Purchase Options

Purchase Options
Fine furniture designs can appear simple and be produced in a relatively short time. But there is a lot of prior work involved in perceiving and figuring of prices, functions, appearances, logistics and manufacturing steps. Creating a manufacturing order for my methods and producing a quote for all variables of the design for your specific project generate these calculations. The resulting proposal must be gone through again to allow for finished room dimensions and design changes before any manufacturing work is started.

To begin working on your project I will require fully dimensioned drawings or sketches, full client contact information, current state of the project, and anticipated completion schedule. Following my evaluation and acceptance of the commission I will require a design fee of 5% of the estimated final cost, based on a design rate of $40 per hour. This fee, less out of pocket expenses such as shipping or Federal Express charges and travel expenses during the design phase only will be fully offset against the cost of the project upon completion. Should expenses consume the fee you will be asked for additional deposits. This design fee does not constitute the working deposit.

Upon receipt of the design fee I will start a folder to collect information and documents and sketches for future presentation and place it next in order of the existing work schedule, of which you will be appraised. As presentations regarding your project become available they will be sent to you for your review and feedback.

Changes after the design has been signed off require the shop to stop production, clear the bench and re-tool, re-jig, and re-calculate the project. The project also goes through a re-thinking from the point of what has been constructed, to how it can be incorporated into what currently exists, to what indirect aspects of the project will have to be changed. A change mid stream may produce an increase in manufacturing time that won’t show up until the end. The final change fee will reflect these charges.

Purchase Options