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Hello members! We are looking for a woodworker who can make approx. 20 wooden boxes for us per month. They will be made of pine or walnut, approx. 11× 8 x 11 in. We are located near Philly. Please contact Steve: 856-304-7348.

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2 hours ago, Steverino said:

 They will be "furniture quality."

@SteverinoThis is going to be your biggest issue.  I provided a quote for someone several years ago for wine boxes.  They wanted high quality but didn't want to pay for that quality.  A lot will depend on the type of joinery and any extras.

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Yes, we have been making the boxes for ourselves years and understand all aspects and costs.  We need to bring in a provider who can supply more for us now.  It will be very profitable for a woodworker who wants the activity and has the skill level we require.

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If all are an identical pattern, it seems like batching 20 per month shouldn't be too difficult. That's assuming your orders aren't in spurts. Most of us being hobbyists, it would be very ineffective to make one or three at a time. For example, my tooling, space, and available time would force me to cut 20 boxes of parts one weekend, perhaps assemble the following weekend, and finish the week after that. Some specialized clamping jigs and drying racks might speed that up a fair bit.

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Best of luck finding production help. Might get more calls if you provide a ballpark price range, or more info on your needs and lead time (qty of pine vs walnut, other style options, would the person be responsible for staining and finishing or only construction? Etc). 

Have you considered using real cherry for your cherry color option? I’d imagine that it would be pretty reasonably priced in PA. 

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Yes, thanks John.  I've gotten some good responses from people who are interested enough to discuss the details on the phone.  

Admin Edit:  Please don't post your phone number..  

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So, Mr. OP, to help us all to get on the same page without making a phone call, what price range would get us interested, say using your pic and and using walnut as the material? Heck, I may want to retire early :D

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Hi Coop, for the pine, we're looking to pay under $100 / box (including materials) and probably a bit more for the walnut.

 I appreciate your interest, but think we prefer a builder located within driving distance to avoid shipping costs.  We are 10 miles from Philly, in NJ.

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That shouldn't be difficult for that box and that price range.  I was picturing dovetails and exotics...THAT would be difficult to produce twenty a month. 

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