How Do I Choose the Best Bespoke Table?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari
A carpenter should be hired to build a bespoke table.
A carpenter should be hired to build a bespoke table.

The word "bespoke" refers to an item that is custom made to the customer's specifications or desires. Choosing the best bespoke table for you starts with determining what size of bespoke table you need, and what purpose it will serve in your home, office, or other space. It will help to take accurate measurements of the space in which you intend to place the table, and it will also be a good idea to come up with a budget for the project.

Several methods of acquiring a bespoke table exist: you can make the table yourself from scratch using your own plans, you can buy a table kit that includes plans, or you can hire a professional furniture maker to make the bespoke table for you. If you have never made a table before, you will probably need to buy some tools and study the techniques used to make tables, which can take a significant amount of time and money. Many people with little or no carpentry skills choose to hire a furniture maker instead, as this is a much easier option that may end up being more cost-effective, especially if the would-be carpenter needs to purchase tools.

If you choose to work with a furniture maker who will design and build your bespoke table, he or she is likely to present you with numerous options for function and style. Try to do a bit of research ahead of time so you know a bit about the different types of wood available to you, the different styles and functions of tables, and the general costs of custom furniture. This will ensure you are prepared to make firm decisions when you visit the furniture maker, and it will also ensure the furniture maker comes up with a design that will please you.

Of course, if you have no idea what style, size, shape, and function you want for your bespoke table, it is best to talk to the furniture maker. He or she is almost certain to have plans or at the very least suggestions for you, but will still need basic information such as the dimensions of the room in which the table will be placed. The furniture maker will be able to suggest what woods might work best with the decor of a certain room as well, so be sure to take note of the other furniture as well as the prominent colors in that room.

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    • A carpenter should be hired to build a bespoke table.
      By: stokkete
      A carpenter should be hired to build a bespoke table.