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#1 posted 05-29-2014 07:54 PM

This is what I did for years to find out what the market is.
When somebody would ask me how much, I would call other shops and have them bid on the job.
That would give me an idea of what other professionals would charge, and I would charge the same.
No need to be cheaper because your smaller if you’re still delivering the same item.
Most of the time it is harder for you than a commercial shop because you don’t have the equipment they have,
but you still have to be competitive with the market.
More times than once I have had the other companies build a project for me and I finish and install it. No different than buying something from Lee Valley who bought it from somewhere else and marking it up.
Some people may not think it’s morally right to use other companies like that, but in my opinion all is fair in business when you are trying to make a living. (But that’s just me)

Call some stripping companies and see what they would charge, you never know, it might be easier to have them strip it and you just put on the new finish.

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