Sticks Personalized Design Center
Custom Sticks Creations Designed by You!
Chances are you've probably seen Sticks’ amazing furniture through your travels or in our Artcraft store. After seeing the detail, artistry, and quality of their work, of course you want your very own custom Sticks piece!
We have developed a step-by-step process to guide you through the custom order process. These steps include detailed information on sizing, shapes, colors, designs, words, order times and shipping (all Sticks' pieces ship for FREE!). We've also included some examples of what others have created.
Artcraft has a long-standing relationship with the artisans at Sticks and years of experience in custom-design consultations. We are so excited you’ve chosen us to help with your masterpiece!
Your Home, Your Vision, Our Help!
The first step in creating a custom Sticks piece is to decide what type of furniture, accessory, or gift you would like to create. Are you looking for unique storage, indoor seating, or a decorative item with function and style?
Let's say that you are interested in a Sticks Dining Table, what size and shape will work best for your space? Or if you'd like a Sticks Perpetual Wall Calendar, would you like a side chalkboard built into it?
We encourage you to utilize our online Sticks catalog to help inspire and guide you in finding that perfect piece. If the standard size listed won’t work for your space, Sticks can construct a fully custom piece for your space.
The fun part comes after you've selected the right piece to customize: illustration design & color palettes.
Looking to customize a piece for your business? We do that too.
We offer custom constructions & installations for your office, restaurant, or small business. No project is too ambitious!
Modern, Traditional, or Rustic: You Decide!
Customization opens a world of possibilities, and sometimes that can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, our online Sticks catalog has an endless amount of designs and an even larger selection of colors. Scrolling through the pages can help you decide what designs and colors you love, and which elements you’re not too crazy about. Since every piece is 100% hand-made, YOU control the appearance by mixing, matching, cutting or pasting to create a piece that is uniquely yours. You simply reference the number found on each item in the online catalog to communicate your needs. If you want to do something completely you, that’s okay too. Just send us a sketch or a list of different essentials for your piece.
For example, one of Sticks' most popular designs is "The Four Seasons" (see example below), which highlights elements from each season. This design can be adapted to include activities that you, or your family, enjoy during the seasons (i.e. summer could be represented by the beach, winter by a mountain skiing trip, etc).
Don't worry if you find a design you really like but the colors just aren't right. That's what the next step is for.
Reference is Key!
The next step in creating a custom design is deciding on what colors you'd like to be used. Sticks color palettes range considerably from bare wood to muted pastels to Caribbean tones. The best way to decide on the color palette you'd like to be used, is again, to use the Online Catalog as your resource for color.
When looking through the catalog, try to keep design and color separate. You may dislike a design but really like how the colors feel. Using the numbers with each photo, you can reference any photo from the online Sticks catalog for color. In other words, you may be designing a dining table but see a storage trunk with the colors you love or that fit your space best. We can simply reference that trunk for color, and the artists will create the same feel of color on the table.
You can also provide notes on color such as less purple and more reds. We can use additional resources you may have such as photos, paint, fabric and wood samples.
Inscribe Your Story!
The final step is choosing the phrases and sayings that are incorporated into Sticks designs. You can use and adapt the Standard Sticks Sayings. Many clients, however, choose to provide their own words. Let the piece tell your story by incorporating family names, dates, and activities.
We often get the question, "How many words will I need to provide?" There is no exact way to estimate this number since all Sticks’ designs are hand-drawn on the actual piece. How many words will fit is dependent on how long the words are and how the spacing comes together. We recommend that you provide more rather than less, and rank the list in order of importance. This way, if you've provided too many words, you'll be sure to have the really important ones included.
If you get stuck and your list is too short, you have two options. First, you can call us and have us help you grow that list. Or, if you’d prefer, you can specify that the artist find words to fill-in the extra space, based on the theme of the piece and the other words provided.
Track Shipment - Unpack Piece - Brag!
It will take Sticks three to four weeks to complete your order. We understand that feels like forever before you’ll be able to see your masterpiece. You’ve spent hours perusing our catalog, drawn 100 sketches in your head, and agonized over colors. Remember though, Sticks is building your piece from scratch and creating your design by hand at their studio in Iowa. We promise it’s worth the wait.
We are please to offer FREE shipping on all Sticks pieces within the continental United States. Once your creation is complete, it will ship from Sticks directly to your doorstep. We can’t wait to hear about how much you love it!
Their Stories, Your Inspiration!
Stories from our Blog
Warning: the stories below all have happy endings. Read on to hear how we helped bring customer’s visions come to life in beautiful, unique Sticks pieces. Feel free to use their pieces as inspiration and reference for your own. Take note of the colors, the pieces, and, most importantly, the breath-taking artistry.
We received a call from Patty & Duncan recently. They explained that they recently purchased their dream home in the Finger Lakes. They'd always had their eyes on a Sticks table but were waiting for the perfect opportunity. Well, this was it! They ahd spent some time looking through the Sticks Dining Table Catalog searching for the perfect fit.
Engineers by trade, they found themselves analyzing different tables, finding things they liked about certain tables but wishing they could "build their own".
A Quilted Dining Table
Cindy's a very talented Quilt Artist. Besides making amazing pieces for her clients, she has beautiful custom made quilts hanging in her home. Familiar with Sticks work, she was thrilled to find out Artcraft was having a special Sticks Design Event where she could work with the artist to blend her love for quilting with her need for a unique Dining Table.
Settlers of Catan Custom Table
Ever heard of the game, Settlers of Catan? We hadn't until we were contacted by a customer who wanted to explore the idea of having a Custom Sticks Game Table made to incorporate the Settlers of Catan.
Typically, we say the artists at Sticks can make whatever you dream up. In this case, we had to start with a little research.
A Sticks Plaque for the Whole Family
Every time Setphani visited her Uncle's house, she'd admire a large wooden mural that hung on the wall. Years later, when Stephani got married, her Uncle thoughtfully offered to have a Sticks Plaque of their own made.
When Stephani contacted Artcraft, she had no idea what was possible. First, we let her know wwe could really help her to create an amazing one-of-a-kind plaque that could capture her new family, their interests, loves and dreams.
The Perfect Custom Wedding Keepsake Box
Finding the perfect wedding gift isn't easy. Even when you're shopping for your closest friends, it can be tough to find a memorable gift that's personalized just for the bride and groom. Luckily, there are a lot of extremely talented artists who specialize in making personalized items that would make perfect wedding gifts.
The tough part is finding the right artist, and finding the right piece for them to customize. That's why we're here to help.
A Very Personal Lazy Susan
We received a call from Jennifer after she visited ArtcraftOnline.com. She was interested inc reating a custom Lazy Susan for a DEAR friend's wedding gift and wanted it to be REALLY special for the family she was giving it to. We walked her through the steps in terms of what information she might want to put together for us so that we could piece together the perfect design for her gift.
A few weeks later, we received an e-mail from Jennifer with the specifics we ahd suggested. She did an awesome job, making it really easy for us to pull the perfect wedding gift together for her!