I won’t even complicate this with anything other than the simplest of terms here:
I make these CUSTOM- they are “one off” and for the purpose and individual. They are made precisely how you want them, and with the materials we collectively determine will best suite your needs.
The ‘price’ shown here is a deposit- and once the deposit is collected WE have a week to iron out the details and present the final draft to be agreed upon. I’m sure there will be some exceptions to this, but this is the outline I try to follow.
Deposits are non-refundable- they will cover the design efforts in terms of time, procurement of the material, and final cost. I will bill you for the total if you wish to proceed and will set myself a one month period, in most cases, to have it complete. ~ but that is not always the case ~ for instance, the shadow box in the images here was done in four days from concept to completion… The customer allowed me a lot of latitude to present them with that one, though.
Again, this is a DEPOSIT for commissioning a build, and it is non-refundable.
IN MOST CASES this deposit cost will cover the majority of the build. The images here depict an item that was Cherry faced, Teak backed, brass hardware including a lock, 1/4″ acrylic covered, and hand painted- it also has a plaque on the back of it with a laser engraved message. The individual pockets were EVA foam lined, and a powerful magnet was introduced to hold the centerpiece. The total cost would have been (it was donated) $650. If your needs would be covered and met by one of the standard model shadow boxes offered by the shop, it may be easier for you to select one of them instead of commissioning one.