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#1 posted 12-08-2017 07:06 PM

I’m a woodshop owner and General contractor for 30 years Many people want to get into furniture making for a living and a small percentage make it as a profitable business.
You have to evaluate each opportunity for yourself whether it makes sense for you or not. If you can afford the time, material to make furniture for model homes and know that your furniture is only for display and most probably not sell and possibly get damaged by home buyers and their kids and pets then you’re going into this transaction with your eyes open.
If you decide to try this out you need to have a written agreement stating the terms of your agreement. If I were to try this and I was to think of it as advertising I would want a card or tag stating custom made by you, I would also say after the 1st 30 days they pay you to rent the furniture (say 5 or 10% of its value) and if it’s damaged they have to pay you in full for the furniture.I would also limit the time they can use it. 6 months-year. Remeber in this situation they are more interested in selling the house than pointing out how great your furniture is.

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