Jeff Segal Cabinetmaker - Handmade furniture in the Arts and Crafts tradition

How to order

Cutting dovetailsCherry table drawer Cherry timberRosewood parts


Commissions usually begin with a friendly, informal chat about what you want. It’s often best to hold this in your home or office where the proposed piece of furniture is going to stand. We’ll talk about what it’s for, what style you have in mind, what kind of wood you’d like, when you need it and how big your budget is.

I’ll then come up with some design ideas and likely costs that we can discuss in more detail. If the timescale for the commission is several months away I may ask you for a small initial deposit to reserve your slot.

Once we’ve agreed on the precise brief I’ll produce one or two technical drawings, a detailed specification and a price quote for you to sign off before I formally schedule the work.

And when the start date is approaching I’ll ask you to make an advance payment to cover the cost of timber, other materials and preliminary work. The balance of the cost would either be payable upon delivery, or in the case of a more complex project we would agree on phased payments as the work progresses.


I’ll send you regular e-mail updates and photos of the project as it takes shape, and of course you’d be welcome to visit the workshop by appointment to see the piece under construction.

I can also supply you with a copy of the original drawings for you to keep.


If you are interested in purchasing any of the items shown on this website please contact me.