Tips for Ordering Custom Furniture
Why Custom Furniture?
Why not ready-made furniture that's mass-produced in many shops? That is because custom furniture is more meaningful to you or your company's personality. You can order that one piece of furniture that is just the right one for your space.
But does it mean you don't have to prepare anything? Does it mean you just need to submit your design or talk to the manufacturer and then your furniture will come to life? That can be, but more preparation will lead you to a more satisfactory result. We all wish to get the best end-product that will perfectly fit us or our company, after all.
So, here are some tips we've round up just for you.
- Consider the Layout of Your Space
If you have your scheme planned out, share it with your furniture manufacturer. They will help you with the decision of choosing how your furniture will fit the layout.
When customizing dimensions to furniture, it is advisable to make sure you work with your floor plans. By doing this, you will know the exact measurements of your space. Consider how the height of your desired sofa, or sectionals as well. Will those obstruct the view of your fireplace, the window, or other things you might want to show?
Or if you buy your furniture for your restaurant, for example, what size do you want your chairs or booth will be? How do you put spaces to allow people to move around?
- Decide Where Your Custom Furniture To Be
When you opt for customized furniture, you may want to put it where people often use it. Consider placing them in spaces like bedrooms, dining areas, and living rooms that are used frequently. You want your furniture in those three places to last, if possible, forever, and thus the need for durable furniture.
Custom-made furniture is more durable than ready-made furniture, many people have found it true. This piece will last you a longer period of time and you want it. Moreover, with the personalized touch into those rooms, chances are you are going to feel more confident when you welcome guests to come over for dinner or just for some chatting in the living room.
As for businesses, hospitality businesses like F&B and hotels, for instance, you may want to custom-made all the furniture. You have your business identity to maintain. Your décor, the accessories, and the furniture you present will show your brand. Custom furniture is highly recommended.
- Choose the Right Wood
In custom furniture, you have the freedom to choose your wood. Make use of it to consider what wood will fit your need.
There are two types of wood: hardwood and softwood. For durability, hardwood is the victor. These hardwoods come from deciduous trees with broad leaves. It has a high density and comes with a price. This wood is used for high-quality furniture for restaurants, flooring, decks, and construction that need to last. Softwood is also used for furniture, but with low density, this type of wood usually is more prone to breakage.
Hardwoods may come from a maple tree, oak, walnut, cherry, mahogany, teak, etc. Their scale of density and grain can also affect how durable they are. However, every hardwood has long longevity on furniture or any construction.
Both hardwood and softwood are solid wood which means they are effectively workable for custom furniture. Carpenters and craftsmen can easily nail, hammer, screw, craft, or glue the material.
In terms of resistance toward the fire, hardwood wins again. The denser a wood is, the higher its capability to resist fire. This makes hardwood is good for not only your chair and your desks but also your kitchen and washroom cabinet. In contrast, softwood is poorly resistant to fire and you might want to put any soft-wood far from your kitchen or any other source of the fire.
Things like the strength of the wood, whether it will tweak after rigorous production or not will affect the durability of your furniture. The water permeability, the resistance towards termite, and its tendency to decay will also come into play.
The easiest for you to decide though is probably the appearance and the colors. Every wood has a different color and different appearance. Choose your charm and other things may be discussed.
- Choose the Right Fabric
If you want to make sofas and friends for daily use, durability is important. Woven patterns are more durable than printed ones. Based on who will use the sofa, you will have to choose whether you want silk or leather. If you have pets in the house, avoid delicate fabric like silk. It'll tear and wear in no time.
You should also choose the fabric based on the style of your décor. Some fabric looks formal, some others appear more casual. What echoes your style? Do you want your furniture to looking traditional and classy? Or do you prefer the minimalist, simple look of modern space?
The next thing to do is choosing your color palette for your custom furniture. Neutral color is usually the safest fabric that can match with any color of your décor. If you have kids or pets, you may consider avoiding delicate colored fabric. If you want to make your furniture for your café, and you want to create a relaxing mood, warm colors might do the trick.
- Double Check the Specifications
Never forget to always recheck the specifications of your order. Make sure that the manufacturer has confirmed your order. In making a customized product, you and the factory are partners, both working toward the same goal that is making aesthetic, durable furniture that you need.
Working with Dejepara
Our experience in working on furniture has led us to the understanding that your experience in ordering custom furniture is the best. We welcome you to contact us at any moment and talk to us about what you want to do with your space, your furniture, and how your ideal décor would be.
You can choose the type of wood that you want, the type of fabric that fits your environment. While doing so, we will choose the best quality for the type of material of your choosing and craft your furniture with the utmost care.