I have noticed a bunch of comments online from people who make comments on furniture store websites and chat rooms that they are no longer interested in the cheap, “some assembly required” furniture that they find in stores nowadays.
I have noticed a resurgence in the interest for custom furniture.
I’m not exactly sure who might be looking for custom furniture options in this particular area, however I’m more than happy to report that my wife has officially opened a brick and mortar (garage) store for her custom furniture. My wife has made custom furniture her entire life—it’s a family business. People from all over the world have ordered her products and we have made an entirely comfortable life with her handiwork. When her father owned the business, she made the choice to close down the brick and mortar store to focus more on online sales for the family’s custom furniture. Since that time, it has been my wife’s dream to reopen that brick and mortar custom furniture location. I honestly think the online age has come full circle. Not so long ago, data has shown that people are less trustful of companies that do not have a brick and mortar store location. That increasing trend over the last few years was music to my wife’s ears. We’re not jumping in head first, however, we want to make sure that there’s an interest for a brick and mortar custom furniture shop before we decide to open a giant storefront or something crazy. That’s why we’re starting in the detached garage/workshop for the moment. So, make sure to come by! Stop in! (And, please, wear a mask!)