|Forum topic by Ty68||posted 08-12-2013 07:04 AM||925 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-12-2013 07:04 AM
We just had a contractor build a Butchers Block Counter Top…We provided Walnut that we had purchased for shelving to the contractor for him to also laminate and build shelves as part of the contract. He initially told us that the wood he would require for the butcher block could be obtained from cuttings from previous jobs and would add to it if necessary. Instead he used the full shelving boards and stated upon delivery that all wood was used and needed to bill for more. The amount of wood that we provided to the contractor was as follows:
6×4 75 linear feet
The final job was a total area of 28.5 square feet of countertop.
The contractor billed us for ADDITIONAL 25 BF of wood on top of the wood purchased for the job.
My question is does this seem like an excessive amount of wood. The countertops are 1 inch thick and only on layer top to bottom and then layered in 1.25 inch increments from front edge to back edge. Contractor stated that he got 6 cuts per 12 inch wide board.
The concern is the contractor was a bit erratic in his behavior and we are now very concerned about the extra billing and where all the wood went. We purchased about $2000 worth of wood for him to use on this job.
Advice or insight?