FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CUSTOM FURNITURE

What are the advantages of ordering custom furniture?


There are many advantages of working with a custom furniture company over buying retail or 'custom ordering' from a store. Custom designed and built furniture is one-of-a-kind and made specifically for you. This means that everything about your project is custom, including all dimensions, material choices & overall design. You will never see the exact furniture piece anywhere else.




How long will my custom project take to build?


Most Deschamps Custom Furniture projects are quoted 4-8 weeks. Depending on the size and scope of the project, this timeline may be slightly shorter or longer.




What choices do I need to consider when ordering a custom project?


Some of the factors to be determined before starting a custom furniture order are: overall dimensions, type of wood, colour of stain and/or desired finish (satin, semi-gloss), door type and quantity, drawer quantity, hardware choices (drawer pulls, soft close-drawers, etc.), fixed or adjustable shelves, expected timeframe for completion and the budget for finished project.




What materials are used?


Most of my builds are made with Canadian hardwoods such as Black Walnut, Oak, Maple, Ash, etc. I choose to work with solid hardwoods whenever possible over softwoods or manufactured wood products. I can source any hardwood for a project, including a wide range of exotic woods. Non-wood materials: I love designing projects utilizing beautiful solid-surface materials such as granite or marble. Also, I work closely with a Toronto-based custom upholstery company and local custom metal fabricator.




Does custom furniture cost more on average than mass-produced furniture from a store?


In short, yes. Production store-bought furniture is almost always less expensive than a simular custom piece. My specialty is building custom pieces for clients who want input on the design/materials used, want a one-of-a-kind piece or who need something built to fit a specific function or dimensions. Your budget for a Deschamps Custom made piece would start at $3,000.




How are payments arranged?


When signing the custom project contract, a deposit is required and can be paid by email transfer, cash or cheque to Deschamps Custom Furniture.




Additional questions?


Please don't hesitate to contact Greg at Deschamps Custom Furniture: deschampscustom@gmail.com OR 647-338-0855.