Does it matter? What about local or bulk pricing? What price range is right for people you know?
We recently were asked this question by one of our members and I was interested to see how well we could answer.
The first step is to determine what the price of something to make will be, especially by weight.
For example, we were asked “How much wood would you need to make your tree house?” The simple answer is, one tree and a half ton which is over 40,000 lbs.
You would need a lot of wood if you had a tree house using this plan.
This is only if everyone could use all the wood and you had no demand for it elsewhere. The answer to the second question is more complicated. It depends strongly on the volume of wood you will need (we’ll talk about volume later).
The second question is what is your actual budget for making your piece. There are a number of different ways to handle this, but we’ve found each has strengths and weaknesses.
Many people, like us, prefer to just take a look at their current budget and work backward, going from a bare bones budget to the more realistic goal of making a part. If you don’t want to go that far, you want to make a list of every expense.
But in our case, we weren’t working on a bare minimum. We worked with a plan that gave us plenty of room to make mistakes.
This is where we had to start. The most important element of your list is the rough cost you are willing to pay for each individual part if you would have picked up your neighbor’s (and/or your own) wood for free. In other words, what is the actual amount you’d have to spend by hand to do one of the things we did?
For me, this is easy as it comes, just make one list of everything you bought that was more than 10$ and multiply by 100 or $1,000 if you will.
Then subtract that from your current budget. In our case, 10$ is the most we could reasonably expect to spend for two months of work, or 15$. So, when we said “two months”, we should have said “two months before you sell,” not when you sell.
The second part is to determine whether there is a lower or upper price bracket for you. Is it the cost you’d do your neighbors with your own piece or would you
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