"The Craftsman of the Future
must be an Artist..."
C.R. Mackintosh

"The Craftsman of the Future
must be an Artist..."
C.R. Mackintosh

Ordering

For current pricing on pieces, please call David at 319-331-4882 or email at diyfdesign@aim.com.

Commissioning custom furniture is a collaborative effort between you and the maker. It is a personal undertaking that should result in a piece of fine furniture that could not have existed if either you or the craftsman were absent from the process. Commissioning a piece of furniture affords you the opportunity to have that singularly unique item, built to last and built to your specifications. Quality of craftsmanship stemming from time honored joinery combined with the uniqueness of design in furniture that wears well and will become a part of your family in years to come.

There are a series of simple steps in commissioning a custom piece of furniture. First, we discuss your idea, either by phone, in the studio, or at your home. Next, I will sketch 3-5 ideas and provide those to you. You can have influence in the final piece during review of these sketches.

Once we have agreed on the final design, I will provide you a purchase price and approximate date of completion. Before proceeding, I will require a deposit of 50% of the purchase price.

If you live in the Midwest, I or an associate will deliver the piece. Cost of delivery will vary, but are basically limited to costs associated with travel. If you live outside the Midwest, we can discuss shipping. Shipping costs will be in addition to the purchasing price and would include the costs of crating, packing, and insurance.