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I appreciate that commissioning a piece of bespoke furniture can seem a daunting prospect and many potential clients assume that costs will be unaffordable, so you may be surprised to learn that expenditure is often not as high as you might have anticipated. I do not have a large workforce to find wages for and our overheads are very reasonable, also I don’t believe there is any particular kudos to be gained in charging clients over the odds. What follows is a typical example based on previous experience of the process involved in commissioning work from me that I hope will enlighten and encourage you and serve as a guide should you consider using my services. After contacting me an appointment can be made for a visit to the workshop or if you prefer I  can come to  where any  fitted furniture is to be built in. It’s very useful before this initial get together if you have spent a little time formulating any ideas about what you are looking for. Let me reassure you, I don’t expect a set of drawings or detailed instructions, just an indication of styles you may like. Photographs from magazines are more than adequate for this or a view of something already made that you appreciate. Usually a week or so after this consultation I’ll contact you with an initial written outline of our discussions and a basic drawing which is intended only as a sketch. I’ll also at this point give you an estimate for the project. If you decide to proceed a second meeting can be arranged at which any ambiguities can be resolved and a specification can be finalised. A date at which I will present you with working drawings can also be agreed On the agreed date I’ll deliver a copy of the working drawings and details of previously decided specifications, i.e. materials and finishes. At this juncture any last minute alterations can be made and we can agree a time scale for the work and a completion date. Based on the outcome of this meeting I will then send you a formal quotation for the project. When you let me know that you want to proceed with the commission I will ask for a 50% deposit. This will be used to procure materials for the work and commits the allocated workshop time to your particular project. The final balance for a free standing piece is payable on completion, or if the project is for fitted furniture and being made over an extended period of time, additional payments will be asked for at pre agreed stages of work.  The workshop has its own  face book page that’s updated most days and can be accessed from the link on the contact page. You will be invited to monitor the progress of your project throughout by viewing  a web album especially created for you. Links to the  album will be sent to you via your email address and the album will be  updated regularly during the construction of your project, or if you prefer you are welcome to  visit the workshop during the make.  I hope this outline has been of some use and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please refer to terms and conditions from the link on this page for detailed information regarding  the process of commissioning cabinet making and joinery services.
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