Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a compilation of our most commonly asked questions. If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us for a quick answer.


How Do I Order

Start by building your order on our site online at Select your item from the collections and utilize the buttons and drop down menu's to select your table options. It is then best to follow up with a rep via the chat, Facebook page, or text/call to confirm selections, price, options, etc. This removes any confusions or concern by ordering a $2000 table online without chatting with a human!

Order over the phone by calling or texting: (480)435-5407

I Need Help Deciding

We've got you covered! Our design consultants are here to help you pick the right style, size, and customization options for you, your family, your space, and your budget. Give us a call at(480)435-5407, text us, or email us. We're passionate about connecting families around the table, so don't hesitate to reach out. 

Do you have a showroom where I can see finished products and select stain?

Yes! Well technically, our showroom is currently under construction, but our wood-shop is in the same building at:

219 South Gadberry St. Union, South Carolina 29379

This is Strong Carpentry’s primary location where our work-shop is located. You can come by to see the tables being crafted, touch and feel a few finished pieces, and talk to Harrison, Paige or another representative to talk over your vision!

We understand it’s not always practical to travel to our location, for this reason, we send sample packs to your door with all the different stains in the wood type you’ve chosen. This is a service we’re happy to provide after a deposit has been placed. With our lead times, we naturally have plenty of time to dial in the perfect stain selection for your home’s aesthetic and can ensure it’s what you’re envisioning!

What should I know about Strong Carpentry before ordering?

Strong Carpentry is a garage-founded, locally owned furniture company that loves connecting families around the table. Strong Carpentry's custom tables and furniture are hand-built by a small team of local craftsmen at our shop in Union, South Carolina. We also offer a collection of furniture that we source responsibly and hand-finish onsite. 

You should also check our cosmetic standards located near the bottom of our home page, also at the bottom of our FAQ page. 

Can you hold or store my furniture if I'm not ready for it?

We will be reaching out to you before we start production on your custom furniture to confirm 1) that the details of the order are correct and 2) that you are ready to receive your custom furniture. This is your opportunity to delay production if you are not ready to receive your furniture. If we have received confirmation from you, and we finish your furniture and are ready to deliver it, we cannot hold or store your furniture under any circumstances. 

What payment options do I have?

We have an assortment of payment options for you to choose from.

  1. Pay In Full Here On The Website.
  2. Pay A 50% Deposit + 50% Upon Completion Of Your Furniture (Not upon delivery, but upon notification of the completion of the furniture.) This will have to happen over the phone or by appointment at our showroom location.
  3. Credit Or Debit Card
  4. Venmo
  5. Check
  6. Klarna/Affirm Financing (See Option At Website Checkout)

How do I use 0% financing to purchase my furniture?

Once you get to the payment method at checkout, be sure to click on "Slice it. Pay over time with Klarna." You will be rerouted to their page to fill out some information to see if you qualify. If it all works out, Klarna will go ahead and pay our company in full, and then you will be responsible for making minimum payments to them each month and paying off your furniture in full. 

I have a really specific question about color, design, or size. How can I get in touch with you?

You can email us at, call or text us at (480) 435-5407 or message us on our Facebook or Instagram pages.  A representative will get in touch with you within 2 hours during the business week. 

The Messenger icon on our website connects you to our Facebook page directly through your personal Facebook account!

How long does it take to recieve my furniture after I place my order?

Our waiting list can range from 4 to 10 weeks; sometimes it takes a little longer and sometimes a little less. This, of course, does change a little bit depending on how many orders we already have in line as well as how many pieces you order. All lead times given are PURELY ESTIMATES, sometimes we can get your furniture to you faster, sometimes it takes longer. Our primary goal is to make sure you have a high quality product that you're going to love for years to come. 

To get a more more accurate lead time reach out to us by text, call, or Facebook messenger.

I have already paid for my furniture , but no longer want or need it. Can I have a refund?

Refund Policy

In the rare event that your order is built inaccurately or has a defect as defined by our cosmetic standard, Strong Carpentry will replace the furniture and correct the issue. Our furniture is built from solid wood that is distressed and has a reclaimed look. Our finishes are applied by brush. Any characteristics of handmade furniture are not considered defects. Please see our cosmetic standards in our FAQ. Strong Carpentry will also replace any items damaged in transit, as long as the damage is properly noted upon delivery per our instructions. Due to the high costs of manufacturing, packaging, and freight charges, we are unable to offer returns or refunds on orders for buyers remorse.

I need my order next weekend for a huge party. Can I get it by then?

Honestly, it just depends. We do offer rush orders for a fee. The fee depends on how soon you need the piece(s); it is usually between $250 and $750. Sometimes there is just no way to rush orders. We do try our best to get you what you want on time, but sometimes its just not possible.


Tell me about your lacquer finish

Oil-based lacquer is a great finish for solid wood furniture. It's hard, durable, and scratch resistant. We apply this by spraying 3–4 coats and sanding between each coat to create a near flawless finish.

Let's be honest, dining room tables take a beating, especially with younger kids. We eat, play, and do homework all around the table and you need something that stands up to the test - our lacquer is what you need.

Do you have a warranty?

We believe craftsmen should stand behind their products. We also know that buying furniture online can seem scary. That’s why we promise:

1. If your furniture isn’t built to the color, size, or style that you ordered, we’ll fix or - replace it.

2. If your furniture arrives damaged, we’ll fix or replace it.

3. If your furniture ever cracks or splits, we’ll fix or replace it.

Do I have to pay extra to have my furniture stained?

You only pay extra for a few specific stain options, if you choose to distress your furniture or if you want fully stained chairs instead of a paint + stain combo. 

What if I get my table and don't like the colors?

Every piece we make is made to order. That means you choose the size, style, and color. Keep in mind that every piece of wood is different! Every board will stain slightly differently; please understand this before ordering from us. It is not something we have control over.

Policies on Warranty, Delivery, Product Variation, and Communication

Our Warranty

Our warranty covers all manufacturer defects in regards to products not functioning correctly. Example: Joints in the wood of the product are insecure or wobbly, or the wood is coming apart or breaking naturally.

What our warranty does not cover: anything that has occurred due to mishandling of furniture, such as damaging the finish, force to the wood causing it to break, or natural tendencies of wood when treated to extreme humidity & temperature changes (Twisting, bowing, warping). Wood is a natural product and we have no control over it moving over time, especially in different temperature and humidity. 

Product Variation

Stain variation: All wood accepts stain differently. We unfortunately don't have ultimate control over how wood will accept the stain you choose. We do offer different types of wood for many of our products. We cannot guarantee that your product will look exactly like a product on our website or an example that you've shown us. That's part of the beauty of custom furniture though, as there will never be another item made just like yours. There will be no refunds given or rework done for the color of the product being slightly different than expected. With that being said, we strive to always do our very best to match your expectations. 

Distressing: The majority of the furniture we make by hand is ordered with distressing being one of the most important things a customer wants. We do this all by hand, meaning that no two points of distress will look the same. This is normal and to be celebrated, and there will not be any refunds given for the distressing not matching or for the level of distressing not being what was expected by the customer when the order was placed. We do not heavily distress anything unless it is asked for by the customer. Please view our photos to get an idea how we distress our furniture before placing the order.


Importance of Leaving Notes

When you place your order here on the website, there is a place to leave special notes for us. If we've communicated via phone, text, facebook, or any other place about special/custom things regarding your furniture, these things MUST be included in the notes section. With 20-40 orders passing through our shop each month, we will not remember something that was said in passing on a phone call or in a text message. Please help us help you by doing this.

You messaged us on facebook asking if we could build a different style table top for your table than our standard table top design. We say that we can do it, but it is never confirmed by you that it is in fact what you want. You place your order and don't leave any notes. We get to your order and build the top as we normally do, because there are no notes to tell us otherwise. You come to pick up the table and it's not what you thought, but there was a breakdown in communication. If there had been notes on the order that simply said "Would like the different style table top that we spoke about and sent a picture of on facebook. Please see that message when beginning production", then we would have referred back to our conversation when we began building your table. 

If you don't want your table distressed or you want a special paint color, it MUST be included in the notes during checkout. 

This saves us all from being frustrated by the product not being what we had thought (both on our end and on your end.)

Please note that we cannot rework your furniture because of this. If there are special details they MUST be placed in the notes section. We will not be held liable to ideas that were mentioned in passing and never written down. 

Stain and Paint Colors

This must be determined at the time the order is placed and if it is something different than our standard options, must be placed in the notes so we know exactly what to do. 

If you want to make changes to your order

If you want to make changes to your order, we must be notified of these changes within 48 after the order is placed. Otherwise there is a chance we have already begun on your items and it is a waste of material and labor to do something different. We will not grant requests made to an order after the 48 hour mark. 


If you don't see an answer to your question, please contact us, for a quick answer.