How to Commission a Piece

“Drawing on traditional elements and incorporating them into contemporary designs, Chirnside’s furniture is as beautifully functional as it is elegant.”

Karin Derkley   The Age

After your initial enquiry, George will arrange an appointment to discuss your proposed commission. At this meeting, George will be looking to find out information regarding the use of the piece.

Factors determining design are:

  • Purpose or function
  • Colour, leading to timber selection – does the piece need to blend in or match existing furniture?
  • Special requirements of the piece in terms of function
  • Style of the design
  • Overall size and proportion
  • Ergonomics
  • Mouldings if any and treatment of edges
  • Finish

Simple sketches will be produced at this point, followed by a detailed design drawing and quote for the piece.

Should you wish to go ahead with the commission, a deposit of 40% is required with the balance to be paid on delivery or installation.

Naturally there is great variation in the length of time it takes to make a piece of furniture. As a guide, a 3 metre refectory dining room table would take 2-3 weeks to complete.