In a time where we spend a large part of our day looking at an electronic screen, we love working with our hands in our free time. We spend entire weekends working with our hands, enjoying the idea of making something from scratch and having the satisfaction of finishing a product you can hold, touch, and enjoy for years to come. When it comes to DIY projects, nothing beats a furniture kit. We’ve taken four reasons why assembling furniture kits is the pinnacle of DIY projects.
1. Entry-level Craftsmanship
Making furniture from scratch is an enormous undertaking. To create just one piece of furniture, the wood goes through about twelve different machines, each costing several hundred dollars. Speaking of wood, getting the exact amount for one piece of furniture is basically impossible. You cut out the best pieces, and find yourself left with half of your investment in scraps. Trust us, that’s a very expensive way to light up your fireplace.
By leaving the initial investment to us and getting the bare wood pieces delivered to your door, you get to skip hours of sanding, avoid buying power tools you’ll never actually need again, and you’ll be sure all the pieces are cut to the exact right size without worrying about the leftovers. It’s the same reason chefs used canned tomatoes to make their unique pasta sauce: you can get more out of your work when you start crafting at the level it’s worth it.
2. Guaranteed quality
Furniture has always been a DIY favorite. Transforming a cookie-cutter piece into an eye-catching personalized work of art can be very satisfying. There’s always one major problem with finding the right pieces: the real good stuff is too expensive to paint purple, and the cheap stuff will fall apart about right after you’ve taken your pictures.
Our furniture kits are made with the highest quality oak and cherry. We handpick every single board to ensure their quality, and use time proven carpentry techniques to create pieces that will last a lifetime, and then some. It’s not for nothing that most antique furniture pieces are made of cherry wood, and that some of the techniques you’ll see in our furniture kits are the same that were used by Leonardo da Vinci (we do have the luxury of power tools, though).
3. Extra dose of DIY
Another advantage of putting your own furniture kit together from bare wood pieces, is that there’s more DIY in your end result. Other than taking an existing piece of furniture, assembling a furniture kit is a DIY project in itself. This way, you’re getting two projects in one, and the satisfaction of learning something new. By the time your assembled furniture kit is ready, you’re only halfway. It’s like a premium DIY package.
4. More options to make it your own
Because the product is not completed yet, you have more options to make it your own. Sometimes, an existing piece can really limit your options because of the materials used, the scars of previous projects, or simply the shape of the furniture. In contrast, the bare pieces of a furniture kit are like a blank canvas, waiting for a creative touch that transforms mere materials into masterpieces. Furniture kits are the ideal way of taking something ordinary, and turning it into something unique and special; DIY dreams coming true.
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