Whether designing from scratch, reproducing a traditional piece or adapting an existing design, the process will usually start with a visit to site to see where the piece of furniture will eventually live. From there, ideas for the design can be discussed along with the options for the materials to be used. Drawings and colour representations follow, along with estimates of the costs.
Once a decision is made, a timetable can be set and materials sourced. You may wish to wait and see the piece for the first time when it is completely finished, or alternatively as many people enjoy, follow the process more closely from the raw materials through the making to the finishing.
Above is an example of a watercolour design for a small occasional table that had to fit into a specific space between two chairs. Below is the finished table in the client's choice of Burr Elm and English Walnut.