It's been a while since I last posted. Having a baby will do that, I guess. In the next few days, I plan to recap what we did to advertise for "the big day..." (Black Friday/Cyber Monday) and my assessment of how it helped/hindered our sales.
But for now, a tool of the trade: Google Sketchup
Michael, our resident crate builder, is able to make sketches of custom orders, send the sketches to the potential customers, and confirm exactly what they want. All with a few clicks.
This is his original sketch for an item that was a custom request.
Which has now become one of our best sellers, our large nightstand/bookshelf. The initial one was stained in walnut, like this listing , but we now offer it plain or in a "choose your own stain" variety.
I have some grand schemes for him.
And some large plans for this blog also, so keep watching!