Finding Inspiration For Your Custom Build

Custom Furniture Inspiration

Custom Wood Dining Table

Looking into a new dinging table or coffee table? Not finding what you are exactly looking for in the stores? A great option is designing and building a custom piece.

This is of course, where we come in as a custom wood and metal furniture building shop.

You can create furniture so that it fits your space and fit’s into your style. We come across a lot of people who have bought furniture that they had to fit their house around. Hiding parts of big gorgeous windows to fit a bed or trying to get the right color on a table offline to match floors or other furniture in the house.

Since you are able to customize your furniture, you can get exactly what you want and need.

Now you know where you want something and an idea of colour maybe, where do you find the inspiration?

Every Tuesday on our Facebook Page we post Pinterest Inspirations. We find awesome stuff from Pinterest people have built or love and post them! We love Pinterest for finding beautiful ways to decorate your new piece.

Following some awesome bloggers can come with great inspiration too. We love The DIY Mommy and some her great tips for styling.

Additionally, good old fashion magazines. There are a lot you can find in grocery stores and browse through. There are some great ideas in magazines that give you an idea of the overall look you are after.

Custom Spring Organization Builds

Custom Entryway benches perfect for Spring Organizing!

This time of year people are cleaning out their homes and updating home designs. We get a lot of people looking to update their home with new custom furniture.

Cleaning up or organizing a new space? Realizing you need specific storage that's functional and beautiful? This is the type of custom woodworking we do. 

Here are a couple of entryway solutions to help stay organized:

custom entryway bench

Over 8 ft tall!

Side cubbies help with organizing seasonal wear.

custom shoe and entry bench

Add a shoe closet

LOTS of storage here for a client with a loft and not so much for built ins. 

custom bench with storage

Simple and elegant storage

Check out THIS GALLERY for more options!

Contact us for a quote or you can Check Out Our Facebook Page too. 

Different Types Of Woods

We often get asked about different types of woods and what they are good for. We thought we would create this simple guide to help choose the best wood for your custom project. 

Hardwoods

These are the most common domestic hardwoods used. Hard woods are more durable and seasonally stable, meaning they are less likely to split, warp or crack due to changes in temperature and humidity. 

Other species and exotics are available. Information and pricing are available upon requets.

White Oak

Light to medium brown in colour with a straight grain. Good for table tops, chests, desks, shelving. White Oak costs more due to it's colouring. Takes staining well.

 

Red Oak

Has a red undertone to it. Any staining colour done overtop will show a bit of the red. Has the same strength properties as white oak.

 

Maple

A white to off white cream colour. Maple is difficult to take dark stains, so is recommended for lighter colours or natural. Sometimes can have a red or golden hue. Grain shows as generally straight and may have a wavy pattern. Maple is great for all projects.

Walnut

Lighter pale to dark chocolate brown colouring with a moderate natural lustre. Walnut is not to be stained. Grain is straight but can be irregular. Due to it's natural beauty and quality walnut is generally one of the most expensive woods. Great for all projects.

 

Ash

A light to medium brown colour that stains well with most colours. The grain is similar to oak. Ash is good for all projects.

Birch

A light beige to medium brown colour that stains very well. Grain is straight and tight. Birch is good for all projects. 

 

 

Softwoods

Soft woods are more economical when building pieces. They are good for "rustic" applications and a good option for using as table bases for hardwood tops to save budget wise. 

Pine

White to light brown colouring with small to medium knots. Pine stains well to colour choices. Pine is good for construction of pieces and support for hardwood table tops. Pine is the most budget friendly and used well for rustic pieces. 

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Western Red Cedar

Pale white to deep red in colour. Cedar is known for it's aromatic smell and it's rot resistance, making is great for outdoor furniture. Cedar is a softer wood that tends to dent easier and is better used for smaller pieces in indoor applications. Cost is less expensive than hardwoods and more than pine. 

Douglas Fir

Colour of fir can vary depending on age and location, typically a light brown with a hue of red or yellow. Fir has a straight, slightly wavy grain and stains well. Fir is more climate stable and stronger than pine. It's good for structural pieces such as table bases. Cost is less expensive than hardwoods and more than pine. 

 

Have a special project or unique custom furniture piece you are looking to have made? Request a quote.