Earlier this summer I turned down the opportunity to make simple rustic tables for a thriving furniture store. The designs was super simple and consisted of all construction grade lumber from lowes. Screws showing, not even countersunk, boards mounted crown down, shoddy work in my opinion. I am no hardwood snob but with i knew these tables would twist and bow and cup within months and i turned down the opportunity. since then a mutual friend has been making and selling the same style of tables from dimensional lumber. He has been doing very well and i am happy for him. I have designed A great hardwood farmhouse trestle table that i am about to launch and i know my work will be compared to these other guys. so it has had me thinking.
So my questions:
What do you all think about the high demand for such cheaply made Tables?
Does it hurt the market for quality made tables?