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Project by scrapstotreasures posted 305 days ago 706 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this as a special order for a customer but had a difficult time with pricing. What do you guys think I should have charged for it? It is made of pine with bead board backing, stands 6’ tall and 2’ wide and the shelves are Kreg jigged to keep the price down. I will tell you how much I charged after I get a few suggestions. Thanks for looking and responding.

-- I cut da board three times and its still too short!





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 305 days ago

Well done… Looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Michael Wilson

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#2 posted 305 days ago

That’s a lot nicer than the shelves I’ve happily paid $110 for.

I’ll throw a dart in the wall at $200, finished (having never tried to price my own work.)

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MadeinMT

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#3 posted 305 days ago

Pretty simple construction and pine is inexpensive. 72” x 24” is not very big. $100.

-- Ron, Montana

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 305 days ago

At least $150.

Did you apply a finish?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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scrapstotreasures

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#5 posted 303 days ago

Thanks for looking and for the advice. I ended up charging $75 for it which I thought was a little low even though it was made of pine and cheaper joinery. Even though we live deep in the woods where wood and dirt are more plentiful than any other resource, they are still not cheap. I am starting to mill my own lumber because I don’t like paying lumber yard prices for warped and twisted lumber. I greatly appreciate the input and this will help me to price other projects and not under cut my profits.

-- I cut da board three times and its still too short!

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MT_Stringer

1797 posts in 1827 days


#6 posted 303 days ago

I have sold three of these for $150 each. All made out of white pine from the big box store. Prolly should have charged more. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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scrapstotreasures

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#7 posted 303 days ago

Those are very nice! They definitely look like they should be more expensive. I think we all struggle with what we think our projects are worth to someone else and sometimes shortchange ourselves in order to make the customer happy. When I make something no matter how good it looks, I always see the flaws that apparently no one else sees and I think this is where I start to shortchange myself.

-- I cut da board three times and its still too short!

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