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Kopac

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06-23-2014 04:24 AM

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I’ve been looking on amazon and there are so many options around $100 but poor quality.

If this was at a store, how much would you pay?

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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 06-23-2014 04:33 AM

Depends on how it is constructed and what materials were used.

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#2 posted 06-23-2014 04:34 AM

This will be all made out of MDF with brushed nickle hardware. Semi gloss finish would be applied to inside and out.

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#3 posted 06-23-2014 04:36 AM

I would not pay anything. You’re on a wood workers web site, make it.

I’ll ask my girl in the morning how much she would pay for it.
Paul

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#4 posted 06-23-2014 04:40 AM

Paul, thank you for the feedback! I agree completely but it is for a friend that would like to pay me to build it. Materials are roughly $100.00 as shown and I’m just wondering your advice on what would be a reasonable price, both for small profit and being a close friend.

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#5 posted 06-23-2014 04:40 AM

Ever painted MDF?

You gonna edgeband?

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#6 posted 06-23-2014 04:42 AM

Lorene,

Yes, I have actually, here’s a recent pic of all MDF construction piece by myself which came out very nice..

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#7 posted 06-23-2014 04:43 AM

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#8 posted 06-23-2014 04:43 AM

Just sanding, no edgeband.

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#9 posted 07-03-2014 02:04 AM

i would suggest you try to steer your friend into having it built out of literally anything else. mdf is heavy, nasty, and difficult to work with sometimes. suggest using poplar as it’s wicked cheap but strong and that will cut your production cose down by about 80% as far as what you should charge take the materials cost and add 20$/hour for your fee, that’s generally what I do.

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#10 posted 07-03-2014 02:42 AM

I agree, I hate mdf furniture. Any wood would be better.

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#11 posted 07-03-2014 12:30 PM

Looks like a deck box. If he is insisting on MDF, I think he’d be better off just buying one of these at the big orange box store

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#12 posted 07-03-2014 01:22 PM

The way I see it, that’s a cabinet box (which you clearly have figured out, based on your other pictures) with a hinged top. I would build it as such. I would build a plywood box (edge banded on top) with a poplar face frame front. Decorative base molding from poplar as well. The top panel would also be plywood with poplar ends and back, as the cabinet box will provide support from sagging.

Edit : I’d probably charge around $300. Not making a ton of money off a friend, but looking to cover my costs of wood, fasteners/glue, paint, hardware, and cushion (my wife would make the cushion), and any unforeseen expenses.

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#13 posted 07-03-2014 01:43 PM

Find some waterproof MDF. Yes, it exists. Extra heavy and will not be challenged by water.

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#14 posted 07-03-2014 02:17 PM

I’m assuming that this is for interior use only? It doesn’t look like a deck box to me, it looks like an entryway bench for putting your shoes on and stuff.

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#15 posted 07-03-2014 02:39 PM

I wouldn’t personally try to compete with any store selling MDF furniture unless the customer is looking for the basic design with better materials and higher quality build. MDF is heavy, dulls tooling quickly and is horrible to use around water or humidity. That being said, it does have it’s place, just not in quality furniture.

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