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Forum topic by nate22 posted 08-25-2012 03:49 PM 490 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nate22

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08-25-2012 03:49 PM

I have heard of a company that will help you start your own business making bunk beds. It is called 1800 bunkbeds. Has anyone else heard about it or now anyone that is doing it. I just wondered how it was does it acually work or is it a waste of time. Just curious on what other people thinks about it.

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 04:41 PM

I just came from looking at their website. I don’t know what they charge you, but the list of things on the “what you get” page doesn’t impress me at all.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-25-2012 05:01 PM

Without owning a sawmill and trees to mill, plus the equipment
to dry the wood and bring it to final sanded finish efficiently,
I don’t see bunk beds as a profitable wood product to
manufacture on a small scale. Otherwise, there’s too much
material cost in the product and too much low-price expectation
in the consumer marketplace.

There may be a market of people with young kids who have
surplus dollars to invest in furniture, and if the company
has tapped that market perhaps they are onto something.

However, an Alexa.com search of the domain in question
suggests that it’s not highly trafficked and probably mostly
traffic is acquired through print advertising of the biz-op.

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/1800bunkbed.com#

Only 7% of the site traffic come from intenet searches
so the idea that the business in question has a steady
stream of inquiries from bunkbed buyers who’ve located
the site online is questionable.

I’d proceed with skepticism but also with the understanding
that in a rich country there will always be some demand
for quality furniture. If you want to make woodworking
work for you as a business, you can do it. It is and always
will be a tricky craft to build a thriving business in, but you
can do it – it just takes hard work in both the woodworking
side of it and the business.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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