Influences on the Cost of Furniture
What Materials Were Used
Products that are produced in bulk, most often chairs, tables, and bed frames, are often a lower price since most of the work is done by machines and the material is a lower quality. It is often very generic and doesn’t show much personality and may not meet your specifications well. For example, if you required a dining table that you could expand to fit 8 people for when you have guests over, you may require a custom piece as most mass-produced items typically have room for 6 people. A custom piece will meet your exact needs and can also have elements of your style included.
Simple and basic pieces cost less than those with more functionality or intricate design work. This includes carvings, paint work, or the shape of piece itself. The finish of an item also influences the final price.
After everything else has been determined, some portion of the labour cost is often added to the price of your final piece. For mass-produced items, only a small fraction of the cost, if any, may be added to the price, while custom furniture often has a higher ratio of cost for labour included in it’s price to the consumer given the vendors expertise, time, and skill level.
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