Manufacture of furniture in the home.
Furniture business is a business that:
- does not require monetary investment;
- has a profitability of 80 and up to 300%;
- the product of which is used by all civilized people of the earth;
- can exist and develop independently of the technical equipment of your future enterprise;
- will never end;
- with each passing year more and more develops.
Business, which people are already doing and quite successfully ... Business, which even a full-time student can do.
The furniture business can be dusty, heavy, and problematic, and can be simple, profitable and interesting. It all depends on which approach to choose and how to deal with it.
If you are greedy, then get a bunch of work, if you do not be greedy, then you will earn good and fast money.
I'll tell you about both approaches, but I'll explain more about the latter approach.
It's simple. Let's analyze on a concrete example the manufacture of the most complicated kind of furniture - kitchen. Why is the kitchen the most difficult kind? Because the kitchen is supplied with the most different furniture and materials, this is the first, and the second - all the details are small, and even the smallest shortcomings are immediately evident.
Let us take as a basis such a dandy kitchen:
What can we say about it? A big expensive kitchen ... Made of the most modern materials. It is relatively expensive, 48,000 rubles without taking into account household appliances, cookers, ovens and microwave ovens. Honestly, its price in the store will be above thousands by 15 for sure.
I made this kitchen myself. Nothing is worse than in the salons of "Italian" furniture. The facade is made of frame MDF, it has built-in home appliances, lighting, deep drawers, rails, long handles. The boxes are made of high-quality German chipboard and pasted with PVC edge 2mm. All the fittings installed in the kitchen, German, firm "Hettish". Kitchen is no worse than Western analogues, either in quality or in price.
Can you make such a kitchen yourself? No? And what is the difficulty? Do not know how this is done? Well, I'll try to convince you otherwise.
Look again at this kitchen. Could you collect it if you were given everything in disassembled form, with an understandable sketch of each locker or bedside table attached to this "designer", and all the necessary bolts and nuts?
Have you thought about it? And if you for that you will collect it, have given well we will tell 24.000 rubles?
And even on top of the installation of 8% of the total cost, which is 4.000 rubles?
It would take 5-7 days to work? Do you think no one will give so much for assembling the kitchen? Will give! Only it will be necessary to think a little with your head. Of course, if you buy such a kitchen in the store, then for the assembly you will receive no more than 3% of the cost, and if you "make" it yourself, you will get at least 50% of its value ...
Your task is to find and order everything on certain sizes or buy.
That is, at the first stage you need to make a clear documentation for the product, in which for yourself you will have to write out all the materials and fittings necessary for the kitchen making and calculate all possible costs for the production of the order.
And now a little bit more in detail about what the kitchen consists of and what is your work on its making.
1. A box of chipboard.
In any furniture there is a box, which is made of laminated chipboard. Whatever you make - kitchen, hallway, children's room or whatever, you need to buy chipboard, file it and paste the edge.
Wherever the chipboard is sold, services are always provided for sawing the material and it costs not more than 50 rubles per square meter.
There you can ask to paste the edge - this service costs from 6 rubles per meter (price without taking into account the cost of the edge). You can paste the edge yourself - then it will cost 1.5-20 rubles per meter linear.
This kitchen took 18 sq.m. (3 sheets with dimensions of 3500 * 1750 mm and edges not exceeding 100 meters).
- sawing material you will cost 18 sq.m. * 55 rubles = 990 rubles;
- Pasting of the edge of 100 m. * 6 rubles = 600 rubles.
Material we bought in a regular warehouse. If you go for the material yourself, it will cost you as much as for other specialized furniture workshops, well, maybe 5% more expensive than for them. They can have a discount, like regular customers ...
That is, you are on equal terms with furniture firms. The only difference is that furniture firms are sawing materials in their production, and you are taking away the finished parts, paying for the sawing and pasting. Everything is ordered, no manual work !!!
Facades are also made in factories or in specialized workshops. All the furniture makers order them. Few people buy a machine worth 2,000 euros and stuff a warehouse with a multicolored raw material in order to make the facades for their production.
So you again in equal conditions with any furniture office. And you, and other furniture makers will never do them yourself - just order.
3. Table top.
Worktops also do on huge factories, which in Russia are only 5 pieces. In each city they have representative offices. So when buying countertops you are on an equal footing with everyone.
The fact is that all the countertops are sold with canvases of three meters, and its width in the standard version is 60 cm. But you can order any other size. You can choose any color, there are more than 50 colors.
The only problem is to cut straight, in the required size. This problem is solved in the same place, where you will be drilled with chipboard. Saw off the necessary size of the countertop costs 20 rubles for one cut.
The fittings include: handles, hinges, edge, hinges, screws, ties, guides, chrome pipes, drying, etc.
Fittings are sold any and in any quantities. It is only necessary to find the point where it is sold.
You can buy anything, if not available, then they will bring it to order. You will be available all the same accessories as furniture makers. They also buy everything in a specialized store selling furniture fittings.
Glass is cut in glass workshops according to your size. They gave the application with the name of the glass and the size, they got the finished glass. Not difficult, right? Everyone knows this. But not everyone knows what I listed above ...
I think that each of you saw departments selling different fixtures. There they sell furniture fixtures. All the furniture makers use these departments.
I think you met departments for selling different washes. Probably they even asked themselves the question: "Who needs them, who buys them?" In most cases, they buy furniture.
Ovens, overhead cookers, hoods are purchased most often in "Eldorado" or other stores selling household appliances.
The beauty of buying in the "Eldorado" is that the owner of the future furniture can choose the technique that he likes more regardless of the price, and of course apply for a loan that will make furniture more affordable. And he is cheaper, and you have fewer problems with the purchase.
As for the installation, there are special standards for the embedded equipment. There is no difference who the manufacturer is external, the installation dimension will always be the same. And always a detailed instruction on installation and preliminary calculation of thumbs is attached to this technique.
What then comes out of all this?
All you need is to drill the holes for the Eurostick to assemble the furniture, install all the necessary fittings, handles, hinges, guides.
Do not think that this is a great difficulty, it's all done quickly and simply. All modern accessories for today meet the following rules - fast, simple installation, reliability, excellent regulation.
Today, there are many factories producing furniture fittings and they are all in competition for the consumer, and the consumer is none other than the furniture manufacturer. A manufacturer of furniture that you need first? To ensure that the hardware does not cause trouble when installing it and was reliable so as not to spoil its reputation ... The other one will not buy ... Therefore, they do it now not as in Soviet times ...
Fixing hardware fast and easy. Speed and quality are the key to a successful business.
- to install the hinges on the facade, install the facade itself and adjust it, without preliminary preparation for drilling holes, it is necessary to spend 2-3 minutes;
- To tighten the handle, it is necessary to spend 1 minute (drill two holes and tighten the screws);
- Mark and drill the holes, collect the locker - 10-15 minutes;
- drill a hole under the lamps and insert the lamp - 1-2 minutes;
- cut a hole in the countertop under the sink - 15 minutes (put a sink, circle a pencil outline, cut a jigsaw hole and fasten it to special snap fasteners.);
- saw off a necessary piece of chrome plated pipe - 2-3 minutes;
- fix the chrome pipe with flanges - 3-5 minutes.
Well, everything in this spirit ... All this can be done in any garage, on the balcony or even on the spot in the apartment.
For example, in order to assemble the kitchen you saw above, you need to spend for a maximum of 5-7 days (or to sacrifice three days off) - starting with the material you are transporting, ending with the installation of the finished product.