Building a custom home can be a daunting experience with all the decisions that need to be made. Cabinets, tile, fixtures and layout can leave a person’s head spinning. All these decisions usually get made before decorating can begin. Often things like the size and style of furniture our left to the end. Therefore, it’s hard to plan that certain spaces can’t accommodate standard size furniture. Sometimes, the best solution is a custom built piece of furniture to fit the size of the room and the decor.
It’s a fairly safe assumption that a conference table is a businesses most important piece of furniture. Existing and potential customers sit at this table to talk about the products and services a business offers. No matter how great of a business you have, the state of your conference table is forming a first impression in your customer’s minds. What impression does the current state of your conference table say about your business?
Since 1983, Wehrli Woodworks has been Chicagoland’s complete source for furniture restoration and refinishing. We continue to specialize in restoring furniture of all periods and styles. Recently, we changed our name/logo to Wehrli Furniture Co. to further highlight our commercial and residential services. Our new logo reflects our four featured services; including furniture restoration, upholstery, painting and custom design.
Having a great restaurant and/or bar is difficult to accomplish. The industry is extremely competitive and always changing. Obviously, the quality of the food, drinks, service and location are all huge factors in achieving long-term success. However, the décor and layout of a restaurant also play a large role in people coming back. Within this, the furniture is a huge aspect and expense for any restaurant or bar. Tables and chairs that are not will kept are a direct reflection on the establishment, regardless of how great their food or drinks are.
The goal of any business is to be bigger than it was yesterday. When revenue grows, new employees need to be hired to meet increased demand. Consequently, more office space is required. Not only does a new space have to be built but also new furniture needs to match the updated décor.
Even quality furniture can’t stand up to mother nature. When humidity levels fluctuate, wood expands and contracts and is susceptible to cracking.
Recently, a client contacted us with just this problem. They had a beautiful ten-foot long custom table made for them in Germany. The table was constructed from solid teak and was truly a remarkable piece of furniture. The couple had been transferred to Naperville recently and they noticed the table began to crack.
Live edge or natural edge is a style of furniture where the woodworker incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece. Live edge furniture often uses wood that could not be used in conventional woodworking. There are special challenges involved in working with this type of wood, and several methods for live edge have developed. Some leave the natural holes and cracks in the wood while other artists fill them with resins.
There are hundreds of furniture stores and their selections are vast. The problem with buying furniture at a store is it’s not unique. Sometimes we desire to have a custom-made piece that’s one-of-a-kind.
Recently we received a call from a client who has a passion for music. So much so, that she has two pianos in her house. Unfortunately, one didn’t work and was just taking up space. She inquired if anything could be done with it? Naturally, after a few minutes of deliberation, we suggested that it be repurposed as a bar.
Whether you’re a consumer, interior designer, furniture dealer or builder, dealing with one person on a project is always easier. Multiple points of contact usually means time spent relaying messages that get lost in translation, instead of time spent on hobbies, selling or taking care of customers. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have one point of contact for all your commercial/residential furniture refinishing, painting, upholstery and custom design needs?
Small businesses that offer furniture upholstery are becoming harder to find. Lots of people claim to be upholsterers but can’t deliver a quality product. Get a bad one and your liable to have fabric patterns that don’t line up. I once heard the quote, “Have you ever been surprised by the price of hiring a professional? Try hiring an amateur first and the price will feel cheap.” Really great upholstery is an art.