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#1 posted 04-22-2013 03:30 PM

BTW, you could make it from construction lumber. It’d still cost between $50 to $100 in materials and hardware…and that’s not including the finish. That leaves $200 in profit. If you could build it in 8 hours, it’d be worth it. I’d say 40 hours is more accurate…probably more…and yes, most of that time will be spent on the doors and drawers.

If I built furniture as a business, I wouldn’t charge less than $1000. But since people don’t like spending so much money on things like this, it’s a moot point. You have to match your clientele to your product, not your product to your clientele.

This is why it’s difficult for furniture builders to make money…and it’s also why I’ve never bought a single item from Ikea.

-- jay,

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