Fine Custom-Made Furniture
We are passionate about creating unique and beautiful furniture for the elegant home or stylish office. Over the past 20 years, we have produced a wide variety of original styles of hand-made furniture.
The first step in the process of creating a piece is the general design and function. A good idea is to keep a scrapbook of designs that you like. A picture is worth a thousand words. Start a folder and tear out any magazine pages that catch your eye. These photos will help us get a better idea of what appeals to you.
Once a design concept is agreed upon, we will begin conceptual drawings. These will usually consist of single page drawings that will be submitted for your approval. When the conceptual design is approved, we will create a quote for your approval. At the time a contract is signed, we will establish an estimated delivery date and payment schedule.
The first stage of production begins with detailed drawings and sample preparation. When the shop drawings and samples receive your signed approval, we begin the production sequence. The construction phase involves a tremendous amount of hand work. During assembly, we encourage you to visit to ensure we are meeting your expectations. If a visit is not practical, we can update you by e-mailing digital photos. When the project is completely assembled, we will ask you to visit, if practical, and for you to give your final approval prior to the finishing of the piece.
The finishing process is painstaking, sometimes involving as much effort as the entire construction process. The total amount of time for all production phases is usually between 4 and 6 months. Our payment terms are sixty percent at the time the contract is signed, thirty percent prior to the application of finish, and ten percent upon completion.
The cost of having an object made by hand is based largely on the amount of labor hours it takes to make it. The material cost of a piece of furniture seldom exceeds 10%, even when the most exotic of woods and inlays are employed. The remaining 90% of the cost attributable to labor.