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Update on Ordering Frames from Wire Frame D'Lites

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Dougp    32

I would like to thank all of you making this year an outstanding one for building frames.  As you all know I had to stop taking orders in February for this year.  I now have about 25 frames on a waiting list for next year.  I can make about 120 frames a year and if I get several large orders like I did this year it could be less as it takes a lot of time to build them. I have tried to keep everyone that ordered up to date on where I at in building the frames.

I have 2 guys that have helped with the cleanup of the frames this year and they have been great.  Thanks Rob & Tom for you help. I have been building frames 5 to 6 days a week in order to get as many frames made as possible. Some of you have had to wait 6 to 7 months for your frames and no one has complained. I’m very humbled that so many of you trust me to build your frames.

I’ve even gotten comments like this; “Thank you for what you do” and “Doug,  you do great work and are well worth waiting for”.
Orders that are placed on the waiting list will require a down payment of half of the order and can be canceled and refunded prior to me starting the build. I will send you an email when I'm going to start building your order about a week before I start.

Again, thank you all for a great year.  Hope I will have time to get my own display ready for this year.

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