A bar was also part of the built-in project,
which was the most popular project in the
2. Built-in project
This is a whole house built-in
project that includes a bar, cabinets, an entertainment center,
and bedroom office cabinetry.
All were done in full-overlay Eu-rostyle construction, but a similar
look could be achieved with full-overlay, face-frame cabinets, so
bidders were given the option to
do it either way.
ware or CNC machining. There are both
low and high bids from CNC shops, and
even shops using the same software package will show up with dramatically different
bids, high or low. Similarly, it’s interesting
that construction hours don’t correlate
consistently to automation either.
Estimates for construction hours and
materials costs are clearly the biggest
variables in the bids. Paying closer attention to record keeping in these areas will
help shops to have more accurate and
And finally, the survey suggests that
shop rates have edged up. A shop rate
of $50 an hour is about the bottom for
bidders this year, while in years past
there might have been a quoted rate as
low as $25 an hour. The average rate
is $66 to $68 per hour depending on
project, and there are a few bidders with
shop rates over $100. This suggests that
despite downward pricing pressure from
the economy, established shops are
paying attention to overhead costs and
making sure their shop rates – and the
resulting bids -- reflect real costs.
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