Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers! See below:

What types of wood are available?

We only work with natural American hardwoods. We do not work with veneers or composites.

Though size and availability vary, the species we work with include ash, cherry, elm, gingko, locust, maple, mulberry, Osage orange, pine, red oak, silver maple, sweet gum, sycamore, Tulip poplar, walnut, and white oak.

How do I know what size dining table I need?

The rule of thumb is 24 inches per person, per side. So, if you want a table that seats eight, you will want something that is at least 72 inches long and at least 40” wide. The math is pretty standard, but personal preference and the space the table will be going in play a big part, too. All of our work is custom, and we can help you figure out the best size for your space.

How does your pricing work?

Pricing varies by wood species, design, dimensions, and base style. Walnut is the most expensive wood, pine the least expensive. The bigger the slab or the piece, the higher the price.

All our work is custom, and there are many price points available. For example, our dining tables are available in three price ranges: single-slab live-edge, book-matched live-edge, and multi-board conventional edge.

How does the ordering and design process work?

You may order any item you see in our portfolio as is or in a custom size and wood species, subject to availability. Prices will vary accordingly. You may also consult with us directly to design a piece of your own. Clients often visit the farm and woodshop to choose their own boards and consult on the design process. Again, everything we do is custom, and we work closely with each client to craft just the right piece.

How long does it take?

Our current lead time is 14 weeks, but check with us first, as lead times change frequently. We can also accommodate rush orders with an upcharge.

Do you charge for change orders?

First of all, change orders will not send us into a tizzy. Second, as long as a piece has not already gone into production, there will be no charge for a change order. If the change order involves a new size, species, or style, there may be a price adjustment.

How much is shipping?

Shipping varies widely based on location, services, and the size and weight of the item. We offer basic shipping — from our shop to your curb — as well as white-glove services. We can provide an estimate for you.

How do I care for my wood furniture?

Unless you ordered a specialty finish, the finish on your piece is our proprietary hand-rubbed oil finish. This finish was developed over 22 years, and it is superior in appearance and wearability.

The finish safeguards the wood exceedingly well. That said, care must be taken not to damage or scratch the surface. Common sense prevails. (No Sharpies!)

Clean the piece with a soft, damp cloth then dry. Do not use oils or polishes. Do not allow water or other liquids to stand on the surface. Do not place wet, rough, or hot items directly on the surface. Do not slide rough pottery, staples, metal, cardboard, and other sharp or rough objects across the surface.

With normal use and care, the finish will hold up beautifully. Should you scratch or ding your surface you may apply a little Rejuvenator to the surface, working it in well with a paper towel and wiping off the excess.

Need more info or have more questions? Just reach out to our Managing Director, Stephanie Abbajay:

stephanie@atinewoodworking.com
618-946-1413