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Pricing projects

by mepetty
posted 10-04-2017 11:14 PM


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TaySC

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 11:28 PM

We like pictures around here.

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 11:41 PM

What does this have to do with pricing?

Where are the pictures?!?

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 11:47 PM

Are you wondering what to sell them for?

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#4 posted 10-05-2017 12:38 AM

pictures or it did not happen LMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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mepetty

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#5 posted 10-05-2017 12:42 AM

Haven’t put the finish on yet. Yes wondering ehat a good price might be.

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#6 posted 10-05-2017 01:53 AM

Charge extra for anti gravity

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 10-05-2017 01:56 AM

Bout tree-fiddy.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#8 posted 10-05-2017 02:02 AM

Anti gravity that’s funny. Just took a regular picture not sure why it turned out that way.

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#9 posted 10-05-2017 02:55 AM

Cell phone camera strikes again.

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#10 posted 10-05-2017 03:38 AM

Camera turned the wrong way strikes again.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 10-05-2017 07:40 AM

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 10-05-2017 08:25 AM

In a nutshell you need to find what your market will bear. It doesn’t matter what you spend on materials, labor and over head. It’d more what people are willing to pay for product. Do you live in area where people have lots of money? In a poor part of the country like the Rustbelt? You can’t do business with people who have no money. All that kind of stuff matters in what your chairs will bring. If I wanted to make and sell that style of chair I’d build a couple of them price with consideration for your time, materials,overhead and profit. Start there and go up/down if you need to.

Find a pubic place where you can display and offer them for sale. If lots of people come and look but nobody buys there a good chance your too high for your area. If they sell like hot cakes you are to low. It can be a tough came.

The time of year you sell your chairs may influence the price also. A lot of places like Home Depot have sales as this is near the end of summer. A lot of people like inexpensive stuff.

You didn’t put a location in you profile. That can often get you better answers and quicker answers for questions.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#13 posted 10-05-2017 11:18 AM

$300

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#14 posted 10-05-2017 01:53 PM

Around me (SE US) there are guys who crank out these chairs and swings out of cypress and put on the road to sell. I’ve been amazed by how cheap and how high the prices are. Rarely is there any actual joinery, its usually screws or a crown staple gun.

The only “formula” I have come up with is materials X 20% + $30/hour (that includes time picking up materials, meeting with client, and any designing work). Delivery/installation I just add a bit to the materials to cover.

A lot depends on your production efficiency. For example, if you mass process all your materials you may be assembly time may only be an hour.

It still all goes back to what AK guy said ^^.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#15 posted 10-05-2017 08:32 PM



In a nutshell you need to find what your market will bear. It doesn t matter what you spend on materials, labor and over head. It d more what people are willing to pay for product. Do you live in area where people have lots of money? In a poor part of the country like the Rustbelt? You can t do business with people who have no money. All that kind of stuff matters in what your chairs will bring. If I wanted to make and sell that style of chair I d build a couple of them price with consideration for your time, materials,overhead and profit. Start there and go up/down if you need to.

Find a pubic place where you can display and offer them for sale. If lots of people come and look but nobody buys there a good chance your too high for your area. If they sell like hot cakes you are to low. It can be a tough came.

The time of year you sell your chairs may influence the price also. A lot of places like Home Depot have sales as this is near the end of summer. A lot of people like inexpensive stuff.

You didn t put a location in you profile. That can often get you better answers and quicker answers for questions.

- AlaskaGuy


+1 good advice

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#16 posted 11-10-2017 04:39 AM

I make adirondacks too. I use cypress and sell them for $200 each. I have about $50-$60 in materials per chair. I am in the Memphis area with a good size population. I stay busy with continual orders. For Redwood, I would up it some…..

-- Woodworking Principal

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#17 posted 11-10-2017 04:42 AM


I make adirondacks too. I use cypress and sell them for $200 each. I have about $50-$60 in materials per chair. I am in the Memphis area with a good size population. I stay busy with continual orders. For Redwood, I would up it some…..

- Dave Carlisle

How long does it take for you to build finish one?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#18 posted 11-10-2017 11:33 AM

Chris Schwarz had a blog post about just this. He does materials plus labor, and says it may not be the right answer, but it’s the right answer for him.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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