One of the cool things about custom furniture is that it can be created to blend in with existing cabinetry. For example, we recently finished a project which added a lot of storage above this plain desk.
Our client was an attorney who does most of her work from her home office. She uses this large cabinet as a desk (it has a hidden keyboard drawer) but she needed a place to keep her files and reference books.
We started by creating a 3D model to show her how the new shelving would work with the old desk.
This was one of those times where the model was really helpful in making design decisions, because the existing cabinets weren't symmetrical. If you look closely, you can see that there's an extra spacer on the right side, and to compensate for this, the right-hand arch on the model is a little bit wider.
Once we finalized the design, I got started in my workshop.
I pre-assembled all of the pieces beforehand to make sure they looked good...
...then reassembled them in the office.
The final piece works well with the Colonial style of the home.
If you have a piece of existing furniture that needs a little more "oomph" to make it more useful, give us a call. We can make something that looks like it's always been there.
I'm Arthur Teel, a craftsman who builds custom furniture in Asheville, North Carolina. Give me a call to talk about your next project!