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Workshop Blog

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Like all businesses that sell things, at the end of the year we take inventory. It only takes us about an hour usually, and we don’t have to hire an outside team to do it, but still, we like to have as little to count as possible.

This year, our loft is very full. We don’t have a lot of odds and ends as we often do. Instead, this year, we have a lot of brand new inventory. We made a point of overbuilding a number of items this year, so we’d have inventory to sell. We have sold a lot of it, but there is still a plethora of goodies upstairs.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Jill Strauss and Val Glynn have been customers at Huston & Company for years. They first purchased a custom writing table from us in 2004. They have added pieces here and there ever since. Their home is a treasure trove of custom furniture. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a piece of furniture in Jill and Val’s home that wasn’t handcrafted by one of Maine’s finest furniture-makers.


Monday, September 23rd, 2013

I have to admit, I'm struggling to get blog posts out as regularly as I'd like. My desk is piled with "to-do" lists, the shop is piled with stacks of furniture parts, the finishing shop is piled with stacks of completed library carrels and more stacks to be completed.

So, my apologies that these posts aren't as weekly as they have been in the past.

Today, I'm posting about a great table that we've just completed and delivered to a client outside of New York City. It's a custom version of our...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013


Wow, busy days.

The workshop is humming along with six furnituremakers, piles and stacks of carrel walls, a great variety of music throughout the day and some interesting residential pieces.

Our shop schedule for the fall is, believe it or not, full. Hard to believe I'm saying this on the first days of September. We are currently taking orders for the end of December.

While we are excited to be so busy, we know it can be discouraging to place an order for furniture that you won't see for such a long time. And we know some of you want to ...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The Huston Coat Tree has been the single best selling piece of furniture at Huston & Company since Bill started his business. It has become the most recognizable piece in our collection. This fall, we anticipate the sale of the 1,000thcoat tree, which is already built and in stock in our showroom. To date we have sold 989. 

We think selling number 1,000 in our 25thyear would be quite a coup. 

When it was first commissioned by Carolyn Lackey of Chicago, in 1988, Bill instinctively designed the coat tree with a cast iron base. He knew cast...

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Here at Huston & Company, there is always someone working on a personal project in the workshop. They stay late on weekdays, or come in on weekends and build some pretty amazing things. Sometimes these gems are for themselves, and sometimes for lucky gift recipients.  

In the past couple of months, two Huston boys have been working diligently on personal projects.

In late June, Bill and his youngest son, Collin, could be found here on weekend days, working on a new coffee table for Collin’s apartment in New Hampshire. Having ordered “hairpin” legs...

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Huston & Company
Celebrates 25 Years of Fine Furniture
And a Future of Family Business

Saer and Bill Huston look on as Bill's brother, Bob, talks at the company's 25th anniversary.

On July 27th, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Huston & Company with family, friends and customers. The sun came out, between rainy days, and gave us a perfect setting for our anniversary picnic.

Bill's family came from Portland,...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Meet Andrew Kane…
A Huston & Company customer since 1996

What is your favorite Sunday activity?
Meet the Press, then sculling in my shell. 

Where would you live if you could live anywhere, no strings attached?
Hanalei, Kauai or Marrakech or Tanzania…or maybe Tuscany.

What was the make/model of your first car?
A 1967 BMW 1600

What is your favorite meal?
A Philadelphia cheesesteak (I was a short order cook in West Philly during college)

Name an activity you...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

We’re very excited to introduce a new member of our Rivers family: the Rivers Bed. Designed by Bill and Saer Huston, the Rivers Bed is a natural extension of our Rivers grouping. 

The Rivers Bed, handcrafted by Huston & Company, Kennebunkport, Maine

Created in the same singular manner as each of our Rivers tables, each Rivers Bed will be unique. The river which flows across the headboard is created by following the grain of the wood, carving down to...

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The summer of our 25thyear is upon us. As the temperature in Maine heats up we are making plans to celebrate our anniversary with all of our customers and friends. Here are a few events we are pulling together.

June 18th
A Morning with Industry Professionals, at our showroom in Kennebunkport – We thought it would be fun to gather our interior design, real estate and home building friends from the Southern Maine to Northern Massachusetts region. Breakfast, showroom and workshop tours with Bill and Saer, mingling with...