Hello Fellow woodcrafters,
Today’s blog, we the staff would like to discuss a little history, and some of the operations at CraftKitsandsupplies.com. In specific, we will discuss our wood kit operation.
CraftKitsandSupplies.com is a small company of several employees, and we operate out of a warehouse. We’ve been in business for over 25 years, and 95% of our business is internet based. We ship lots and lots of orders five days a week, to all over the USA, Canada, and Europe, via USPS and UPS.
At CraftKitsandSuplies.com we carry a very large selection of wood kits. Wood Kits such as, wood birdhouse kits, wood bird feeder kits, wood model kits, wood game kits, and etc. All of our wood kits are either import from China, or cut at our warehouse. While every year we import several containers of wood kits, managing inventory is always challenging and crucial. This is why, we maintain the ability to cut our own wood kits at our warehouse.
As with any business, controlling cost is number one. So how do we cut a small wood model kit (such as the Brandine II Birdhouse Kit), and sell it for as low as $3.49, and still make a profit? Most of our wood kits vary from about 7 pieces of wood to about 20 pieces of wood. All wood kits begin with a board 8 feet long, by 5/8” thick, and 5-1/2” wide. The 8 foot long board is then cut in half (two 4 footers). Next the 4 foot long boards are cut to either 1/8” or 1/4” thickness. From here, individual wood pieces are cut into their specific shapes. The wood is usually cut in multiple quantities, IE meaning one radial arm cut might produce 4-10 of the same wood pieces. Anyhow, one wood cutter, depending on the difficulty of the wood kit, can cut a few hundred wood kits a day. Once all the wood kits are cut, a packer then has to pack and seal the wood kits, with instructions, into a plastic bag.
That is folks, in a nutshell.
Now check out CraftKitsandSupplies.com. We carry over 100 different birdhouses and birdhouse kits. Some are just cute little craft projects, while some are real size birdhouses made for nesting birds.