Custom-made furniture: Choice of materials

Choosing a custom-made option for your furniture can be a wonderful project, but if you want the result to really meet your needs, it is essential to choose wisely. The first step: choosing materials that suit your style and budget.

You may want to have made new kitchen cabinets, a nice vanity for your bathroom or new storage units for your laundry room; whatever your project, there are various materials offered, according to your preferences.

Wood: A timeless beauty

If you want solid, lasting furniture with a style that will stand the test of time, opt for wood. For custom-made furniture, wood is one the most widely used materials, with a large variety of species, colours, and many possibilities for finishes. In addition to being a renewable resource, wood allows for great flexibility when it comes to creative possibilities and styles. The varieties are countless: cedar, cherry tree, chestnut, elm, fir, lime, mahogany, maple, oak, pine, walnut, etc. Depending on the type of project you have in mind, your options may vary.  Don’t worry: our team of experts will provide you with the best advice to help you make the best choice for your custom-made furniture.

Polyester: Between traditional and modern

Polyester is a synthetic material made of five parts consisting of MDF, polyester and flat or grooved melamine. Because its texture imitates wood perfectly, it is a good option for wood lovers who want a classic yet modern style. More affordable than wood, but just as stylish, polyester is available in a range of different colours and has a high resistance to heat.

Laminates: Solid and beautiful

Made of sheets of layered kraft paper and covered with a sheet of hot-pressed laminates, this type of material is mostly used to make counters, doors, and other projects. Beautiful and lasting, it resists deformation caused by humidity. Easy to maintain and very affordable, laminates come in a variety of styles, colours and textures (wood imitation is available) and add a touch of beauty to any type of furniture.

Custom-made furniture: Whatever your project, we have the material you need!

To maximize your chances of getting custom furniture that fully meets your expectations, style, decor and budget, take the time to identify your needs and your lifestyle. Are you willing to invest in a high-quality material that will require more care but that will last longer? Is your lifestyle more or less hectic? Would you prefer furniture that is easy to maintain and clean? What are your priorities? These simple questions will help you make an informed choice.

Whatever your project, be it making new cabinets, a custom-made cellar or a large closet, a wide range of materials are available for all tastes and budgets. Solid wood, lacquered compressed wood (MDF), melamine, polyester, decorative laminates or polymer all offer interesting features and benefits.

At Armoires Senécal et Fils, we have specialized in making custom furniture for over 25 years; Trust us with the making of your project. Our skillful team is always on the lookout for recent trends and will make every effort to create the furniture you’ve been dreaming of!