Many people believe that making furniture is quite easy. They may not be that wrong, seeing how everything gets done automatically on a conveyer belt nowadays; however there are still people who like to do things with their hands. These people are like artists; they can take a piece of wood, and turn it into a wonderful piece of furniture. However, not everyone can do that, and even the ones who think they can have to complete a couple of steps in order to become furniture designer, and we are now going to tell you what it takes to become one.
The simplest thing you can do is to go to a local furniture shop and tell them exactly what you want. Perhaps they already have a piece of furniture that will match your wisher, and perhaps they don’t, so they’ll have to make it especially for you. However, there is always a good chance that these people might not truly understand what it is you really want. That is why it is of utmost importance for you to make a drawing of the piece of furniture that you want. That way, no one can get anything wrong, as long as they follow your drawings and instructions. If you’re not that good at drawing, you could hire a guy to draw it for you; however, if you do this, than you won’t exactly be a furniture designer, but just a furniture inventor, right?
So, as we have seen, you will have to draw everything up, and in order to do that, you will need to know the exact measurements of this future piece of furniture, and that is why it is extremely important to measure everything at least two times. For that, you will first need to know where exactly will you place that piece of furniture. Also, the placement of this furniture is important because of all the furniture that will be surrounding it. If you want this new piece of furniture to stick out, you’ll need to make it out of a different material than the rest of the furniture, and color it in different color.
And apart from the measurements, materials and the color of the new piece of furniture, you will need to know for what will it exactly be used for, in order to know how to make it more functional and how to make the things that will be placed in it more accessible (if you are planning to design a wardrobe, a cupboard, a shelf, etc.).
So, in order to start designing your own furniture, you will first have to have some of the issues covered, such as the size of it, the color of it, the material out of which it will be made, the functionality of it, the accessibility, etc. If you’ve found an answer to each of these questions, you are well on your way to become a furniture designer who can start designing his own furniture for his own house.Read More