Interiors Association member Jackie Carton offers her expert advice.Q I love the idea of bespoke joinery but I don’t know where to start. What
are the options?
A: People use the word bespoke in different ways. At the higher end, it can be used to describe a one-off piece of furniture, commissioned to suit a particular space. These pieces are made from the finest materials by highly skilled craftspeople, often to the point that the furniture becomes a piece of art. Sometimes the maker designs the piece to the client’s specifications, but they can also collaborate with an interior designer on a commission. Furniture of this standard is an investment
in excellence and becomes an heirloom to pass down to future generations. Because
of this use of the word, many people think that bespoke joinery is out of their league. Often that’s not the case at all!
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