When you’re choosing furniture, here are just a few questions that you can ask yourself during the planning stage.
Would you like Danish Modern? Are you looking for Arts and Crafts? Beach or Shabby Chic? Perhaps you want Contemporary or Industrial? Or maybe an eclectic mixing of everything you just happen to like?
Will this be outside but under an awning? Or outside exposed to all the elements? Will it be inside but in a sunlit room? Under direct sunlight? Does the house have a steady temperature? Will it be in a dark room? Do you run a humidifier often? How dry is the air where you live?
How long do you want the furniture to last? Do you like to change your decor often because, if so, you might want furniture that will only last 3 to 5 years. Do you want furniture that you can assemble and disassemble yourself because you like to move to new locations often? If that’s the case, you might consider furniture that is held together with nuts and bolts. Are you sure you won’t move at all, or you want furniture that is repairable? You should consider heirloom quality furniture, meaning pieces that are individually handcrafted using joinery and other carpentry techniques.
What type of wood do you want? There are so many more options than pine, cherry, oak, or maple. Do you want hard wood? Soft wood? Would you like dark wood or light wood? Do you want the wood stained or dyed a certain color? Do you want wood with undertones like red or blue?
Andrew makes heirloom quality, custom furniture. The pieces take a bit of time produce. Even the carved flags take multiple hours, over the course of 4 weeks, to create. There are multiple stages to get to the final product. Here’s a video showing just one time intensive step in the process.