When shoddy particleboard and flimsy plastic won't do, this 38-year-old chain, which dots NYC with 26 locations, is a go-to spot for cut-rate traditional styles of bookshelves (from $49), platform beds (from $99) and TV carts (from $99) hewn from pine, birch and oak. DIYers will save even more cash by opting for unfinished works (staining will set you back a whopping $45–$80 on a small bookshelf). For custom pieces, expect to pay 30 percent to modify the size of a standard item, and $500 and up for a true made-to-measure job—not dirt-cheap, but worthwhile for dwellers of 400-square-foot studio apartments.
Gothic Cabinet Craft
|Venue name:||Gothic Cabinet Craft||Contact:|
31 Smith St
|Cross street:||between Fulton and Livingston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10am–7pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 11am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, F to Jay St–Borough Hall|