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Why Is Handmade Furniture So Damn Expensive?

Why Is Handmade Furniture So Damn Expensive? I’ve heard this question more than once, and I can relate. I hope to shed a little light on a few things people may not realize. There is a lot of labor and thought that go into a fine piece of furniture. I build my furniture with solid wood. Unlike plywood, it doesn’t come in big sheets ready to cut and use. There’s a lot of work involved before I can even get to that point. First, I hand select boards to match the grain and color as best as possible, which can be very difficult when buying rough stock. Let’s take walnut for instance. Walnut in rough stock is not pleasant, it...

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