Nice work! Did you consider solid poplar drawer boxes? solid wood tends to look better than ply when you have dovetails. but overall very nice and good price.
You did the job for free at $6000. Sorry...A job like that she be priced near $800/ft or more here in NY
Thanks for the comments. Jason, I have only done dovetails a few times and normally on solid wood. Normally I just make my drawers out of ply w/ rabbits. A buddy of mine told me he dovetailed the plywood so I decided to try it since I was planning on building it out of ply anyway. I am sure they would look better solid. I was pretty happy with them though, and will probably do it again. It adds a couple hours, but I think the impression it leaves on the customer makes it worth it.
Ari- I reallize $400/ft is somewhat low. I put the price on the listing because I want to know, from a professional opinion, how I am doing - price wise vs. quality, so I really appriciate your comment. It is good to hear that I could do better than 6 on this. I feel pretty good w/ the 6 because I made around $4000 and got some valuable experience. I tried some new things - pegs, dovetail plywood, pocket screw ff onto box, speaker cloth, and others, got better at what I do, and got paid for it. At this point in the game for me, I am satisfied. When I have a little more experience and have enough people waiting in line for my product, I may get up to $800/ft. I really appreciate your comments,
For only 6K...they should only get ply drawers!!...anything more would be keeping you out of your own house and home!. Nice job.You put alot of extras in there already for 6k.
As someone who is part-timing my way into hopefully a full-time woodworking business, I am just curious to know what kind of hourly wage would result if someone charged $12,000 for this? In my area, $6,000 for a job like this would be the absolute max that my market would bear.
According to my hours in this and my material costs, it would be a little over $80/hr if I charged 12,000. But, keep in mind, our overhead is probably quite a bit different and I have profit (not just labor) included in my 4k that I made. So, its not like they would necessarily be making $80/hr. They might be making $45/hr w/ $15 going for overhead and $20 for profit. It just depends on how they are set up. Like you, I am part-timing my way in, so an extra 4k in a month and a half is pretty good for me.
Blaine Foss [04/26/2009]
Nice work - where did you get the DVD trays/dividers? I'm doing a media-center right now and can't find what you've got there. thanks!
nice work. I drew it and priced it for the fun of it and came up with around 74-7500. I like the design!