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When our oak dining table was damaged during our move we didn’t for a minute think that anyone would be able to restore it to its former state. The table was a wedding present, and so we are thrilled that you have not only repaired the damage so well that we can’t even tell where it was, but the table looks better than it has in years. I’m sure we’ll be back in future, and will be recommending your restoration services to our friends

James and Vanessa

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Why Your Hobbies Might Need Bespoke Furniture

9th October 2018

 

If you’ve got a hobby (or someone in your life who has one), then you know they can take up a lot of room. Whether it’s the gamer with hundreds of games piled up by the TV, the knitter with thousands of balls of wool hidden in the cupboard under the stairs, or the DIY lover with tools scattered throughout the garage, hobbies have a way of spreading out into the space around us. That’s why a lot of avid, more seasoned hobbyists will consider having some bespoke furniture made specifically for their hobby.

Generally, there are 3 big reasons for having some bespoke furniture made for your hobby: storage, display and use. Because you are able to design and spec out exactly what you need from the piece, bespoke furniture is often a better option than buying something off the shelf and trying to modify it. For example:

Storage

A lot of hobbies require you to buy equipment, supplies or have a lot of space to work in. For example, sewing means you will need a sewing machine, fabric, needles, thread, scissors and all sorts of other things. Gaming means lots of consoles plus game boxes and controllers, and playing an instrument means a way to store the instrument, any accessories and music for it. Many people end up cramming their hobby equipment anywhere they can fit it, often losing bits along the way or damaging things. But a bespoke piece of furniture can be custom made to fit anything you need it to. So if your hobby was sewing, you could create a wall mounted cupboard that had lots of shelving for storing fabric,  smaller compartments and little drawers for storing buttons and needles and assorted odds and ends, and even a pull-out bench for you to sit and work at. This means your hobby equipment is stored away neatly in one place, isn’t at risk of being damaged, and can reduce the clutter in your house as well! Plus, because you can choose every element of the design, it can fit in perfectly with your current décor.

Display

If your hobby involves creating something, then you may want to display it. For example, you might make jewellery, or replicas from films, or sculptures. While you can buy ‘display cases’ on the mass market, they are often very sterile in look and can be quite confining in terms of space and dimensions. This means you could struggle to fit your creations into the case, or you could end up with a lot of unused space because the pre-defined shelf heights are too big for your smaller pieces. So rather than adjusting the size of your pieces to fit the display solution, it’s much easier to create a unique display case that suits your needs. You can design it to display what you want in whatever way you want, and you can even commission it so that the style it’s made in matches your own. A bespoke display unit is guaranteed to attract more attention and showcase your hobby in it’s best light, whatever it may be.

Use

And finally, there’s the everyday actual use of your hobby. You know, the fun bit. Now for some hobbies you might not need furniture at all, and if that’s you feel free to skip this bit. But for others, like the avid DIY’er for example, a bespoke piece of furniture could be the difference between a cluttered and ineffective workspace and something clean and easy to use. We’ve created some amazing units for amateur mechanics, DIY enthusiasts and woodworkers to store all of their tools in a neat, organised way. This usually means some under cabinet space for bulky items, some inset containers and a large panel with grooves and notches to hang and store tools within easy reach. This is something that isn’t commonly available, and can make a lot of difference to your hobby time and your workspace.

At Abbey Group, we can create custom furniture to suit your every need, whether it’s for a hobby or just a focal piece for a room. Our expert craftsmen will work with you to design the perfect piece on paper, and then bring it to life. If you’d like to know more about our bespoke furniture service, just get in touch with us today.

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