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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.


Monday, October 1st, 2012

I had a call from a potential customer recently who had a new question for me; new to me. She asked if we could build her a sofa with cushions that are free from any flame retardant chemicals. In other words, cushions that don’t use standard upholstery foam.

Pause. Ponder. Ask.

As I delved further into her query, I learned that she is in the process of removing flame retardant chemicals from her home as much as possible: in her furniture, in the carpeting, in clothing, everywhere she can. She has small children, she explained, and these chemicals are so harmful,...

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Throughout the past few years, we’ve had the great pleasure to build furniture for the University of New England. It started in 2008, with a collection of pieces for the George and Barbara Bush Center, on the University’s campus in Biddeford. We worked closely with Bree Wright Clark of Wright Interiors on this project. When completed we’d built 40 pieces of furniture for this lovely space.


Monday, September 10th, 2012

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.
Did you know that when you order furniture from Huston & Company, whether it’s for your home, your office, or your library or school, we send you a big, beautiful brick of solid chocolate after delivery?

True story. We know you have lots of choices for your furniture. We also enjoy getting to know our customers and are grateful for the new relationships and friendships we gain when you choose us. The chocolate is our way of saying thank you.

Usually a month or two after your furniture is delivered, once you’ve had...

Monday, August 20th, 2012

As word circles in the industry about the USDA’s $14.8M contribution to the battle of the beetle, we are reminded to be diligent ourselves.  

The short story…

It is believed the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), native to China, Japan and Korea, made its way to the US in solid wood packing material used in shipping transport. It was...

Monday, August 13th, 2012

We are full of parts.

When we purchased our CNC machine, we had long debates about how it would be used. That recurring question, “What is handmade?” kept surfacing. We debated between efficiency and profit vs. “true craftsmanship.” Use of the machine became a moral issue to all of us. We found we felt comfortable using it for some things, but not others.

And so we landed here: the CNC is used mostly for parts making, when we have an order for a large quantity of similar or same pieces. It is also used for engraving or for cutting complicated or...

Monday, August 6th, 2012

In today’s world, “buy it cheap, throw it away,” has replaced “a stitch in time saves nine” or “quality over quantity”. We struggle with this. 

As the definition of value wavers, we harken back to a time long before we were here when value was defined by need and price was based on quality. What one could offer in return often determined what one could buy for himself. You need a blanket for your bed? I make blankets. I need a chair for my desk. Oh, you make chairs? Wanna trade? Thank you very much, I’ll take it. 

Monday, July 30th, 2012

On Saturday, July 21st, 317 swimmers dove in and swam 2.4 miles from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach, and our own Saer Huston was one of them.

Saer Huston swimming the Peaks to Portland

The Peaks to Portland Swim is an annual fundraiser for the Cumberland County YMCA. Proceeds from the race go toward the Y’s...

Monday, July 16th, 2012

We’ve been hearing an awful lot about the new “SawStop Law” as it’s been aptly nicknamed. This proposed California legislation was approved by the state senate committee and will likely come to vote in mid August. It has been highly controversial. In case you’re not there, I’ll try to quickly bring you up to speed. 

Table saws are dangerous. Table saw accidents happen frequently in woodworking shops across the country, causing countless injuries and amputations. There’s new technology on the market that enables a table saw blade to...