I have been fascinated with building things by hand from a very young age.
I am a custom cabinet maker, furniture maker, and wood worker. I began wood working around 10 years old with my dad. With watchful eye, He would guide me through running the table saw, chop saw, and router table. Instead of playing video games I was swinging hammers and pounding nails - learning never stops. I am a student for life - striving to learn everyday I step into the shop.
If your budget is for an IKEA type price of furniture, I can't compete with that. I design and build one project at a time with materials that are handpicked to meet client specifications. High quality materials are generally not what make custom furniture expensive, it's the labor. Time frame for building, delivery, and installation is based on current work in production.