beautiful work,how long did it take you?
very nice! The only things I would have done different is leave the fluted columns off of the shallower cabinets where they butt up against the columns on the deeper cabinets. 2 on the ends and 2 in the middle to me would look nicer. I wouldn't have stopped the flutes on the base cabinets so low either. Or are you putting a rosette or something there? But none the less it is beautiful work. looks like you enjoy it very much
Thanks for the feedback. It took me six weekends to complete this project. The finish was all applied by hand, so it was a little slower than spraying the finish on.
Since I built this, several people have asked me how much I would charge to build them something like this. I don't build furniture for a living, so can you tell me what would normally be charged for a project like this?
Not too shabby!
Billy - number of hours you have in it times at least $50 bucks an hour. (the amount per hour is market dependant so you need to do a little research in your area on this)
The $50/hour is a general cost that covers overhead, equipment, your pay, insurance, electrical, etc.
6 weekends = 12 days say an average of 10 hours a day for a total construction time of 120 hours. If you spent 8 hours a day it gives you 100 hours.
Total cost hours x $50 so labor is $5-6 thousand.
Add material at your cost times a set mark-up......say 125 to 150 % of your cost for all materials.
If you don't feel like your work is worth this or your quality is not up to snuff, go to a few new home tours. We call them Parade of Homes in my town. This way you can get an idea of what passes for "quality" work in the high dollar homes and you can see how your stuff measures up.
Just from looking at the photos, I'd say you did a very nice job and less than the $50 bucks an hour is cheating yourself.
If you are going to do this and get paid, then get paid for what you are worth.
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