The Beauty and Bread process begins with you.
Before we select a single slab of hardwood or join a single tenon to mortise, our customers have made a choice to invest in handmade hardwood furniture that lasts for generations. A choice to celebrate both form and function.
Here’s the nitty-gritty in FAQ form:
If you already know what you want, fill out the contact form and we will respond with next steps to get you in the queue and set up a deposit. We take a 50% deposit upon ordering and will send that invoice to your email from QuickBooks. The balance, shipping, and tax if you are in Washington, are due when your pieces are completed.
If you are not quite ready to order and have any questions at all, simply fill out the same contact form and we will respond as soon as possible.
We take payment through Quickbooks’ secure invoicing system. If you are able to pay with ACH Debit/E-check or mailing a check, we really appreciate it. If that is not an option for you, no problem! Just let us know and we can allow the QuickBooks system to accept credit and debit cards.
Generally, somewhere between 16 and 20 weeks, depending on what you are ordering. Lead time is defined as starting when the deposit payment is received, ending when the completed furniture is ready to ship. The timeline is not an exact science, being a small shop, so please contact us if you have a specific need or to find out what it is at the moment: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are local, we will personally deliver your piece(s) to you. If you are in the states, your piece(s) will be blanket-wrapped and transported by box van using a trusted family-run small shipping company.
Shipping rates vary. For the sake of simplicity, we subsidize a portion of the shipping costs. The prices below are examples of what you will be charged for a single bed – larger or additional pieces may be more.
Delivery to the Portland metro area is free.
Delivery to the Seattle metro area is $150 for a bed.
Anywhere else in the continental US is $300 for a bed.
Crated shipping to Hawaii is $550 for a bed.
If you would like to add set-up to your delivery, that needs to be arranged directly with the shipping company and we will connect you with them.
Because each piece is hand-built to order by our small team, we are not able to accept returns or exchanges. We understand that purchasing our furniture requires an investment and consideration has gone into your decision, so if life happens and you need to change an order after it’s placed, please let us know as soon as possible so we can see what we can do. If furniture is damaged in transit, please contact us immediately at (360) 909-5850.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer trade discounts. We operate on pretty small margins to begin with and appreciate your understanding and decision to support our team if a piece is the right fit for your space!
Beauty and Bread Woodshop is the brainchild of Casey Herring, who first started tinkering with woodworking in his tiny garage. He now designs and crafts handmade solid wood furniture with his team in Vancouver, Washington.
It comes from a passage in “The Yosemite,” a 1912 book by naturalist, explorer, and environmentalist John Muir, someone Casey has long admired. The full passage reads, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” Our business and artistic philosophy is contained in the concept of beauty and bread, form and function.
Sure! We believe that one of the greatest benefits of handmade heirloom goods is that you only need to buy it once. Our handmade wood furniture is designed and built to remain beautiful, functional and durable.
It varies by item. But — long story made very short — we select locally sourced wood whenever possible. Most elements are turned and shaped by hand. Whenever possible, joints are a wedged tenon made visible for a lifetime of strength and durability. We craft the ends to feature a faint radius to soften the overall feel and tie in the turned legs. Afterward, we apply a natural, food-safe oil and wax finish. This protects the wood and emphasizes its beauty. Spills are no problem; simply wipe them dry as they occur. Over time, the occasional application of oil will revitalize the item to your personal satisfaction.
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