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Lakota Custom Designs

Solid Wood, Custom Furniture and Accents, Handmade Just for You and Your Home!

 

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Particle-Board Challenge!

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What is the particle-board challenge? It's simple: Before you buy a piece of particle-board furniture from one of the big name department stores, talk to me. I can usually build the same thing as a solid-wood, durable piece of furniture. Even if you are just toying with the idea of custom furniture, give me a quick email, call, or fill out my custom-build quick order form. Let's get the conversation started. You'll never know unless you ask.

Handmade Furniture May Not Cost as Much as You Think

The word "affordable" is subjective. The goal of Lakota Custom Designs isn't to replace every assemble-yourself piece of particle board furniture with something that is handmade. That's certainly not cost effective or realistic for many people. That being said, you may be surprised at the cost. It could cost much less than you think. You'll never know unless you ask. If you contact me today I will do my best to give you a quick estimate that comes close to the cost of a formal quote. One of my goals is to get within your budget. Many times it is possible by modifying a design in small ways.

Buy It Once In Solid Wood

Although particle board furniture is cheaper in the short term, how much does it really cost you if you need to buy a "new one" every couple years? Maybe someone bumps into it and it breaks or shifts, or, it doesn't "survive" a  move. Spend a little more now and save a lot more later. You should always be proud of your furniture. It is a reflection of you and a defining feature of your home.  Take the particle-board challenge today and purchase an heirloom that you can hand down tomorrow. I understand if you'd rather keep it forever, though!

 

Let's Get Started!

Please email, phone, or use the contact form for a free quote or to begin design consultation:

jdlakota@gmail.com

(774)254-4617

Orders are taken on a first-come/first-served basis. Thanks for choosing us.

 

Small Bookcase: A small bookcase done in golden oak stain.

Small Bookcase: This bookcase is part of a 3-piece set that also includes a long bookcase and a television stand. All were stined in Golden Oak to match.

Small White-Maple Wine Rack: This wine bottle holder was made from white maple and clear-coated to match dining room cabinetry.

Small White-Maple Wine Rack: This wine bottle holder was made from white maple and clear-coated to match the customers' dining room cabinets.

Handmade furniture: A reception area counter for the lobby of a Massachusetts business. Solid maple with a very nice stain.

Reception Area Counter: For the lobby of a Massachusetts business. Solid maple with a very nice stain.

Radiator Cover: Benjamin Moore paint is very popular in many shades of white for radiator enclosures. Paint or stain, it's your choice.

Radiator Cover: Benjamin Moore paint is very popular in many shades of white for radiator enclosures. Paint or stain, it's your choice.

Cabinet-Grade Pine, Deep Library Bookcase: One more day of sanding, and then it's ready for your choice of finish.

Custom furniture: Neo bookshelf for holding lots of trinkets

Neo-Bookshelf: Solid wood, on-the-wall storage that you don't have to assemble yourself.

Picture box made from reclaimed woodPicture box: Made partially from reclaimed hickory and oak.

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Custom library cabinetry and shelving that is modular and ultra affordable compared to costly on-site building.

Library Unit: Turn a wall into a room's focal point with a modular, custom cabinetry and shelving solution. Save thousands of dollars (and hours) when compared to messy, on-site building.

Pair of custom, 8-foot tall bookcases that each have an adjustable shelf.

Pair of Tall Bookcases: Turn an empty wall into a library wall with a pair of 8-foot tall bookcases. These also have an adjustable shelf.

Custom furniture: Bookcase to match radiator cover in pickling stain

Wide and Tall Bookcase: Store your personal collection of books now and as it grows over the years.

Eight-Drawer Chest of Drawers: This dresser includes bun feet, metal sliders for all drawers, and a removable jewelry tray.

Eight-Drawer Chest of Drawers: This dresser includes bun feet, metal sliders for all drawers, and a removable jewelry tray. Click here to take a look inside!

Custom furniture: 28 inch lazy susan made from solid maple with a lip/border

Lazy Susan: Solid maple, 28 inches, and with a lip to help keep stuff on and along for the ride. Need 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, or beyond? Order yours today!

Handmade furniture: A custom radiator cover console for a flat-screen TV and audio/video equipment.

Radiator Cover Console: Finished in Jacobean stain, this unit will display a flat-panel TV and hold audio/video components.

Custom furniture: Bench box that is 3 feet wide with oak finish

Bench Box: A place to sit, store things, or display your prized possessions.

Custom bookcase: Nine-feet long and one of a pair that match each other exactly

Nine-Foot Long Contemporary Bookcase: This bookcase is two of a kind. Both were created to be exact matches of each other. Click here to see the pair together prior to delivery!

Long poplar trayFour Foot Poplay Tray: This is a big tray and a great way to turn a large ottoman into a coffee table when the occasion arises!

Handmade furniture: A custom, handmade dresser that doesn't include any hidden particle board. A rare find these days.

Custom Dresser: The beginning of your custom bedroom set. All solid wood, from top to bottom; and as always, entirely hand made.

Custom furniture: Small radiator cover that was clear coated.

Poplar Radiator Cover: This cover was clear-coated to show the beauty of the poplar wood. It includes custom trim that resembles architectural molding used in the early 1900s.

Custom furniture: Accent table made from solid wood with stain matching

Accent Table: Solid wood and built to replace and replicate an existing one that had seen too many years of use.


 

 

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