Commissioning a bespoke piece of furniture is an exciting journey, giving you the opportunity to materialise an idea you have visualised, replicate other pieces of furniture in your home and create a piece of furniture that will fit perfectly into any area of your home, no matter how awkward or unusual the shape and contours of that area might be!
Bespoke Furniture Rocks!
It is wonderful to own a unique, well-crafted piece of furniture and if your goal is to make a statement with a piece, giving your room a focal point that compliments the rest of your interior perfectly, bespoke is often the most satisfying solution.
Having input into every aspect of your project, from the initial idea to the choice of materials, fixtures and fittings, gives bespoke furniture an obvious advantage over most off the shelf options. However, in today’s throwaway society, perhaps the greatest advantage of all is the pleasure of investing in a custom made piece of furniture that has been built to last, knowing it will be passed down through the generations of your family and enjoyed for many years.
Finding The Right Cabinetmaker For Your Project
The first thing to do, having decided that you wish to commission a bespoke piece, or pieces, is to start looking around for a reputable cabinetmaker whose style appeals to you. You may have friends or family members who are keen to recommend a professional they have used before and a personal recommendation is often the best way to find a reliable individual or team.
In the absence of a good recommendation, look on-line for companies who specialise in bespoke furniture and have a good look through their portfolios to get a feel for their work. Hand crafted furniture is an art form in its own right and every craftsman will bring something slightly different to the table…
Jot Down Your Initial Ideas
Once you have identified your maker, it helps to work through the following list of considerations prior to meeting up to discuss your project in person:
- Your budget
- Design / style ideas
- Finishes – (including paint, polish, wax or oil)
- Function – what do you want the piece to do? I.e. storage, display, work surface…
- Handles / fixtures – concealed or feature?
You may not be able to answer all of these questions at this stage, but if there are elements of the design that you are already very clear about in your mind, it is useful to jot these down so that you can communicate this information quickly and clearly to your maker at your first meeting!
Have A Peek At Our Portfolio
At George Robinson Kitchens, we have built a solid reputation for designing and building beautiful furniture in solid wood. We see each new project as a collaborative process between the client and maker, taking great pride in the knowledge that our kitchens and furniture will sit at the heart of the family for years to come. Take a look at our portfolio and see what you think!
Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect dining table, a beautiful solid wood bed, or an exquisite piece of furniture to light up any area of your home, George and his team have the skills and experience to bring your ideas to life. Why not contact George to discuss your ideas for your project?