When you buy hand-made, most of what you’re paying for is time!
I offer three price-levels, so that you can choose the right value for you, for the hours put into each piece.
Minimum Wage (MW): $11.00 an hour
Minimum Wage is the Maine state minimum hourly wage. All non-woodworking items are priced at MW.
Daily Bread (DB): $13.50 an hour
Daily Bread is the annual wage that provides basic food, clothing, and essential bills for our family.
Federal Poverty Level (PL): $22.50 an hour
Federal Poverty Level is the annual wage defined by the federal government as the poverty level for our family. Because the Lord has been gracious to help us reduce our living expenses over time, this wage provides basic food, clothing and essential bills for our family, as well as income for things like savings, tools and supplies, and projects on the homestead.
Why am I doing this?
It’s my purpose to honor the Lord with the work of my hands, and to trust Him to provide for our family. I want to offer a hand-made product at an honest price, and I realized that the best way that I can do that is to let you choose what the time spent on a product is worth to you. Factory-made items simply crank out as many as possible, as cheaply as possible, and sell them for as much as they can get away with, to maximize profit margins. But that’s not how I live, and that’s not how I work, and so it wouldn’t be right for me to follow commercial methods of pricing. I hope you find something here that is a good value for you!
And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:17, KJV)