Commissioning a piece of furniture begins with an idea. This idea, in turn, forms into an exciting collaboration between the maker and the client. While a phone call or email is a good place to start the conversation, I generally prefer meeting my clients in person to expound upon the piece or pieces they have in mind.
For every finished piece of furniture, there have been hours of designing invested beforehand. Edge profiles, curves, door reveals, grain direction etc. Everything is intentional.
Once the scope and requirements of your piece have been discussed in our initial meeting, your idea can move into the design phase. A non-refundable $250 design fee is required to begin the design phase. From there, I will create preliminary 3D renderings of your piece, true to proportion and form. Revisions are common, and help to narrow in on the exact piece you have in mind. Once a design is agreed upon, the design fee is subtracted from the initial deposit on the work.
After the design, timeline and price are agreed upon, a 50% deposit is required before proceeding. The latter 50% is paid upon delivery. In the instance where a piece must be shipped, final payment will be made prior to delivery.
Lead times vary depending upon the nature of each piece. As a general guide, 8-12 week lead times are common. I typically have 4 months of work in the studio at any given time.
A well made piece of furniture, with proper care, can and should last hundreds of years. I consider my furniture to be a direct representation of myself, my passion, and my values. I know what I put into each piece that comes out of my studio and because of that my warranty is plain and simple:
I guarantee my work for the life of the original owner.