Custom Wall Calendar Frame
Custom Wall Calendar Frame
This was a special gift order for the owner of a professional horse farm. The owner needed a way to keep a wall calendar from being damaged by the breeze that blew through the horse barn. The calendar was necessary to organize employee schedules.
The solution was a custom frame with an arm that held the pages of the calendar in place but allowed the pages to be turned and looked through in a convenient way.
The great logo design was done by one of the employees.
It was a simple idea for a small project that turned out great and was a hit with the owner and employees.
The dimensions of the wall frame are approximately thirty-one inches (79 cm) tall, twenty-four inches (61 cm) wide, and two inches (5 cm) thick.
The frame is made entirely from solid mahogany, brass hardware, and many coats of varnish that was hand polished before shipping.
This product ships via UPS. The price includes shipping to most places in the lower forty-eight states.
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Custom Design Process
Custom design projects start with reaching out to me with an inquiry about an idea for a custom project. Most inquiries are done through email, but in-person meetings and text messages are also common.
During the initial conversation I take notes and gather data using questionnaires. I use questionnaires to be consistent and improve the customer’s overall experience. The questionnaires are short and help me avoid wasting the customers time as the project moves forward.
At some point the conversation develops to the point where a formal agreement is needed to outline the responsibilities and the scope of the work. I believe in doing as much in writing as possible. I make a draft agreement that will include design time and drawings as well as the price to build the work. Delivery, or shipping if the project is too far to deliver myself, and installation, is included in the agreement. The agreement also offers the price, time frame, and detailed description of the project.
After the agreement is signed and a deposit received I prepare detailed design documents using a mix of hand drawings, digital images, photos and material lists. Larger design projects involving one or more rooms have more documentation than a single piece of furniture. Floor plans and other drawings are used to illustrate the details of the design. I use SketchUp and Layout software programs and Excel spreadsheets to present much of the information.
Getting to Work
The design drawings go through one or more revisions, decisions are made and work begins!