A beautiful wood furniture design will add flair and style to any room. Wood artisans are always looking for ways to make their rustic furniture pieces more appealing. Here are seven design points they often use when preparing their latest furniture creations like ours at Woodland Creek Furniture.
- A Distinct Grain
Wood artisans often look at how well the grain on the wood material appears. The grain can be flat, straight, or curly. A flat grain creates noticeable curves on the face, while a straight grain features straight lines. A curly grain is between the two, as the lines have a wavy appearance.
Artisans will use the grain style to dictate how they will arrange the wood on furniture, with the most prominent effects appearing on the largest surfaces like on rustic dining tables. You can expect to find curly grain on some top surfaces, while a flat grain appears on the sides.
- The Leg Layout
Wood furniture can feature various leg styles. A trumpet design has a wide space in the middle, while the shaker style narrows near the bottom. There’s also a fluted design with indentations that get narrow at the bottom. A designer will ensure the legs on the furniture are arranged well and add a good touch.
- The General Form
A wood furniture designer will also review the form of the furniture to see how it appears. The furniture can have a cube, ball, box, or cylinder-type shape. Our Western Woods rustic nightstand has a traditional square shape, for example. A freeform style could include an irregular shape as well.
The balance on wood furniture involves whether both sides of the furniture are symmetrical. A symmetrical piece of furniture is one where the artisan can draw a line down the center and notice both halves are even in layout. An asymmetrical design features an uneven look. For example, our Unique Log Pub Table has an irregular circle with an uneven finish all around, creating a unique style that looks different depending on where you view it.
- The Emphasis Point
Every furniture piece will have a distinct point of emphasis that most people will recognize. A table might have a two-tier design, for example. A chair could include some posts on the corner ends.
A designer can create an emphasis point that adds a unique touch of character to the furniture. Our Elk Antler Sofa Table is one such example to spot, as it is designed to emphasize the unique pointed antler spots under the flat surface.
A designer will focus on what the color of the furniture looks like when in light. The color can have a light or dark value or feature a bright or dull style. The design should feature a look that can mix well with many surroundings. While a brownish style is always favorable, a darker tone might be better for a more modern appearance. The color should still be something that looks good when in a well-lit environment where everyone can see it.
- Edge Design
The last thing a wood artisan will review is how the edges look on the furniture. The edges can be cut to feature one of many layouts. A waterfall design features gradual tapering, while a thumbnail arrangement has a curved look. A plain square edge with a right-angle look can also work.