THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS - To actually place an order you must personally Contact Me either by phone, e-mail, or regular U.S.Mail to inquire about availability, materials, and lead time on any given piece you may be interested in. Terms are personal check or cash only. Sorry, I do not accept credit cards.
Availability, Lead Time, & Payment Terms - Occasionally there are some existing pieces available for immediate purchase, but this does not happen very often as nearly all my work is commissioned. Lead time is variable but depending on what you are interested in and my current backlog, it generally takes 8 -14 months to get a piece of my furniture. The way the process works is: I take a 10% good faith deposit on your commission which secures the next available block of my studio time for your project. At the time of your deposit, you are given an approximate delivery date which is as accurate as I can call it plus minus 30 days. About 30days prior to me physically starting on your project, I bill you for an additional 30% deposit to partially cover my operational expenses while building your piece and then the balance is due upon delivery.
The above is an accurate summary of how I do business. I do everything by simple written contract and try as much as possible to keep everything in writing so there is no confusion to either party be it buyer or seller. If you are serious about actually commissioning a piece, please read my sample contract under Terms and Conditions of Sales Agreement below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (610) 287-7802
J.D. Lohr Terms & Conditions of Sales Agreement
1. 10% Good Faith Deposit - This deposit is due upon placement of an order and it secures a specified block of my studio time for the production of the desired work. This deposit becomes nonrefundable after 60 days of placement of an order as project materials are inventoried by this time and cancellation of a reservation of studio time after this length of time represents significant lost opportunity for the studio as other work had been turned away in the interim.
2. 30% Project Start-up Deposit - The buyer will be notified within 30 days of the actual start up phase of the project ordered. At this time a 30% deposit on the total cost of the commission will become due and payable to J.D. Lohr Woodworking Inc. As each project is a handmade item, it should be expected that this second deposit will be due months in advance of the delivery date.
3. 30% Project Completion Deposit - This 3rd deposit is due upon a shop inspection and approval of a finished piece prior to shipping. Those that live at a considerable distance from Jeffry Lohr's studio can request a photograph of the finished piece or waive shop inspection and send this payment on good faith.
4. 30% Due Upon Delivery - Buyers are encouraged to pick up their finished furniture at Lohr's studio in Schwenksville, PA. If this is inconvenient for the buyer, Jeffry Lohr will either personally deliver the piece for a fee or make shipping arrangements for the work to be delivered by a professional shipper at the buyer's expense.
Change Orders - Any changes to the items as described on the original invoice which is signed and dated at the time of placement of an order and/or any agreement to modify the terms and conditions as outlined shall be in writing and agreed to by both buyer and seller by initial or signature.
Delivery or Completion Date - The delivery date or completion date for designs and or items to be constructed by the seller under the terms of this Agreement is approximate. This is due to the fact the work to be performed under this Agreement is of a custom and or unique nature, performed personally by Jeffry Lohr. His disability, of whatever nature, may delay delivery.