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Workshop Blog

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The workshop has been so busy for so many months now; it’s noisy and bustling and just full of energy everywhere.

I recently walked out to the workshop during lunchtime to warm up by the woodstove, and found it deserted…still and quiet with only the faint buzzing sound of the air compressors. It was so unusual, like a moment stopped in time.

I grabbed my camera to see if I could visually convey the stillness.


Monday, January 14th, 2013

We are working on a dining table in the workshop this week that I just had to share with you. It’s a round pedestal table to seat eight. We are building it for a ‘cottage’ here in Kennebunkport, on Ocean Avenue.

Built of solid cherry, the turned pedestal on this table is 12” in diameter. The turning was created for us by a local turning wizard, Steve Hanson, to our exact specifications. It’s beautiful. And heavy.


Monday, January 7th, 2013

As we turn to the new year, we are grateful for a full worklist and a busy shop. We are grateful to our customers (most of all), our friends, the vendors that supply us with our wonderful materials, and the many businesses that work with us to keep us smart, strong and successful.

And we know there are many out there that are trying to get a leg-up. We know many of them are very talented, creative and savy. We know many of them just need a boost and they'll be successful.

So, for the first post of the new year, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of those...

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Happy Holidays!

This week, a few gift ideas from Huston & Company. If any of these interest you, give us a call or stop by!

Art of Dining Server

The Art of Dining Server, $95. I currently have 1 Oak and 7 Cherry.

Huston Coat Tree

The Huston Coat Tree, $695. I have only two...

Monday, December 10th, 2012

There’s nothing quite like a challenging custom order to keep us all happy here. I can safely speak for everyone at Huston & Company and say that if we didn’t have unique orders to build in our shop, and instead had to build the same thing over and over again, we wouldn’t be here. And while we have our own design vocabulary and our own unique style, it is with great pleasure that we take on those projects that are out of our norm, are larger than life, and really challenge us. 

When an interior designer from a...

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Like chipmunks getting ready for winter, the guys in the shop are running, running, running. These scholar carrels for Princeton are in the final stages. They are being fully assembled, one by one, before being taken apart and sent for final finishing. Each one is like a small apartment with four rooms. Small buildings built to fine-furniture standards.

Complete Scholar Carrel



Monday, November 19th, 2012

While we think our furniture is the very best, we do like to see what others in the custom furniture world are up to. And of course, there is a ton of great stuff out there. Fantastic designs, wonderful materials, great ideas, excellent craftsmanship.

I often head to Etsy to find out what's out there. Today I searched for "reclaimed wood furniture" and here are a few items that caught my eye. (The images are linked, in case you want to investigate further)


Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I’m often surprised at the diversity of our clients and projects. At any given time, we are building a wide range of furniture pieces for our customers. 

The next couple of months are a perfect example. 

Currently in our workshop, we have The Princeton Project, a large order of pieces loosely called ‘study carrels’. They are more like really-beautiful-cubicles-for-students; each complete with bulletin board, locker, phone/electrical/internet connections, lighting, coat hooks. Large project; big, well-known client.

Monday, October 29th, 2012

As we work our way through each Autumn, we begin to plan our marketing for the coming year. We begin with as much analysis as we can conjure on our marketing of the past year: who responded to what? what seemed to work and what didn’t? how well did we stick to our budget and our plan? 

We divide our marketing into two camps: residential and non-residential. In other words, we need to speak to people who will buy furniture for their home, and those...

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

In preparation for some spring and summer advertising for 2013, we had ourselves a little photo shoot this past week. We were grateful to be allowed to utilize one of the adorable cottages at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport. Hidden Pond is a resort of cottages; each one different and decorated in a unique style by a local interior decorator or designer. We chose a cottage called First Light. It was a beautiful, sunny, fall day.