We are a custom woodworking business making radius cased openings, staircases, custom moulding, etc. We are thinking about doing some cabinet work. Is there a standard per square foot price for a basic set of cabinets, to which you add for extras? We are capable of producing quality cabinets but I am completely lost as far as coming up with a competitive price.
If everyone made cabinets the same way using the same material and the same techniques, maybe? But I don't think what youíre asking for exists. Or I haven't heard of it yet. We have a similar shop and also do spiral and circular stairs as well as straight ones. We also do custom cabinetry to fill in the low spots during the year. How do you price your stair work? You know what your production costs are. Make a display set if you have a showroom. See how much it costs you. Take it from there.
This will only get you started but if you can bid a job and then compare it to another cabinetmakerís price, you can develop a "feel" for bidding. Many times you must feel out the customer and try to build into their price range. Prices very greatly in different areas so you will have to see what your area can handle.