The Door Store: Help For The DIY Wannabe

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Small living requires ingenuity, resourcefulness and, sometimes, a very specific table to make the space work just right. But searching for that perfect table – coffee, side, dining, whatever – can be very frustrating. If you’ve got an idea or even just a dimension, the Door Store is the perfect place to get exactly what you’re looking for...

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Located on Mass Ave between Harvard and Central Square, the sign says it all: desks, tables and shelving. They specialize in custom wood furniture in a multitude of finishes and options so you’ll be able to customize your piece exactly the way you want to. These are not standard IKEA tables and legs, they are high-quality, custom-made pieces that you won’t be leaving on the sidewalk on moving day. Tables are very reasonably priced for veneers and laminates but can get pricey quickly when moving to solid woods. Overall, the Door Store offers great deals on high quality furniture that you can say you designed yourself.

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The storefront is full of Japanese paper lanterns, baskets and rocking chairs so you might not immediately think it’s your style but go in and look around. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, chances are they’ll be able to make whatever you can imagine in their basement woodshop. Check out the website to get an idea of base options and finishes. Next time you need just the right thing, design it yourself and head to the Door Store.

-Wes & Kayla for AT Boston

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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