FAQ

Do you do custom orders?

Every table and light we build is made to order making every order truly a custom order. We are happy to help you figure out the details or if you know what you want, just let us know. In either case, we would love to build the table or light that will be perfect in your space.



What is the difference between walnut and maple?

Both walnut and maple are very dense, hard woods. What distinguishes one from the other is the appearance. While maple has an even colour to the wood, walnut is valued for its grain. As a result, maple will take stain very well and walnut is typically finished with a clear coat to show off its natural colouring.

walnut vs. maple

How do I know if I want hardwood or softwood?

Hardwoods and softwoods will age differently. A softwood like pine will be more easily marked up while a hardwood like walnut or maple is more durable. Here is an illustration:

hardwood vs. softwood

What is the difference between Edison and LED bulbs?

For your Loewen Design Studio lighting fixture, you can choose from a selection of bulbs of varying shapes and sizes and wattage. All of the bulbs we offer feature an exposed filament which makes the bulb itself an interesting feature. Edison Bulbs - for a retro, vintage feel, choose Edison bulbs. They provide a warm, yellow-toned glow that are well suited to ambient lighting and dimmable. LED Bulbs - for a more modern feel, choose LED bulbs. These highly efficient bulbs (4 Watt) have the exposed filament and produce a brighter, whiter glow. These are more suited to task lighting.



What is live edge?

Live Edge - A live edge piece of wood has sides that actually reflect the shape of the tree. These edges will be curvy with varying degrees of waviness. Live edge is a nice addition to pieces that will be a focal point of a room as the shape is interesting in itself. Coffee tables and dining tables are perfect applications. Straight Edge - If you think of a traditional table, it will have straight edges which is exactly what is referred to with this term. A straight edge is a good choice when you want to highlight the grain in the wood or as a foil to a similar live edge piece in the room. A straight edge table will have a predictable look.

live edge walnut bench

Do your prices include shipping?

Yes, the prices listed on our site include shipping to most destinations in Canada and the US. We reserve the right to review this on an order by order basis and discuss the situation with customers if necessary. For other destinations, please contact us for a shipping quote. We have several partners we work with and will be happy to provide the most economical rate we can find to provide for the safe delivery of your Loewen Design Studios order.



If I am a US based customer, will I end up paying duties and taxes to get my order delivered?

We look after all details associated with getting pieces across the border. If there is information we need from you we will contact you for it in advance of shipping.