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***** We use 100% Environmentally Safe, Non-Toxic Finishes! We feel it important to protect the environment, our customers, and our employees from toxic finishes. Be sure to ask YOUR furniture creator if their finishes are safe by requesting the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of their finishes. *****
I like Wood
"I like wood".....it's simple, straight forward, and encompasses so much about us in just 3 words.
I like how Mother Nature makes me smile nearly every day when I'm handling or shaping some of her delightful wood creations.
I like how she provides us with a sustainable material in trees. Trees that provide food and shelter for Her critters and shade for a picnic.
I like how we can wait for nature to tell us when it's time for a tree to be harvested. We haul trees out the woods after they've fallen or about to fall. Sustainably harvested.
I like how we take a tree to our friend's sawmill for milling.
I like how our wood then sits in our lumber yard for 1-3 years before being brought into our drying kiln.
I like how we then mate each bit of wood with the right project to highlight the beauty of the tree, a tree that I last saw standing many years ago.
I like the smells and textures of the wood as we shape it for a project.
I like wood.
Custom Furniture Creations became a real thing over 10 years ago when I started to wind down my 20 years in the corporate world and transition into the 2nd act of my life as a starving artist of wood. It was the perfect choice. I wake up every morning anxious to get busy making sawdust in our studio.
As we look to double the size of this studio in the very near future and open an 2nd studio, we are very conscious that we want to get no bigger less we lose the daily interaction with the wood we so much enjoy.
John P Rose
Owner, Maker, Designer
I really like Mother Nature and all that she allows me mold into our creations. With 20 yrs in the corporate world and multiple degrees, I decided more than 10 yrs ago to devote the 2nd act of my life to crafting Mother Nature. I'm very happy!
Maker, Finishing, Packing
Edna isn't too fond of the woodworking piece of our studios, but really enjoys finishing and painting. She's also the head of packaging and the master of 5 children, a household, and a husband.
Abe is a skilled craftsman of the Amish persuasion so I can't show you his portrait. Pictured is his reliable and mischievous transportation named Sonny.
Eli is Dan's oldest son and is starting to learn the craft of wood working in between sweeping shop floors, stacking lumber, and other tasks us older fellers don't want to do. Elil is teaching me German.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Orders cancelled after a deposit is received and before the project is complete is subject to forfeiture of the entire deposit. It will be the sole determination of Custom Furniture Creations (CFC) if any or all of a deposit is refunded. CFC will make a good faith effort to resell the project, and will refund any applicable monies to the original person who commission the project.
Standard shipping for large projects via Pack and Ship USA is called "Curbside Delivery and is priced based on your zip code. Once your project is complete and you have approved of it, we will transport it within a couple of days to Pack and Ship USA. Our usual delivery day is Mondays, weather permitting.
Within 7-10 days, Pack and Ship USA (P&S) will email and / or call you with a schedule for delivery. (This could be 2-10 days later depending on truck traffic and your location.)
If you want a quicker delivery, an additional $75 will remove 1 full week from the shipping time. In that case, you will be contacted with 3-5 business days.
On the day of the delivery a truck will show up at your residence and you will need to assist the driver with un-loading your project. Sometimes, local union regulations will not allow the driver to assist in off-loading your project, so be prepared with 2 able-bodied people. Standard delivery does NOT include a lift gate. This is an additional $75 if you want a lift gate. I usually advise people not to waste that money, since if they have 2 people already there to bring the project inside the house, they should have enough muscle to lift it off of the truck.
Also, be conscious of your area. Many times your freight will be delivered on a 60 ft trailer truck. If you live in an area where such a truck cannot approach your residence easily (Like a cul-de-sac, or a small country road) you may want to order a lift gate truck for an additional $75. Otherwise you may need to make arrangements to transport your project from the closest point the trailer can get at to your home.
Please inspect your project for any damage.
IF you can not arrange for assistance to off-load your project or bring it into your house, for an extra $250 P&S will bring it inside for you. This is called “Inside Delivery.”
Please discuss how you wish to have your project delivered so that we may coordinate appropriately with P&S.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact us for details on any project and an estimate of completion time. As we are constantly receiving new orders, certain times of the year our completion time are more or less that the time frame posted on the listing.