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How would you get more money for trim over dry wall vs. all wood?

I know what you mean but, I think there is more to be made off the real deal.
With folks around here losing 20% of their homes value in the last 4 years, I'd be happy to staple rope lighting up as chair rail for them.:laughing:

For me, I'll do anything they ask for, so long as it can be done professionally and profitably. Very few people are willing to put out the additional funds for the real deal, especially when most folks don't know the difference.:thumbsup:
 

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Yep, and that's the kicker, so many don't even notice the difference...just in price. :blink:

When I'm quoting something like this, I'll draw it up both ways...the real way...and the "faux" way, and with a price for both.

I try to sell the frame and panel as more authentic, but for the most part at 3-4 times the price, it's a no go.
 

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Loneframer,

I don't mean to unkind and haven't commented when you've posted this pic before, but all the transitions from rake to level at the landing drive me crazy.
Actually, you have mentioned it before, but thanks for reminding me.:thumbsup:
 

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Look at it this way:

Let's say a client can afford you for 2 days at your price (shadow boxes)...but can't afford your time (and material) for the extra it would take to do rail and stile boxes.

a) Do what they can afford...at your price.

b) Don't do anything for them.

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I knew that is where you were going.

The answer to that is, c) it depends:laughing:

With folks around here losing 20% of their homes value in the last 4 years, I'd be happy to staple rope lighting up as chair rail for them.:laughing:

For me, I'll do anything they ask for, so long as it can be done professionally and profitably. Very few people are willing to put out the additional funds for the real deal, especially when most folks don't know the difference.:thumbsup:
the sad part is they don't notice.

Yep, and that's the kicker, so many don't even notice the difference...just in price. :blink:

When I'm quoting something like this, I'll draw it up both ways...the real way...and the "faux" way, and with a price for both.

I try to sell the frame and panel as more authentic, but for the most part at 3-4 times the price, it's a no go.
Like I said, depends.

I sold another real deal paneled job. So either I am too cheap or I did ok.:laughing:
 

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Real "panel molding" steps down in elevation. This has a 1/2" elevation change. If you make your frame with 3/4" stack then the panel is 1/4" thick.

This was shop made and brought to the house and trimmed to length. If you miter your panel molding to be slightly loose, you can tack the miters together with pins and glue then lay the panel molding frame into your opening and carefully pin it in place. Roll the whole assembly over and squeeze some glue in the small voids between the molding and frame. Then finish up by gluing and pinning the 1/4" panel on from the back.

This method can be done pretty quick with a little planning.

Or you can tack some base cap right on the drywall. Same thing.:whistling
 

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Real "panel molding" steps down in elevation. This has a 1/2" elevation change. If you make your frame with 3/4" stack then the panel is 1/4" thick.

This was shop made and brought to the house and trimmed to length. If you miter your panel molding to be slightly loose, you can tack the miters together with pins and glue then lay the panel molding frame into your opening and carefully pin it in place. Roll the whole assembly over and squeeze some glue in the small voids between the molding and frame. Then finish up by gluing and pinning the 1/4" panel on from the back.

This method can be done pretty quick with a little planning.

Or you can tack some base cap right on the drywall. Same thing.:whistling
That's how they do it in Cali....:thumbsup:

 
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