You could be anywhere. We’ll still make sure your project arrives on time and in one piece. We bring the same craftsmanship to packing, shipping, and installation that we do to designing and building your furniture. Our process, refined over thousands of projects, makes everything easy and hassle-free. Once you approve your project design, your next step is to enjoy your new furniture!
Shipping large tables is not cheap. Companies offering “Free” shipping are folding that cost into the table price, and cutting corners on construction quality to make up the difference.
Freight and delivery costs vary widely depending on the size of the project, the distance from our shop, and local labor rates. A quick budget estimate would be 10% of the project cost. But it can be lower or higher. We’ll quote delivery and installation along with the rest of your project.
Conference tables are large and bulky but we build and pack them so that they can be shipped without damage. Your table will be made in manageable sized pieces, and we double check to make sure they will fit into your elevator and through your doors. Everything gets wrapped in foam, and then enclosed in another layer of cardboard. We add heavy-duty edge protectors. Then we’ll bundle the boxes into a custom crate that will provide superior protection during transit.
Our crates are large and heavy. Most of them are 4 feet wide, 8 feet long, and 4.5 feet high, and weigh between 500 and 1000 pounds. A loading dock and pallet jack, or a forklift, is required to safely remove the crate from the truck. If you don’t have one handy, we’ll find installers who will do this for you.
We use commercial trucking services to move the table from our shop to you. This allows us to ship work anywhere on the continent quickly, at a reasonable cost. We only work with truckers who take care with their loads. That ensures that your pieces will arrive in good shape. We ensure every shipment for the full value of the project. We’ve only had to make a claim twice in the last 15 years, but we do it anyway, for your peace of mind.
Delivery & Installation
Our conference tables are designed to be easy to move and assemble. Even the largest tables can be moved into any space. We invented an integrated hardware system which makes our tables easy to assemble. The trickiest part of the process is getting the crate off the truck. This requires a loading dock or forklift. To solve this problem, we offer three levels of delivery service:
We ship to a furniture installer near you. We use Installnet to identify quality providers, or we will work with your local favorite if you have one. The installer will be able to get the pallet off the truck, and then bring the wrapped pieces into your space, unwrap them, assemble the table, and remove the wrapping materials. Here’s a quick look at a recent installation:
If you have the ability to receive a pallet and move the pieces into your space, then we can ship directly to you. Our tables are made in pieces that plug together. Alignment pins assure that everything fits together perfectly. We pre-install the connecting hardware. It’s easier than Ikea. We provide instructions showing how to assemble the table. And if you have questions, we’re ready to take your call. We keep complete plans and photographs of every project in our files. We’ll make sure that you succeed.
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Lastly, we offer the option of delivering and installing using our craftsmen. Additionally, we can also send supervisors to work with hired installers. We usually do this when the project is extremely complex. Costs for this vary with the number of people required and the distance from the shop. 98% of our projects are successfully completed without this additional level of service.
For help designing your custom conference project, contact us today!
If you are interested in learning about how PDC can help with your plans, please look through our gallery of custom conference tables. You can choose any of these designs as a starting point for your project. Identifying what you like helps our designers get to know your style preferences, or you can submit your own designs that we will use as a guide for fabricating your custom table.