Rustic bar stools

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Project by SuperDave02 posted 09-03-2009 03:01 AM 6535 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just wondering what some others think about the price of these. I made a couple of bar stools for myself a few weeks ago. A friend of mine asked if I could make 3 for her and what I would charge. Not really knowing what the price should be , I just off hand said $100 a piece. *I really havent made anything to sell, Ive made a lot of things but all for myself only. SO the question I have is, was the price to little or to much??????
Some details. THe legs are pine that I cut and peeled myself. The seat is 2” Thick ash. I wanted to use cypress or pine here, but my lumber sorce is gone for the summer. Anyway the seat alone for the 3 was around $60, the legs were free for the cutting.


-- David South FLorida

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#1 posted 09-03-2009 03:08 AM

Know one can tell you for sure. It’s your time and talent. I would sugjest looking on line for similar stools. If you have $80 in material and 8 hours work is $300 enough or to little for you time and shop overhead?

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#2 posted 09-03-2009 07:57 PM

Nice stools Dave, very similar to some that I make. But I use different locally available woods. I honestly think the price was a little low, on stools like that with just a stationary round or square seat I normally pull 149.00 each retail, now if I do a square seat with a back I can get 179.00-199.00 or so, If I do a square seat with a back and incorporate a swivel I can normally get 225 – 249.00 depending on what wood I use plus I have to charge more for the swivel hardware, If I use a figured wood like Mesquite or so I can normally get more, I find the stools are easier to sell as a set if you incorporate a matching pub/breakfast table or matching patio/wine bar. Stools are a good seller if you do sets in different heights, one of my best sellers is a small 12” and a 18” high stool because it is handy for alot of applications. Those I sell for 49.99 and 75.00, but the trick is to make 10-20 at a time.

Anyway good work and thanx for the post…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#3 posted 09-05-2009 03:44 AM

We have been shopping for stools exactly like this. You are VERY reasonable at $100 each!! I’ve been looking at stools no where near this nice and they are more than this.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#4 posted 09-05-2009 03:57 AM

Frank you are sure right about making several at a time, it takes only twice as much time to make 4 of them as it does just one. I bought a couple of the swivels at woodcraft the other day, I am going to make a couple of them with backs that swivel.

-- David South FLorida

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 02:28 AM

what is the diameter of the seat itself?


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#6 posted 05-18-2011 12:27 PM

If I remember right its around 14”

-- David South FLorida

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