Is Custom Furniture Right for You?

October 25th, 2016 Blog

We often hear people ask us why custom furniture is better than mass-manufactured pieces available from major furniture stores. We’ve dedicated decades to building custom furniture from the finest materials because we believe that a tailor-made piece of furniture has a better, more meaningful relationship with the home and homeowner because it’s been crafted with its place in mind. Whether you’re outfitting your bedroom, dining room, office, home study, or even finding furniture for a restaurant, going custom is not just about making an impression, it’s also about loving the space you’ve built.


Whether it’s a turn-of-the-century home, a Victorian townhouse, or a contemporary condo, you may have a home with a unique layout that comes with its own set of design challenges. Mass-made furniture simply does not take into account the dimensions and challenges of your space, such as odd corners or support beams. Small or unusual rooms don’t have to be awkwardly furnished; for example, round dining tables are known to be great solutions for compact, square-like dining rooms. The round design creates more space between the chairs and the walls, making it easier to walk around. At Woodcraft, we make furniture according to your home’s individualized dimensions, and we can adjust anything to fit the shape of the room.

The bedroom is another place you may want to consider custom wood furniture, where you can add a personal touch to bed frames, wardrobes, and cabinets. Bedrooms that seek the attention of guests rather than hide away are one of the top 25 trends listed by Houzz for 2016, but a custom wood bed frame should also be a piece that you want to keep through the years.

Offices and Studies

As more and more work gets performed outside of the office, many professionals find themselves turning to third spaces like coffee shops to work from laptops and tablets. Even so, there’s been a backlash against the idea of the “nomadic worker” from many creative professionals who put a great deal of importance on their desk space. From the materials out of which its made to the state of organization and clutter you prefer, your desk is a reflection of your personality and your work habits. Everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but if you feel as though you’re drawn toward the tactility, textures, and stains of wood, don’t hesitate to request a quote on a custom desk from the Woodcraft team.

Bars and Restaurants

When it comes to good dinner and drinks, custom wood furniture is in style, with rustic farmhouse and industrial looks dominating the dining scene across North America. Just look at the rich colours and textures used in Toronto favourites like Bar Raval, a pintxos restaurant that uses rich, dazzling woodwork inspired by Gaudi’s Modernisme. Step inside any restaurant, brewpub, or espresso bar in Toronto’s west end and you’re bound to find some gorgeous textures and colours, unique shapes, and cuts that give the place the kind of character and charm discerning diners crave. It’s no longer enough to make quality meals and drinks to please urban crowds; people are just as much looking for atmosphere, and that’s where we at Woodcraft can lend a hand. Tables and chairs in restaurants and coffee bars also see a lot of use, and investing in solid craftsmanship and quality materials can save you a lot of money in repairs and replacements down the road.