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Workshop Blog

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Let’s begin our series on appreciating value with some of the various joints you might find holding furniture together as you shop around. There are quite a few common ways to join wood pieces together. Some joining methods are longer lasting than others, some can take more pressure, some resist wear and tear better. Hopefully, this discussion will help you to recognize some of them and therefore help you determine the quality and value of the furniture you’re considering.

First, we’ll look at the Mortise-and-Tenon, a tried, trusted, true.

You’ve...

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A large part of what we do here at Huston & Company is to educate our clients and potential clients to the differences in furniture construction methods and materials in the marketplace. Some of our clients come to us very knowledgeable in this arena, but many are frustrated with furniture pieces they own that are not giving them the years they'd hoped. They come to us because "custom" and "handcrafted" have meaning for them: longevity and therefore better value.

In this throw-away society, our younger and new clients struggle with the prices of mass...

Monday, January 19th, 2015

We’ve just finalized our marketing plan for 2015.

When we flush out our marketing for the year, we also try to include discussions about new products, what we’ll be showing in the showroom, showroom events and other things that loosely fall into the marketing bucket.

Last week, Saer asked me to give him a short list of items I’d like to have built for the showroom this year, as well as new designs I’d like to see. Sometimes they hear from me that we really need to offer a such-n-such, or that I’ve had a lot of customer requests for a this-n-that...

Monday, November 24th, 2014

It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is at hand. We’ve had such a busy year and have built so many pieces of beautiful furniture.

We are very grateful for such a successful year; for our customers and friends, our talented furniture makers, and all those that help us do what we do so well.

As you prepare your own table at home for your day of Thanks, here is a sampling of the dining and kitchen tables we’ve built this year. May they all be beautifully dressed this holiday, and may they all contribute to a lovely day with family and friends.

Happy...

Monday, November 10th, 2014

12/8/14 - This lovely desk found a new home at Wellesley College.

It's only five years old. Built by Huston & Company in 2009, it has been gently used in a local, small, law office. This beautiful desk is now for sale by the owner.

Reception desk for sale. Built by Huston & Company, Kennebunkport.

Built of African Mahogany, with traditional raised panels and base molding, this reception desk includes two legal sized file drawers,...

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Collin Huston, the youngest of Bill’s three sons, is off on his next big adventure. Having recently accepted a position with Apple Inc., he is currently packing for a move West. He will be working on developments of the IPad.

Collin graduated from the University of New Hampshire and is a rather brilliant engineer. He’s always enjoyed “making things work” and seemingly prefers to make his own stuff, rather than buying the usual.

Case in point. Collin recently visited the workshop for an afternoon, to build his own speakers. Below you’ll see images...

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

A huge congratulations to our friend, Erin Gates! Her new book, Elements of Style: Designing a Home and a Life, has been released and Erin is currently gallivanting about the eastern seaboard meeting her fans and signing books, all in excellent style.

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

There are so many talented furniture makers in Maine. We are fortunate to know a lot of them personally and I’ve always marveled at the fact that they all get along, share resources and are genuine friends. Each has his own unique style and niche, fully respected by the others.

I thought it was time to give our furniture making friends a little shout-out so you can take a look at their websites and their work, and celebrate their talents with us. Of course there are others in the state, but these are the ones we know best here at Huston & Company.

 

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Monday, August 25th, 2014

It’s like Christmas here this week. Our first order of table linens and pillows from Bonnie and Neal arrived and it’s been way too much fun to price, tag and display them.

Gorgeous table linens at Huston and Company fine custom furniture maine

They are gorgeous; bright colors and bold patterns hand screen printed on natural linen. We have pillows in various sizes, table runners, napkins...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Did you request yours yet?

We've been working on a new catalog update for several months now, adding new prodcuts, new pages, updating text and images. It's not our favorite thing to do, we'll admit, so we are very glad it's done. We do love to see it finished though, hot off the press. Even though we've been looking at the images, text and pages for weeks (okay, months) it all seems new when the printer delivers them to us.

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