© 2020 Condé Nast. Claire Showalter from sQuircle said 3 years ago. I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I question what I’m doing. “In terms of tools, all you need are a hammer and a wide-head nail, hook, or a screw.” That frees up Ilana’s customers to focus on filling those versatile shelves—distinguished by their weathered stains, contemporary details (leather straps, cord ropes), and clever features (like pre-fit cutouts for potted plants)—with their most prized possessions. Cathy from msbijouxbeads said 3 years ago. Jerry saw the growing demand for high-quality, handmade furniture and soon turned his hobby of restoring antique and vintage mid-century pieces into a business. Congratulations on your feature and I wish you all the best on your future endeavors.. TropicalGarden from TropicalGarden said 3 years ago. I got into woodworking at the perfect time. There’s this really cool one called Brick and Board that I’ve been working with that employs people to demo homes all around the city and salvage the materials. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. ... handmade furniture and soon turned his hobby of restoring antique and vintage mid-century pieces into a business… There is no shortage of people looking for creative items on Etsy. Jerry, who says he sells around 10 to 15 of his mid-century credenzas and Z-chairs per month on Etsy, isn’t alone in turning to the website to help find a new audience for quality handmade furniture. “I find a lot of my customers are second- or third-time furniture buyers. Anastasia from YourAdventureInGlass said 31 days ago, Ira Stolbova from IraStDesigns said 31 days ago. But it’s almost like magic in the same sense. “We are constantly working with suppliers to find barn wood that is consistent with our visual presentation.” Maintaining such stringent standards might be a tall order, but the effort is well worth it to Quinn—and to What WE Make’s customers. For furniture designer Chris Herbert, who crafts sleek side tables, minimalist kitchen islands, and sturdy, wood and steel meditation altars for his shop Herb’s Furniture Company, it was yoga to the rescue. See what caught our eye at one of the country's biggest annual design fairs. They’ve gone through the big-box retailers and are now on the hunt for a piece that will last and bring some charm into their lives.” Visit the HangarOne Design shop. Read on to meet five furniture crafters and curators whose creations will truly allow you to make yourself at home. Think bar stools, palm-friendly planters, and outdoor dining sets that practically beg to be paired with floral shirts and mai tais. Congratulations on your feature your furniture is all so beautiful. Very nice products! “I love seeing a great-looking piece of furniture, but function is queen,” she says. It was really just me hacking away at wood in my backyard, and thankfully some people decided to take the plunge and purchase my pieces. I was a tinkerer as a kid, and a good problem solver. Hedge House's Hayward dresser is sleek, sturdy, and built to order. “In an increasingly automated world, the value of craftsmanship has become even more significant and shoppers are turning to Etsy to discover handmade items that can’t be found anywhere else,” she says. :), DominatoR from dominatordesign said 3 years ago, Josie from ConcreteAlphabet said 3 years ago. That kind of challenge would send anyone in search of a serious serenity fix. Somebody's telling us something.... Kimiko Stallard from BinglesBanglesBabies said 3 years ago. Congrats on the feature and success of your shop! His own love of the trade was sparked in 2017, after he found himself standing in a virtually empty new house. Love your work... you are an amazing craftsman! Sujata from TreasuredMemoryLane said 3 years ago. When I get settled - I may be moving yet again - I may see about getting a piece of furniture or two from you - gorgeous work! If it’s lasted 40 years, it’s likely it will last another 40.” Visit the Dovetails Decor shop. Love the simplicity of your handmade furniture. Mary Robertson from MaggiesInn said 3 years ago. Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 3 years ago. Just ask Ilana Mayes: The modern, sculptural shelves and home accents in her shop, TheCraftySwirl, add a stylish splash to your space without taking up much real estate, or requiring any fussy installation. Sellers can list handmade products, vintage items, and craft supplies. Pardar Chia from NaturaSilver said 3 years ago, Inspiring story. Much continued success!! TFS!!! We’re swooning over the inspiring living room looks of these three design-savvy Etsy shoppers. No, it’s really just that I take on challenges as the chance for constant improvement. In the meantime, you know where to find him. Susan Coughlin Murray from smARTSshop said 3 years ago. The first few things I welded were pretty terrible—it was a lot of practice and figuring things out and learning from good teachers. You’re just so excited, and it doesn’t really make sense to anybody but you, but you see this thing so clearly in your mind. Our website, archdigest.com, offers constant original coverage of the interior design and architecture worlds, new shops and products, travel destinations, art and cultural events, celebrity style, and high-end real estate as well as access to print features and images from the AD archives. For home décor, do check out the BetonDeko – who sell concrete home décor item. You can’t create ideas, they come to you—so I don’t force anything, I just completely let it happen. Vadim Moroz from VadimMorozArt said 3 years ago. “I wanted my pieces to reflect the amazing craftsmanship of the vintage designs, ensuring no corners were cut so that they could be enjoyed for years to come,” he explains. It cost nothing to launch besides my 20 cent listing fees. Congratulations on the feature! I mean, if I started selling on my own website, I don’t think I would have made it past a few orders before I would have given up. Lower the shipping? Beautiful designs, Love it! Well done, keep it up, develop ;), Hand-Built Sustainable Furniture From What WE Make, Get the Look: 3 Real Living Rooms With Etsy Style. Congratulations on the feature! Beautiful, They are the most beautiful products that I have seen and I love them very much it has 5 stars from me, Padmini Persaud-Obasi from BrooklynLotus said 26 days ago. Consumers with truly special needs might benefit from Etsy in different ways too, Dayna says. I had never considered it because I didn't think I could afford handmade furniture. Love your designs too. Blessings as your business grows. This family-run business specializes in heirloom-quality dining tables, cabinets, consoles and more, expertly designed with the environment in mind. Aleksa Brown is a writer, editor, and brand storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. They feel like they know you based on what you’re making for them. In this guide, we show you how to start an Etsy shop step-by-step, and make your craft business ideas a reality. Woodworking definitely isn’t my background, so it’s a little bit of a steeper incline on the slope to success. Whenever I’m doing traditional wood, I like to go up to this sawmill about 30 minutes outside the city.