You know the process. Your shopping on the net, looking at countless furniture sites and you are unable to find the right furniture piece. You have a clear image of it in your head. If only someone can take a picture of your thoughts and custom design the furniture for you.
Actually, there are a variety of ways to have that dream furniture piece created. Some furniture outlets want to have a detailed diagram while others will accept a drawing on a paper napkin and create a work of art better than you thought. You can even take a picture of an object and a furniture maker can easily duplicate the product for you.
To my surprise, custom made wood furniture is no more expensive than buying a solid piece of furniture at your local retailer. Additionally, you get to pick out the wood, finishes, colors and fabrics, if necessary. Of course, designs that are more sophisticated or require intricate detail will be more expensive, but the end result will be worth it. You will have a unique custom made furniture item that will be the envy of those who see it.
While any piece of furniture can be handmade, the following types are best for building handmade furniture:
- Bar Stools – Custom bar stools can be created based on the height of your bar or counter top.
- Beds – You can have custom beds and headboards made to fit your choice of mattress.
- Kitchen Cabinets, Minibars and Wall Units – You can have custom cabinetry made with your choice of doors, fixtures and shelves.
Next, you select the wood, types of doors, number of shelves and fixtures with your choice of height and width for the perfect custom cabinetry. If you are going through the task of creating a custom piece of furniture, make sure you have the item fabricated of premium quality wood materials like mahogany, teak or acacia. Furniture made using high quality materials will provide you with many years of enjoyment.
When choosing a furniture maker to build your furniture piece it is best to have a look at some of their previous work. If you are going to have a kitchen table built for instance, look at similar pieces to give you an idea of their work. Well established furniture makers are proud of their portfolio and references of their previous work. Also, make sure you understand how they want you to submit your design and get all costs quoted up front with estimated delivery times. Do not forget to make sure they include estimated shipping charges and sales tax, if applicable, in their quotation.
This will help avoid surprises when your furniture arrives. Also, find out if they are running any specials or have discounts like free shipping. Sometimes changing the material can lead to a price reduction without affecting the quality. A furniture designer takes great pride in their craft and wants you to be completely happy with the product. Now you can give your home or office the special look that is in your mind.