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Workshop Blog

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

We are beginning to do more with the CNC that we added to the shop last year. We’ve enjoyed offering engravings on certain items to personalize them. This has been a common request for our academic work; engraving the school seal or crest on the backs of chairs, or the center of a conference table.  But other than that, we’ve mostly used it to help with making batches of parts for large orders. 

Because we build furniture, we don't spend much time thinking about making other things. Until the folks at ...

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I was doing a little research today. I was told to research some keywords on Google, to find out what all of you readers might like to learn from us, the custom furniture people. It was an interesting exersize.

Under "how to check for quality wood furniture," I found the advice that joints using staples are not good joints. Really? You don't say. And that furniture that tips, or twists or wobbles isn't good either. Oh.

And did you know that "distressed" furniture goes through a process where it is banged and scratched and dented on...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

A couple of years ago I asked Bill to create some shelving for the showroom to display accessories such as glass and ceramics. I asked that it be portable, so we could bring it to trade shows and easily move it about the showroom. He came up with this design and built two of them.

The frame is cherry. It has a piano hinge on top and when the glass is removed the frame folds flat for easy transportation. The glass shelves, graduated in size from top to bottom, are...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Once in a while we find we have enough inventory to make a sale worthwhile, and we like to take advantage of the opportunity to get our customers here for a visit. We don't get to visit with you all enough.

And therefore...

Announcing the Huston & Company

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND
RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE SALE

October 8-11, 2010

New orders 15% OFF*
Showroom samples and newly built inventory 20% OFF
Select furniture pieces and accessories up to 60% OFF...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Every once in a while we get a request for work that isn't quite what we do, but is so intriguing we are eager to take it on. A podium built of 50,000 year old Cyprus is an example, or a custom stand for a ship's wheel.

This past month we were asked if we could help out with an antique bed; a bed that has been in the owner's family for generations, made of ribbon striped mahogany. "It's a full size bed," the customer told me over the phone, "and I'd like it to be queen size."

Full size to queen size, eh? Antique...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

As many of you know, we recently built some reading tables for the Miller Library at Colby College. The tables were designed by Scott Teas, an architect at TFH Architects, with collaboration from Bill Huston. After the first order was delivered, a second order was placed as the college is making improvements to the library a little at a time. 

The tables were a huge success. Not only did the library staff love the tables, but we are told that the seats at the new tables are always the first to fill in, that more students stay at the library longer now that the tables are in...

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

We were recently asked if we would build a special birdhouse for Habitat for Humanity of Maine, 7 Rivers.  They have a gala event coming up on September 15th called The First Annual Habitat for Humanity Builds for the Birds. At the event there will be an auction of birdhouses crafted by local artists and craftspeople as well as several dozen that have been decorated by local youth.

Of course we said YES.

Bill took on this project personally. His custom birdhouse design is crafted of rings of cherry wood, cut...

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Bill and Saer returned on Friday from a week in Maryland, delivering and installing new furniture at St. Paul's School. This project began in our workshop back in December and with a due date of early August, we were able to schedule the work around other projects, filling in quiet times with this large order. It was a luxury we don't always have.

The order consisted of 25 study tables of various sizes, a conference table, 9 classroom tables, over 100 chairs, several occasional and cafe tables, end panels and...

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

DINING TABLE SALE!

August 2-14, 2010

All dining tables 15% OFF!

Have you been coveting a Huston & Company dining table? Already have one picked out from our catalog or website? Want us to design one especially for you?
Well NOW is the time!

All dining tables are 15% Off!

Includes all standard designs in our catalog and on our website...

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, we were invited to be a part of the filming of The Chef’s Kitchen during the Fine Living Festival here in Kennebunkport in June.

Hear Bill and Saer Huston describe what makes Huston & Company unique in an exclusive video interview. This video was filmed as part of an episode of The Chef’s Kitchen during the Fine Living Festival in Kennebunkport in June 2010.

Our connection with The Chef’s Kitchen is...