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Top 25 Customer Photos

| James at James+James

We LOVE getting back beautiful 'after' pictures from our customers. Nothing makes our carpenters and finishers happier than seeing their hard work displayed in your homes. 

You can even view over 500 pictures in our customer gallery. Here's 25 of our favorites:

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Have a picture of your space that you'd like to share with your carpenter? Text it to 479-633-7557 or email it to james@carpenterjames.com

 

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How Does Shipping Work?

| James at James+James

 

At checkout, you will be given up to three options for delivery, depending upon your location. If you have questions about which option is best for you, give us a call: 479-633-7557.

 

1. SHOP PICKUP: Free pickup from our wood shop in Springdale, Arkansas. Please click here for all the details you need to know about James+James Shop Pickup.

 

2. JAMES+JAMES DELIVERY: Our delivery crew drives all across the country. If you live in one of our delivery cities, the James+James team can bring the furniture straight into your home for around $180 - $300 per order depending on your location. Local deliveries in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-Bentonville area are $95. If you live along our delivery route, we may still be able to deliver to you. Call 479-633-7557 for more information. If your delivery city requires us to collect sales tax, applicable sales tax will be added during check-out. Please click here for all the details you need to know about...

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3rd Party Freight Shipping Details

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Third Party Freight Shipping Details:

If you are not located in one of our delivery cities or are unavailable to accept delivery during a James+James delivery, we offer shipping through 3rd party freightliners. We know that shipping solid wood furniture can be costly, so James+James only charges what it actually costs to have furniture delivered via 3rd party freightliners. 

Most furniture is shipped within 4 to 8 weeks of ordering. You will be notified by our team as soon as your furniture leaves our shop. Once the furniture arrives at the shipping terminal nearest to your home, you will be contacted by the freight company to schedule a delivery window. Please note that sometimes these delivery time windows can span over several hours, so please be prepared to accept your shipment at any point in the time window given. If you are not able to accept your shipment within a reasonable amount of time (as defined by the freight company), the freight...

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James+James Delivery Details

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James+James Delivery Details:

If you live one of our delivery cities or if you are eligible for our Local Delivery option, you will be able to select a James+James delivery upon checkout. We are only able to accept deliveries for each trip until the trailer is full. You can monitor the capacity of each trip on our deliveries page. Typically we make each delivery run every 6 to 8 weeks.

If you are located on our delivery route or just outside one of our delivery cities, it is possible that we can deliver to your home. Please contact us for more information!

At least one week before the scheduled delivery trip or local delivery, you will be emailed with a specific delivery date and 1.5 hour time window for your delivery. Your delivery time and date will be dictated by your location relative to our delivery route. Deliveries can happen any day between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. We cannot guarantee days or times. Our deliveries are scheduled based off drive times...

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Shop Pickup Details

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Shop Pickup Details:

If you select free pick-up on checkout, the turn-around time is typically 4-6 weeks from order to pick up. A member of our team will reach out as soon as your furniture is ready to head home and schedule a pickup day and time. Once a time is scheduled for your pickup, we will have our crew ready and our loading dock reserved for you at that designated time.

Our NWA wood shop is open for pickup Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and is located at 460 W Randall Wobbe Ln., Springdale, AR. We ask for at least 24 hours notice for a pickup appointment so our team can be ready to for you!

Our team would love to help load up your new furniture (and even give you a tour of the wood shop). In order to get your furniture home safely, please bring blankets, straps, etc at time of pickup. Please note that furniture should not be exposed to direct sunlight / weather and needs to be covered on the drive home. 

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Can I Have It By Christmas?

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While our typical build time is between four and six weeks. We know that the holiday season can sneak up quickly - if you need your furniture delivered prior to Christmas, we are happy to offer an expedited build time.

 

Local Northwest Arkansas Delivery or Wood Shop Pickup

Furniture ordered on or prior to Saturday, November 25th, 2017, will be ready for local delivery or pickup on or before Friday, December 22nd, 2017.

Starting Sunday, November 26th, 2017, furniture that needs to be delivered locally or picked up in Northwest Arkansas on or before Friday, December 22nd, 2017 will be subject to a $160.00 RUSH FEE. Please call 479-633-7557 prior to placing your order to ensure the RUSH FEE is added to your order.

If an order is placed without a RUSH FEE, the furniture will be scheduled for delivery or pickup within the typical four to six week time frame. Once production capacity has been met, expedited build times and rush fees will no longer be...

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The James+James Promise

| James at James+James


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

 

  1. If your furniture isn’t built the color, size, style etc. 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.

  4. Your furniture will be ready and delivered when we said it would be.

 

Even though we build hundreds of tables each year, our small team is like a family. That means you won’t get stuck behind call centers and big company policies if everything isn’t perfect. The same person who answered the call to help you place the order will be there if you need any help after. Need to reach James himself? Shoot him an email james@carpenterjames.com - he’d also love to help make sure your experience is great!

 

 

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What Finish Color Is Best For My Space?

| James at James+James

 

Selecting the right wood finish for your space can feel daunting. You want to get it right. You probably already have floor colors, wall colors, cabinet colors to contend with.

Luckily, we build thousands of tables each year and here’s what you need to know to be certain you’re selecting the correct finish color:

Tip 1: Get Inspired

We have hundreds of pictures from past customers in our gallery. 

 

Tip 2:  Order A Sample

If you’re going back and forth between stain options, we reccomend ordering a stain sample or two. You can also return them for a refund less postage.

  

 

Tip 3:  Let Us Help

Our design consultants see hundreds of spaces each year and would love to help you. We’d love to hear about what you’re working to accomplish with your space, look at pictures of your room, and provide finish reccomendations. Simply give us a call 479-633-7557 or email us james@carpenterjames.com.

 

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What Size Dining Table Do I Need?

| James at James+James

 

 

Figuring out what size table is right for your space can be confusing and frustrating. Luckily, with a few simple tips, it doesn’t have to be.

We build thousands of tables each year and here’s what you need to know to be a table sizing pro:

 

Tip 1: Seating Capacity

Figuring our how many people you want to seat at your table is a great place to start. Chair widths vary, but as a general rule:

For Rectangular Tables:

6’ tables seat 6 loved ones
8’ tables seat 8 loved ones
10’ tables seat 10 loved ones
12’ tables seat 12 loved ones

For Round Tables:

48” tables seat 4 loved ones
54” tables seat 5-6 loved ones
60” tables seat 6-7 loved ones

For Square Tables:

46” tables seat 4 loved ones
55” tables seat 4-8 loved ones
60“ tables seat 8 loved ones 
66” tables seat 8 loved ones

 

Tip 2: Painters Tape

Use painters tape to draw a table on the floor. This will really help you visualize...

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Vintage Stains Explained

| L.J. at James+James

At James+James, we offer several stains to choose from for your solid wood furniture and each stain has a Vintage option. Choosing the Vintage option means that your furniture will be stained as normal by one of our experienced carpenters and then "vintaged" or distressed in certain areas by sanding. This process brings out more of the color of the wood beneath the stain and allows for more variation of the stain to be seen in the grain of the wood. Below you will see examples of each of our regular stains (Midnight, Kona, Dark Walnut, Industrial Grey, and Early American) and the Vintage option for each stain color.

Have you had a chance to check out our Customer Gallery? You can use a filter to see each stain color on different pieces of furniture in different homes!

Check out each option and reach out to us if you have any questions at all! 

Midnight

Vintage Midnight 

Kona 

Vintage Kona

Dark Walnut

Vintage Dark Walnut

Industrial Grey

Vintage...

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