Wonder how dream designs turns into reality?


The world changes days after days, and so do our ways of life. We consume. Our relation to space has been transformed and things we could not even imagine yesterday became normal today. However, some desires are unchanging like say the desire of new shiny furniture!!!!Have you ever wondered how this desirable furniture are made to reality???
This BLOG is a sneak peek into the manufacturing process that goes into creating your perfect match of small otium elements to big furniture accent for your homes. And we want to make you to know that the process isn’t limited to just cutting, bending, moulding, and tadaaa !!!!your furniture is ready!!!—these are only small snippets.


    The entire process of woodworking must be seen from an end-to-end perspective, starting from wood selection and then moving onto cutting, shaping, ornamental touches and finishes. You can’t forget the additional touches, where staple materials like metal, fabric and glass are combined with wood in the form of handles and hinges, upholstery, and shelves respectively. OTIUM LIVING’S  Carpenters and woodworkers spend considerable time and effort into creating a single product that can become your prized possession, and understanding their process brings newfound appreciation to the craft. Who knows, with these insights, you might even come up with bright ideas yourself:


1# Wood selection:

 The primary step in the furniture manufacturing process is the selection of raw material.The raw material for wood working is selected by an experienced board of members. we love to do all wood working  in teak. Teak is a hard wood. It is strong and durable, able to withstand extremes of heat and cold. Whilst this makes it excellent wood for outdoor furniture, it also means that it can provide a lifetime and more of use indoors.. For instance, heavy furniture like wooden tables and bed frames require tough, durable materials like teak.They can endure daily use, support weight, and be waxed and polished to maintain their colour and smooth finish for years.

2#Wood transformation:

 This is when the tree is cut into manageable beams and planks, called timber . These pieces are the raw material that get sawn and made into wooden furniture. The lumber is kiln-dried or seasoned, so that the wood achieves its equilibrium moisture content (EMC), and does not gain or lose moisture because of its environment. At the same time, it retains the essential properties of wood. This transformation process is carried out at our seasoning unit , and its entirety can take about 2 to 4 weeks.

3#Wood splitting and cutting:

The kiln-dried wood is then passed to saw mill, where it is sawed, planed, moulded and grooved as required. The different parts are cut out and clamped together and then brought in contact with a high-speed rotating knife that shapes each part to its proper size. The pieces are rough-carved on high-speed knives to be machine sanded, and finished by a hand carver later.

4#Tenoning or joinery

Tenoning refers to a projection on shaped wood that is cut and made for insertion into a cavity (called a mortise). It is commonly used to join two pieces of wood at a 90-degree angle.This is a basic yet precious foundation that built the pieces’ skeleton, therefore the quality of furniture depends on the ability of joining 2 pieces of wood in solid fashion.


Dowelling is a method of fastening wooden pieces together using a cylindrical peg that fits perfectly into a matching hole. Dowel rods and pins are made of hardwood, metal or plastic, and are thicker and stronger than screws, leading to lower chances of breakage. 


 Dovetailing is used to join together the sides of a wooden item to build boxes, cabinets and drawers. It is a strong joint and doesn’t come apart easily because of the way nails and pins are shaped.


 This is the step where the basic frameworks are assembled, drawers are glued up, and doorframes are put together. Once the glue sets in and clamps are applied, the piece is sent to the machine department for machining that could not be performed before assembly. This includes sanding the joints and shaping the edges. Once this is complete, it is returned to the assembly department for the final structuring, wherein the piece is cleaned to remove excess glue. Hand sanding is done where required, followed by staining, spray polishing of clients choice and treatments if needed.

Chair-making: one of of the most intricate pieces of woodwork

They might seem simple and unassuming, but manufacturing chairs is a separate branch in furniture making. This is because it involves odd angles and compound as well as awkward shapes, while simultaneously calling for maximum strength. After all, chairs are subject to more frequent strain than most other furniture. The focus is not just on design, but also on comfort.


Each part of a chair—the back, the seat, armrests, legs—is manufactured separately. The seat is usually created first, followed by the legs and the back. Additional parts such as armrests are then added.


For upholstered and cushioned chairs, stuffing or springs are set in place before the outer cover is attached. Once the finished chair is assembled, the manufacturer applies a finish to the wood.

Adding polish

This includes wood stains, oils or paints to bring out the beauty of wood, or finishes that lend anti-pest and water-resistant qualities. In some chairs, a polyurethane finish is applied to the wood to protect it from spills and scratches and make it durable. The fabric on a chair’s parts can also be treated with chemicals wherever applicable for stain resistance or other types of protection.


Furniture making is an art in itself, with longstanding traditions running deep in our communities. Right from the knowledge in selecting wood with the right properties to the seamless joining of different parts to form a cohesive, finished piece, it takes care and planning.Having worked with wood for more than 60 years, every project we undertake is an beautiful add on experience for our journey. We believe that Working on our artistic skills is as important as honing our technical skills hence, we have very well trained craftsman to carve your dream. Proportion, color, and visual appeal come from the artistic side of our team. An understanding of the entire wooden furniture manufacture process not only familiarises you with its maintenance needs, but also endows you with our creative woodwork passion.

If your home/office/any space ever needs a quick facelift, you now know where to start now!!.

Our otium genie is outside the bottle, your wish is our command!!Are you ready to get spoilt for choices and customisation of any kind?  Then Ask our genie at sales@woodexperts.com


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