Cashier checks or personal checks
only. I made a difficult decision to not accept credit cards.
The equipment expense and processing fee will drive the business
costs upwards and make the items more costly. Eventually,
almost all credit card invoices are paid with a check.
Payment in full and in advance at the time
the order is placed.
I do not stain wood. All pieces will be made in their natural
finish, with a minimum of three coats of clear polyurethane
topcoat applied. The properties of polyurethane
was not designed for food. Food should not be placed in contact
with any polyurethane finish. All food should be placed on
a suitable item (plates, bowls, etc.). Polyurethane is used
to seal and harden wood and to protect the wood from scratching
and marring during use.
Shop size does not permit any type of inventory of finished
items. I do not intend to inventory any finished item. However
there are times when I create a piece to fulfill an order
from a particular type of wood, I may make an additional
item(s) that would utilize the same wood type and the same
tooling set up.
All pricing, except for file cabinets, includes land shipping,
in the continental U.S. either through the U.S.P.S. or UPS.
Shipping for file cabinets is additional, based on zip code.
An email will be sent to the recipient on the day the item
is shipped. Occasionally during the manufacturing process,
I will email "progress pictures."
All wood has differing grain and pigment, even in the same
wood family. It is impossible to get all grain, pigment and
Small pieces (narrow, from 1" up to 4" wide) of wood are
glued together to make larger pieces. There will be a grain
pattern that can be seen when pieces of wood are joined together.
This cannot be avoided. No two pieces are alike, even it
they are from the same board from the same tree. Grain differs
across the tree trunk from the exterior rings and down to
the tree core.
I cannot match finishes of new pieces to old pieces. Wood
darkens naturally over time.
Most items ship in less than 1 month. I am busiest in Oct.,
Nov. & Dec. There are times I will not accept orders
due to high order volume. This occurs when lead-time moves
out to 2 months. Holiday cut off ship date is Dec. 10.
The mystery wood serving trays are just that. I have been
unable to positively identify some of the hardwoods I mill.
These pieces are beautiful and could be "guessed" on their
species. Placement of wood is somewhat random, noting that
I prefer to keep like wood material apart.
The only non-rescued wood material I use is dowel rods,
joining biscuits and cabinet pull handles. For the backs
of the file cabinets we use luan panel.
I do not remove or cut out knots unless they clearly compromise
the strength and integrity of the item. Allowable knots are
those 1" or smaller.
The wood that I work with is all rescued, after it was determined
to be undesirable for exterior furniture finish. The major
reason it was rejected is because of visible knots. Most
of the pieces I work with are less that 42" long.
Visible screws will be brass, if this finish compliments
the piece and only on the folding product line.
Other anchoring screws will be countersunk and wood filler
plugs will be used to cover anchoring screws. The wood I
use came from pallets and pallets were held together with
twisted nails. These nail holes will be drilled out and filled
with wood plugs.
Note: There are times when rescued wood material
is not suitable to use for table legs. At our discretion,
wood material will be bought to provide straight, durable
and stable table assembly.