Does anyone remember being told this by your parents or saying it yourself to your own kids? I do.
Well let’s look at the facts. It is true it doesn’t actually grow on trees. So where am I going with this? Read on and see what I have to say.
Now this is where I have been getting miffed over the past year and I have actually heard this first hand. “It’s only wood it grows everywhere”. Well yes it does, there is no hiding that fact, but at the end of the day there is cost involved in buying timber, so money does grow on trees when it comes to buying wood. Even recycled timber comes with a cost and although it is deemed to be cheaper than buying new wood this is not always the case. I guess what I’m trying to say is although wood is all around us do not assume that it is not costing the manufacturer a princely sum to buy it. Even green wood has a cost, it can take upwards of 6 months for small manufactures like myself to season this timber.
So now ask yourself, Does money grow on trees?
I would say definitely, yes it does.
Please remember this when trying to barter our prices down that when hand making items it’s not just the time and effort we put in but the actual cost of the raw materials as well.