[Woodworkers] Pricing cabinets
dominic58 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 12 06:58:37 PDT 2019
At 150 a cab is a great price.....!
> On Aug 12, 2019, at 9:35 AM, Greg via Woodworkers <woodworkers at lists.sawdusters.org> wrote:
> Hey guys; I'm having a bit of a debate with the wife and could use some help.
> I'm starting prep work on my next project which will be a pair of custom upper cabinets for a back hallway.
> I designed them up, calculated materials cost etc and gave my wife the number. She was like "that seems a bit high to me..".
> See she, like many people, are used to seeing "big box" non-custom cabinet prices; and while my cost is still significantly lower than that; (obviously, being a family project my labor is free) she still wasn't impressed with the number.
> So, in discussing it further she said "well, find me what the cost of custom would be." Well, of course, all customer cabinetmakers won't quote prices without a consult and I don't want to waste their time when obviously I'm not going to give them a sale.
> Can someone please ballpark me a figure?
> A pair of 42" tall x ~44" wide (double door) plus side trim to flush them to the side walls (on each side of the 88" space).
> The cabinets are to be painted; so "paint grade" materials (3/4" Baltic Birch ply cases 1/4" ply backs)
> Poplar face frame.
> Doors are full overlay simple shaker style (flat panel) doors (poplar frame, 1/4" ply panels)
> Two adjustable (peg) shelves per cabinet.
> My estimated lumber costs came in at $200 and I'm figuring 50 for primer/paint and 25-30ish for hardware. I just rounded up to $300 and gave her that as our cost.
> I'll probably also put in a strip of crown molding between their tops and the ceiling but I didn't include this in the price at this point.
> I want to be one of my friends for a day so I can see how cool it is to hang out with me.
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