Those who visit our website on a regular basis will be well aware that we recently introduced a BBQ section as a consequence of demand from existing stove clients. While this has proven to be extremely popular in the relatively short time we have been “live” we have been shocked by the interest in our range of bespoke handmade garden furniture. Due to our market research we knew there was demand for bespoke furniture but not to the level we have seen in recent weeks!
Why is bespoke handmade garden furniture so popular?
One of the main problems with traditional garden furniture is the fact that you can’t personalise it, you can’t stamp your style on it and many people are concerned about value for money. Mass made products do certainly have a place in the market but as more and more people spend time in their gardens, adding plants and enjoying social events, many feel the need to make things “a little different”. Hence the ever-growing demand for bespoke handmade furniture and our growing range of products.
Handmade high quality products
The key to any commercial success is to deliver products within an acceptable timeframe but also ensure they are the highest quality possible. Here at Bowland Stoves we have a number of expert craftspeople working on a full-time basis to create and deliver our products. Finding a balance between quality bespoke furniture and acceptable delivery times can be challenging. While we prefer to focus on the quality of the products we also need to maintain one eye on delivery times. If we promise delivery and a specific date then we need to deliver.
When buying bespoke furniture it is important that they are made of the highest quality materials available. This ensures that they look the part, offer value for money and perhaps just as importantly they are extremely durable in what can be challenging weather conditions. We have tested, retested and tested again to ensure our products are extremely durable and also able to maintain that first day high quality finish. So, what type of products have we created so far?
BESPOKE Wooden planters
As you will see from the images below, we offer would planters made from an array of different woods including stained in silver birch or for those who like the more rustic look we can provide them untreated (check the full list of finishes below). To date we have sold wooden planters across a range of different dimensions starting at 500 mm x 535 mm x height of 460 mm up to 1500 mm x 415 mm x height of 350 mm. This takes in the traditional square-shaped wooden planters and the elongated variations many people seem to prefer today. However, these dimensions are by no means set in stone and we actively encourage our customers to come forward with their own particular requirements.
It may be that you have a particular corner which would appreciate a wooden planter even though it may have non-traditional dimensions. You may be looking for a centre display to catch the attention of your visitors and allow you to create a masterpiece you can be proud of. Either way, our skilled craftsmen are on hand to take your orders and then begin work on a handcrafted unique item for your garden.
Bespoke L shaped outdoor sofa set
Have you ever been in a situation where you have been looking for garden furniture but found nothing that catches your eye? Perhaps you have specific dimensions you need to fill in your garden and the mass produced products on offer just don’t cut the mustard? Well, take a look at our handmade bespoke L-shaped sofa sets which come in, well any dimensions you require. We will work closely with you to create that perfect product, that one thing you have been looking for which will finish off your back garden and give you, your family and guests somewhere to sit. So, what do you get with our bespoke L-shaped outdoor sofa set?
The package includes a wooden L-shaped sofa together with a very useful table and two free planters/tools. In the relatively short time we have been promoting our bespoke garden furniture many customers have requested additional stools/planters, slightly different shapes, different sizes and many have been asking about different types of products altogether. We know from feedback that it is the quality of the workmanship which has caught their eye, proved a strong conversation starter with their friends and family and already led to a number of recommendations. In the world of bespoke furniture you can only survive by producing the highest quality products at an affordable price. Anyone can tell a mass produced product, substandard workmanship and inappropriate materials. This will not be a problem with any of our bespoke furniture!
What to do next
As we slowly begin to increase our product range we are open to suggestions you may have regarding additional products and different dimensions for our existing planters and sofa sets. This is not something we will rush because we are determined to maintain an exceptionally high quality product at an affordable price. None of our products will ever be mass produced, they will always be handcrafted which as you know takes time.
So, if you would like to drop us an email or telephone us we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further about your requirements. We can advise you on current trends, the right materials to use and what each type of wood offers with regards to the finish and durability. Even with our stoves business we prefer to have a personal relationship our clients, listen to them advise them and help them where possible.
Watch out for new products
While we are slowly expanding online range of bespoke garden furniture, behind-the-scenes we have already received orders for an array of different garden furniture products. We will be adding numerous new products, new dimensions and different styles to the website going forward. However, we will always be open to ideas suggestions and feedback from our customers.
While the stove business continues to go from strength to strength we believe that our bespoke garden furniture range has the potential for huge growth going forward. This will only be achieved by maintaining the exceptionally high quality craftsmanship we have started with, something we are determined to maintain.