Based in Cambridge, MA, the folks at CustomMade, are building an experienced, talented team of developers, designers, online marketplace specialists, SEO gurus, marketing professionals and more who believe that everyone should try custom, and that buying custom from local Makers is a viable alternative to buying from big box retailers. Born in 1996 with the vision to help people find the unique gifts, objects and goods they cannot find through traditional retail channels, CustomMade is an online marketplace dedicated to connecting Buyers who want one-of-a-kind creations with professional and passionate Makers of those unique, quality goods. CustomMade has grown from a community of 350 carpenters to more than 12,000 Makers (and counting) of all trades. How it works: Buyers simply submit a photo or description and preferred budget for what they are looking to have made. Interested Makers reach out with ideas or send a proposal to create the project. Buyers looking for inspiration can also browse Maker Portfolios and contact Makers directly. Today, the CustomMade community includes thousands of Makers of custom furniture, jewelry, leather, ceramics, textiles, (even wooden bow ties) and the team has grown from two former college buddies with a vision to dozens of impassioned individuals working to make custom an everyday option. You can browse projects by Room, Furniture, Clothing and Accessories, Furniture, Home Décor, Jewelry, and more. You can also search projects alphabetically by type. Be sure to get great savings and discounts on your next purchase by taking advantage of CustomMade coupon codes, special offers, and exclusive promotions.