Frequently Asked Questions » Is Custom Furniture Higher Quality than What You Find in Stores around Temecula and Murrieta?
Is Custom Furniture Higher Quality than What You Find in Stores around Temecula and Murrieta?
In general, custom furniture is higher quality than furniture found in retail stores. The furniture you’ll find in stores in Temecula, Murrieta, and the surrounding areas is typically mass-produced. It is often made as quickly and cheaply as possible. It may look good in the showroom, but it isn’t necessarily built to last. If you’ve ever had to move a piece of cheaply made furniture from house to house via a moving van, you probably know this to be true. Retail furniture is never quite the same after a move—especially if you had to take it apart and reassemble it.
Custom furniture, on the other hand, is typically made in ways that cause it to be much more durable. It is hand-crafted and often made with higher quality materials than you’ll find in retail furniture. Not only will custom furniture makers use better wood and wood products, but they will also tend to use higher quality hardware, such as hinges and drawer guides. They also use joinery techniques that make their pieces sturdier and better able to withstand regular use.
However, just because something is custom made doesn’t necessarily mean it’s higher quality than something that isn’t. When it comes to custom furniture, you still need to do your due diligence and look into the craftsman who will be building your piece. Have you seen any furniture they have made? Do they come highly recommended? Do they have good online reviews? Anyone can slap a piece of furniture together and call it a custom piece. You want to make sure the person you commission to build your furniture is a skilled craftsman with a keen attention to detail, and one that is committed to using high-quality materials.
At Smith Farms, we take pride in crafting top-quality custom furniture. Some of our furniture is even “heirloom quality” because it’s built so well that you will be able to pass it on to future generations, should you choose to do so. But every piece we build is designed to be used and enjoyed for many years to come! We also have a great eye for design and detailing, which makes every piece we build special and unique.
Many people consider custom furniture an investment, in that they’re willing to pay a little more upfront for a well-made piece that will last a lot longer than something they could buy in a store. It’s an investment in quality and in a piece that is exactly what they want for their home.
If you’re ready to invest in a piece of quality furniture that’s built just for you and your family, contact us at Smith Farms. We would love to talk with you about your ideas and provide you with a quote for the piece of custom furniture you want to have built.