How To Customize Solid Wood Furniture To The Perfect Size For Your Dallas Home

When creating custom furniture there are so many options you have to choose from and sometimes the trickiest option is selecting the right size. At Unruh Furniture we have the availability to customize based on the color, wood species, and dimensions. With that said, all of our furniture pieces do have a minimum and maximum size, as we strive to ensure a great aesthetic as well as maintaining structural support. Depending on the furniture piece you are wanting to create, there might be a standard size that works well with your space or it might be best to create the furniture at a size customized to your space. Here are some things to think about when ordering custom furniture:

Farmhouse Dining Table

This is the Boulder Harvest Table with painted Americano Black Base with an Alder Deep Mocha Top paired with our Waldo Metal Chairs.

Dining Tables

Table sizing seems to be one of the most asked questions during showroom appointments. Space planning can be hard but starting with the basics can make the process easier. Knowing the size of the space and what items will be in that space is the first step. Once we know the size of the space we will help you calculate the perfect size by planning for a 36” perimeter around the table. Giving 36” on all sides to maximize the space but still allow a good amount of room to have the ability to walk around the table as well as push and pull out the chairs with no problem. Once we have figured out the length and width of the table we will decide the right height. We have multiple different height options you can choose from - starting with standard table height at 30” to Pub Height at 42”. Depending on table style you go with you may also have a choice on the overhang size. Typically standard overhangs are 14” - 18” however you have the option to choose anywhere from 10” - 20”. Lastly, you will choose the top thickness choosing between 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 ¾”, or the thickness option of 2 ¼” Solid Butcher Block. Keep in mind each table has set parameters to ensure structural stability.

King Bed Frame

Check out the Clydesdale Bed above created in Cherry butcher block wood stained Faded Ebony.


We have all types of bedroom furniture however our twin, queen, and king size bed frames have been increasingly popular. Whether you are wanting to create a modern platform bed or just an industrial headboard we will allow you to create exactly what you want! When customizing our bed styles we allow the customer to choose the mattress size, headboard height, as well as storage options. Being able to adjust the headboard height can be so convenient as most furniture stores don’t allow you to choose anything other than the mattress size. This way if you have windows or something you would like to display above your headboard you can have the headboard height set at the perfect size. Having a headboard set at 46” is typically a great height! Remember, we also sell headboards separately if you already have a bed frame. Another custom option all of our bed styles have is the option to add drawers underneath, you can choose to add 3 drawers on one side or both sides.

Coffee Table

The Deerborn Coffee Table has so much character and is perfect for an industrial farmhouse space. The one in the picture above was created with a natural clear coat with a natural live edge in Walnut.

Coffee Tables

Our coffee table styles are so universal, we allow you to choose the length and width and can be built in a rectangle or square shape. A huge benefit to creating a coffee table with Unruh is that height can also be adjusted. Everyone hates when they sit down on a sofa and the coffee table is to low and you have to bend down to set your stuff. We want you to be as comfortable as possible and allow you to choose the height from anywhere between 16” to 22”. Typical seating height is 18” off the ground however sometimes your sofa may sit higher or lower. When creating a coffee table you also have the option to choose the top thickness to ensure the perfect look for your living room.

wooden hutch

Here is the Belmont Hutch created in natural clear coated White Oak!


Bookcases, Sideboards, and Hutches all fall into the casegood category and are those large furniture items that most likely need to be made at an exact size. In some cases there is a specific location you want these items to be in and it has to be the exact length, width, and height to fit just right. When creating a casegood with Unruh we will walk you through the step by step process of finding the right size for your space. We have array of styles to choose from where you can customize the size, door style, hardware, and color! Some standard sizes for these types of items can range from 50” to 76” - just remember when creating a casegood with Unruh Furniture you won’t have to select a standard size you can choose your exact size down to the inch!

No matter what type of furniture you are looking for, we are here to help you find the perfect piece for your home! We handcraft each piece of furniture and have endless customization options based on the color, wood species, and dimensions. Schedule a showroom appointment at our Dallas location and we can walk you through the customizing step by step. We can help you with figuring out all the exact measurement and all the find details.

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If it would be better for us to see your space and help you at home, by scheduling an in home consultation we can come to your space and walk you through the process while being in the comfort of your own home!

By Kaitlin Kusch

Kaitlin is a Kansas City native with a passion for design and a love for people. She has an uncanny ability to know the best furniture solution for a unique space. And did we mention she loves animals too?

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