I have a customer who wants glass doors built for an existing cabinet. They will be sprayed black. The size is 14"x 54" 4 doors total and would probably be 8 lite (8 panes with the mullions) Does anyone have an idea what sombody might charge to build and spray these. I have done a lot of cabinets a couple of glass doors but they were included in the overall price I have not done many glass doors without building the cabinets too. I know these are time consuming to build and thats why Iam trying to get an idea on the cost.
If you have done glass doors in the past, what's the difference if you make them without the cabinet. I'm a bit hesitant to quote a price, as I believe that if you want a bid, or want to know what they will cost... get some estimates. Once you do that, the range in amounts could be worth a discussion, but invariably, every craftsman has his/her price.
If you get all kinds of prices from the forum, that has nothing to do with the individual that will be doing the work. Go to this thread
, and read post #8. What I'm saying is that the information you may get from forums may not even be close.
For example, even though you explained the details, some were left out. Items like exact profiles on the R&S's, glass type and thickness, type of hinges to be used (probably 3 per door), and whatever machining the hinges require. These details would, or should be discussed with the shop giving the bid.
Now, on the other hand, if you are to be making these doors, you can figure materials, and maybe come close with the time needed from scratch until painted. Another way to look at the cost is to just picture one of the doors and off the top of your head guess what they could be worth if you had to go to a "door store" and buy them retail. No way should a custom door cost less than a retail one, IMO.