Custom Design Wood, Amish-Made FurnitureBy Bailiegh Basham · December 1, 2022
Countryside Amish Furniture places our online customers in the driver’s seat by letting them custom design their furniture’s features with only a few clicks. How does it work?
Take the Calgary Trestle Table, for instance. While the basic design will stay consistent, you can customize the details by selecting from:
- Nine different wood species
- Six different sets of dimensions
- Zero to four extending table leaves
- Four different edge styles
- Four different table shapes
- Dozens of different wood finishes
When you pair our thousands of designs with the extensive customization options we offer, we’re near-guaranteed to be able to build the furniture piece of your dreams.
In this article, we’ll dive deeper into how to ensure your custom furniture fits your space and general FAQs to help you confidently design your furniture online.
How to Ensure Your Satisfaction When Custom Designing Furniture
Always request samples you can view within your home
This step is absolutely crucial if you’re buying furniture online, as the coloring you see in digital photos will be influenced by your monitor. However, even if you view the various colors and patterns in person, it’s still important to take samples home. This allows you to view the wood and upholstery in different lighting and closely compare it with your other pieces (though it’s okay to mix wood stains if that’s your intention).
Prepare yourself for how the wood will look as it ages
Many solid wood species will take on new coloring over time, especially if exposed to prolonged sunlight. Therefore, do your research into the specific wood options prior to custom designing your furniture piece so you know what to expect a decade from now. Our team is happy to provide additional details about particular wood species, but below are guides to popular options:
Always confirm the details of your order with a person (rather than an automated response)
Once you place an order with Countryside Amish Furniture, a member of our team will reach out to discuss your custom design requests. This step accomplishes a number of goals, starting with confirming that you and the furniture makers are on the same page. For example, if you’re ordering a two-tone piece; talking with a representative can ensure that we stain the furniture exactly as you intended and don’t misread the directives. Similarly, the human confirmation of the order can make sure there were no accidents when placing the order (such as clicking Cherry when you meant Rustic Cherry).
Talking with a person also lets you evaluate the validity of the company. A drop-shipper (someone who outsources your custom design furniture order to another company) is unlikely to talk with you on the phone or be able to answer your questions in great detail.
If you’re unsure about specific custom-design furniture options, ask!
Furniture makers throw around terms with which not everyone will be familiar. Plus, different designers may have their own interpretation of terms like “ogee edge” or “rough sawn”. If you’re asked a design question when customizing your furniture and you’re not 100% confident, reach out to the company to clarify! Countryside Amish Furniture is available via live chat, phone, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), whichever you prefer. To help you, below are some articles that shed light on commonly asked furniture design questions:
- Guide to Table Edge Profiles
- The Complete Guide to Dining Table Seating Capacity
- A Buyer’s Guide to Natural Live Edge Wood Furniture
- Standard Height vs. Counter Height vs. Bar Height Amish Dining Tables
- Types of Dressers and Chests
FAQ About Custom Designing Wood Furniture Online
Can I order a fully customized furniture piece from Countryside Amish Furniture? One that isn’t shown on the site?
Countryside Amish Furniture doesn’t typically build pieces outside of those offered on our site. However, our team can assist with finding an available furniture design that closely resembles your vision. Since all pieces are handmade to order, we can oftentimes modify existing designs. Send us a visual, and we’ll recommend potential pieces along with suggestions on how to best customize them.
How can I easily custom-design full furniture sets?
Many of the pieces we sell are parts of greater collections from which you can pick and choose, as shown by the Tahari Enclosed Console Table and Tahari Living Room Set. You can pick and choose different pieces from the coordinating furniture sets, and then custom-design the furniture using the same wood species and stain.
What happens after I place my online order for the custom-designed furniture?
Because each piece is truly made-to-order, the build itself takes time. After your order is placed, Amish woodworkers breathe life into your design using skills passed down through generations and proven joinery techniques. At each step of its journey, your furniture is given the attention it deserves, from the choosing of the lumber to the multiple rounds of inspections.
Your custom-designed furniture is then shipped directly from the workshop to your home or office for a flat rate of $150. We will carry it exactly to where you want it and help with any necessary set-up.
Ready to Custom Design Furniture? Explore our Online Offering
Explore our online store to find inspiration for your next custom-designed furniture purchase. Alternatively, use our live chat to address any questions you may have. We’re ready to help you bring your ideas to life!