Commissioning a piece of furniture is simple and rewarding.

 Outline sketch of the Spilt-Back Armchair

Outline sketch of the Spilt-Back Armchair

The process begins with an informal discussion to explore ideas and understand your requirements. We will discuss timber choices, dimensions, functionality, design styles, pricing and time-scales. Often we'll look through my portfolio of past work for design ideas and we may take inspiration from existing furniture and architecture in your home. If you have a very clear vision of what you want then this can be quite a quick process but often ideas will develop throughout our discussion. 

I can usually give you a rough guide price quite early on but the final price will be dictated by the complexity of the design and choice of materials. If you have a particular budget then I can try to produce a design to meet it.

 Colour rendered drawing of the Edinburgh Dressing table

Colour rendered drawing of the Edinburgh Dressing table

Having gathered all these ideas and information I'll then draft a design proposal for you to look over. Based on your feedback I will tweak or re-work the design until it's just right. Once we're both happy with the design, price and schedule I ask for a deposit to confirm the work and secure the timber. 

Selecting the right timber is critical to the project both in terms of construction and aesthetics. As I have a saw mill and timber yard on site I have access to a fantastic range of wood and often a design will have been guided by a particular timber we have in stock. I'll be able to tell you exactly where the wood came from and how it has been processed.  

 Selecting timber

Selecting timber

I'll keep you informed of my progress throughout the project and you're always welcome to arrange a visit to the workshop to see the work developing.  

If you have any questions about how this process might work for you then please don't hesitate to contact me.