southern California with custom designs and quality craftsmanship that
reflect the Arts & Crafts ethic.
|How I handle projects:
After initial contact, I would like to visit the
location of where the piece will be placed. For gates and doors, this
is a very necessary step so I can measure the space in which it is to
fit. For furniture, It is always nice to get a first hand look at the
texture and finish of the other pieces in the room, as well as capture
first hand my customers exact needs and ideas. I will also
probably take a few photographs.
step is to create a conceptual drawing. I do my work in
AutoCAD® a drafting program. We can use that as a working
refine the idea.The drawings I make can be converted to PDF format so
we can collaborate online if necessary. These drawings will
become my working drawings from which I build the piece.
|I'll provide a quote
once we agree on the project concept and price, I'll ask for 50% down
to get started.
|During the course of
project I'll set up your own private project log (plog!) to which
pictures of the project will be posted. You can monitor the progress,
and of course ask questions on the project.
I can also prepare samples of the finish on the wood of choice so there
is agreement on the finish before we commit it to the actual piece. The
samples can be mailed or dropped off, depending on the travel
|I'll deliver the
and do any installation as required such as with the gates. Note that I
am NOT a licensed contractor and won't get into work that requires a
permit. That is not the thrust of my business anyway. Replacing gates
and mailboxes are cosmetic enhancements that does not fall into permit
type of work.