Saturday, August 08, 2009

Burgers and Building Furniture

There's an interesting article in the New York Times about custom furniture. Most people assume that ordering a piece of furniture from a custom builder is going to be difficult, or will take too long. While it's true that you usually can't walk into someone's studio and pick a piece out of their "showroom", it's usually not that long of a waiting period to receive delivery of your custom piece.

And ordering a piece ensures that you get EXACTLY the details you want, including your choice of hardware, or wood, or design details that you require. Not to mention a level of quality that often isn't associated with a store-bought piece.

Funny, I recently had this conversation with a couple of woodworking buddies - we all build custom pieces. And we were discussing the how some buyers think that the price of a custom piece might be less than a store bought piece. Less?

Let's see... that's sort of likening a burger at Mikky D's

to a 5 Napkin Burger.

Both have a place in the culinary world, but one might be of necessity, and one of choice. Sort of like furnishing your home.

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