commission process


In over 30 years of wood working, I have created custom pieces for people from Alaska to Florida. One of the pleasures of doing custom work is developing a personal relationship with my clients. I believe this works both ways – my clients seem to get an added value when they are involved in the creative process.


I can usually answer basic questions and give some concept of scheduling and costs of potential projects with a phone call or e-mail. If possible, the next step would be to set up a meeting. I'm happy to come to you - or give a tour of my home and studio if you want to come to me.

Design deposit: If you wish to proceed, I will ask for a design deposit. Usually $500-1500 depending on the scope of the project.  I will create scale drawings and a written proposal. The deposit will be applied to your down payment if you wish to proceed.

Down payment: 25% - I put you on my schedule.


Start work payment: 25% - Now is when the fun starts. I’ll keep you up to date with progress photos and descriptions. If you wish to visit, you are more than welcome.

Final payment: 50% received on delivery, or prior to shipping. I have access to quality, insured, crating and shipping or I’ll deliver locally myself at no charge. Any applicable taxes and/or shipping related expenses are also due at this time.