WHY COMMISSION?
The piece of furniture is designed around your wants and needs. You discuss the design with the maker influencing decisions. Resulting in a piece of furniture which reflects the individual nature of the collaboration between client and craftsman.

WHAT HAPPENS?
To start the process we have a meeting to discuss the proposed piece of furniture. This enables me to develop a design brief which outlines your requirements from the piece. I like to visit my clients, where possible, at home or the site where the piece is to be situated. This visit enables me to check access to the site, the piece's surroundings and to get some idea of your personal tastes. But, if you prefer you can come to my workshop. At a second meeting I will present my design solution usually in the form of a perspective drawing (see sample below) along with a budget or total price and any other revelant information.



HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
As each piece of new furniture is individual so are the costs. Two chairs may appear similar but factor in different timbers and construction techniques and you get two prices. I therefore can only quote prices when I know exactly what the client requires and how much work the job entails. I am happy to work to a budget. Prices for existing portfolio pieces I can quote, subject to any modifications, usually within two to three days. The first and second meeting and all design work up to this stage are free of charge ( this is dependant upon the clients enquiry and their location ).



ONE FIFTH SCALE MODEL OF CHAIR.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Once a commission has been agreed upon the next stage is for me to purchase the timber. It then needs to acclimatize to workshop conditions, ideally for a few weeks, after which first machining can go ahead. It then needs to rest so that any movement can occur. A second machining then follows. A slow process but necessary. Construction can now begin.

If you have any further questions concerning the commissioning process or any other matter please feel free to ask them.