Commissioning


The commissioning of a piece of bespoke furniture is an exciting and inspiring process. The collaboration between client and maker results in the creation of a unique piece of fine furniture made to the exacting standards that will allow enjoyment for generations to come.

Most commissions follow several stages:

  • An initial informal meeting, preferably where the piece will be located.  Here we can discuss your ideas, preferred design styles, practical aspects of the design, timber choices, budgets, timescales and I can also to get a feel for and take inspiration from the surroundings.  It will also enable me to take accurate measurements and notes.
  • Preparation of  initial sketches, presentation drawings and if required mock ups or scale models. At this point I would also prepare preliminary costings and schedules for you. Where practical I would present the drawings in person; for long distance commissions this may have to be done by e-mail.  During the design process any input is welcomed. If a re-design is required I will go back to the drawing board and with all my designs I strive to present on paper a design that both parties are completely happy with.
  • When a design, prices and a suitable time scale have been agreed you would place an order for me to make the furniture. At this point I would ask for an initial payment of a third, with the balance on delivery. For larger projects I may ask for further stage payments as the work proceeds. Throughout the commission you would always be welcome at the workshop to see the work in progress.
  • The finished piece is delivered and installed with the final positioning and buffing done on site.

If you are interested in commissioning a piece of furniture please contact me.

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