Here’s a little tip for those of you thinking of going pro, either as a business or in retirement for extra cash.
Start keeping track of the materials you use in a project and the time it takes to make them, now. Even better, break it down into sections, like planning phase, layout, cutting, jointing, assembly and finishing. This information will be priceless when it comes to estimating prices on projects for your clients.
Don’t forget to include such things as waste (if you take 6 feet out of an 8 foot board, you charge the client for the entire 8 feet) and such things as glue, nails, screws and so on. They add up.
Having this information to draw on could make the difference between making a profit on a job or losing money. Nobody wants the second to come along, so you gotta know this sort of thing.
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!