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Project by Campeasy posted 09-10-2017 12:08 AM 2610 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built on commission. I started by building the steel frame. This gave me exact dimensions to work with when i started the woodwork. I dinged up the wood by dropping an ax head, a sledgehammer head, and a heavy chain on it. Customer loved it. I’ve since received an offer from a retailer who wants to sell my furniture. My question is, how do you price when joinery is involved?





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-10-2017 12:09 PM

Nice rustic coffee table! That would cost a lot in certain stores where they sell that theme!! They look great in warehouse apartments!!

cheers, Jim

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-10-2017 01:38 PM

This is a very creative table.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-10-2017 02:11 PM

Very good.

Pricing still has to be time and material. Remember that they get 30% so you have to build that into price also.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 09-10-2017 02:26 PM


I dinged up the wood by dropping an ax head, a sledgehammer head, and a heavy chain on it.

You should be more careful! 8^)

Allow for the time involved of course, include materials + waste, a charge for tooling wear, and as stated, consider what the reseller will pay you so you can get a profit worthy of your efforts.

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LoganN

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#5 posted 09-11-2017 01:44 AM

That looks great! I love the metal – I wish I could do that. And I agree that it would sell for a high price at any store

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Campeasy

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#6 posted 09-12-2017 12:57 AM

Thank you all very much for the feedback. I charged $1400 for both. Do you think thats too low? @Splintergroup, perhaps i should have clarified, my customer wanted the wood to look aged, i achieved the desired look by dropping heavy things on the wood after i joined everything. I then sanded one last time to take the edges off all the gouges and divots to give everything an aged look.

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 09-12-2017 02:43 PM



Thank you all very much for the feedback. I charged $1400 for both. Do you think thats too low? @Splintergroup, perhaps i should have clarified, my customer wanted the wood to look aged, i achieved the desired look by dropping heavy things on the wood after i joined everything. I then sanded one last time to take the edges off all the gouges and divots to give everything an aged look.

- Campeasy

Just teasing you!

A couple of friends made “distressed” furniture a few years back. Lots of torture type techniques and general mayhem on the wood.

The price you get is of course inevitably linked to what a customer will pay 8^)

I’m my opinion, $1400 would be quite outstanding for my location. You certainly have covered material costs, the rest reflects your labor rate. Law of supply and demand! if you can charge more, more power to you. Eventually you will have supplied a table to all available customers and will need to reinvent.

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