Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in designing and building a custom piece of furniture with Rustic Elements Furniture? Check out our FAQ below for answers to all of your questions and to learn more about us, our process, and the custom wood furniture we create!

In short, everything! However, we’re most known for easy-to-live-with, solid wood tables. If you’ve browsed our site, you’ll see we also offer hutches/buffets, coffee/side/console tables, floating shelves, island tops, chairs, desks, mantels, etc.!

Yes, we do! We have established relationships with a few different white-glove services that will essentially ship anywhere in the country.

We estimate shipping can take roughly a month between pick up and delivery. This timeframe can vary. It is dependent on the shipper’s routes and where we/you land in them. Once the items have been picked up, the shipper will contact you directly with the delivery information.

When requesting a quote, please include a home address along with product dimensions and all items included in the order. Cost will vary with location and delivery size.

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Yes, we do charge for delivery. Pricing is typically between $250-$300 for our white-glove service. This applies to select Chicagoland-areas. Price is subject to vary depending on details. This means a completely hands-off process for you. We deliver on Saturdays only between 8am-5pm. All furniture will be brought into the spot you request. Felt pads are installed upon setup. Our tables are not light so we encourage customers to go with the delivery option and ask the area is cleared prior to delivery.

You are more than welcome to pick up your order. Just be prepared for some heavy lifting! You will receive an e-mail letting you know when your order is done and ready for pickup. Pick up is from Tuesday through Saturday from 8am-3pm. We will help wrap and load your furniture, but require customers to bring their own blankets, straps, etc. when picking up your furniture. Please call or email first to ensure we’ll have your items ready for you.

Our lead time is roughly 12-14 working weeks. If we can get your order to you earlier, we will try our best, but we ask our customers to factor for up to 14 weeks. Currently we deliver only on Saturdays using an 8am-5pm window. The week of your scheduled delivery you will receive a confirmation email of completion. This email will also include details regarding delivery time, balance due, an order, and care form. We don’t typically have much wiggle room in our routes, so if the specified Saturday does not work for you, we’ll reschedule for the following Saturday.

We stick to the harder of the hardwoods: hickory, ash, hard maple, walnut, red and white oak, rift/quarter and flat sawn. Often the color choice will influence the wood species as we select the best one for the specific look and aesthetics. The stain essentially enhances the natural characteristics of the wood and then we finish it off with layering the clear top coat. This provides a beautiful, natural look but also a very durable surface. The wear occurs on the clear coat vs. a faux painted-type finish that is often found on most furniture, contributing to a surface that is prone to chipping and wearing poorly in appearance.

We pride ourselves on the easy-to-live-with usability and durability of our custom wood tables. Each of our tables are coated using a high-end commercial grade finish imported from Italy. It is very tough and adds to the durability of our tables. What does that actually mean? No white ring from cups! No haze from heat! No stains from common household spills. Our furniture will stand up to the harshest of chemicals including nail polish remover, bleach, wine, and household cleaners. Having said that, they are not indestructible. You must take proper care to ensure they stay in top shape for decades to come. We use the hardest, highest quality wood available, take the time to build them the right way, and apply the best finish available. When you purchase a piece of furniture from Element Furniture, you know you’re getting furniture you can count on.

For more details on care and cleaning, click here for our “Care Guide.”

Yes! You are more than welcome to visit our showroom in Joliet, Illinois and see the many examples of our custom furniture. Our showroom hosts a variety of ready-made pieces, along with samples, and other furniture selections to choose from. We’re more than happy to speak with you about what you’re looking for and toss around ideas! Feel free to stop in or make an appointment to walk through details for pricing.

 

Considering the nature of our business, we build to suit your needs. Therefore, detailed pricing is difficult. For our tables, we have listed a rough price-range which you can find on the “Tables and Furniture” page. If you would like specific pricing, walk through the steps and make the selections under our “Build Table Options” page. Email us the details and we will get back to you with a breakdown of pricing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us in regards to something specific. We are happy to give you an estimate.

This is dependent on the nature of the order. For some of the more custom work we will ask for a 50% deposit when the order is placed and the final balance prior to at the time of delivery.

For more standard orders, we ask for a credit card as a retainer. The card is not charged unless there is a cancellation in which case we will charge a minimum of 50%. No cancellation means full payment is due upon delivery. You can pay by credit card or check. Credit cards do carry a 3% processing fee.

You are more than welcome to stop by our shop or set up an appointment to walk through details, get a quote, and place your order. Our showroom hosts a variety of examples, stain colors, etc.

If you’d like to start the process online, walk through our “Build Tables Options” page, make your selections, and send us an email for a quote. Orders can be placed via email or over the phone.

You have several weeks to make changes after your order is placed. Once the order is placed, you will receive an order form outlining all the selections and price breakdown as discussed.

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Our production time is 12-14 working weeks. Please keep in mind the nature of our work. Each piece is handmade and therefore takes time to create. In the rare instance that this time frame runs longer, we ask that you be understanding. We are not willing to sacrifice quality for quantity.

At Element Furniture, we accept both credit cards and personal/cashier’s checks. If you write a check, please be sure to make it out to Rustic Elements Furniture. If you choose to pay with a credit card, please be advised that a 3% processing fee will be charged.

Our warranty covers structural issues only. Wear and tear is not covered, so be sure to take special care of your table and avoiding dragging rough, sharp objects across your table. Humidity and/or moisture issues aren’t covered. We build our furniture using large solid wood planks. Since we are using solid wood, it is more susceptible to moisture and temperature changes. This means the table tops will move slightly and very minor cracks could develop. We use techniques to keep this to a minimum and give the table room to adjust. However, the wood can expand and contract depending on the temperature. So, it’s important to keep your custom wood table in a stable environment and avoid these issues with proper humidity control. Drastic changes in temperature and humidity levels could cause damage that isn’t covered under our warranty.

Yes! We offer a wide selection of ready-made furniture listed under our “Showroom Inventory.” We understand that some are more pressed for a quicker solution so we have pieces of furniture available for immediate purchase. This handcrafted wood furniture is on display in our Joliet, IL showroom. These are NEW pieces, not returns. We build them to display our work and give an example for customers who are unsure of exactly what they want. Feel free to stop by our furniture shop to see if anything on the floor catches your eye! If one of our ready-made pieces fit your needs, you are more than welcome to purchase! Typically we can deliver these within one to two weeks locally.

Scott and his crew are simply amazing. We had them make 2 tables and we could not be anymore pleased. Yes, they are more expensive than your typical furniture store, but the quality is far superior. I expect that we'll have these tables for 30+ years. So in that time... Read More

James - Woodridge, IL

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Rustic Elements Furniture

847-401-7753
info@rusticelements.com

Showroom Hours

Tuesday-Saturday – 8am-4:30pm
Sunday-Monday – CLOSED

18558 NW Frontage Road
Joliet, IL 60404

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