Handcrafted Yet Affordable Furniture
It's true. Not everyone can afford a piece of furniture built to order just for them. Working Wood For You is a low overhead single woodworker shop that always uses traditional joinery and hand finishing techniques while applying both hand and power tools to keep the cost within reach of many discerning furniture buyers. The individualized functionality of custom furniture sized for your space, made of materials you've chosen, and finished to your taste brings you a lifetime of delight and satisfaction in return for spending a little more.
Dovetailed drawers with solid wood bottoms. Mortise and tenon joinery of boards. The use of wooden dowels for both strength and visual appeal where appropriate. The use of splines and biscuits to reinforce miters and other joints. These techniques combined with design consideration of the natural movement of wood adds to the durability and appreciation of custom furniture's value over time.
It starts with the woodworker hand selecting the wood for each part of the piece. Attention is paid to grain, color, and figure. It continues with hand planing and shaping as needed where machine planing just won't do. Hand matching of miters and hand tuning of joints follows. It ends with the hand application of a protective finish. The result is a piece of custom furniture bearing the unmistakable characteristics of handwork noticeably absent of the design compromises and mass production cues of factory made furniture.
Consider a cradle made to order with quality materials and durable traditional joinery. It will serve all of a family's children and it's heirloom quality will make it a coveted piece to be handed down to the next generation. A factory made piece wouldn't necessarily hold up over time or be desirable to subsequent generations. Which is more affordable? We hold the initial cost in check by not arbitrarily using handwork where power tools can do the job better. We want to make affordable custom furniture heirlooms.