’s antiques today.” Timeless designs which are built to order.
Kevin Rodel Furniture & Design
Brunswick, ME (207) 837-2833
A custom hand crafted wood furniture and design service studio in mid-coast Maine produces revival as well as original interpretations of designs from the international Arts and Crafts Movement.
Kowalski Furniture Design
Spencer, MA (508) 885-5392
Kowalski Furniture Design has been building our original designed line of New American Craftsmanship Furniture since 1983.
It is evolved from Shaker, Mission and Arts and Crafts Movement furniture.
Our hand crafted wood furniture is constructed with only the highest quality materials, handcrafted, divinely proportioned, simple, and yet elegant.
We use a durable, easy to clean, tough finish that not only looks good but requires little upkeep.
L.T.D. Woodworks, LLC
Hand-crafted woodworking by artisan Tom Dumke. Old fashioned, quality furniture in traditional styles.
Lyndell, PA (610) 639-0464
In a stone barn located on the banks of the historic Brandywine Creek, we are using the designs, materials, and techniques of colonial craftsmen to produce fine handcrafted furniture.
We build 18th century reproductions, which are designed and made to order. These include William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton styles.
San Mateo, CA (800) 573-1008
Offering custom design and crafting services that won’t break the bank.
Laurel Crown’s focus is on American and European styles crafted in beautiful mahogany with traditional joinery techniques, detailed carving work and fine finishes.
In addition, Laurel Crown stocks a full range of classic antique reproductions.
Columbus, NJ (609) 760-4877
Lederer Studio creates fine furniture and wood carving of the highest quality for select clients.
Our timeless designs are a synthesis of enduring traditional designs including Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco with an emphasis on simplicity and subtle elegant lines.
Each piece is executed with patience, care, and an artistic approach.
Through the selection of quality materials, the development of original designs, and the use of fine joinery and beautiful finishes, fine art furniture is created that will last for generations.
Hanover, MA (888) 524-4907
Working in the tradition of the great furniture designers and cabinetmakers of the 18th Century.
Dave LeFort started LeFort Restorations in 1984 with the goal of producing the finest handcrafted furniture available.
Over the years LeFort Restorations established a reputation for producing furniture of unsurpassed beauty and craftsmanship.
Our mission is to continue that tradition by providing you, our customers, with beautiful luxury hand crafted wood furniture of exquisite design and impeccable craftsmanship.
Seekonk, MA (508) 336-8585
American four-poster bed experts.
Fine collection of 19th-century antique and exclusive reproduction furniture. Rural Seekonk, Massachusetts setting includes historic barn and early 20th-century showrooms.
Kennett Square, PA (610) 470-4336
Rod Bankes constructs each chair in the 18th century tradition, concentrating on the details of each style.
Though the process is time-consuming and exacting, it is necessary in order to produce handcrafted furniture that will become a family heirloom.
Los Osos, CA (805) 528-5528
Since 1979, designers and builders of custom furniture, cabinetry and accessories in the Arts and Crafts and contemporary styles.
Their emphasis is on lighting and lamps in Arts & Crafts designs.
Bedford, VA (434) 944-3691
Traditional joinery with a hand-rubbed oil finish. Experience the beauty which creates a look that transcends the trends of time.
Gap Mills, WV (304) 772-5052
For over 20 years my work in furniture making has been devoted to reproducing the finest of classic Windsor chairs.
Includes some of the rare and unusual, for homes and museum collections.
New Holland, PA (717) 355-2177
Hand-crafted Windsor Chairs, 18th century reproduction furniture all made from Poplar, Maple, Cherry and Tiger Maple.
Chairs, cupboards, side boards, benches and settees, tables, coffee and end tables, accents and more.
Martin’s also designs and manufactures custom pieces.
Send us a sample or photo and let us get to work. Choose the style and finish, from classic stains to antiqued crackled styling.
Isle La Motte, VT and Marshall County, TN (931) 981–4762
McGuire Family Furniture Makers & Vermont Clock Company is a small family owned and operated company.
We strive to provide our customers with products of unequaled quality and value.
Over 40 years experience in antique restoration, design, and furniture production gives us a thorough understanding of all aspects of construction and design.
Products include Shaker, 18th-19th Century, Mission, and Custom furniture and clocks. Tables, Beds, Chairs, Cupboards, Kitchen Cabinets, and Interior Architectural work.
All utilize traditional joinery techniques, sustainable solid woods and hand rubbed finishes contribute to future heirlooms.
Driftwood, TX (512) 289-3474
Decades of crafting and selling fine Arts and Crafts hand crafted wood furniture.
Pittsburgh, PA (412) 447-1325
Mike Korsak Woodworking designs and builds custom furniture using traditional joinery and craftsmanship.
My furniture is made from beautiful, native woods such as cherry, maple, and walnut.
The design of each piece is a collaboration between maker and client and thus each piece is one-of-a-kind, a reflection of who you are and what you value.
Mike Korsak has worked with wood for over 15 years. He works primarily on commission, building furniture one piece at a time in his studio outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
Mike’s furniture has been exhibited at AVA Gallery, The New England Home Show, Crafthaus, and ArtSlant.
Mt. Vision, NY (607) 433-237
The Mission Guild Studio offers Mission and Arts & Crafts furniture and decor.
Our selections are all individually artisan designed & created here in our New York studio.
Handmade tiles, frames, furniture, mirrors, prints, paintings, jewelry and more.
“Forward thinking in the craftsman tradition” – Extensive online catalog.
Bristol, IN (877) 848-5697
The Prairie Studio Collection includes dining room. living room, and bedroom furniture, bookcases and entertainment centers, home office furniture, and matching wooden baseboard covers.
Buy hand crafted wood furniture factory direct.
Mills River, NC (908) 930-5583
Mission and Craftsman Style occasional furniture, picture frames, mirrors, lamps, and accessories for the Arts and Crafts furnished home.
Van Nuys, CA (818) 997-9898
Designers and makers of furniture, cabinetry, and architectural woodworking. Museum-quality reproductions and orignals in the style of Greene and Greene, Arts and Crafts, and Art Deco.
Southfield, MA (413) 229-2656
A collection of limited production dining and occasional tables, beds, and chairs.
They are also makers of the outdoor Berkchair, constructed of durable western red cedar.
Easthampton, MA (413) 527-9663
Exquisitely handcrafted beds, tables, cabinets, and seating by designer Jo Roessler.
Hand crafted wood furniture.
Bloomington, IN (812) 825-5872
Custom furniture and cabinetmaking for kitchen, bath, office, and other residential spaces, specializing in late 19th- and early-to-mid 20th-century design.
NR Hiller Design, Inc. also produces custom children’s furniture.
Americus GA (800) 397-5397
Since 1990, Old Biscayne Designs has manufactured fine iron beds and wood furniture designs derived from European antiques.
Bridgeport, PA (610) 239-0142
Dining room specialists and custom furniture makers.
They make tables in all sizes with self-storing leaves, with chairs and servers, too.
Custom boardroom, videoconference and training tables, credenzas, lecterns, desks and reception stations.
Period Windsors by J. Van Hoven
St. Croix Falls, WI (651) 433-2185
Correct, bench-built Windsor chairs and accessories reproduced by traditional methods: free-hand turnings, steam-bent combs and bows, carved accents, shaved spindles, and deeply saddled seats for comfort.
Hudson, IL (309) 726-2662
Careful attention to design, details, and finishes allows them to produce cabinetry that is functional, yet true to the historical look you want in your home.
Built-in and free-standing cabinets are are handcrafted and custom-made.
Acme, WA (360) 445-4702
I use both traditional and contemporary methods of woodworking, joinery and finishing.
All clocks have glass protecting the face, a finished interior, and a removable door covering the back.
The faces are designed using original fonts from the early 1900’s.
I print them with a silkscreen process using special textured embossing inks, and treated with antiquing glazes.
The modern wood finishes are light-fast and durable.
They are then treated with a hand-rubbed dark antiquing wax to give a truly “aged look.”
All clocks are then signed, dated, numbered and cataloged.
Harbor, NH (603) 279-8607
18th and early 19th-century reproduction furnishings.
Hand crafted wood furniture.
Three Rivers, CA (559) 561-4823
One-man shop specializing in custom and reproduction Arts and Crafts furniture, particularly the works of Gustav and L. and J.G. Stickley.
Tumalo, OR (541) 389-7068
Hand crafted wood furniture that makes a unique statement in your home with stunning handcrafted furniture by Robert Seliger.
Each piece is custom designed to fit your home’s style and personality.
Chairs are custom-made to fit you like a fine handmade shoe.
Tables showcase Seliger’s beautiful finishes.
Buffets and armoires feature hand-carved details. Beds that are stunningly beautiful and designed to be solid and self supporting (no flimsy metal bed frames).
Pottstown, PA (610) 495-7391
Reproductions of stately Windsor chairs have been the work of Rolf A. Hofer for over 40 years.
Many styles of Windsors were produced in the 18th and 19th century.
The ones chosen for reproduction were selected on the basis that a Windsor should be graceful, comfortable and historically accurate.
These gracefully proportioned chairs have been researched for historical accuracy at Winterthur and other reliable sources.
They are suitable accompaniments to antique collections as well as home and office furnishings and unique gifts.
Oakland, CA (800) 985-7798
A one-man woodworking shop in Oakland, California, where I build Arts and Crafts furniture, lamps, and other home decor accents and articles.
My line includes reproductions and original-design floor and table lamps, tables, plant stands, ottoman and serving trays, wastepaper baskets and a photo stand.
Columbus, MT (406) 322-1132
Rocking chairs and fine furniture by Montana craftsman Scott Morrison.
Each chair is a work of art, featuring sculpted seats, curved legs, flexible spindles, and his trademark butterfly joints.
Braintree, MA (781) 843-6427
Custom, hand made period furniture (mostly formal styles) by master craftsman John R. Sullivan. See the online gallery.
Harrisonburg, VA (540) 434-2131
Exquisite colonial reproduction furniture handcrafted for six generations in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Suzanne Fitch Handpainted Furniture
Handpainted decorative art furniture.
Original designs, painted by hand, one-at-a-time by Suzanne Fitch. Tables, Seating, Accessories.
Custom colors and projects. Sophisticated whimsey. contemporary tradition, functional art.
Aurora, NY (716) 655-3229
Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan Thomas Pafk builds unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of high-quality.
Arts and Crafts-style furniture in his East Aurora studio.
Visit the online gallery.
Seattle, WA (206) 622-2004
Custom-designed interpretive furniture in the Greene and Greene style, built in fine woods.
Philo, CA (707) 895-3606
Fine furniture making for forty years.
Arts and Crafts designs inspired by Greene and Greene.
Also pieces in Shaker and Art Nouveau styles.
Denver, CO (720) 938-8377
Artisan Pat Morrow designs and builds fine furnishings as unique as the client. Hand carving is often featured on the tables, chests, benches, beds and more.
City of Industry, CA (626) 964-6493
Arts and Crafts furniture for every room in your home.
Family owned and operated and made in the USA since 1946.
They offer hand crafted wood furniture built to last generations at a price you can afford.
Morrisville, VT (802) 253-5094
Full line of hand crafted 18th- and 19th-century reproduction furniture and adaptations crafted in maple, cherry and tiger maple hardwoods.
Country Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and pencil post-style beds; Windsor chairs, traditional buffets.
Independence, VA (276) 768-7710
Specializing in Greene & Greene and Arts & Crafts furniture reproductions.
Gorgeous, one of a kind, custom handcrafted furniture designed and built uniquely for you for any room in your home.
High quality, beautiful, custom cabinets, built ins and vanities for kitchen, bath, or any other room. All built exactly to your specifications.
Unusual and one of a kind custom art doors designed and custom built.
Stunning, hand crafted, stained and leaded glass windows and doors designed and custom built.
Warren, RI (520) 247-1820
The Warren Chair Works is a company devoted to the building of high quality 18th-century reproductions and contemporary Arts & Crafts style furniture.
We have specialized in Windsor chair reproductions for over 30 years.
Dorset, VT (802) 325-2117
Fine custom hand crafted wood furniture inspired by Greene and Greene and the Arts and Crafts movement, made for contemporary living.
The furniture pictured at the top of this article was designed by Judson Beaumont for Straight Line Designs, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Thousands of small custom upholsterers exist all over the U.S.
Many of these artisans are experienced upholsterers laid off from larger manufacturers that closed down.
Thousands of upholstered furniture factories went out of business in the Recessions of the 1990s and from 2007 to 2010.
Experienced interior design professionals will know which custom upholsterers in your area are the best.
The best custom upholsterers may have long waiting times. They can be very picky about which clients they will work for.
In general, they prefer to avoid working directly with non professionals.
They may also avoid interior design professionals they consider too “picky” or who micromanage, by trying to change specifications mid-way through the project.
Changing specs wastes time and materials. Usually, customers do not want to pay for fixing mistakes made in the original specifications.
Custom upholstery can be surprisingly affordable.
Many furniture shoppers believe that custom upholstered furniture is too expensive for them.
But that is not necessarily true!
There are several things you can do to keep prices reasonable and still get a high quality sofa, made by expert craftspeople, that will last 20+ years.
Avoid high priced leathers and fabrics.
Discontinued high quality leathers and fabrics are always available at huge discounts.
Check out my article Do Discount Fabric Stores & Online Websites Really Sell Quality Fabrics at 50% Off?
Avoid patterned fabrics that require matching.
Patterned fabrics require 30% – 50% more yardage.
Matched pattern fabrics take far longer to upholster, adding hundreds of dollars to your sofa price.
Stick to simple, basic frame designs.
Unusual or curved shapes and larger sizes will cost more.
5/4″ solid hardwood frames will last for 50 years.
Good quality plywood frames will last 20+ years and save hundreds of dollars.
Avoid reclining or sleeper sofas.
Mechanisms can be expensive when not purchased in bulk.
Both reclining and sleeper mechanisms add substantial cost and also reduce a sofa’s lifespan.
Discuss other ways to economize with your upholsterer.
He may have additional suggestions based on what is available to him through local suppliers.
Do not economize on cushions.
Ask for Spring Down (or Spring Fiber) seat cushions.
They will add $100 – $200 to your sofa’s cost, but will last 15+ years with no loss of comfort.
If you insist on foam, get 2.5 density. It lasts 3x longer than the industry standard 1.8 density.
Qualux is the best quality foam brand and will last longer than other foams with the same density.
Pricing may also vary depending on other conditions.
Upholsterers charge more when they have large order backlogs.
Be friendly! Fussy or unpleasant customers are often charged higher prices.
Small custom upholstery shops, selling direct to the public, are easy to find.
Thousands of small upholstered furniture shops are spread nationwide.
Every large or mid-size population center will have several small custom upholstery furniture shops.
Thousand of upholstery factories have closed over the past 25 years.
Many of the most highly skilled upholsterers from factories started their own upholstery workshops, where they do reupholstery and custom upholstery.
Setting up a custom upholstery shop does not cost much for an experienced upholsterer who already owns the basic tools.
Used machinery is usually available at a fraction of the original cost.
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