The Custom Furniture Purchase Process

Freestanding Furniture process. (Click to view)

Built-In Furniture process. (Click to view)

Obtaining an Estimate

What do you think it will cost?

Minimum order amounts

Custom Freestanding Furniture minimum order amount

Custom Built-in Furniture & Closets minimum order amount

Custom Kitchen Cabinets are not offered

Commercial Projects minimum order amount

Ready to begin your custom furniture project?

Tell us what you’re thinking. We’ll then provide a free quote. Get A Custom Furniture Quote

The Custom Furniture Purchase Process

Obtaining an Estimate

The fastest way to obtain a quote is to use the Custom Furniture Quote tab on the homepage of www.Austinjoinery.com By clicking on the Custom Furniture Quote tab and filling out the questions you will provide us the information we need to complete most quotes in 1-2 business days.

We will respond to your quote request within 1 business day and often complete the quote in 1-2 business days. If we have follow-up questions please answer them expeditiously. We want to provide you an accurate estimate as quickly as possible. 

If our estimate meets your budget range and you wish to proceed, we will provide you a Sales Order. You can expect the rest of the custom order process to generally follow the steps spelled out in the Custom Furniture Process infographics we have provided,

Additionally, you can contact us at sales@austinjoinery.com or 512.990.9993

What do you think it will cost?

We are asked this all the time. Our response is: “I don’t know, but we can provide you a quote in a couple days”.  It can be nothing else because custom work varies by detail and material costs and “shooting from the hip” means we aren’t trying to offer you the best price we can for our best work. Simply put: We don’t like to ballpark. 

Almost every project we build is unique. Really the only exception is for client’s contacting us to replicate a project we previously built. Even then there are often changes to the cost of materials and “tweaks” clients envision that may affect the price. After literally building thousands of pieces of furniture we often under or over estimate when we are asked to guess the price. 

Over the years we have broken down furniture building into basic millwork procedures and developed pricing formulas for every millwork procedure that is required to build furniture ranging from a chair to an ornate library. We prefer to use those formulas to arrive at a fair price vice guessing. We combine our price estimate with a sketch in the form of a written quote as a starting point for a sales order. You can then compare our quote against quotes from other shops you are considering. 

We can usually provide a written quote and sketch to you within a few business days of contacting our shop.

Minimum order amounts

Listed below are minimum order fees for projects by type. Historically, we have found these amounts to be the minimum size project we can accept and still stay in business. There is always an exception to the rule, so it is best to simply contact us with your smaller project. If we can find a way to make your project in a financially viable manner we would appreciate your business. If we can’t, well, we still appreciate you considering us for the job.

Minimum order amounts are often waived when projects are purchased at the same time to meet a minimum threshold. For example, we can’t profitably make and install a pair of floating shelves. But clients frequently place an order for floating shelves to combine with a desk order or other piece of furniture intended for another room in the same house to be delivered at the same time.

Custom Freestanding Furniture $1200 Minimum Order***

Custom, made-to-order freestanding wood furniture of all types for both residential and commercial is what we do best. Dining tables, gaming tables, consoles, sideboards, benches, desks are some of typical projects. Due to the added labor required to produce a custom piece of furniture some small projects are not financially viable; however, if you really want a truly unique one-of-a-kind jewelry box, humidor, single office chair, display case, etc… we can build it. If we can find a way to make your project financially viable we would appreciate your business. If we can’t, well, we still appreciate you considering us for the job.

***price minimum is based on standard gross margin and may be raised for projects using materials with higher than normal material costs.

Custom Built-in Furniture & Closets $2,700 minimum order***

Banquettes, bookcases, murphy beds, mudrooms, laundry rooms, vanities, library, kitchen islands, home offices, entertainment centers and similar small-scale built-in projects are our specialty.

***price minimum is based on standard gross margin and may be raised for projects using materials with higher than normal material costs.

We do not offer:

–Kitchen cabinetry

–Swinging beds or benches

–Modifications or refinishing

–Fireplace consoles

–Children’s furniture (with the exception of beds)

Ready to begin your custom furniture project?

Tell us what you’re thinking. We’ll then provide a free quote. Get A Custom Furniture Quote

Our Clients Value Service
We Make It A Priority

Austin Joinery won the 2018 Houzz Best of Service award for it's custom furniture.
Austin Joinery won the 2017 Houzz Best of Service award for it's custom furniture.
Austin Joinery won the 2016 Houzz Best of Service award for it's custom furniture.
Austin Joinery won the 2015 Houzz Best of Service award for it's custom furniture.

What Customers Have Said
About Our Craftsmanship

Austin Joinery has completed multiple projects for us, including a shiplap entertainment wall and a floating console cabinet. Matt, the owner, personally completes each project to ensure there are no quality-control issues. He is meticulous, organized, and flexible. I intend to use Austin Joinery for several more projects. The experience is always excellent.Kiko

I’ve had Matt and his team at Austin Joinery build two major projects for me: a built-in floor to ceiling book case with cabinets and a display and storage cabinet for medals. I’m very pleased with both. Finished quality and overall execution is excellent and Matt is very conscientious with understanding what the consumer wants. And frankly, Matt’s prices are very reasonable; you’ll be hard pressed in Austin to find a better deal.Chris

Had a great experience from start to finish with the creation of a replacement table top to go on an existing base with legs that we had from IKEA. The old top was destroyed but we liked the base a lot and it was in excellent shape so we worked with Austin Joinery to come up with a great solution that would fit the base but give us an updated look and slightly more surface area. It turned out exactly how we wanted and it looks beautiful. We will definitely return for any future custom wood needs.Courtney

Matt is a true craftsman. He designed a piece of furniture that had to fit very tight specs, as the space was limited. It fit PERFECTLY. The quality of the work out OUTSTANDING. He produced quality durable furniture that can be passed down for generations.John

Matt is a true craftsman and a professional businessman. I hired him because I had a dinning table another “craftsman” made out of wood from a barn built by my husband’s great great grandfather. The other woodworker did so many things wrong, the table was wobbly and starting to sag. Matt fixed everything. The table is now rock solid. I couldn’t be more pleased. Highly, highly recommend him.Julie

Matt and team were amazing to work with! I had him build a custom table to fit an awkward sized, pre-built bench seating area in our breakfast nook and I’m so pleased with the results. Matt was very responsive, always arrived on time, came to personally take measurements and I especially appreciate that he brought computer generated drawings of exactly what to expect regarding the design we discussed. Highly recommend him for custom furniture!Meredith More Has Been Said