Our showroom is located at 326 A street in the Seaport. Showroom meetings are very informative for a client or design professional looking to learn more about wood types, design, table extensions, and finishes. It is also nice to meet in person before undertaking a custom project. In the Cannon Hill Woodworking showroom, you can see and feel many different wood and finish options. It is a small space designed for learning, not for selling. As such, nothing in there is for sale. Most showroom meetings take between forty minutes and an hour. We only meet with prospective residential clients after discussing specific pricing about a specific upcoming project. We are happy to meet a high-end design professional there any time, whether or not a specific project is in the works.
Many projects require additional computer spec elevations, CAD renderings, or hand drawn design work. Sometimes the design work is aesthetic, and sometimes more functional. We provide this type of design work on a project by project basis when necessary. This work is usually $75 per hour, with a minimum time of one hour. We find most design work required of us for a project takes no more than one to two hours total.
Coordination with Vendors and Contractors
Cannon Hill is willing to coordinate with outside vendors and contractors. Coordination could be taking a bench to an upholsterer, picking up unique materials outside of our usual vendors, taking a table to a CNC engraver, contacting a 3rd party vendor to discuss a component of a build, taking in-location measurements, or obtaining and utilizing special components for a project. Coordination can also be coming up with an installation plan for a contractor if they do not chose to spec on themselves. In the event that it becomes necessary for Cannon Hill Woodworking, at customer’s request, to coordinate with a vendor outside of its normal metal and powder coat vendors, or usual online vendors, a coordination fee will often apply and will be agreed upon in the invoice, or at the time of a change in design.
Home/ Site Visits
We will come to your home or worksite, or go to a necessary furniture store, to take measurements, help with size of table or seating, or to see your space, always for a fee. Keep in mind, we are not interior designers, but we are furniture designers. This means, we won’t tell you what “color” works best with your carpet or wall paint, but we will tell you what size works best for your space, what material works best for your needs, or what type of base or legs we think works best for your seating goals. Additionally, if there is any concern, we will come to your home with a template of the table top size and do a “mock delivery” to ensure that it will fit into your home. We will also come to your home to template for countertops or otherwise.
It is important to understand that wood is a natural material, and, like snowflakes, no two pieces are identical, regardless of the species and finish selected. Unlike snowflakes however, which are all white, wood specie color is more of a spectrum. CHW does not “color match”. Wood varies greatly in grain, color, pattern, and some finishes may accentuate or alter certain of these characteristics. Different forms of lighting, age of wood, and finish may also affect the appearance of the product. In very rare cases we outsource the finishing to color experts who will provide their own samples.
- If you have selected a wood, tint (or no tint), and a finish, we will mail you a finish sample for $20, if you need something to reference with your designer. These samples are typically around 6” long and 3” wide.
- If you are choosing between up to 3 specific wood types and finishes we will mail you samples for $40.
- If your project requires color or finish samples, mainly because you are unsure at the time of deposit what you want exactly, we are also willing to provide these for as long as it takes until you are satisfied for $100. This often takes one to three rounds of mailing small samples, and typically we mail 4-8 samples in the first round, 3 or 4 in the second round, and two in the third round. Our color and finish samples are sized typically around 6” x 3”.
Cannon Hill Woodworking delivers and assembles most projects to our clients' homes. We don’t hire outside delivery personnel, rather the woodworkers from our shop will bring the project to you. Pricing for deliveries is based off the pricing in our pricing guidelines, which we can send to you upon request.
Cannon Hill Woodworking has a highly skilled team of install professionals. We can install bar tops, floating shelves, and much more. Install work will be discussed in detail beforehand, and a price will be given. It is also possible to hire someone else to do install work and we will deliver to the project for them to install.