Custom bedroom set made in maple hardwood, king size panel bed with 10'' wide side rails, 5 drawer wardrobe with solid wood drawer box's , adjustable shelves , Entertainment center with open shelf above , 2 glass doors, adjustable shelves within , 2 - 1 drawer night stands with solid wood drawer box's , all have high quailty drawer slides , and all finished in a white satin paint
Made in Colchester, VT
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
This was our first CustomMade experience and Ed / VSF helped made it incredible.
We posted a job for a custom bedroom set (queen bed, wardrobe, end tables, entertainment center) on the CustomMade job board and about 7 makers submitted bids. We had 2-3 bids in the $3500-4300 range and a few up near $7500-10,000 for makers in and around Boston.
Most makers asked us to increase our budget, which we set to about 25% more than it would cost us to get the same set (obviously of lesser quality...) from Crate and Barrel. We were immediately impressed with Ed because he took the time to work up drawings for us, something other makers didn't do.
Ed was one of the makers who didn't hassle us on the budget, but instead submitted a reasonable proposal along with his drawings which was higher than our budget.
Based on his past work and enthusiasm, we decided to hire Ed to do our project.
Fast forward to the day of the delivery and we were AMAZED. Seriously, this furniture set is the nicest thing we own.
The quality of the furniture itself is top notch: super heavy solid maple, high quality hardware, and the paint job... wow - it really looks like a factory finish.
Our constructive criticism to Ed goes to communication. We would have appreciated more timely responses and more photo updates. The photos we did receive were fine, but Ed could benefit from photos with more clarity and more regular updates. This is something he could improve on by getting an iPad for his shop or hiring some help for 5-10 hours per week to manage his projects. We totally get it: his energy and passion is devoted to his craft.
We plan to work with Ed again. If you are considering a project and you want incredible value and craftsmanship, go with VSF.
(Photos to come)