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|909 days ago||
what is the best kind of pine to use? - 7 replies
Hi, I was wondering what is the best kind of pine to use to make furniture out of. I know there is white pine, yellow pine, and I am sure there are a couple of others that I don’t know. But I was just wondering what you guys thought was the best kind to us.
|919 days ago||
prices - 34 replies
I want to know if I am to low on my prices for my furniture or sould I go higher. Here are my prices for my beds. Twin/twin $814twin/full $836full/full $868twin loft $704full loft $736xl twin loft $725twin bed $536full bed $547queen bed $557king bed $568 These prices for if I make them out of pine. Let me know i...
|920 days ago||
What are the best ways to advertise? - 8 replies
I am sure this question has been asked before but what is the best way to advertise to stores and people. I got a uncle that owns his own business, I would ask him but the ways he did it I don’t think would work now a days. I think he used to go out and hang fliers and had brochures he handed out and then people just called him. Does so...
|923 days ago||
doll house for my neice. - 6 replies
My brother and his wife just had there first baby friday and I was thinking of making her a doll house sometime. Although she won’t be playing with it anytime soon. I was seeing if you guys knew where I can find plans for a doll house. Or if you guys have made one and would share the plans. I could go to a box store and buy one but I d...
|954 days ago||
Spec sheets - 0 replies
I am in the process of making spec sheets for my beds. Does anyone now where I can go on the internet so I can get a idea of what it is suppose to look like. I have seen them before but I can’t remember for sure what they look like now. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks in advance.
|962 days ago||
when you build a piece of furniture or anything else do you paint or stain all the pieces then put it together or do you put it together then paint or stain it. I have been putting the ends of my beds together then painting them, but I was thinking about painting all the pieces then putting it together. What is the best way.Thanks for any repl...
|969 days ago||
polyshades minwax stain - 23 replies
I am getting ready to use one of minwax stains that is called polyshades. It has the stain and polyurithane mixed in together. My question is have you used it and if you have what are your thoughts on it. Did you like it or not. Just wondered what other people thought of it.
|987 days ago||
making coasters out of maple - 0 replies
I have a lot of scrape 1×4’s of maple and I thought of making some coasters out of it. First of all is maple a good wood to make coasters out of it and if so do any of you guys now where I can get some patterns for coasters or if you have any would you share them with me. thanks.
|993 days ago||
Self centering doweling jig - 10 replies
I was just wondering if anyone has used this tool before. It is called a self centering doweling jig. Without taking a picture of it, I can tell you that H.F. Wilson Engineering Company makes it. They are located in illinois. But I just was seeing if you guys have ever used it and if you have do you know where you can buy them or do I have t...
|1017 days ago||
work shop - 5 replies
Hi everyone I am in the process of designing my own workshop and I was seeing if any of you guys had any ideas. I know the major stuff like work area, space for lumber, finishing room, and I am going to put a office and storage area on a second floor. But what other things would be good to include in it. And what kind of heat is best to heat ...
|1027 days ago||
staining maple - 6 replies
I am making a bed for a customer and they want it made out of maple and stained in a walnut color. My question is will the walnut stain change the look of the maple and will the maple change the color of the walnut stain. I am using special walnut it is a minwax wood stain. I just wondered if it will change the color before I start staining it.
|1045 days ago||
How is business in your area? - 10 replies
I was just curious on how busy you stay in your area that you live. Where I live it is slow for me. And when people do call or email me about my furniture they want it cheap or free. No one around where I live wants to pay the price for good furniture. But I just wondered how busy you guys are where you live.
|1047 days ago||
what is the best way to have a product delivered? - 11 replies
I have my own store on etsy.com and I just wanted to know what is the best way to have my product delivered. Is the best way delivering it myself or having a company like ups or some other company do it for me. I am tring to figure out the best way. Specially if the person lives in a different state than what I do. So what is the best way.
|1060 days ago||
What is better selling a variety or just one thing? - 31 replies
I was just curious on with some of you guys that have a business of your own what seems to do better. Selling a variety of things or specializing in one kind of furniture like bedroom or livingroom or making a little of everything. And do you seem to get more people looking at your furniture if you offer more than one thing.Thanks for any comm...
|1099 days ago||
size of mattress. - 19 replies
I recently just made a bed for a couple and they pick it up and took it home and put it together and the lady emailed me today and said the mattresses are to small. This is a bunk bed by the way. My question is what could they do to it to make it fit without bringing it back to me. I would tell them to bring it back to me and I would fix it ...
|1104 days ago||
Where would be the best place to sell this. - 8 replies
I make these benches and I was just wondering where these would sell the best. I make them out of pine then I stain them in a maple, oak, pine, or I just leave them natural. Then I put two coats of polyurithane on them. So I was seeing if you guys had a idea where these would sell good at. Here is a couple of pictures of it.
|1105 days ago||
Loft bed with futon under it. - 1 reply
Hi everyone. I am working on a new design for my loft beds and I want to make one with a futon under it. Does anyone have plans or know where to go to get patterns to make the futon. I have had some requests for this so I decided to add a futon underneath the loft bed. Any suggestions would help.
|1108 days ago||
What sells better. - 8 replies
I make a lot of different things and sell them. I was just wanted your guys opinion on what sells better. Do things that are painted or stain sell better than if they are not. I do both but I just wondered what sells better. If you want to see what I make just go to www.knfurniturestore.blogspot.com and it will give you a idea of the things...
|1125 days ago||
What should I charge? - 23 replies
I own my own business and I make and sell bunk beds and loft beds. What I want to know is what would you charge for them. I make my beds out of pine right now and I typically pay between $100 to $150 in materials for them depending on the size. So I just want to know what you guys would charge and how much you would charge for labor. It ...
|1136 days ago||
scrap lumber - 7 replies
I was cleaning out my shop the other day and I got a lot of scrape lumber. I was just seeing if you guys have any good ideas to use it on stuff. I used some of it to make a clamp rack but that didn’t even put a dent in it. What other things could I make that would be useful in the shop.