|Forum topic by PhillipRCW||posted 01-07-2015 08:28 PM||884 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-07-2015 08:28 PM
Looking for any Oklahoma woodworkers. Hoping to bounce some ideas around for what is selling well for you locally or if you notice any local trends I have not yet.
I’m seeing quite a few people selling Orange box store tables and cheap furniture. Construction grade lumber that hasn’t been joined or cleaned up properly with a blotchy stain job. Everything seems to be built with a kreg jig with no thought of wood movement. And dining room tables being sold for $200. I’m not living off my woodworking income, but I still think my time is worth more than that.
Sorry I had to complain really quick. I know quality work will carry me past that BS. But, what products do y’all see selling well. I know quite a bit of the pallet stuff sells well. I’m trying to avoid it, but I may knock out a few nicer pieces just to show that pallet wood doesn’t have to look like it came from a shipping pallet. I think my main focus will be on higher end modern tables with a live edge top with intricate bases. I’m also working on a concrete table design with wood inlays and a stainless steel leg/base.
-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.