Custom Furniture: Working With Clients is the Best Part

Some new customers don’t realize how integral their input is to the artistic process of making custom furniture. Recently, a customer of furniture maker John Lomas was so pleased with a table they worked with Lomas to design, they wrote a nice little testimonial for him. Below is a blog post from Lomas’s webpage originally published on 4/2/2018.

Working With Clients Is The Best Part

I am truly fortunate – not only do I love my work, but also get to collaborate with some very nice people! Here’s a recent testimonial from my clients, Sharon and Gary, who now own the table featured here:

We contacted John last fall to inquire about a design for a custom dining table that would double as a desk for our den. The design process was enjoyable and he offered some great perspectives for us to consider. With each design iteration, John was quick to get back to us to keep the process moving. He invited us to participate in each step of the construction, including coming over to look at the grain of the wood once it arrived! He was spot on for the estimate of the final delivery and notified us if he thought there might be a delay. We now have a beautiful drop-leaf table/desk. The quality of the construction, the grain of the wood is all beyond our expectation. We will work with John again – it was a wonderful experience!

Working closely with my clients, listening to their needs, and designing custom furniture that fulfills those needs is a challenge that I relish. It keeps each day fresh and interesting. The “AH HA” moment that comes when a design solution finally presents itself is a real thrill.

This Drop-Leaf Regency Table has a flitch-matched Tiger Maple top (which means the boards were cut from a single tree as a set) and a Cherry base. These two woods compliment each other beautifully on a piece of handmade furniture, just as they do standing side by side in the forest.

Regency Drop-Leaf Table in Tiger Maple and Cherry
Beautiful flitch-matched Tiger Maple top
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