How are payments typically structured?

Makers and customers have flexibility and discretion in mutually agreeing upon the pricing structure most appropriate for their project.

Here’s a typical payment structure:

1. Design Fee (Optional)

  • Where the project requires extensive design effort upfront, makers may request payment of a non-refundable fee to cover the associated costs for the time and effort involved. Should you go ahead with the project, makers may choose to deduct this amount from the remaining totals.

2. Initial Deposit

  • Given the high material costs of quality bespoke furniture pieces, it’s very common for makers to require an initial deposit (often 50%)

3. Final Payment

  • Final payment is often requested upon completion or prior to delivery.

Alternate payment structures, may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Full Upfront Payment; or
  • Full Payment on Completion; or
  • Instalment payments aligned to agreed time or progress milestones.


Payments are made directly between the client and the maker, Handkrafted does not typically facilitate payments. As a result, it's important for clients and makers to agree upon key details at the outset. Refer to the following FAQ article 'Contract & Payment Terms' for tips.

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