Initial idea from Martina from Germany:
I plan to build a living room table myself and possibly need four table legs, which should be turned and in the middle of the table leg there should be a skull.
The dimensions would be 50 cm high and about 10 x 10 cm thick.
Can you tell me what those four table legs would cost me?
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The story of the project:
I am happy to provide an offer for your idea. I will use Mahogany wood to create the table legs. I will use 7 ft of mahogany wood to get the 4 table legs. The wood will 10cm2 thick as you have indicated. Below is a break down of the price of material and labor I will indicate.
7 ft of Mahogany wood @ksh 300= Ksh 2,100
Lathing the wood =Ksh 300
Labour Charge of preparing the wood and creating the carvings = Ksh 2,300
Please clarify to me if you want a skull carving on only one side of each table leg?
Yes, only on one side of each leg of the table.
Is the total price at just under 74 €? Do I understand that correctly?
I had a bit of a situation at my workshop but I have since sorted things out. I have already gotten the material I will be using, I've attached photos as well.
I will start working on the table legs tomorrow on Monday. Your project is the main priority for this week, so I am hoping to finish it soon.
Hello Lukas ,
Is it possible to place the skull in the middle of the table leg?
If you haven't started yet.
Yes it is possible to put the skull in the middle of the table leg. Could you also let me know the height for the skull (that is the distance from the top of the skull to the bottom of the skull) that you would like. Thanks.
I am working with a colleague of mine who is a sculptor to create a perfect skull. We met yesterday to plan out how the design will be. I will update you as soon as the first sample is ready.
Hi Lukas I expected to have the product by October 1.
I will try my best to have it complete by next week, I have attached photos of the sample. This is before the skull is done. What do you think of the bottom part that has already been done?
The wood we bought was 10×10 but I realized after curving the round shape it comes to a width of 9cm × 9cm. Can this still work for you?
Yeah, that's all right. The lower part looks very nice too.
I hope this works until the beginning of October
We have began the curving, hope you like this sample, the edges of the skull will be curved so that only the skull shape appears on that section. We will be finished with the curving in 4 working days.
Very good ?
I'm looking forward to it
Please see the progress, I'd like to get some clarification. These are below..
1. On the part above the skull would you like it to be square as it is or circular as it is below the skull ?
2. Then above the skull there is some space which we can remove and have only the skull protruding from that one side of the wood or we can leave it as it, which can work best for you?
3. The height of the wood is a few inches longer than 50 cm. I have done this so that you will have good space to join the leg to the table. Is this okay?
This information will greatly help. If there are no changes I am just left with finishing and we will be done.
Hello Lukas ….
the legs I like so far quite well .
We can leave the skull like this but I would like to have a straight (recessed) surface above the skull about 1-2 cm. So that the skull comes out better.
Then I think it's perfect.
This is possible, I can remove the same space that I removed below the skull in a straight line above the skull so that the skull stands out nicely, is this okay?
Hello, Lucas Odima,
I had a conversation with my client.
Is it possible to move the nose of the skull a little bit inwards so to carve out a small cave so that it resembles a skull even more …?
I had already started with the final finishing for the table legs, it might be hard to go back to the curving stage again but I assure you, the skull came out nicely and I just need a day for the final finishing and the table legs will be ready. I've attached photos of how it looks now.
Please move the nose a little to the inside and the eyes a little bigger. This is what it should look like ?
Okay, this is possible but this will be changing the original design of the skull and taking it back to my colleague who was doing the curving then we redo the finishing at the skull again, this might cost me around 8 Euros. If that can be added to the price I quoted at the beginning then I can have it ready by tomorrow. I have attached a picture with the changes in pencil. Please advise on the way forward.
Yeah, I think that's how the skull's gonna look better.
And the eight euros are definitely worth it ….
I am looking forward to the final result thank you Lucas
Best regards Martina
I've attached photos of the final result. Hope you like them.
Very, very beautiful.
Thank you very much.
So the table legs can be supplied gladly to Germany. ?
Costs to realize this idea
Cost of material
|1||20,66 €||20,66 €|
Cost of labour
|1||27,98 €||27,98 €|
Cost of packaging
|1||6,03 €||6,03 €|
Cost of delivery to local operations manager
|1||5,17 €||5,17 €|
|Subtotal – payout to craftsman||59,84 €|
|Customer aquisition costs (advertising etc.)||5,98 €|
|Handling fee Urban Change Lab||5,98 €|
|International shipping & Handling fee for logistics partner ((up to 2 kg) 15,00 €)||15,00 €|
|VAT reduced for Art (Import into EU)||6,08 €|
The final product:
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