How much to make a wood futon frame?

How much would it cost to make a bespoke futon frame and what wood do you think is best?

Asked by Lou on 19th May 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Your choices include pine, oak, poplar and maple
Cost about 60£"
Answered on 19th May 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"This really depends on the craftsman but have you thought about using a online tool to get ideas and take it on yourself just a thought as due to this being bespoke then they some people might up there pricing"
Answered on 4th Aug 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"I work with oak so personally I’d use that as it would give a really good effect and you could also stain it to go darker also"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Oak is best and the cost is about £360 you can use redwood at a cost of £230"
Answered on 27th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"cost isnt possible to work out from that information, i would use a hardwood such as ash. its great for furniture and stains well."
Answered on 8th Dec 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"All depends on materials used you would be looking from at from anting from £500- £3500
Answered on 4th Nov 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"A wooden futon frame (presumably double hinged, so that it forms a chair when not a bed) is a very simple construction.

It would take me about a day to make, including the time to get the wood.

Making the bespoke frame, with it varnished or lightly oiled but unpainted, I would quote £240 + materials (add about £60, unless you want to use oak, or a specialised wood/finish) + delivery. (I drop things off for free if they are local but this would depend where you live.)

I’d be surprised if anyone would do a decent job for less than £300+ delivery as this is based on £30 an hour for one x8 hour day, (£240) plus £60 for materials.

I know people charging £45 - £60+ an hour for this sort of thing though. Which would mean you might get quoted £420 (@£45 an hour + £60 for materials) or even £540 (@£60 an hour +£60 for materials.)

Just to note also - These rates are based on being situated well outside London. (I am based in Ludlow, Shropshire.)

Hope this helps. All the very best, from Richard."
Answered on 1st Nov 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"starting price is around £500 but can go all the way to potentially £4000. best wood would be wither CLS and mdf"
Answered on 17th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Hi, it also depends on more things, but such things were mostly made of beech wood by master joiners."
Answered on 23rd Nov 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"£3-400 materials and £4-500 labour. 2-3 days in a workshop."
Answered on 21st Jan 2024 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
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