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#1 posted 11-04-2011 06:42 PM

Since your style is Mission, quarter sawn white oak is the number one choice in my opinion. With that being said, I wouldn’t rule out pine as a wood choice, but offer it as an option as any other wood and price accordingly with material costs.

There are those that like how pine distresses easily for that more aged look. There are also some that want unfinished pieces so that they may paint it or finish it themselves.

Pine may not be a the first choice for most, but offers a lower end price range for those seeking to save a few bucks. Thereby not eliminating customers that can’t afford the higher price quality woods but still want your products.

Using pine as a made to ordered option will allow you to only use pine when requested, and prebuilding the bulk of your products with quarter sawn white oak or other hardwood that may be popular.

As for the pictures of your products on face book. I wouldn’t eliminate pictures of the pine pieces but use fewer pine pictures and more of the hardwood pictures. This would allow customers to see if they really want the pine or choose hardwood instead.
Just my 2 cents worth in today’s economy.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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