How Authentic Custom Furniture Is Commissioned, Designed, Handmade, Quality Approved And Assembled
Learn how authentic custom furniture is commissioned, designed, handmade, quality approved, shipped, delivered and assembled in the United States.
Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture has not only mastered the art of custom furniture making, we have also mastered art of making it easy for customers across the USA to purchase this amazing furniture. You can start the custom furniture ordering process here or you can request a brochure, request an estimate or price quote or visit our design studio and showroom. You can also request a free design consultation which can be conducted in person, by phone or through the use of Skype or FaceTime.
Our workshop is outside Cleveland Ohio, but we talk to customers from San Diego to Chicago to New York City who are interested in our one-of-a-kind live edge and rustic (with a modern contemporary flair) dining tables, conference tables, kitchen tables, beds and headboards, hanging wall art and more. Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture manufacturers custom built epoxy resin wood furniture and epoxy resin river tables. We even had an interested client from Barrow, Alaska! What’s so unusual about that? Real custom furniture makers that make real custom furniture out of real solid wood slabs only sell locally in most every case.
When you buy completely 100% custom furniture or a woodworking project from CVCF you choose ALL the materials and you also approve the design drawings. Commissioning custom-made furniture from Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture is more of an art than a science. The degree to which our clients collaborate with the CVCF furniture makers during a custom furniture design and build project will define the creative boundaries — and furniture quality outcome. CVCF normally designs furniture for our customers, or we collaborate with our clients to design custom furniture, which we then handcraft and assemble. However, if you design your own furniture, we will build it, install and assemble it for you, assuming you live in the continental USA. You can submit your custom furniture design and get a price for fabrication and assembly. To submit your design drawings or CAD drawing for a quote, call 440-591-5511, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here. We explain below, as well as lay out the 8 simple steps involved in ordering solid wood custom furniture from CVCF. CVCF also sells rustic furniture, live edge dining tables, epoxy resin headboards and river tables that are in stock here. Learn how the highest quality river tables and custom wood and metal furnishings are handcrafted in America in 2020, here.
Do most furniture companies sell custom furniture?
LET’S GET REAL.
Many “custom” furniture companies play fast and loose with the term “custom”. According to the dictionary, custom refers to “something that is designed or built specially for a particular customer – and being different to other things of the same kind”. That means you get to choose the features from a limited list of options. You choose a template prefabricated shape and style, choose among a few sizes, a few stains, and a few style legs that they pull out of the warehouse and slap together in a few minutes. This is not the definition of custom in our book…OR in the dictionary. Furniture makers like Bassett
, Ethan Allen
, and Anthropologie
all claim they make custom furniture. They do not. While Thomas Moser Furniture
still makes made-to-order furniture, most of their furniture is of the production line variety. Real custom furniture is what CVCF sells. It has no template or prototype design elements but is designed and built for a specific customer, with specific dimensions, specific materials, specific space, and for a specific purpose. There will never be another exactly like it.
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How To Order Live Edge Custom Furniture
Live edge furniture captures the one-of-a-kind beauty nature offers within every piece of lumber. In this video, we walk you through our shop, introduce some of our artisans, and show you the step-by-step process of ordering live edge custom furniture online, or by phone.
Do most furniture making companies use solid high quality wood, not veneer, composite or cheap wood made overseas, in their furniture?
Again, LET’S GET REAL. Many furniture companies keep their prices low by using fake wood-looking materials or cheap wood from places like China in their products. It may look perfect but it feels fake. CVCF uses real solid wood slabs to create our furniture. It is heavier, it has raised and variegated grains, and wonderful imperfections such as knots, burls, and impressions that we often leave as is…or use sanding and fill techniques to smooth the surface. Real wood costs a little more but looks and feels better and will last for generations.
Can I buy authentic handcrafted furniture from most furniture companies?
Once again, LET’S GET REAL. If a furniture company has a production line worker press a button that starts a motor that does everything they need to make the piece of furniture, they can actually call that handcrafted. Is that what you want? CVCF has real people using real woodworking tools to create furniture the old-fashioned way. Why would you want it any other way?
Now most real handcrafted custom furniture makers work in the area where their customers live. That’s the nature of furniture or, for that matter, most any art that is not mass-produced. It’s too much of a hassle to design, make, and ship to customers on the other side of the country. That’s why CVCF developed a system that makes it ridiculously easy for you, no matter where you live in the continental USA, to remotely order exactly the piece you want – and just as easy for CVCF to fulfill your custom order down to the finest detail.
Here’s how to order real solid wood custom furniture from CVCF.
STEP 1: Look at Examples of Custom Furniture by CVCF
If you want to check out our quality or get inspiration for a project of your own, start by going to our website and click on Gallery to get a good feel for the pieces we handcraft. There you’ll find custom furniture of every type that we created from scratch. If you see an item you like, click on it to see more pictures plus a description of the product.