Why good quality furniture isn't cheap

I recently found this video in a newsletter I received from Another County. The brand manufactures furniture and accessories in the United Kingdom & Portugal.

The video, which is very well produced in my opinion, captures all stages of the manufacturing process from sourcing materials, machining sawn Oak planks, to the finishing and branding of a simple 3 legged stool. It gives a good insight into where the costs of a product can be incurred, more so if produced in the UK.

Although I am familiar with the brand, it has taken a while for me to look closer at Another Country, how they operate and the products they produce. I like them a lot. A few buzz words from their blab, functionality, unpretentious, honest, simple, quality, timeless.

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Love this post, people really don't understand the costs involved in good quality joinery. It's actually important that people understand the time and effort that goes into making a quality product.

September 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA D Shaw Joinery Nottingham

A good overview - and a good video. It never ceases to surprise me when people talk (complain) about the costs of, well most things really, but in particular bespoke or more one-off designs, and especially in solid wood.

People who know exactly the £ per hour they are worth (or feel they should be worth) in their work suddenly become blind when it comes to the time other people put in to theirs.

When you want that 'something extra' that you offer in your work (and presumably AD Shaw - your other commentor offer in theirs) you need to expect to pay for the effort and time involved.

We're not in this market but I believe that to a degree you get what you pay for. If you want extra style, just for you, expect to pay for it.

BTW, like your treasure chest. Think the black looks best for me.

November 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKev

Oh, that was a good question. If you are planning to buy a good quality furniture you know that it cost high. But most of us try to find something very fashionable and reliable with an affordable price. Always check with any local estate sales and auctions. Thus you have chances of getting quality furnitures for good price. Be sure to negotiate for the lowest price and many shops can offer you discounts for furnitures.

July 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonald C Cook

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