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Custom Cigar Humidor Design

Protecting a cigar collection requires a blend of science and art, passion and precision.   Custom made wood cigar humidors by CustomMade artisans will preserve your collection in an ideal environment and showcase your tastes in both cigars and furniture.   Before you settle on a custom cigar humidor design, consider the following points. Spanish […]

Custom Hidden Flat Screen TV Furniture – Options for Custom Cabinets that Hide Your Plasma or LCD TV

As televisions have gotten larger, they have begun to dominate more and more of homes’ living room and family room decor. Televisions even take over bedrooms. While you enjoy having a big television, it is much better to place it on a fancier wooden stand or credenza so that this electronic elephant in the room […]

Flights of Fancy: Design Options for Your Custom Stairs

Your home’s unique style starts on the ground.  Beautiful hardwood flooring, carpets, or tiles can set the stage in every room for your furniture, built-ins, and home décor items.  If you have a multi-level home, you can also explore some intriguing options for custom flooring and stairs.  Don’t think of your stairways as just neutral, […]

Why a Custom Tub Can Save You From Deep Trouble

Any remodeling project is a difficult undertaking.  Julia Angwin, senior technology editor for the WSJ.com, has been documenting her renovation of her Harlem brownstone in her “Brownstone Diary” column in the Wall Street Journal’s online Home and Garden section.  Her recent entry, “Shallow Bathtub is a Deep Disappointment,” highlights some of the potential pitfalls of buying […]

Ten Ways to Add Custom Built-In Bookcases to Your Home

Have you decided to invest in custom built-in bookcases for your home?  Built-in shelving will give you versatile storage space and add a note of distinction to any room in your home.  However, if you thought built-in bookcases were just for your library, think again.  Here are ten ways to add built-in bookcases to your […]

Consoles and Pop-ups: More Flat-Screen TV Options for your Custom Home Entertainment Centers

Back in February 2010, CustomMade artisan Tony O’Malley of Tony O’Malley Custom Woodworking wrote a guest blog about custom built-in cabinetry for your flat-screen TV.  When you have to choose between built-in or free-standing cabinetry, Mr. O’Malley reminds us of a not insignificant point. “Of course you can’t take a built-in with you if you […]

Built-in Cabinetry for Your Flat-Screen TV

“Now that you’ve bought that new flat-screen TV you face the problem: where am I going to put it?”  If you’re facing this dilemma, guest blogger Tony O’Malley of Tony O’Malley Custom Woodworking has some suggestions for your consideration. Your old TV was a chunky cube; the new flat-screen is a sleek elongated rectangle. Your […]