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At Huston & Company, we love libraries. We believe libraries are essential to the wellness of our communities. We believe time spent in libraries is fortifying and restorative. By building fine custom furniture for libraries throughout the country, we hope to enhance the environments where people learn, contemplate, teach and explore.

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Workshop Blog

Monday, February 29th, 2016

John Tomaszewski is a self-taught wood turner. He stops by our workshop now and then to pick up some of our ends and cut-offs. He digs out large chunks of maple, oak, cherry and most recently walnut.

John used to work building houses and always enjoyed working with wood. He’s now in the US Coast Guard, working primarily in the Boston area. To feed his love of woodworking, he began to dabble in turning: reading books, experimenting with different tools and lathes. He’s never taken a wood turning class. He taught himself how to sharpen his own tools too. He’s into it...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

One night, Saer and his wife, Genell, were at home looking through a new issue of Old Port Magazine. They leafed through the style section in which a local couple was dressed in beautiful clothing from local retailers and photographed in a lovely, familiar setting in Portland; presented as models, the couple looked lovely. The article called out all of individual pieces of clothing and accessories, but also discussed the works and successes of the couple themselves. It’s a regular section in Old Port Magazine; one many look forward to...

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

This past fall Saer Huston occupied much of his time here with two unique pieces of custom furniture for an investment firm in NJ, Raging Capital Management.

A furniture-making friend, the Lead Instructor at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Aled Lewis, approached Bill Huston with a sketch for a conference table and credenza he had designed for Raging Capital. He had the designs fairly well worked out, but couldn’t build it on his own with his teaching...

Monday, August 17th, 2015

In late 1987, when Bill Huston decided to open his own business as a custom furniture builder, his sister, Jill, a graphic designer, offered to create a logo and some mock-ups of marketing materials that Bill could take to the bank to procure his first business loan. From that day on Jill was Huston & Company's sole graphic designer; creating every catalog, every postcard, every advertisement and every printed marketing tool for the company for 27 years. The logo she created in 1987 is the same iconic logo - with its long sweeping ampersand -  we use today.

In the fall...

Monday, July 13th, 2015

We are very excited about our new partnership with the Ogunquit Museum of Art, as mentioned in our previous blog post. We have designed and built new benches for the Museum, which are available for purchase as a naming opportunity in the Museum, and to order for your own home.

The benches have been named and priced:

The one/two seat bench is called the Narrow Cove Bench, named for the Museum's own cove. It is priced at $2,250.

The two/three seat bench is called the Perkins Cove Bench, named for the home of the early Ogunquit art colony. Is it priced at $3,500....

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Check out these gorgeous benches we’ve just completed for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art! They are solid cherry, with black leather and were designed in two sizes: a two-seater and a single-seat.

Huston & Company and Ogunquit Museum of American Art single seat bench

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Monday, May 18th, 2015

Check out these gorgeous benches we’ve just completed for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art! They are solid cherry, with black leather and were designed in two sizes: a two-seater and a single-seat.

Huston & Company and Ogunquit Museum of American Art single seat bench

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

We recently delivered a custom bed to a client in Northern Massachusetts. You may remember seeing images on our Facebook Page while it was under construction.

Custom bed, handcrafted in Kennebunkport, Maine. Huston & Company

It's built of solid cherry, with a few walnut details.

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Are you in search of a king-sized bed? Wanting a Huston & Company bed, but don't want to wait 10-12 weeks? You may be in luck.

Our client is downsizing and selling her king-sized bed. It's a gorgeous custom version of our Cliff Island Bed. It is designed to take a mattress and boxspring (not included), and has a low footboard.

Huston & Company, Kennebunkport, ME, bed for sale by owner

The overall measurments of this custom bed are 55"H x 84"W x 86"L....

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...