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#1 posted 02-22-2014 02:54 PM

Pricing is always so tricky. I usually go the easy route and so 2 – 2.5 times the cost of the wood. It means I’ll make a profit but the $$ per hour is below minimum wage. On the other hand I look at some of these pieces on ETSY and I can’t figure out how they can sell a cutting board for $15. I can’t buy the wood for $15 let alone put anything together and make a profit. It’s easy if all you want to do is subsidize your hobby but selling seemingly at a loss doesn’t make sense to me. I just made some wood whisperer boards. Two 8/4 boards 7’ long were 120.00. I got 4 cutting boards out of them plus I have some decent scrap to make some smaller pieces. I figure $60 – $65 for the full size boards then I’ll have a few sandwich size boards I can sell for cheap.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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