As you could probably guess, as custom furniture makers, our team members at Three Pines have multiple pieces of custom furniture in our own San Diego homes. When we aren’t working on projects for our clients, you’ll often find us crafting furniture and décor pieces for our families’ personal use.
We’ve come to realize that once you start filling your home with unique, high-quality furniture pieces, it’s hard to go back to shopping for retail furniture. There’s just something about having furniture that tells a story—like a dining room table made from 300-year-old Oak, or a bathroom vanity made from reclaimed wood from a barn in the Midwest. There’s also something appealing about having one-of-a-kind pieces in your home.
However, we realize that not everyone can fill their homes exclusively with custom furniture. Instead, they have to strategically choose a piece or two that will be custom built. So, what piece should that be? Here are our suggestions for high-impact furniture pieces that you should consider having custom built:
Custom Dining Room Table
As one of the largest pieces of furniture in your home, a dining room table is an obvious candidate for a custom project. Dining room tables are often in a prominent place within the home—in a room that tends to be a little more “special” than other rooms. It’s a perfect piece to showcase your style. If you’re going for a sleek, modern look in your home, you could have a dining table built with clean lines from a type of wood that has a fine, straight grain, such as Cherry or Walnut. If you want something a little more classic, you could go with a traditionally styled dining table made from Oak or Maple. Our team can help with everything from design to wood selection to stain color selection.
A custom dining table is also a great piece to pass down to future generations, since great memories are often made around the dining table!
Entry Table or Bench
If you want to make a great first impression on your guests, consider having a custom entry table or bench built. Since these types of pieces are substantially smaller than, say, a dining room table, they also tend to be less expensive. So, if you want a piece that makes an impact, but you don’t have the budget for something large, a piece that is strategically placed in the entryway of your home is a great option.
Another custom piece that can make a huge impact in your San Diego home is a custom mantel. The fireplace is typically the focal point in a living room, so having a well-designed mantel can elevate a room unlike just about anything else! A custom mantel doesn’t have to be intricate to make a statement. One that is impeccably crafted with clean lines or one that is made from an interesting piece of reclaimed wood can be a stunning addition to your living room.
No matter what type of custom furniture piece you are wanting for your San Diego home, Three Pines can help! We’ve designed and built pieces for every type of room, in many different shapes, sizes, and styles. Contact us today to discuss your project.