I just came across a company in Interiors & Sources Magazine that's based out of Cambridge, MA (have to give a shout-out to anything in Beantown!). CustomMade is a company that wants to give customers direct access to buying custom from local Makers. For anyone working with an interior designer, he/she most likely has a source when it comes to building custom furniture. If you have an idea for a custom table or desk that you want to purchase on your own, I highly recommend checking out this site.
They offer everything from makers of furniture to jewelry and home decor and the site appears to be growing rapidly. One nice feature is that you can find many price points depending on the maker but each listing has reviews which is always helpful.
These are some of my favorite pieces.
The site takes some time to sift through since you may find some not-so-beautiful pieces, but with the option to work with someone in your area and create a custom piece, it's worth it. Has anyone ever used this site before? If so, I'd love to hear any feedback!