FAQ

What type of wood do you use?


We only work in hardwoods: hickory, oak, walnut, ash, and the like. If you are unsure of the type of wood you would like to use,
we can give you a basic primer and help you decide.

 

What can you build?


What can't we build?!? If it's made of wood, nails, and screws, we can probably build it. So far we've tackled everything from produce carts to bedroom furniture to one little girl's dream princess bed. We are open to plans you already have, sketches on napkins, product images from larger, more expensive retailers, or abstract ideas floating in your head. (You can always browse our catalog for something that strikes your fancy.)

Cool note: if we haven't built it before but we decide to add your plans to our catalog you get to name it! Bonus!


How do I pick a stain color?


We are big fans of the Verathane line of stain products. If you drop in at your local hardware store, they most likely have a display of Verathane stain in the paint department. You can take a color pamphlet home and chose a color for your furniture, then just let us know what you've selected. Another great place to get sample colors is Benjamin Moore, if you have one close by.



Please be warned - different types of wood take the stain differently, so what you see in the store will give you a feel for the color. We may have to work a bit to get the color exactly right if you are trying to match something.

Customized round tabletop
Can we visit your woodshed?


Yes, we love to have company! Just give us a ring to set up an appointment and we'll make sure to make some lemonade!

 

 

How long does it take to build a custom piece?


It really depends on the size of the project and our production schedule. Our coffee tables take about three days from beginning of production to delivery. Larger pieces and customizations take a little longer. When we take your order we will give you a projected timeframe for delivery. 

Can you do cabinetry and built-ins?


Yes, we do a lot more than just furniture! We have done custom libraries, built-in entertainment centers, kitchen cabinets, and office waiting room remodels. If you aren't sure, just ask - if we can't do it we'll be honest and tell you. Chances are good we can work on your project or can recommend someone who can.

Do you have a payment plan?


Yes, we prefer to break our project fees into three payments. The first non-refundable payment is a deposit of 50% due when you place your order. The second payment is 25% due when we begin work on your order, and the last 25% is due at pick-up.