If you would like to attempt your hand in constructing a custom wood desk, bed, chair or even bunk bed for your children then you will first have to learn some very basic woodworking skills, some simple design/builders techniques and woodworking machinery knowhow. You do not have to be structural geniuses with years of carpentry experience to build custom furniture. All you need is a little time, creativity and the desire to make something special. Most importantly you must be able to visualize what you are constructing. This way you will not get stuck with the big picture (which will be too large to see through) and you will also be able to see how everything fits together and flow.
To be a successful custom furniture designer you will also need a keen understanding of marketing and branding. Marketing and branding are an art form on its own and you may need to hire someone to help you with this if it is necessary. This will be especially true for children’s products where you will also have to explain the positive attributes of the products. One great way of branding custom furniture is through giving it a ‘face’. Custom made ‘custom furniture face’ plates can easily be made at home using a photo image of your child or of the item you are trying to ‘make’ and then you can use this as a template to create a face plate for the bed, chair, dresser or wardrobe.
In today’s times, custom built furniture is fast becoming a popular option with consumers. The main reason for this is because of its increased functionality and design options. It is also more economical to purchase custom made furniture from a reputable manufacturer than to purchase mass produced furniture from a generic dealer. Another plus factor for buying custom made furniture is that you can be sure that the product you are buying is of a good quality. When you are paying a designer to make your furniture, there is no guarantee that the finished product will have the same quality as described in the brochure or website.
To complete your furniture project, you need to have a plan or strategy. You must decide which aspects of the project you are going to tackle first. If you want a vanity unit, then your first task should be choosing the right color for the faucet, mirrors and handles. If you simply want a dresser, then the layout of the room and the types of furniture you would like to display will determine the types of shelving, chairs and tables you can purchase. You can either use the furniture design software to map out your room or you can use measuring tape and mark out the furniture you have chosen to buy.
If you are hiring a custom furniture designer, then your task will be slightly easier. You can describe in detail the type of furniture you want and the dimensions of each area of the room. You can provide photographs and floor plans to your designer for further confirmation. The final decision of what materials to use will depend on the style of your home, for example, if you have an antique house, then you might want to opt for hardwood instead of bamboo, for example. Once the initial design and planning are done, the designer will be able to choose materials at considerable discounts from normal retail prices, depending on the material, its appeal and durability. You can also make choices on features such as whether you would like drawers, shelves or even a bed-side table.
You will find that custom furniture designs are relatively cheap and will add an attractive feature to your home. There are many benefits of designing your own home. Firstly, you do not have to worry about fittings that may not fit perfectly and could cause a safety hazard. You can use your own imagination and design the room the way you wish it to be. Also, it saves you the cost of employing professionals to install the furnishings.