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FAQ'S

Creative. Sustainable. Lasting.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE PURCHASED A HANDCRAFTED WORK?

Each piece made is thoughtfully designed and crafted. Handcrafted is in the art of woodworking and implies a certain dexterity with hand-tools and benchwork. It is a balance of refinement and leaving behind a bit of the human element. Erin Irber Woodwork melds this with an expertise in traditional joinery and construction techniques.

An Artisans’ Process:

  • Sketches and proportional drawings

  • Mock-ups and scale drawings

  • Picking out lumber and laying out parts for appropriate use of wood-grain graphics 

  • Milling up the material, figuring out joinery, creating jigs and mocking up complicated joinery.

  • Construction of the piece and trouble-shooting

  • Hand-tooling and bench-work

  • Finishing

SALES

All made to order pieces and commission work require a 50% deposit to begin work. Lead times begin with the receipt of the deposit and finalization of the design work.

MADE TO ORDER

Made to Oder are works that have already been designed, priced and can be ordered. Lead times are generally quoted as 60 days but are subject to change.

COMMISSION WORK

Commission work allows you to engage Erin Irber Woodwork to design a custom piece.  

Be aware there are several steps in commission work. Once the scope of the project is understood, an estimated range is given. The design process begins and all design work is non-refundable. After a design is come to, a truer estimate is given. All work estimates are subject to change. 

LEAD TIMES

Lead times are quoted on a by project basis and are subject to change.

SUSTAINABILITY

Using traditional joinery, high-quality materials with appropriate current furniture making techniques, our furniture is built to last more than a lifetime. It is the antithesis of fast furniture that breaks down and breaks apart.