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Posted on What's An Average Margin on Lumber and Materials for Your Work?

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 05:43 AM

I feel comfortable at around 20%. But you have to watch for jobs heavy on materials and short on labor since you can easily and very noticably price yourself out of a job.

As for overhead, i’d say most one or two man operations most likely have a higher per man ovehead than a company of 50 or 100 employees. Just look at utilities cost to get the gist of what i’m saying. A 100 man shop is nowhere close to paying a 100 times more for utilities than a one man shop.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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