Bespoke Mouldings – How To Make Your Design Memorable
Bespoke Mouldings may be the answer, if you can’t find what you are looking for in the shops.
Bespoke mouldings deliver exactly what you want, whether it be to decorate a room with original profile designs, fit out a commercial premises with a distinctive or branded look or engineer a component for your business as part of a larger assembly project.
Bespoke mouldings require the knowledge of an expert moulding manufacturer to recreate exactly what you need both aesthetically and functionally.
In this article, we cover everything you need to know about Bespoke Mouldings. And how you can incorporate them into your next project.
What are Bespoke Mouldings?
Bespoke mouldings are custom design wood pieces, commissioned and tailor-made specifically for the end user. They are not made off standardised patterns and are individually styled by experienced designers to meet your specific requirements.
The bespoke mouldings can be imagined for many different purposes and functions depending on the requirements of the customer and are usually needed when other off-the-shelf products are not suitable for the job in hand.
Why Use Bespoke Mouldings?
Bespoke timber mouldings allow you to create a profile that gives you exactly what you need for your individual project. Whether that be a precisely engineered component, matching and existing moulding in your home or a creative endeavour, the ability to design your own profile has many advantages.
- The moulding will reflect your own design style that you won’t see anywhere else
- It will fulfil the precise function that you require without modifications.
- You can match old mouldings that are no longer widely available.
- Commercial projects can deliver a cohesive brand image from a unique design.
*Bespoke Mouldings create a lasting impression*
What would that mean to you?
Having a project that stands out is something many of our bespoke moulding clients consider. Plus, bespoke mouldings are a powerful addition to any portfolio of work.
How do we work out the cost of a bespoke moulding?
When you request a bespoke timber moulding, there’s a lot of important info that we need to know:
- Moulding dimensions
- Desired timber type
- Quantity and lengths required for each profile requested.
- Required functionality (if for a structure application)
- End profile of your moulding; either photo or a drawing.
After getting all this information – we’ll be able to prepare an estimate cost for your bespoke moulding project.
Production runs of bespoke mouldings are subject to minimum quantities depending on the profile needed. This, therefore, requires consultation with the production manager to advise on the parameters for each new job. (There are other standard factors such as labour, setup costs etc.).
Overall, to produce bespoke wood mouldings it takes a very meticulous and skilled team who understand the properties of wood and the technicalities of producing your particular design.
And if you chose to work with Wood Mouldings, we guarantee the highest quality of work.
What goes behind the creation of Bespoke Mouldings?
As a highly-skilled & trained process, it can be quite time-consuming – particularly at the start. We generally follow this process:
- Auto CAD drawing (which we keep on file for future reference)
- Create a template for the grinding machine (also kept and numbered)
- Grind the cutters on the profile block
- Verify the tooling and calculate the settings on the measuring stand
- Run test pieces and make light adjustments up to 3 times to get the match correct.
In sum, to create the best possible bespoke mouldings, it’s a mixture of time, precision and ultimately: first-class machinists delivering flawless results.
What Type of Bespoke Mouldings do Wood Moulding Provide?
When it comes to bespoke – we have decades of experience providing companies with timber moulding solutions where bespoke components are required for their industry.
At Wood Mouldings, our focus in on machining linear mouldings. This means that the profile remains the same, wherever it’s cut along its length. Our typical customers include picture framers, shop fitters, furniture makers, joiners, and kitchen manufacturers. They are producing mouldings in many species of timber, hard and soft, in a wide array of custom designs.
What are the most popular requests for Bespoke Mouldings?
1) Hardwood PSEs
PSEs are planed square and rectangular wood sections, used for a wide variety of purposes including furniture components and interior design.
2) Glazing Bead
Glazing bead is used to hold in the glass on doors and windows. Bespoke profiles of glazing bead gives a unique look which matches the door or window and can be adjusted in size for the structural requirements of the job.
3) Picture Frame
Many artists and framers need or like to have a frame that is unique to their work. A non-standard piece of art may require a deeper rebate or a particular depth of box frame and a bespoke moulding can accommodate this where an off-the-shelf frame may not.
4) Skirting & Architrave
Many old homes possess beautiful mouldings which give character, identify heritage and add value to the property. But renovating can be very difficult where original features such as skirting & architrave are no longer available to buy. For this, bespoke mouldings could be your answer, whether matching up to existing designs or giving a home back it lost character, you can recreate exactly the design you need.
Dowels are round linear moulding sections that can be used for a multitude of different applications both structural and decorative and can be manufactured in a wide variety of timber types both soft and hard.
What are the most common timbers for bespoke timber moulding?
We can work with a variety of different bespoke timber materials including oak, maple, mahogany, walnut, and many others. So, you are free to choose the one that best suits your bespoke timber moulding requirements. In terms of what to choose – this will of course vary from project to project.
Consider factors such as location, use and aesthetics. If you’re considering bespoke moulding that will get a lot of use – then you may want to go with a hardwood such as oak or ash. While pine or whitewoods such as Obeche or Ayous are perfect for painting.
At this point, it’s always wise to talk to a trusted bespoke mouldings manufacturer.
Final Words on Bespoke Mouldings
Bespoke Mouldings add original flair to your space or solve practical issues in component design.
And when done right… a bespoke moulding will provide the perfect solution to your project or design.
Like all forms of design – from shape to material – the elements you choose can impact tremendously the outcome of your creation.
And when it comes to achieving a professional, functional and beautiful design – bespoke mouldings give you that edge.
Ready to make your Work Shine?
If you have a moulding that you would like us to quote for, please send an end profile drawing with measurements and your required quantity and timber type.
(Please note that due to production setup costs, runs of bespoke mouldings are subject to minimum quantity orders of which you will be advised once we have details of your particular requirements.)