Here are a few questions to answer before requesting a quote:
What do you want made? It would be extremely helpful to see a sketch or a photo of what you want made. You may upload a JPG, GIF or PNG on the contact page. If you only have a rough idea, and you need help, that’s okay, we’re here to help!
How big is the item? Provide measurements of the height, width, depth, length or anything else important. If you would like a table made, here is a guide to standard sizes. Table heights are generally 760mm, please specify if you require a different height.
What should it be made from? Pine, meranti, oak, beech, the options are endless. Here is a basic guide to help you:
Pine is very affordable and lightweight with a pale finish which is great for staining. It is less durable wood compared to hard woods such as maple or oak. Pine blends well with other woods, making it ideal if you are looking for furniture that will match existing pieces in your home.
Maple wood is much more durable and heavier. As maple wood is so strong and moisture resistant it is the ideal wood to withstand years of wear and tear. Maple wood is pale in colour and has natural swirls and twists in the wood grain. It can easily accepts any type of stain or paint.
Beech is a hard, strong and heavy wood. It has a fine, tight grain and even texture. Beech wood is very light in colour and has a high shock resistance. It is a popular wood for furniture and will give your room a warm feeling. With its smooth finish it is a great wood to polish.
Oak is a very popular wood, it is very hard wearing and heavy. It is known for having lovely open wood grain markings. Oak can be purchased in two shades; white oak, which is grey/brown in colour or red oak which is very similar but with a prominent reddish tint.
Walnut is a hardwood and is known for its strength, straight grain and its rich chocolate brown colour, however lighter shades are available. Walnut can be a very versatile wood, offering a range of shades and grains to complement your décor.
Mahogany is an expensive hardwood and varies in colour from a medium brown to a deep red brown, depending on its age. It is a very traditional, versatile and popular type of wood. Mahogany is also used in boat building and as a finish in many vehicles.
Wood Etc. tries to avoid wastage of good wood wherever possible. To that end, reclaimed wood will at times be used in places where it cannot be seen. Pallet wood furniture is quite trendy at present, because it is very inexpensive. However, when building pallet wood furniture, we only use new pallet wood, because we have no idea of what harmful chemicals used pallet wood may contain.
How should it be finished? Select between raw, varnished, stained, painted or techniqued. If you would like pine stained, here is a selection of Woodoc stains you may select from:
When would you like it? Every effort will be made to meet your deadlines, bearing in mind that bespoke furniture does take longer than mass-produced items.
Do you need it delivered to you? Delivery of most items is possible at a nominal fee.
Now that you have the guidelines, go ahead and request a quote!