“Fine custom furniture means a high regard for form and function. Making a one-of-a-kind piece is an expensive proposition, because you have to spend time with the client, draw up the design(s), order the specific materials and get them, set up the tools, build, deliver and clean up.

“If I made multiple copies, I could do it more efficiently. However, if I do the work well, with respect for the customer and the wood, they will never have to spend the money again and they will have exactly what they want.”

(quote from the Valley Record, “Personal carpenter: Q&A with North Bend’s Jonathan Seaton, custom woodworker,” http://www.valleyrecord.com/business/277275041.html)