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Les Thede, Furniture Maker

413 E. Lima Ave.  •  Ada, OH 45810  •  317.503.5322  •  l-thede@everlastingfurniture.com
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Why commission a piece of furniture?
     Most people who commission a piece of furniture do so for one of two reasons. First, they are looking for a unique style of furniture that they are unable to find at more traditional furniture stores. Second, they are looking for the quality of construction which is no longer available in mass produced furniture lines.

How does the commissioning process work?
     The process begins with a conversation between the client and the furniture maker about the type of piece desired. After that initial meeting, basic plans will be developed and a second meeting will take place to confirm the design and budget requirements. At this point, a fee of 50% will generally be required from the client so that complete drawings of the project can be made and materials can be ordered. The remainder of the fee will be paid only after the delivery of the piece and the complete satisfaction of the client.

What should I know before commissioning a piece of furniture?
     Clients should understand that if they can find a piece of furniture in a traditional store which has the style and quality that satisfies them, they should buy it. A custom furniture maker cannot compete with mass produced furniture companies on price. However, if you are not satisfied with the style or quality of construction, the custom furniture maker can create a piece of furniture that will last for generations and give you pleasure each time you look at it!

To discuss a project you have in mind, contact me at:

Les Thede
413 E. Lima Ave.
Ada, OH 45810