Ordering & Delivery Time
Credit card: I'm currently using PayPal, but you don't have to have a PayPal account to order through PayPal. You can use a credit card.
Check: You can also pay by check if you're in the US. Let me know what you want, send the check, I'll hold onto it and when your paintbox goes in the mail I'll deposit it. Shipping in the US is $14, so don't forget to add that on.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want more information.
Before you order, think about this. These pochade boxes don't come from a factory. I make each one by hand.
I try to make a few at a time, so I may have just what you want on hand, but probably not. My lead times typically run from four to eight weeks. Just drop an email my way and I'll let you know what the wait time is at the moment. Likely if you need a box for that workshop in two weeks I'm not going to be able to do it. I do my best, but quality has to come first...
If you're an instant gratification person this might be a problem, obviously. There are companies out there who do have factories in China and inventory. In my opinion my boxes are better, but it's your choice. I will do everything possible to make what you want in a timely fashion, with the highest possible quality.
With years of woodworking experience behind me I can tell you that a well made, well designed tool is constant source of delight. I strive to make that tool, and I use what I make. Painting is a challenge — what you paint with should be easy.
Canada — After trying several methods (especially to Canada), seems like USPS is the best way to go. As an example, a Bitterroot would cost about $42 insured. On arrival, you will probably be charged PST/GST as well, but there are no brokerage fees, and no duty. Shipping time can be up to 3 weeks depending on how backed up customs is, but usually 6-10 business days is what the post office estimates. There is no difference in cost based on where you live in Canada — it's just based on weight. Please contact me before you order so we can get a shipping estimate!
Other countries — expect longer times, expect to pay taxes, and an average for a Bitterroot might be more like $60.
A Note About Tripods
The pochade boxes do not include tripods, but they are made to fit all standard tripod mounts. See the Links page for information and suggestions.