1. Why should I pay more for handcrafted furniture instead of buying a factory-built piece?
Handcrafted furniture costs more than most furniture that is mass-produced in a factory, but the benefits are well worth the additional investment. The quality, durability, and customization of a handcrafted piece of furniture is unparalleled. Only the highest-quality woods are chosen, and then they are meticulously worked into a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that meets your specific preferences. What you don't see is often the biggest difference between handcrafted furniture and mass-produced furniture -- the joinery and support of a handcrafted furniture item makes it a piece that will endure for generations.
2. Why should I choose Clarner Woodworks for my custom furniture?
Clarner Woodworks has a reputation for excellence. The furniture Doug makes is not only stylish and attractive, but also crafted for durability. Doug strives for perfection in every piece he makes, and with his strict attention to detail, he achieves it. However, perhaps the most compelling reason to choose Clarner Woodworks is Doug's ability to work with his customers to achieve their vision. Bring your idea to Doug, and he will work through the custom furniture making process with you step by step. If you have questions, he will answer them without a lot of jargon. At the end of the process, you will have a high-quality one-of-a-kind piece of furniture and memories of a pleasant buying experience.
3. What kinds of wood does Clarner Woodworks use?
We use a variety of wood to make our handcrafted furniture, but some of the most commonly requested wood types are Cherry, Maple and Reclaimed Wood. View our wood types page for a more complete listing. Of course, as a custom furniture maker, we are happy to obtain a specific wood type for you if your choice is not listed there.
4. Where do you get the wood you use to build furniture?
All over. We obtain wood from a variety of sources, such as Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and Oregon. Some of our wood comes from local Vermont woodlots, especially our Maple. As a furniture maker, it is especially gratifying to go to a local mill, personally choose a log that meets my strict standards, and have it milled specifically for a piece of furniture I am working on.
5. How long will it take to make my furntiure?
6-8 weeks is the typical time it takes for a handmade furniture item to be produced. The delivery method you choose will then determine how much longer it will take for you to receive it.
6. How will my new piece of furniture be delivered?
We offer a variety of delivery options to meet your needs. Furniture can be blanket-wrapped and delivered by truck, or can be crated and shipped. Which method you choose and how fast you would like it delivered determine the cost.
7. We live far away. Is that a problem?
We have options that allow delivery anywhere, whether you live nearby or whether you need your furniture to be shipped nationally or internationally.
8. I am ready to buy a piece of your custom made funtiure. What should I do next?
Call Doug Clarner at 802-626-8935 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Doug will ask you about the type of furniture you want and your specific preferences, and will give you a project estimate.