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.
Recently we received a call from a customer that just built a brand new house. They incorporated the concept of banquette seating throughout their home. Banquettes utilize benches to conserve space around a table. They can be built-in or movable. In this case, both spaces had banquettes built-in. Therefore, a table off the rack just wasn’t going to fit their specific measurements.
The first custom table was built from solid maple. Our clients opted for a grey finish that went perfectly with their home décor. In building customer furniture, you always run into problems that are unforeseen. In this case, it was the size of the table base. There was a limited amount of legroom, so the base had to be built narrower than normal. The problem was it would fall over unless we could devise a way to bolt it into the floor. We were able to overcome the problem and ensure a sturdy kitchen table for many years to come.
The next table was going to be built from solid Walnut that the customer had provided and go into the basement. This was a little easier because they desired a rustic look, so the finishing process was fairly straightforward. We bolted the table onto a metal base and it turned out great.
At Wehrli Furniture, there is no piece that we can’t build for your office or home. If you have a custom project you’d like a quote on, give us a call or click on the work request below. We look forward to having the opportunity to earn your business.