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Best Custom Furniture Building

2023 Best Custom Furniture Maker

Wren + Cooper

At appointment-only Wren + Cooper in Doylestown, solid wood credenzas are adorned with horsehair-tasseled pulls, and maple mirrors are wrapped with hand-dyed leather. Now our pick for Best Custom Furniture Maker is dipping its toes into lighting, with pieces like the Halo wall sconce, a handmade ceramic beauty with a blackened walnut center that seems to radiate from within. Read More »

4075 Route 202, Doylestown, PA Website

2022 Best Hand-Built Tables

Philadelphia Table Company

Sure, you could click around West Elm’s website to buy an overpriced table that most of your friends also have in their kitchens. Or you could buy a table right here in Philadelphia from Paul Mencel and his team of professional woodworkers, who make each beautiful piece to order, by hand. Visit the boutique furniture company’s Old City showroom and choose your shape, size and finish. Despite the name, they make other furniture, too, including custom beds and desks. Read More »

158 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2014 Best Custom Furniture Building


Ben McBrien scours the streets of Philadelphia for wood and metal to salvage, then holds onto it until the right project comes along. The former pro surfer has forged a successful second career working closely with clients to turn all that reclaimed stuff into beautiful furniture that's a little rugged, a little modern and designed specifically to match your vision. Read More »

2137 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA | 860-617-2821; by appointment only | Website