Frequently Ask Questions
What woods are available?
I work mostly in North American hardwoods and Mahogany. The North American hardwoods include birch, cherry, white oak, walnut, and an assortment of maple including birds-eye, curly, hard, and soft.
What is the best way to keep the wood in top condition?
I spend a lot of time on the finish. The best way to care for the finish is to wipe it with a dry, soft cotton cloth. Every few years it is a good idea to wipe it with a clean cotton cloth dampened with Murphy's oil soap. On rare occasions, the surface may need to be rubbed with steel wool to clean up a spill or scuff.
Do you repair antiques?
Over the years I have repaired antiques for local antique dealers. It soon got out of control and I found myself doing work for the Sotheby's restoration shop in Claverack New York and other large antique dealers. So I stopped to focus on my furniture business.
How do you ship large pieces and what is the cost?
I have an excellent relationship with several freight companies that I use to ship large pieces to anywhere in the country.
Do you ship outside of the continental US?
I can ship anywhere but it gets expensive and the customer is responsible for duty fees and shipping.
How long does it take to make a custom piece?
I usually have about a four-month backlog and a typical piece of furniture takes about five weeks to build.
What kinds of guarantees or warranties do you offer?
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.