Custom Construction

Whittaker Designs Custom Furniture

Designed specifically for the needs of the interior design community,
Whittaker Designs manufactures fully customizable upholstered furniture in Calgary, Alberta.

Benchmade, No Assembly Line

Your furniture is proudly made by one skilled upholsterer, start to finish.
Our upholsterers take pride in their workmanship.  They have been mastering their skills for years while learning and adapting to new techniques.

Quality Materials + Superior craftsmanship

The Frame is made from Hardwood

Specially designed for the furniture industry. This shows our 7/8" hardwood. The grain of the middle 3 layers run the same way to prevent the wood from splitting when stapled or screwed. It is manufactured in Golden, B.C. and is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

Our hardwood is cut with a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) bandsaw.
This can cut up to 15" of material at once. 


The Frame

Integrity, our Frames are glued, stapled, screwed, and corner-blocked where necessary to ensure your piece of furniture will last. Our Glue is different...It is pliable, even when dry. Many times, regular glue hardens and cracks, causing the user to think their frame has broken. Our glue won't crack or harden over time. It is blue!We colour our glue to ensure consistency. Our staff can check and see the "blue glue" on all the joints, and know that no steps were missed during the framing process.

The Springs

To create the most comfortable seating experience possible, we use either one of two methods of springing in our sofas.
1. Our No-Sag brand springs provide lifetime guaranteed support for your piece.  We use a double set of springs by each arm of your sofa.  This extra support prevents sinking or caving into the corner.  These springs, combined with the guidewires, ensure a consistent and uniform seating experience on the entire piece.
2. Once considered an upgrade to our furniture, many of the newer models now come standard with pocket coil seating.  Similar to the technology found in mattresses, the pocket coils create an even, comfortable seat from end to end.

The Foam

It's the ultimate in deep-seating comfort. Our high resiliency, Qualux brand foam is considered one of the best in the industry, and it's manufactured in Calgary. Wrapped in Kodel, this foam creates a lofty, plush luxuriously comfortable seat.

Fabric Technology

Gerber machines allow us to accurately plot and cut intricate fabrics. This creates precisely matched stripes, plaids, and centered florals.


There's no technology that can take the place of the personal touch and skills found in our sewing department.