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Log Furniture Profit
In this article I will cover the profit potential in
making log furniture. First and foremost, anyone can
build log furniture if you take the time to learn the
basics. In these articles I will walk you thru the
natural progression I took to get where I am today.
Just take a look at Rusticmade.com and you'll see how far you
can take your new found hobby if you want to.
Online Furniture Store, DVD's, Online Workshop and
Newsletter and more. This is just the tip of the
iceberg....you could do this with any hobby you choose.
I do not build Log Furniture because it is a passion, I do it
because now that I'm set up I can build it fast and make
money, and I add just about anything I want to my house and
yard. And I like working on the Internet.
Here's an example
below of a Cedar King bed with a
steel bed frame that I built
some time ago when I first
started making log furniture.
There are aprox10 cedars poles
which cost $4.60 each.
Also 30 feet of angle Iron to
build the bed frame. The aprox
cost to build this bed was
around $90.00. I Sold it
It took me close to 10 hours
to build it. Profit
$360.00 or $36.00 a hour.
That was two years ago....now
I can build the same bed in half
the time for much less. I just
bought 500 cedar logs for $2.25
apiece. This increases my
profit quite a bit.
Now the tools you will need
to build this bed will be... a
way to cut your logs, a planner
to shape them and a sander to
finish them. You will also
need a tenon maker which I will
recommend a 2" Barker Tenon
Cutter with a drill big enough
to turn it with no problem.
Now supposing your tools cost
around $1100.00 to get started.
You would need to sell 3 king
beds to pay for your tools.
After your comfortable with log beds...move on to Night Stands and Dressers and
Chests. If you just learn how to build 8 or 9 pieces of furniture and
build them well you'll be busy and make money.
Most people that buy a log bed
will want a night stand or dresser and chest. Some people will want you to make
enough furniture for 2 or 3 bedrooms. In no time you could be building
complete bedroom sets.
Now this is part of the natural progression that I took. I took my profits
and bought more tools so I could build the chest and dressers. To give you
an example I charge $875.00 for a 5 Drawer Chest or a 6 Drawer Dresser.
By the way, that's a deal....that's why I don't have any problem selling them.
I don't get in a big hurry anymore I just work thru the order and people are
6 Drawer Log Dresser
You will build up to this over time...this can be a good income for years to
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