We've compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Treske about our furniture - simply click on a question below to view the answer. If you have a question not listed here please don't hesitate to get in touch with us...
Treske furniture is designed and made in-house by expert cabinet makers with a vast wealth of experience that enables us to continually produce superior quality solid wood furniture designed specifically to each client's requirements. Our family business is proud of the relationship we build with our clients. We believe the passion and attention to detail we invest in each piece of furniture is key to our success.
The essence of Treske is that we are not mass producers, and each piece of furniture is treated as a new and individual commission. We work closely with our customers to tailor the furniture to their requirements, and this involves the timber choice and its finish and colour. The design may be an adaptation of an existing item in our range, or in many cases is conceived as a completely new solution to the customers specific needs and aesthetic.
We will move at a pace to suit you. Generally, following your enquiry and a discussion about your furniture with the designer, a design will be presented within about two weeks.
Treske always aim to make your furniture with the least amount of fuss and disturbance. The whole process of design and specification can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on how fast we can work with you to progress designs. Generally, furniture takes 10 to 14 weeks to make once designs are agreed and the order placed.
Treske are proud of the fact that we have not only made furniture for most locations in the UK but also send items of furniture abroad for customers including the US, Europe and the Far East.
Treske utilise the most appropriate and durable materials in the construction of all their furniture and where possible solid hardwood is used, but always with a preference to use solid hardwood whenever possible.
An example of where solid wood is not appropriate would be for wardrobe carcases or internal frameworks as this would add cost unnecessarily and be a wasteful use of valuable timber for sections never seen.
A flat panel constructed in solid timber is inherently unstable and can result in changes in shape and dimension.
It is possible to manufacture a carcase for a cabinet, large or small, using solid timbers only, but this requires the use of traditional framed and panel construction. This looks very attractive but does not readily suit the more contemporary design of furniture where a flat veneered panel may be more appropriate.
Glass, metals and ceramics are all used if required. For example, a decorative leaded pane of glass in a cupboard door.
Treske wardrobe carcases are made using moisture resistant medium density fibreboard with a real wood veneer finish, with veneers available in a wide variety of timbers. If you would like something different please say, however veneers are normally used for constructional stability. Wardrobe doors are made in solid hard-wood for the more traditional designs, but may also be of veneered MDF, or a combination of veneered panel and solid hardwood, governed by the design of the furniture and its constructional needs. with many different hard woods available to choose from. We never use chipboard or MFC (melamine faced chipboard).
Treske use as standard a lacquer or an oil finish, but coloured oils and different sheen levels of lacquer are also available. Treske also stain or fume to produce a desired effect or to match your existing furniture, but this can depend on the wood chosen.
Yes – Treske painted furniture is painted in the client's choice of colour. If you're matching existing interior colours we can colour match the paint for you.
The furniture is first spray primed, then depending on your finish preference either hand painted or sprayed again. A spray finish will be very smooth, while hand painting will leave some brush marks.
Cabinet doors that are within a traditional frame are called In-frame, while those that lie over the carcass with no frame around them are Lay-on (this is often seen in kitchens). In-frame give a traditional look to a cabinet but require more work to make, but also do work with a wide choice of more traditional hinge styles. These can often be of quite distinctive style and character and are available in many metal finishes. Lay on doors are usually fitted with the self-closing and adjustable type of hinge and are hidden when the doors are closed.
We give a full guarantee on all our products, guaranteeing against any faulty component or material, or any failure in normal use, occurring within two years of purchase. In practice we look after our customers furniture for far longer than the two years should it be necessary as our reputation for quality care and attention is important to us. Full details are in our Terms and Conditions.
No, you are buying direct from the manufacturer with no retail margin being added on, giving an excellent value quality product.