The step by step path to your new and distinctive
piece of furniture:
First, try to articulate what it is that you want your furniture
to do. The final functionality of the piece should be tailored
to your specific needs. Think about where in your house it
will go, and consider your personal tastes for enduring visual
and tactile pleasure. Feel free to consider existing furniture
styles and even keep a record of other pieces or just details,
that caught your eye. Don't forget the importance of dimensions
relating to your environment and personal size.
next step is to begin a comfortable relationship with me,
as the designer and maker of your piece. Through initial phone
conversations or e-mails, we can create a collaborative effort,
where your needs and tastes come together with my ability
to understand them and my knowledge of design, materials and
techniques. This will allow me to come up with a basic, creative
solution. Simple sketches and verbal descriptions can already
give you a general sense of my approach. Price quotes at this
point remain somewhat vague, for so many details need to be
decided, such as choice of materials, execution of joinery,
level of detailed ornamentation and finishes.
Next, upon your continued interest and approval, the refined
design proposal will include exact scale drawings of an original
design with final measurements, a more precise cost estimate
and possibly wood and finish samples.
Finally, it is time to dicuss the construction and payment
schedule. Usually a 35 - 50% deposit is required at the beginning.
The remaining balance is due upon delivery, with a previous
mid-payment in the case of larger projects. All packing and
shipping costs are the responsibilty of the client. Delivery
within 60 miles is free of charge.
It's time to go to work! I hand select the wood for each project,
carefully arranged to balance and match its grain and color.
My construction is uncompromised in attention to detail and
execution, incorporating appropriate joinery techniques and
mostly non-toxic, hand rubbed oil finishes. Each piece is
signed and the work is guaranteed for life.
The whole process culminates on delivery day, having received
and created a beautiful object, in which both you and I can
take a measure of satisfaction.
Please walk through my showroom at my portfolio
page and I look forward to hearing from you.