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#1 posted 06-21-2012 06:35 PM

Thinking of a price point and checking out prices does only so much. You have to figure out:

Materials + time + rework/warranty + overhead = price.

For an example of why just looking at price of others doesn’t work, think about this:

You can buy all the pine you need for $20.
Stain and finishing cost $15.

Labor takes 4 hours.
Finishing another on/off 1 day (but only a total of 2 hours).

Power/tools/wear and tear/etc costs you $10

So far, on straight costs and very minimal overhead charging, you’ve spent $45 on that bench. With labor if you try to come in at $75, you’re basically making $6 an hour. That’s if you can build the thing and finish it in 5 hours.

You need to lay out how much these things cost you and then you’ll get a price that works for you.

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