• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

wooden cross for a grave

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

hammer n nails

Established Member
Joined
18 Sep 2011
Messages
462
Reaction score
0
Location
east sussex
i have been asked to make a 3 ft cross seems simple enough but what do you charge for a job like that?
Anyone got any ideas i will make it out of oak
 

adidat

I will not buy anymore tools...
Joined
6 Nov 2009
Messages
2,544
Reaction score
28
Location
sunny somerset!
depending on the overall thickness, and finishing about £100 +. if its just a rustic cross then a fence post will do with a cross lap joint.

adidat
 

Benchwayze

Established Member
Joined
10 Mar 2007
Messages
9,450
Reaction score
108
Location
West Muddylands
H&N,

If the cross is temporary, then a nice knot-free piece of pressure treated pine, 100 x 50 mm should do the trick. That's lasting enough and looks okay, especially if you add a staining, weatherproof finish to make it look like cedar or some-such. As for your labour, I wouldn't presume to tell you what to charge, but I should imagine it wouldn't take you long to make with a router.

HTH

John

PS I just thought... Why not go to your local cemetery and ask there if they know of anyone who makes wooden crosses. Perhaps they could tell you what the going rate might be. Just an idea.

J :)
 

Chems

Established Member
Joined
23 Apr 2008
Messages
4,065
Reaction score
0
Location
A Wood Haven
I know that the coop charges £50 for a simple cross with brass plaque.
 

hammer n nails

Established Member
Joined
18 Sep 2011
Messages
462
Reaction score
0
Location
east sussex
thanks all but the cross is going to be permanent so that's why I will do it in oak I don't usually make things like this but its for a friend of a friend so got to keep the price fair .
 

Hudson Carpentry

Established Member
Joined
4 Nov 2010
Messages
2,289
Reaction score
0
Location
Nottingham, UK
Your hourly rate x hours it takes, as its a mate round down and knock off a few quid. If its timber you already have charge half the value to whats used and if not charge what you paid for the timber. Thats how I would do it.
 

Latest posts

Top