Since we sell online via Etsy, we normally ship with Federal Express or US Postal Service. Common carrier shipping, using an over-the-road truck from our place to yours, is also possible, but the cost is prohibitively high. For example, an Adirondack chair shipped with Federal Express can run $60 to ship to the east coast, vs. Common carrier rates of $300 or more. Whether you know it or not, you pay for the shipping in the final price! We offer free shipping on most of our items, but if you choose Common Carrier that cost will be extra.
We pack and ship using corrugated boxes, and many of our pieces require some light assembly once received. With chairs and other items we use barrel hoop brackets, which require a few screws to assemble. They are as sturdy as our “built in place” items, with an added advantage of fewer screw joints that can deteriorate over time. Our Adirondack chairs typically can be assembled in twenty minutes or less using a screw gun or drill.
Pickup at our location in Penn Valley is also an option. For those who are close to our location, pick up will require a truck for larger items, and saves you from having to assemble your finished item.