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Is Custom Furniture in Temecula and Murrieta More Expensive than Retail?
We get this question quite often, and it makes sense because the cost of retail store furniture is the most common thing to compare with. So naturally, retail prices often serve as a starting part when people consider what they should spend on custom furniture. That said, the short answer is yes. Custom-made furniture is typically more expensive than retail furniture—but not always. Our prices for custom furniture are often comparable to furniture you will find at high-end retail stores, and sometimes even comparable to the prices you’ll find at mid-range stores.
BUT, here's the key question to ask when comparing the prices of custom furniture with retail furniture. Are you making an apples-to-apples comparison? In nearly all cases, comparing mass-produced furniture to custom isn't a good comparison. The mass-produced furniture you’ll find in retail stores is often constructed using poor quality materials and substandard construction methods. It may look good in the store, but it might not look great a year from now.
Many of the pieces you find in retail stores are built using MDF, or even particle board. These are inexpensive, engineered wood products that manufacturers use to keep their costs down. Retail pieces with a natural wood look are often made from MDF with a thin wood veneer glued to the surface. If damaged, furniture made from these materials will be difficult or even impossible to repair, and they are almost never as sturdy as furniture made from fine hardwoods. In addition, the furniture sold in retail stores are often held together using staples or pin nails, rather than the traditional joinery methods that make a piece sturdy and durable.
The custom furniture made by Smith Farms is higher quality than almost anything you’ll find in stores. We use the best materials available for your type of project. Not only do we use the best wood and wood products, but we also finish every piece with top-quality paints, stains, lacquers, and oils. We want every piece we build to look great for many years to come!
Custom furniture can also be more expensive because you are getting a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only are you paying for it to be constructed by a craftsman, your price also includes a custom design. Your design will be based on our extensive conversations with you about the style, measurements, details, and materials you want for your custom piece. Once we provide you with initial ideas, you can still make changes prior to construction. We want to make sure your piece turns out exactly how you envisioned it!
We understand that custom furniture can be a substantial investment. We want to assure you that your piece will be well made and include all of the details you were hoping for. Contact us today to get a quote on a custom furniture piece for your home in Temecula, Murrieta, or the surrounding areas. All prices include local delivery.