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Hey guys, I was just wondering what you thought this should go for price wise. Its all 100% pressure treated lumber, and there are 2 exterior grade galvanized hinges on the back of the door to open it. Was thinking about selling these locally and I wanted to see if it would be feasible.

Here is an example of another exterior box you would get at walmart.

After buying one of these plastic boxes to store my pool equipment in, within a year the thing was falling apart from the sun. On top of this the thing would hold water. So I decided to design and build my own box. Was thinking it may be something other people would be interested in as well. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.


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50-60 imo.
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$40-$50...
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$40-$50...
So are you giving it such a low price because of how it looks? I mean its sturdier and guaranteed to last longer than the linked walmart one. And the walmart one goes for $75 in store. I think it looks pretty nice....
Edited by Timlander - 7/24/11 at 8:48am
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So are you giving it such a low score because of how it looks? I mean its sturdier and guaranteed to last longer than the linked walmart one. And the walmart one goes for $75 in store. I think it looks pretty nice....
I like how it looks.

The walmart one is different...
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I like how it looks.

The walmart one is different...
Ok. Just trying to decide if I should make a bunch of these and try to sell locally or not. Because right now I am looking at around $35-40 for materials(might be less if i can buy in bulk) to build one of them. Also, it takes around 4-5 hours of work to make one. However if I were to make say 10, the time to build each could be decreased a little.

What is different between mine and the walmart one to you? Which would you rather buy if they were the same price?
post #7 of 12
The Walmart one looks 100% sealed where your looks like a fancy lobster cage, no offense.

Since its not water proof there is a limited number of things you can put in there.

If i had my own house and we lived in the same city id buy one for $60 or so.
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The Walmart one looks 100% sealed where your looks like a fancy lobster cage, no offense.

Since its not water proof there is a limited number of things you can put in there.

If i had my own house and we lived in the same city id buy one for $60 or so.
As I said in OP that is not 100% sealed as it held water all the time. The point of my box is to let the water drain out and dry. What would you be keeping in an exterior storage box that would have to be kept dry? This is meant to store things such as pool equipment, yard toys, dog toy etc. Nothing that you are storing outside should have to be kept dry. Otherwise it should be kept in the house or a shed.
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Call it a highly stylized computer case and sell it for $200, lol. You mentioned you make these? If you have wood working skills you can make custom benching stations. There are a few of us with the ones Navig builds:

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...h-station.html
    
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Stain them, add locks and call them high end dock boxes.

http://www.deckanddockboxes.com/Standard/

You're in FL, if you're coastal, you'd have no problem selling them, just check out the marinas and talk to some of the guys around the docks.
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