How to Make Your Shop a Home

How to Make Your Shop a Home

Achieving a homey, comfortable atmosphere for your retail customers is easier than you think. Here’s how. When you work in retail, it might feel like your store is a second home (if you’re an owner, you might even spend more time there than you do your actual home)....
What is the Sit Test, and Why Do We Do It?

What is the Sit Test, and Why Do We Do It?

It may be our favourite part of the furniture fabrication process (our clients’ too). What makes the sit test so special? You wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes without trying them on first, right? When it comes to an item that needs to be long lasting and well-used, it’s...
What you need to know about fabric fibers

What you need to know about fabric fibers

What separates cotton from silk from polyester from acrylic? The answer is the – ahem – fiber of the issue. When you’re new to custom furniture, it can be exciting to imagine your grand vision for a space without restriction. But when it comes down to details, the...
Upholstery Fabric 101: The different types

Upholstery Fabric 101: The different types

Fabric 101: Feeling overwhelmed by choice when it comes to the fabric type for a new piece of furniture? This breakdown is just the material you need. Imagine this scenario: You need a new chair, banquette, or sofa – and can’t find the right piece in any retail...
How to choose the right upholstery fabric

How to choose the right upholstery fabric

Your may love a fabric on your body – you may hate that fabric on a sofa. When choosing an upholstery fabric, these are the factors you have to think about first. With a custom piece of furniture, there may be a lot of pressure riding on choosing the perfect fabric....