of my time in the shop these days is spent on individual project orders
customer sees one of my pieces and would like it reproduced with alterations
to such things as height or width, type of wood, or minor style changes
to fit their specific needs.
often, a customer will have reasonably clear ideas regarding a project
and we work together to finalize the design.
is usually something like this:
A customer contacts me with an idea for a table / chest / etc. After
we have settled on the general dimensions, style and wood. I will produce
a computer drawing of the work. We will then go over the details (often
several re-drawings ) to fine tune the final look. This back and forth
at the design stage usually eliminates any misunderstandings or confusion
as to what the final table will look like.
are agreed on the design, I request a deposit of about 50% of the estimated
then goes onto my “To-Do” list. Depending on the size of
the order and how busy I am, it takes between 3 to 6 months from the
finalization of the design to pickup of the work.
a commissioned work will turn out to have ‘just the right look’
and become part of my regular production line. (With the customers consent
It’s as simple
have an idea for a woodworking project, contact me and we can discuss
it. Or better, come in for a visit to my showroom and shop. My rule
of thumb concerning working hours is that; if I am home, I am open.
I live year round just outside of Haliburton. In the winter you do need
a 4 wheel drive vehicle for the last 1 km. It is always wise to call
ahead first. (See the “Contact Wayne”
page for all the details.)
forward to your visit.