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Posted on $5,000....for a stationary box.

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#1 posted 09-27-2009 06:10 PM

i came across another custom piece on esty….it was a nice dresser, but right above the top drawer on the left and right were two plugs…weather they were for screws i don’t know…but they were END GRAIN PLUGS…very easy to see and no mistaken about it…he was asking 3000.00 for this piece which prob wasn’t out of the range to much…but i wrote to him and mentioned that if he was going to make custom pieces and at 3000 bucks..he shouldn’t be using end grain plugs…its the small details that show the professionalism of a piece..and to me makes a statement of the overall quaility…..he wrote me back and told me i wasn’t seeing what i thought i was… sorry but i had to laugh at that….ive been doing this long enough to know details like that….at first i didn’t respond…it just wasn’t worth the time…but being me…..i had to write him back and tell him..i know what I’m looking at….those are end grain plugs…and i encouraged him to take council from others who do know what there doing…..believe me i know I’m no maloof…but i do know enough…maybe he will take notice..maybe not…but it all goes back to wanting the woodworking trade to be represented by honest folks…there are levels of quaility…and the small details show at what level your dealing with…to me…a piece selling for 3000.00 should not have end grain plugs…..thats just the way i am….so it comes down to places like e bay and esty give place for craftsman to sell there wares…i just hope that those who sell items at a lower level don’t impact the wood workers who work at a higher level…they deserve a higher dollar amount for higher quaility…...these fly by night – appearing out of the wood work in the middle of the night guys might mare those who have put years in to show it does make a diffrence…there is a difference in Joe blows work and hard working wood workers who have earned the right to ask for higher prices…

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