Business in woodenware?
Amateur woodworker with 3 HP table saw, planer and 1400 BF of Hemlock lumber. I am thinking about getting my toe in the water of making boxes for local beeks. I have been seeing that the local bee store &*() and some guys about an hour south (advertising on CL) are advertising boxes for $20 assembled. Wood is stickered and air dried under my cheap moisture meters ability. I am thinking the further I take the product to complete the higher the price / demand.
Problem is when the boxes are needed is in early spring when everybody gets into the bee game or expands. How many do I test the water with? I think the woodenware game is going the same as hitting the flow, all or none.
If I can get Metro recycled paint for $9/gal and ‘certified recycled with mold inhibitors’ for $10/gal do I prime and paint them? Prime only?
If I have $8 in material into them (clear), $9 primed and $10 painted (white) what do I jump into the market at?
Craigslist? Go to the Bee store and work with them? I was approached last year by a new bee store looking for all loacal sourced woodenware and it got me thinking. Now I cannot shut my brain off.
How do I establish my business plan?
Maybe this should be in Marketing?
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