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nate22

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07-24-2013 01:45 AM

I make beds currently with my business. I am wanting to add a new piece of furniture. I am throwing around a couple ideas but not sure. I have thought about a play table to go along with my beds for kids. Should I stay with furniture for the bedroom or should I go with a piece of furniture for another room. And if I stay with bedroom furniture what would sell good. Any ideas would help.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 01:50 AM

Test the market to see what sells. Make dome prototypes of your ideas and try to sell them where you sell the beds!

What about Shelves or, computer desks?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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rfusca

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 01:53 AM

I’m not sure I can speak to furniture specifically – but for salesmanship in general, its going to be much much easier to transition to a ‘matching’ piece of furniture in the room.
“Why yes, I can make that bed – in fact, we also sell a nightstand and dresser in the same wood and design! Buy together for a XX% discount!”

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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SteveKnnn

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 02:12 AM

I think Chris’ answer is right on!

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 04:44 AM

Matching Dressers, Night stands, blanket chests, etc. Any bedroom furniture would be good. Especially if it matches.

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 04:57 AM

fill out the bed room suites so that you can offer matching furniture to people.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 10:59 AM

Nate,

For now I would stay with the bedroom furniture as the others have stated. It would be easier both in designing and building.

Sales should also be easier; since you already have a customer base to work with and it’s easier to add to a sale with more than one item to offer.

A multi-purpose desk/dresser may be something to think about. Design something the typical furniture store wouldn’t have (less compitetion and price comparing that way).

Both a desk and the dresser would be very functional for a kids room. An awesome design would definitely set you apart from the rest.

Adding to your line also gives you a great excuse to contact your previous customers to let them know what’s new. Repeat sales are the easiest to generate; they already know you, they already know your product and they already know your pricing, and that all works to your advantage….......unless you gave your work away in the beginning and now you will be stuck with that pricing format!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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