How to call out for a mailbox/cubby cabinet

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How to call out for a mailbox/cubby cabinet

Post by alantenan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:30 am

I've got a plam mailbox cabinet 5'wide x 4' tall with 4 vertical dividers and 9 fixed shelves in each bay (50 openings total).

A)If I bid it as a 000W cab with 4 vert. dividers and 9 fixed shelves I don't get enough labor for the 45 individual shelves and doweled joints.

B)If I bid it as a 000W cab w/ 4 vert. dividers and 45 fixed shelves the number jumps dramatically. Am I now getting too much material in the price?

What seems to you to be the best method?

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Post by John Whitling » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:22 pm

You are correct .. you are getting too much material with the later entry. Use the first method and then make an entry in the add'l shop hours box in the lower right to allow for the complex assembly.

If you do this type of unit often I would recommend that you create a new cabinet style and use the add'l shop hours entry to add labor for the complexities of the unit. See the tutorial for how to edit cabinet styles. Let me know if you need more help than that.

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