|Project by Obi||posted 12-27-2006 01:25 AM||2345 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
While just trying to make some spending money and trying to find out what it was that everybody just “Had” to have I talked to my brother-in-law about some breadboxes that I’d seen on line selling for $75- $150.00 and the were painted and cheap, not to mention, in my opinion, ugly as sin, he mentioned he needed one. Well when you can’t find a market for what you’re making then change what you’re making to fit the market.
I had purchased some hickory because I didn’t know what it was and i liked the grain. This is all new to me because i’m a journeyman carpenter that has spent years working with Doug Fir. Well, needless to say after I’d done some research and played with my dovetail jig some more, i went to work on it.
I called my brother-in-law one day and as he was driving past my house to go to the big city, I told him to stop by, because I was going to let him have first option to buy. I sold it to him for a measely 50 bucks and since then he’s told me no to make him anything til AFTER he oders it.
Let’s see, so far the Mahogany pulpit, the breadbox, and mission style bench, three mission style tables and a entry hall shelf for coats and umbrellas … he’s one of my best customers.