Crafted Comforts: The Artistry of Custom Furniture Makers & Tips for Buying Custom Furniture
In a world where mass-produced and generic furniture dominates the market, there's a growing appreciation for the unique, the bespoke, and the crafted. Custom furniture makers stand as artisans at the intersection of functionality and creativity, transforming spaces into personalized sanctuaries. Custom furniture is not merely functional; it is an expression of individuality. Let’s dive deeper into the fascinating world of custom furniture and the people who make them. In the post below, we’ll feature the unique specialties of each custom furniture maker we have in store and shed light on the skilled hands and creative minds behind them. We’ll also detail custom furniture options available by living space, design aesthetic, and share tips on how to create signature custom furniture pieces that can redefine your living spaces.
Tips on Choosing the Right Custom Furniture for Your Home
Choose Which Furniture to CustomizeIt can be difficult to decide on exactly which furniture pieces should be customized versus which can be bought “off the shelf”. Typically, the main centerpieces of a room -- beds, couches, and dining table sets -- are the pieces you’ll want to customize and make your own, while accent pieces, including side tables, accent chairs, and home decor are built around the signature furniture to match or complement the space. That said, there are more types of customizable furniture than you may think, including customizable rugs and accent chairs, that can pair nicely with a signature custom furniture piece that you might also want to consider.
Get Help with Fabric and Material SelectionsWhen it comes to custom furniture, there are so many different fabrics, styles, and designs to choose from. Typically, custom furniture can’t be returned or refunded unless there is a fault in the order, which makes the final customization selections that much more stressful. To rest assured that you’ve weighed all the options and made the right selections, enlist the help of a professional design team or opinions from other key stakeholders in your home. At Head Springs Depot, our knowledgeable design team can help you choose the best custom furniture brands for your home, help with space planning and additional furniture selections, and help you navigate the wide selection of materials, color options, and customizations available for each piece.
Measure, Measure, Measure!Have you ever brought home a piece of furniture that was way too large or small in your space? We highly recommend measuring your entire living space and marking down where windows, doors, and built-in furniture pieces are located in the room before furniture shopping or scheduling a design consultation. Consider marking off your intended furniture layout with tape to envision just how large or small furniture pieces might look in the room. While this step is important before any furniture purchase, it’s especially important for custom furniture since custom furniture tends to be more difficult to return. Once you’ve thoroughly measured your space, our design team can help you with space planning and design best practices to ensure you choose the right size for your custom furniture.
Understand the Delivery TimelinesCustom furniture is a great way to create pieces that exactly suit your design vision; however, crafting quality custom furniture takes time. At Head Springs Depot, many of our custom furniture makers offer made-to-order furniture with short turnaround times as little as 4 weeks, while others can take longer. Understanding how long your custom furniture will take to manufacture and ship is important if you have must-have-in-hand delivery dates. Trust us though, quality custom furniture is worth the wait!
Custom Furniture Makers at Head Springs Depot
We are highly selective about the custom furniture makers we feature in our store, working hard to ensure we offer the highest-quality custom furniture at affordable rates and prompt turnaround times for our customers. Here are some of the custom furniture makers we are proud to partner with.
Mayo Furniture is a Texas-based custom furniture maker that features 100% American-made custom upholstered furniture. All Mayo furniture pieces are built by hand with strict standards and quality materials to create a superior product that lasts a lifetime. Their product line includes custom leather and fabric accent and swivel chairs, ottomans, and a range of affordable, high-quality, yet comfortable custom sofas in a wide range of styles, materials, and finishes.
King Hickory is another American-made custom furniture maker based out of Hickory, North Carolina -- home to some of the country’s finest craftsmen and women. King Hickory’s signature products use solid frames and 8-way hand-tied springs, which are a benchmark for seating in fine upholstery. Custom pieces available in store and online include custom leather and upholstered sofas, sectionals, chairs, sleeper sofas, chaises, and beautiful “not your daddy’s” recliners.
Fox & Roe
Fox & Roe is a Head Springs Depot exclusive brand, dedicated to bringing affordable, classic custom furniture options to our customers that stand the test of time, both in quality and timeless style. Fox & Roe products are crafted with top-of-the-line materials, including high-quality leather and fabric upholstery, sustainably sourced solid wood, and real paints and stains to ensure each unique piece will last generations. Our custom collections include pieces for every room in your home, from upholstered beds and solid wood chests to dining tables and chairs to upholstered couches, solid wood coffee tables, and accent pieces for your entire home.
Mavin’s custom Amish wood furniture pieces are made in the USA from the rolling farmland of Ohio’s Amish country. The brand prides itself on using the highest-quality, sustainably sourced materials for all of its custom furniture. Their timeless collections range in style from mid-century modern to traditional to modern farmhouse to suit a variety of sophisticated tastes. Their custom furniture collections include bedroom sets, dining sets, and occasional styles with offerings available in various wood species and finishes.
Four Seasons Casual Custom Furniture
Four Seasons Casual Custom Furniture offers one of the widest selections of slipcovers and fabrics available. With more than 400 slipcover fabrics to choose from, there is no shortage of styles to suit any taste. Slipcovers and fabrics for Four Seasons’ custom chairs and sofas are available in cotton twill, cotton prints, linens, plush velvets, chenilles, and other life-approved fabrics that repel stains and resist fading. At the base of each custom upholstered chair or sofa is a solid foundation that is built to stand the test of time.
Gat Creek is a family-owned American made, small-batch producer of beautifully crafted solid wood furniture at great value. They build custom solid wood furniture to your exact specifications using sustainably harvested lumber from the Appalachian forest. Gat Creek offers a variety of classic furniture styles and finishes. Their design team refreshes the assortment regularly to reinterpret traditional forms and colors for contemporary tastes and needs. Gat Creek offers a range of collections for every room in the home, including bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, and offices.
Smith Brothers of Berne
Founded in Berne, Indiana and enriched by the Swiss-Amish tradition, Smith Brothers of Berne has built a reputation for crafting fine custom furniture that is solid, comfortable, and stylish. Their selection of made-to-order furniture gives you the creative freedom to design your furniture and make your space truly yours. Customizable furnishings include handsome fabric and leather sofas, recliners, chairs, sectionals, and ottomans that are as beautiful as they are comfortable.
Younger & Co
Younger & Co. was founded in 1989 as a family-owned business that is now run by the second generation of Youngers who are carrying the founder’s legacy forward. Each one of their custom sofas, sectionals, and chairs is hand-built by one craftsman, for one customer, one at a time. At each step, with each staple, nail, and stitch, they promise to take care to create furniture that fulfills your vision for your home. From the wood for the frames to the springs, foam, and legs, every element that goes into their furniture is produced within 85 miles of their Thomasville, North Carolina factory, except for their worldly fabric collection.
England Furniture Co.
England Furniture has been crafting quality upholstered furniture since 1964 from the quiet foothills of East Tennessee. Their dedicated and skilled Tennessee craftsmen and craftswomen; build each piece of furniture custom for your home. With over 500 fabrics and leathers to choose from, England offers the broadest selection and countless combinations to help customers create something special and uniquely suited for your home. Products include sofas, loveseats, sectionals, sleepers, chairs, ottomans, and tables in fabrics ranging from solid and accent fabrics to timeless leathers.
Dalyn Rug Company
Dalyn Rug Company has been a leading rug manufacturer for over four decades, producing a diverse array of rugs across four main categories: machine-woven, hand-tufted, printed, and custom. Dalyn’s made-to-order custom rugs can be crafted from a selection of more than 450 colors and 150 designs to suit any room in the home. All of Dalyn’s custom rugs are made-to-order and ready to ship within a three-week turnaround time.
FibreworksFibreworks is a custom rug maker with a flair for natural textures and styles. Their natural fiber made-to-order rugs are available in a variety of textures and styles. Their signature offerings include broadloom carpet or custom bordered area rugs using natural fiber floor covering. Their custom rugs can be produced in just about any shape or size, and borders can be applied in any of 10 different application techniques.
Custom Furniture Makers by Room
When you choose to elevate your living space with custom furniture, a great starting point is to find a custom furniture maker or custom furniture centerpiece that you love both in function and appearance. However, it’s important to know exactly which furniture products each custom furniture manufacturer makes. While you might fall in love with a specific custom furniture maker, that brand may not carry collections for every room in your home, so you may need to choose pieces from several custom furniture manufacturers that complement each other in style. Here are a few options to consider for each room in your home.
Living Rooms, Family Rooms & Dens: Where Comfort Meets Style
Custom Upholstered Sofas, Sectionals & ChairsIn the living room, the focal point often revolves around seating arrangements. Custom upholstered furniture offers a personalized touch, allowing you to choose fabrics, colors, and designs that harmonize with your overall aesthetic. From plush sofas to stylish lounge chairs, the living space becomes a canvas for your comfort and style.
Custom upholstered furniture brands for living spaces:
Grounding the living room in comfort and luxury, custom rugs are not just floor coverings but works of art that tie the entire space together. Choose textures, patterns, and sizes that complement the furniture, creating a cohesive and inviting atmosphere.
Custom rugs for living spaces:
Custom Wood Furniture
From coffee tables to entertainment centers, custom wood furniture in the living room adds a touch of warmth and character. Crafted to your specifications, these pieces showcase the natural beauty of wood, creating a unique and timeless ambiance.
Custom wood furniture for living spaces:
Bedroom Retreats: Tailored for Tranquility
Custom Upholstered Beds
Elevate your bedroom with a focal point that is as comfortable as it is stylish. Custom upholstered beds allow you to choose the fabric, headboard design, and detailing, transforming your bedroom into a personalized retreat.
Custom upholstered bed manufacturers:
Custom Solid Wood Bedroom Furniture
For those who appreciate the enduring beauty of wood, custom solid wood bedroom furniture offers a blend of craftsmanship and functionality. From bed frames to dressers, each piece is a testament to the artistry of custom furniture makers.
Custom solid wood bedroom furniture manufacturers:
Dining Delights: Where Meals Become Memories
Custom Upholstered Dining Chairs
The dining room is a space for gathering and sharing meals, and custom upholstered dining chairs ensure that comfort accompanies every conversation. Select fabrics and designs that resonate with your dining aesthetic, creating an inviting and memorable atmosphere.
Custom upholstered dining furniture
Custom Solid Wood Dining Tables and Chairs
Craft a dining experience that is uniquely yours with custom solid wood dining tables and chairs. Choose the wood type, finish, and design to create a dining set that reflects your taste and stands the test of time.
Custom solid wood dining furniture:
Office Oasis: Where Productivity Meets Personality
Custom Office Furniture
The office is no longer confined to cold, impersonal spaces. Custom upholstered chairs or a sofa in your workspace add a touch of comfort and style, turning your office into a personalized oasis of productivity.
Custom upholstered office furniture:
Reshape Your Space with Custom Furniture
Custom furniture can transform your home and showcase your unique style and personality. If you’re looking to furnish a new home or refresh a tired look in your current home, consider sprinkling a few one-of-a-kind custom furniture pieces to elevate your furniture beyond the mainstream.
We love helping customers elevate their home furnishings through custom furniture design consulting and space planning. Our design experts can guide you through options to transform your living space. No matter which room you’re furnishing, what style you’re drawn to, or budget you’re working with, we’re here to help you through the process.
Schedule a consultation with one of our design specialists today to get started!