The process of design is collaborative. Custom work usually begins with a client expressing a specific need or desire, however vague (such as “I have back pain” or “I need a table to fit this space”). Often they have already looked for a piece of furniture to suit a certain function and have come up empty handed. I enjoy the process of working with people to decide on the best solution to their needs, and often the outcome reflects their own deeper understanding of their personal preference.
My goal is to be a guide during the design process— not starting with a stack of the latest design magazines, but with a list of questions about functionality, aesthetic, and setting. This dialogue eventually results in the production of the set of drawings. Rather than technical drafts, they are my attempts to capture the feeling of a piece. Once we agree upon the design and materials of the work, a 50% deposit (less shipping) initiates construction, with the remaining 50% due on delivery.
The best way to initiate a custom order is to call or email me directly:
I welcome all visits to the studio and any questions about wood, design, furniture and process.
The choice of shipping carrier and nature of the packaging/crating varies widely and is dependent on the character of each piece. Small items ship common carrier; larger work requires heavier crating and freight delivery. Shipping rates are calculated upon completion and will be included in the final invoice.