The two terms, “Handmade” and “Handcrafted,” are often mentioned side by side and are generally quite similar in meaning. On the surface there is no difference between the two, there is no professional organization policing the specific differences between whether something labelled handmade is really handcrafted and vice versa.
In fact it is right there in the definition, handmade is defined by the Google Dictionary as being “made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefore of superior quality.” Whereas handcrafted is defined as “Made skillfully by hand.” That is the important difference as while all handcrafted furniture is handmade, not all handmade products can make the claim of having been “Made Skillfully”. It is that insistence on quality where the difference lies, it conveys professionalism and care.
Many products these days are machine produced, often lowering cost at the expense of quality. Handcrafted products are seen to by passionate and skilled people, put together with care and contain within them a measure of artistry. As well, every piece is in its own way unique, every piece of wood used to create every piece of furniture also being unique. Handcrafted and handmade furniture carries with it that personal stamp and has a flair to it that can’t be matched with machine assembly.
Whether you consider it handmade or handcrafted, at Prestige Solid Wood, quality is of utmost importance and all of our custom-ordered furniture is handcrafted to meet individual specifications. We also value working with skilled local artisans to supply our products.
Based in Coquitlam, BC, off of United Boulevard, Prestige Solid Wood Furniture specializes in high-quality, Canadian-made, solid wood furniture with customization options. Prestige has a beautiful 10,000 square foot showroom where you can experience excellent customer service to go along with their massive inventory.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk us about solid wood furniture please feel free to call us at (604) 522-7344 or stop by the showroom.