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#1 posted 12-13-2011 08:27 PM

Great read! I have owned and ran a cabinet shop for a few years now and tried to sell custom furniture at the same time and I agree it is bad way to go. I found myself disappointed in the quality of my cabinets ( not saying i cut any corners but a pocket screw compared to mortise and tenon is wimpy) and disappointed in my profits from furniture. I could build a kitchen in the same amount of time as armoire and make way more money. I still build kitchens and furniture but mainly now its what you were saying its modest architectural jobs. The economy is the main reason I primarly build furniture now people are just to broke to remodel kitchens in my area. I accept custom orders but I have found that building certain pieces and selling them on ebay is better for me than waiting on an order. It doesnt always pay off some designs just dont sell or take time to sell but after a awhile one can somewhat get a feel for sells and what doesnt. SOMEWHAT

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