I love to hear my client's ideas and needs; it is this inspiration that is the first step in the custom woodworking process.
Inspiration comes in many forms. Some customers know exactly what they want and come to me with pictures, wood choices, etc. Others have a basic need to fulfill without knowing much more detail.
My years of experience commissioning custom pieces has taught me to ask the right questions, interpret the customer's comments and develop concepts that exceed both of our expectations.
First, I use the inspiration to develop a 3D concept drawing. When you review your drawing you have another opportunity to add input.
Once a basic concept has been agreed upon, and depending on the complexity of the project, I will develop:
detailed and dimentioned line drawings,
templates or prototypes.
These steps allow me to work out all the functional concerns and specific aspects of the build.
On most built-in projects, and some of the more complex furniture builds I will require an on-site consultation. During this meeting I can supply the customer with material samples, review pivotal dimensions, and get a better overall feel of the space.
Now that we have a great design including details of the function and estetic we can start the build!
Craftsmanship, aesthetic and traditional building practices are key elements in my process.
I personally spend time choosing the best wood for each part of the project. Assigning the appropriate grain and texture to each component of the build accentuates the amazing and unique character of the wood. This conscious decision on where to use each piece of wood is one aspect that sets my work apart from production manufacturers.
I build each piece by hand and personally take an active role in every stage of the build. When I'm in the shop building I'm constantly thinking "how can I make this stronger and more beautiful?".
My work is built to last and I don't cut corners. Each project that leaves my shop doors is built to a level of quality I would want to put in my own home.
This is the part of the process where your inspiration and all of my hard work and attention to detail pay off.
Whether I'm delivering a custom dining table to your home, or installing a large built-in unit, I promise the "Reveal" will leave you in awe.
Your excitement and appreciation for your final piece is what drives me to continue building and designing year after year.