|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 138 days ago||1302 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
138 days ago
A custom order to any LJ box builder that wants it, I’ll put you in contact with customer, please let me know, as it’s a little much for me.
I just had a customer contact me through my business page on facebook wanting a custom box built to hold or house 72 watches, she wants three trays each tray to hold 24 watches along with watch pillows, she wants it also with lock and key a locking mechanism, she specified that she didn’t want a rustic appeal and she favors Cherry wood or the sort, she liked the style and finish of my cypress and Wenge project listed below.
When I first read her order I didn’t read it clearly as I described it above, I thought she wanted a box to hold 24 watches so after speaking with her more through several more messages, I told her I would get back with her on a quote, the next day I started to work on it but thought I’d better reread her original message again to make sure all ducks were in a row and that’s when I discovered that she wants box to hold 72 watches not 24, my response to her was and please someone let me know if my calculations are correct?
I told the customer I thought that would make the trays very… heavy and that the interior of the box would have to be 36” in length and the exterior 39” with 5/8” walls and tray removal, as each watch bay with pillow would have to be 3” wide to accommodate the pillows also that I’m not sure I could build a tray sturdy enough to support the weight.
So I’m asking if I am correct in my calculations and if someone wants to take this on?
The Customers original message;
Hi Randy, I would like to surprise my hubby for his birthday in July.
I am in Miami Florida zip code 33016.
Forgot to mention it must have some type of lock/key
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