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Anyone know a furniture maker


I need a particular piece of custom-built furniture.  I can’t go into detail (it’s for a present, and if I describe it, the person it’s for will figure it out), but it will take someone who is good and creative.  Does anyone know someone who can do this sort of thing?


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  1. My brother-in-law is a very good furniture maker in the Minneapolis area. I’d be happy to give you an email introduction.

    Here’s his website.

  2. My friend’s husband does gorgeous work. He runs a woodworking and custom furniture business with his brother.

    Here’s a link to their gallery on their blog:

  3. Check out you can contact the alumni, some of which are award winning furniture makers.

  4. Old Bear Creek 119 N. 2nd Avenue – Albert Lea, MN 56007. Jackson Burns (507) 202-3098

    I’ve seen some of his stuff in RL & it’s very nice.

  5. Most old order Amish communities have carpenters who do outside work. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and when someone needed a one-off piece of quality furniture, anyone who had a contact would get an Amishman to make it.

    On the down side, it’s not going to be the least expensive bid (nor likely the most expensive.) But it will be built exactly to spec, and it will last far longer than three generations. You’re only going to be billed for the time of a craftsman and the materials used. Profit doesn’t enter the equation.

  6. You could also check with your local SCA chapter
    (I would recommend emailing the Baron/Baroness)
    The SCA tends to attract a wide variety of skilled artists including furniture makers.

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