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From Idea to Reality: How to Begin Discussing a Custom Woodworking Project

If you're in the market for a piece of custom wood furniture, the process of buying can be both exciting and overwhelming. However, with some planning and consideration, it can be a seamless process. If you're considering purchasing a piece from us, we've got some tips and tricks to make the process smooth and stress-free. Note the following steps are not essential to follow but simply recommendations for what we've found helpful in the many discussions we've had bringing ideas to life over the years.


1. Tell us what you want


The first step to purchasing a custom woodworking piece from Creative Urban Timber (CUT) is to tell us what you want! Whether you have a clear idea in mind or need some guidance, we're here to help. Don't forget to include approximate dimensions, so we can create a piece that's the perfect size for your home.


If you have a specific vision, feel free to provide us with a detailed description of what you're looking for. The more information you can provide, the better we can understand your vision and create a piece that's just right for you. If you're not exactly sure what you want, don't worry! With years of experience in the custom woodworking industry, we're happy to offer guidance and recommendations based on your needs and preferences. We'll work with you to understand your style and the overall aesthetic of your home, and create a piece that complements your space perfectly.


2. A picture is worth a thousand words


To better understand what you want, you can send us photos of examples of products that you love. Maybe you've seen a live edge dining table on Pinterest that has caught your eye, or you love the rustic charm of reclaimed wood. Whatever your style, we want to make sure we're creating a piece that you'll love for years to come. If you've seen a piece on our website or social media that you're interested in, feel free to reference it as well.


Sending photos of the space where your custom woodworking piece will be going can also be helpful. We want to make sure that the piece we create fits perfectly into your space and complements the overall aesthetic.


3. Choosing the right wood and finish


When it comes to choosing the type of wood for your custom piece, we'll work with you to make sure we're using a wood that will work well in your environment. For example, if your piece will be placed in a high humidity area like a bathroom, we'll recommend a wood that can handle the moisture. And if you have a particular type of wood in mind, we'll do our best to source it for you.


It's also important to consider the finish you want for your custom woodworking piece. The finish you want can affect the type of wood we use. From experience working with different woods, we can recommend the right wood to achieve the look you want for your product. We offer a range of finishes, from natural oils to custom colours. We're happy to offer guidance, recommendations, and samples to ensure that you're thrilled with the final product.


4. Consider cost


When it comes to cost, we want to make sure that you're getting the best value for your money. Our prices vary depending on the size and complexity of the piece, as well as the type of wood and finish you choose. We'll provide you with a detailed quote for free, so you can make an informed decision with no upfront investment.


When comparing and considering cost, don't forget you're making a long-term investment. Our pieces are built to last, and your custom woodworking piece can be a cherished family heirloom for generations to come.


Delivery is also an important consideration in terms of logistics and cost. We offer delivery services to the Nova Scotia area, so you don't have to worry about making your own arrangements. The cost is calculated based on the location of the delivery. Simply let us know if you require delivery and provide us with the approximate location, and we'll include the cost in your quote.


5. Consider timeline


If you have a specific timeline in mind, let us know. While our pieces are handmade and can take time to create, we'll do our best to accommodate your needs. As a premier builder of custom wood furniture in Nova Scotia, our calendar regularly remains booked up. Feel free to first reach out about when we are booking new projects for if you are looking for something sooner than later.



At Creative Urban Timber, we're passionate about creating beautiful and unique pieces of custom woodworking furniture. We hope this article was helpful and can't wait to work with you to create a piece that will be the highlight of your home. Contact us today to get started!

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