For Christmas Yet To Come, Custom Decorations

While your Christmas tree is still up and before you hit the after Christmas sales, take a moment to consider having Christmas ornaments custom made for next year €™s holiday season and many more to come.   Need a little inspiration? Have a look at some wonderful creations in glass, metal, wood, and leather by […]

Leftovers Fit For Company

What comes to mind when you think of leftovers? Something you pull out of the fridge and throw together when you don’t feel like preparing anything else. This can work when feeding your children, but certainly not what you’d serve when you have company or a special party. CustomMade woodworker Brian Mcalpine of Eternal Furniture […]

Custom Outdoor Benches by Hooper Hill Custom Metal Designs

Does winter’s approach have you dreaming about spring? Warm yourself with thoughts of days outdoors and start planning some additions to your lawn and garden.  Custom outdoor benches can turn shady spots into inviting areas to rest, reflect, or converse with friends.  Greg Hooper of Hooper Hill Custom Metal Designs in Roscoe, MO, has over […]

Uffs for Your Uggs: Custom Boot Toppers That Will Give You Happy Feet

It’s hard to make those bulky, clunky winter boots look cute. And happy feet are nice, but what about knock-out-drop-dead-where’d-ya-get-those-gorgeous feet?!? Boot toppers are everywhere. Wearing something over the top of your boot €”be it a rain boot, cowboy boot, riding boot, or bootie €”creates a fun, decorative accent. It’s a unique way of updating […]

Custom Gun Accessories: Leather Holsters, Belts, and Carrying Cases

A little over a year ago, our gun enthusiast customers noted the absence of holsters in the CustomMade hunting gear gallery.  At the time, we provided a PDF list of cusCustomMader makers through our blog.  Since then, we’ve added many new makers and galleries, including artisans who create beautiful leather custom gun accessories such as […]

“The Cutting of a Sapphire” – A Gem Cutting Tutorial

Exquisitely cut gemstones are so often centerpieces in custom jewelry design.  Have you ever wondered how artisan jewelers are able to work their magic so precisely on these challenging materials? Daniel Stair of Custom Gemstones has graciously allowed CustomMade to post his tutorial “The Cutting of a Sapphire” on our blog.  He’ll take us through […]

Stay on Target: Sophisticated Dartboard Cabinet designed by Mars Made

Did you know that one of the earliest dartboards was actually a slice of a tree trunk? Of course, this would make sense with its natural rings and radial cracks €” perfect for keeping score. But today, dartboards require a bit more sophistication and versatility. This  ultra chic custom Dartboard Cabinet was made by Mars […]

What is Casework?

If you’re doing your homework before you invest in custom furniture or custom made cabinetry, you may have encountered descriptions of sample pieces that specify who did the casework for the project, particularly if you’re looking at a home remodel where multiple artisans may have been involved.  Although you might not find the term “casework” […]

Moving Walls: Custom Sliding Doors

A custom sliding door is a wonderful way to save space and add flair to any doorway in your home.   You can choose styles as diverse as Japanese shoji screens or rustic barn doors, varied materials, and even automation systems that make opening and closing your doors effortless.   Here are a few examples […]

Time Alights: Custom Jewelry Boxes and Display Cases for Watches

Flip through your TV channels; pick up your smartphone; glance at the corner of your computer screen (which you can now find on your TV and your phone, too).  You’ll see the time on an electronic banner digitally ticking away.  As pervasive as time trackers are nowadays, luxury wristwatches and pocket watches remain elegant, distinctive, […]