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    There's Money in Those Scraps

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    only if you can find the right clientele
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    True that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    only if you can find the right clientele
    If they can, why couldn't any of us? On the other hand, from what I know those pieces are usually bought not by particulars but by shops to draw attention to their shopwindows, if eventually someone wants to buy them they sell it of course.
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    Looks like Big Box plyboard to me! : )

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    Well, all I can say is that the only thing I find attractive about that piece is the price.

    And I understand that ad copy is always, um, a bit flowery in language but seriously: "The Waste Coffeecube in Scrapwood is meticulously crafted in Piet Hein Eek's studio using traditional woodworking technique. "

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    Art, I agree with you. Of course there's no accounting for taste.

    It makes me wonder how much I could have gotten for the two boxes of scraps I gave to a friend so he could burn them in his fire pit last Friday night. I could have nailed them together with some used old nails from the Folgers can and sold them for a big pile of money.

    If I found a market for that kind of thing, I think we could set up the "Family Woodworking Furniture Factory" and we'd all make a fortune. We could all send Larry our scraps which he'll bang together and sell and we;ll split the proceeds even Steven. Well....I'd get a small percentage as a finder's fee, too.
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    I just LOVE this stuff.

    That piece of crap will sell.

    Heck - I would even let someome "dicker' with me to get the price down to 4250 - and give them a BARGAIN.

    WHY cannot "I" think of that.

    Oh - I did - it's on my someday list - different project.

    I LOVE this stuff - because there is a market out there somewhere for these things.

    It helps me to think outside of the box - and stop thinking so small.

    WHY - oh WHY - should we think in terms of twice the material cost plus $10 labor for something worth $5,000

    Why do we sell a beautifully crafted dresser to the lady down the street for $200 - when we KNOW it sells at IKEA for $2,000 - and what we made is worth $4,000
    Ohhh --- we DO do that don't we.

    I am pretty sure those days are OVER for me.

    My prices double every time I read a post like this

    THANK YOU for posting.

    BTW - the only reason I would not burn that in my stove is because of the paint - but they the creator probably had the same problem.

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