HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW TO BE USEFUL, OR BELIEVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL.
William Morris, founder of craftsman style of furniture
"Even the darkness will not be dark to You." Psalm 139
Our Heritage

In the late 1800′s furniture was heavily influenced by the Victorian period. Details and curves created intricate looks and patterns. Much of the furniture was being mass produced in new furniture factories. William Morris, Gustav Stickley, the Shakers, and others began a movement to return to the craftsmanship of a simple clean design they called Mission, Craftsman, Arts and Craft, and Prarie styles. Today furniture is engineered with compressed woods and vaneers, cut by computer operated equipment, leaving out the role of the craftsman. We find ourselves where William Morris and other found themselves a century ago. We have chosen to return as they did to the craftsman and to a simple and clean design.


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About

The Custom Cottage is an american small business created to return solid furniture manufacturing back to our country. We make our furniture from Michigan maple trees that are milled in Michigan, kiln dried to “furniture grade” in Michigan, built and finished in Michigan. Your investment in our furniture is an investment in our state, our country, but most importantly our citizens. Our goal is three fold:

  1. to give you an affordable, attractive and solidly built piece of furniture;
  2. to replace the impersonal, computerized and engineered with the American craftsman;
  3. to remind each other that while laying at night in one of our beds, “even the darkness is not dark to God.”

The founder and designer, Coleman Moore is a business entrepreneur that started a variety of business, and a pastor that helped launch a number of churches. The Custom Cottage is a combination of his passion for creating something out of nothing, and his passion for his Lord and Savior.


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Contact and Location

The Custom Cottage Workshop and Showroom

1642 Broadway Avenue  NW

Grand Rapids, MI  49504

 

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Coleman Moore

coleman@customcottage.org

616-302-0357

 

Samantha (Sami) Avery

sami@customcottage.org

616-490-1607


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