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#1 posted 03-12-2018 01:34 PM

what part of the country are you in ??
look on your local CraigsList to see what others are asking for similar items. (as a guideline).
do you know how to effectively advertise your wares to be sold on the internet ?
good quality photos without a lot of background clutter will be your first starting point.
your tools and the money you have invested in your tools should not play a part in your pricing.

not to hurt your feelings, but, I think the burned look went out of style in the ‘80s
and it depends on your prospective customer base if the rustic furniture made out of pine
2×4 lumber would fit their decor. I made a coffee table when I was 18 years old and I thought
it looked terrific. my father told me, you will never see the joints or glue residue on a professional piece
of furniture. also, other people must like it and it must fit their home, not just for you.
although it was a bit harsh, I learned from it. outside opinions will only make you better and stronger.

again – good quality photos with attention grabbing descriptions will put you ahead of the pack.

this is an example of a good photo to display your table for sale:

as a learning exercise, you could stage the furniture in your home and then gather the feedback
of your family, friends and neighbors of how they like it (or don’t).


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