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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 08-24-2015 05:43 PM 745 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2015 05:43 PM

I am looking into some projects for a customer for butcher block counter tops. Does anyone on here have an average price they have seen or may charge? I’ve seen an “average” of $25-$130 per sq ft. Just seems like an insane average. Cost of materials averages out to about $15 a sq ft for maple, and that’s a really high estimate. I know walnut would raise it up some. Just looking for info from others that have done it I guess.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 08-24-2015 06:03 PM

Price= cost of materials + hourly labor charges for machining and assembly + overhead of the shop + incidental shop supplies used + profit desired.

I do not think I have missed anything in the basic calculations for a quote, but it gives you a start. Remember you have to compare price of apples to apples.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 08-24-2015 08:21 PM

$130 sounds crazy until your countertop is 6” thick end grain. What is your cost like then? How many men to pick up a laminated piece of walnut that weighs 400lbs? When I briefly think about it, there are 18 different variables that would drastically affect price per square foot.

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