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Bench*Made by Bassett Brings Family Together Beautifully

Packed schedules and digital distractions make time spent together sharing a meal especially meaningful these days. We live in a world filled with comings and goings, and oftentimes the chances to sit down and relax with family are few and far between. Bench*Made by Bassett can help you bridge the gap between quick dinners and meaningful family gatherings. So whether you’re planning an elaborate holiday feast, gourmet dinner party or a simple family meal, the room sets the tone. Make your gatherings unforgettable by seating your loved ones around a custom-made Bench*Made by Bassett dining set.

Made to Last

Our hand-built furniture is made-to-order by skilled craftsmen in the U.S. We construct solid-wood heirloom-quality furniture from Appalachian-grown maple leaf lumber. Using traditional tools and methods our artisans create a dining set that will last for generations. From the graceful curve a chair leg to lovingly hand-planed surfaces, every piece we make is one-of-a-kind.

Customized to your Taste, Lifestyle and Budget

Rustic and traditional styles come in 15 different finishes, ranging from painted white, black and chalk rubbed to a variety of natural tones that reveal individual characteristics of the wood. If you prefer a sleek, blank slate for your fabulous meals or a surface marked by the life of the lumber, Bench*Made will craft dining furniture that meets all your style needs. Four kinds of tables and a profusion of mix-and-match seating options and upholstery selections offer you shapes, colors and style that will fit your room and life—whether it’s your kitchen, formal dining room or open floor plan. You’re an original and we want your furniture to reflect your originality too.

Live Edge or Classic Edge

Every aspect of your piece is special, down to the last detail. A rare feature of Bench*Made by Bassett furniture is the option of a classic edge, “beauty in lines” or live edge, “beauty in curves”. These two personalities give you the option to create something that is unique to you and your family. For the live edge, our craftsmen follow the natural characteristics of the wood grain to shape the edges, creating an undeniably rustic appeal. The classic edge option offers traditionalists a clean, more formal look. With Bench*Made we want it to fit to you, and your style. Choose the option that fits you the best, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our styles will stand the test of time, and be perfect for you and your family for years to come.

Envision your family and friends gathered together for a special holiday meal. The room is filled with delicious aromas, soft lighting and laughter. Stories are passed around the table along with the mashed potatoes, and the people you love most are connecting, sharing and making memories that will last forever. Sounds great, right—straight out of a movie. Or … the kids are fighting over the last dinner roll, your mom is complaining the roast is too dry, and your shady cousin is hitting on your best friend. The reality is family dinners can sometimes be stressful, but they will always be beautiful at a table crafted just for you from Bench*Made by Bassett.


Living Rooms New Products

Custom Design Bassett Furniture


GAHSBlog_CustomBassett3At Great American Home Store we are excited to be the exclusive dealer for Bassett Furniture in the Mid South area! With this exciting addition to our product line we can now offer a unique design option for your home… customized sofas. With every detail from fabric choices, arm styles and leg options you can choose everything to match your home’s current or new decor!

There are custom steps to follow to design you dream sofa, and during this blog I am going to discuss each one in depth. You are always welcome to come into our store and speak to a salesperson as well. They will be happy to show you our gorgeous Custom Design Gallery so you can see and feel all the options in person.


The first step in designing your new sofa is to pick out your length. Bassett offers 4 versions, varying from a smaller 77″ to an extra large 95″ and whichever one fits your space is available. Take length and depth measurements of your space, write them down and decide which size best suits your needs. The specifics are listed below:

Loft || Total Length: 77″-81″ – Total Depth: 39″ – Arm Height: 26″
Townhouse ||  Total Length: 84″-88″ – Total Depth: 37″ – Arm height: 27″
Manor || Total Length: 82″-92″ – Total Depth: 38′ – Arm height: 28″
Estate || Total Length: 87″-95″ – Total Depth: 41″ – Arm height: 28″



The next choice you have with your custom sofa is the arm style. Bassett offers 5 different styles that range from traditional to a more modern look. With each arm style there will be a corresponding cushion; either T-cushion or a straight cushion (with a full front arm). The  simplicity and clean lines of the Sock style mean it leans in a more contemporary direction, while the Pleated is much like the sock arm but has pleats on the front. It works quite well in this more traditional living room, but is very versatile and fits just as comfortably in a contemporary setting.

RenderImageThe track arm style (like in the example image) is for you if you like a more contemporary look; it’s rarely used with a T-cushion, because most people think the straight cushion goes better with a contemporary design.

Note: Although each of the arm styles here tends to lean in a direction that’s characteristic of a period or look, there are no hard and fast rules. As usual in interior design, the main thing is what you like the best.


Next is to choose your base. There are 5 different types of bases that come in a variety of finishes. From every color wood you can match to Antique Brass or Nickel accents. There is unlimited amounts of custom options to make your sofa your own, and a salesperson at The Great American Home Store is always available to help you decide.

GAHSBlog_BackOptionsAfter you choose your size, fabric, arm and style leg- next is to choose your back style! Each of these 3 styles, Boxed, Knife and Bed Pillow all come with the option of semi-attached and loose fit. If you have children or pets around your home, it might be a good idea to get the loose fit for easier maintenance.

Once you design the sofa the way you want, you have the color options to choose from. With over 1,000 fabrics this is where it can become tricky if you are not familiar with the many variations with fabric… Which is why we carry a sample of each and every Bassett fabric option for you to be able to touch and feel. No guess work involved!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to using Bassett’s Custom Upholstery Program, along with our talented sales staff to help you with the process.

Be sure to stop by our Basset Gallery and watch each upholstery piece that you build unfold before your eyes at our online station.