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What is the process of making wooden furniture?

The Journey of Custom Wooden Furniture: From Tree to Table

At Lumber Furniture, we pride ourselves on crafting exquisite, custom wooden furniture that stands the test of time.

Understanding the journey from a raw piece of timber to a beautifully finished table is essential to appreciate the craftsmanship and care involved in every piece we create.

Join us as we take you through this meticulous process.

Selecting the Timber

The first step in creating custom timber furniture is selecting the right wood. We use high-quality, sustainably sourced timber such as American Black Walnut, American White Oak, Messmate and Reclaimed Timber.

American White Oak

Each type of wood has its unique characteristics, from the grain patterns to the durability, making the selection process crucial.

We source our timber from trusted suppliers who share our commitment to quality and sustainability.

This ensures that every piece of wood we use is not only beautiful but also responsibly harvested. Quality timber is the foundation of our craftsmanship, providing the strength and aesthetic appeal that our furniture is known for.

Designing the Piece

Designing custom furniture is a collaborative process between our team and the client.

We begin with a consultation to understand the client's needs, preferences, and vision for the piece. This stage involves detailed discussions about the dimensions, style, and function of the furniture.

We provide design sketches and 3D renderings to help clients visualise the final product.

Inspiration can come from various sources, including existing furniture pieces, architectural elements, or even nature. The goal is to create a design that perfectly fits the client's space and style.

Crafting the Furniture

Once the design is finalised, the crafting process begins.

This stage is where our skilled artisans bring the design to life, starting with cutting and shaping the timber. Precision and attention to detail are paramount, as each piece must fit together seamlessly.

Our factory is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and machinery, which aid in the accuracy and efficiency of the crafting process.

Alterndorf Panel Saw


Traditional woodworking techniques are combined with modern technology to ensure the highest quality outcome. Every joint, curve, and edge is meticulously crafted to meet our exacting standards.

Finishing Touches

After the initial crafting, the furniture undergoes a series of finishing touches. This includes sanding to create a smooth surface, staining to enhance the wood's natural beauty, and sealing to protect the piece from wear and tear.

Clients can choose from a range of finishes, from natural oils to high-gloss lacquers, depending on their desired look and feel.

The finishing process is crucial as it not only enhances the aesthetics but also ensures the durability of the furniture.

Our finishes are designed to protect the wood while highlighting its natural characteristics, making each piece a work of art.

Delivery and Installation

Once the furniture is complete, we arrange for delivery and installation.

Our team ensures that each piece is carefully transported and installed to perfection.

We offer delivery and installation services throughout Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Canberra, ensuring that our clients receive their custom pieces in pristine condition.

To help our clients maintain their furniture, we provide care instructions and tips. Proper maintenance is key to preserving the beauty and functionality of custom timber furniture, and we are always available to offer advice and support.

Client Stories

The true testament to our craftsmanship lies in the stories and testimonials from our satisfied clients. Allan and Cath, for example, recently shared photos of their Empire Dining Table in American Black Walnut, measuring 1.3m x 3.2m.

Allan praised the excellent quality and highly recommended Lumber Furniture, while Cath described the table as the epitome of master craftsmanship.

Another client, who left a review, described their dining table as a 'behemoth,' made of 4x400mm wide American Walnut lengths, highlighting it as a functional piece of art.

These testimonials reflect the passion and dedication we pour into each project.


From selecting the finest timber to delivering a masterpiece, the journey of creating custom timber furniture is one of passion, skill, and dedication.

At Lumber Furniture, we take pride in every step of this process, ensuring that each piece we create is a testament to our commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

If you're inspired by our journey and looking for custom furniture that combines beauty, functionality, and artistry, we invite you to contact us.

Let us help you bring your vision to life with a unique piece that you'll cherish for years to come.

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