Free Standing Cabinet Price
I have been asked to build a free standing cabinet 35wx16dx36h. It will be poplar plywood for carcass and shelves, poplar faceframe, door frames, and drawer fronts. Bead board for inside the doors. It will then have a hickory top. The top will remain natural color while the rest will be painted. I have priced everything and with three 8' poplar boards, two 8' hickory boards, one sheet of plywood, one sheet of bead board, full extension slides and soft close blumotion hinges and it is about $200 in materials. That seems high and there is a little bit that I could trim by using cheaper ply and I won't be using a full sheet of bead board (but I don't have any) but how do you justify the cost when dealing with a customer? This is a friend/coworker so I will take less profit than otherwise but I generally see a lot of people say that the multiply the cost by three to get the final price. That would be $600. I will probably do it for $350. Does that seem fair?