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whiteryno 03-08-2011 04:27 AM

Thresholds
 
I should have jointed this chatroom about a year ago when I first started my project. Unfortunately I'm a do nothing myselfer and I've been paying a young guy I know to help rehab my first HUD home. He tackled nearly part of the house with me. I'm always curious about the prices he gives me on various jobs. As we're finishing up, the latest is endeavor is thresholds.

He's customizing pieces of left over pine to fit four threshold areas throughout my house. He's charging me $20/a piece. Only thing I have to do is stain them first. Am i being ripped off or is that reasonable?

This is the same guy who rocked my entire 1600 sq. foot house for $500 so I always give him the benefit of the doubt with pricing

rjniles 03-08-2011 05:33 AM

If he custom milled thresholds for you at $20 each, you got a bargain. I will say though that pine is a poor choice of material. It is too soft and will wear quickly. Oak is a much better choice (and is the thaditional material).

mrgins 03-08-2011 09:15 AM

What's his phone number? I'll hire him!
I'd suggest oak, maple etc for thresholds too

whiteryno 03-08-2011 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjniles
If he custom milled thresholds for you at $20 each, you got a bargain. I will say though that pine is a poor choice of material. It is too soft and will wear quickly. Oak is a much better choice (and is the thaditional material).

I know. That was probably a mistake but he already cut them down. How long before the pines goes south?

TheDoorGuy 03-08-2011 03:53 PM

I agree with RJ and Mr Gins...You got a good deal!
As far as the material used goes; yes, oak and maple are more durable
but your pine thresholds will give you years of service. ...Maybe the edges will
wear faster than a harder wood but all in all, it should look fine. They do still
use pine for flooring. It just gets that warm used rustic feeling to it.

RC/DG


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