Is my big plywood box really a $10K project?
April 13, 2012 5:14 AM Subscribe
How much should this cost? I am moving into a new loft and decided that I wanted to carve out a sleeping and storage area in a container of sorts. So I managed to talk an architect into designing something awesome for me.
It can be seen here
. We've been very challenged in finding a carpenter that can build it within the budget I have. In fact, quotes are coming in 2 or 3 times what I was planning to spend.
posted by ursonate to home & garden (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We've estimated the materials cost at around $1500 (assuming construction grade plywood that would be painted) which sounded reasonable to me. But how much should this really cost to build?
While this is intended to look nice, it's not intended to be a luxurious walk-in closet with a motorized tie selector. It's really a box with a couple of cabinets.
Am I delusional in believing that it could be done for less than $4K?
Also if anyone happens to know a carpenter in the Boston area...