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Crowandthrow

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08-06-2015 12:58 PM

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This is my first post and I’ve just recently started wood working. My first project was this coffee table that I have attached. It’s about 4 ft long 2.5 ft wide and 2 ft tall. It has been sanded and I am pretty proud of how nice it turned out. My wife suggested I could try to sell it but I have no idea what kind of price tag I could try. It’s made out of treated wood (built for outside on porch) and very very sturdy and heavy. Can anyone give me a ball park of about what you could sell a table similar to this for? Just out of curiosity. Thanks.


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#1 posted 08-06-2015 02:06 PM

C&T, the best way to figure a cost, in my opinion and, believe me, there are many ways and many opinions, is to look on-line at pricing for similar items. I’d say, type, “outdoor coffee table” in Google and you’ll see plenty of tables with prices. Compare yours with what’s available and adjust your pricing accordingly. Since yours is not finished it could be an advantage or a disadvantage. You could sell it as is and the user could finish it or you could post that you will finish it to the user’s specifications. Good luck. It looks good.

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 08:36 PM

I’d echo Yonak’s thoughts, and just add that depending on where you’re located, Craigslist can be a good resource to check prices. There are a couple of woodworkers in my area that build custom projects and sell them regularly on CL. If you can’t find any in your area, check surrounding cities for price comparisons. Where I am (SoCal) I think I’d put it somewhere in the $150-$200 range.

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 08:44 PM

Yikes, don’t sand treated wood it’s really bad for you and your family,your friends,animals,nature.
Nice looking table,Try pricing it double the cost of materials. Good luck.

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