The Treen Shop
One-of-a-kind woodturnings are done on a commission basis.
The price for all work is negotiated and documented prior to starting the piece.
Charges for time spent in design vary according to the following:
If the design is to become the property of the person commissioning the piece, then design time and materials are charged to the customer at the current hourly rate.
However, if the design remains my property, i.e. I may reuse it, then the hourly rate for design time is half the normal hourly rate and the charge for design materials is half the actual cost to me.
Otherwise, actual time spent completing the commission is billed at the current hourly rate. Actual costs for materials and shipping will be added to the total. Materials charges can vary widely depending upon the wood selected for a piece, but labor costs usually dominate the total cost of a piece by a wide margin.
( You might as well have it done in a wood you like!)
Contact me for more information.