3 Woodworking Projects that Sell FAST!! | Make Money from Woodworking

3 Woodworking Projects that Sell FAST!! | Make Money from Woodworking

These are my go-to DIY woodworking projects that ALWAYS sell out quickly. I learned these projects from trial and error of selling several types of woodworking projects online and locally in my area.

0:00 3 Woodworking Projects that Sell
00:05 Wood Boxes
03:20 Tealight Candle Holders
05:37 Unique Serving Boards
08:02 Best Woodworking Finish to Use
08:24 BONUS Woodworking Project that Sells!

I’ve tried to sell everything from cutting boards to picture frames to coasters. These three woodworking gift ideas always out performed all the other items. There are a lot of factors to consider. Where you sell your items, what specific items you offer, the price point, and probably most importantly how the item is marketed, all play in heavily for selling woodworking projects. Other makers may have had success selling items that didn’t work well for me. I urge you to try different DIY projects and see what your customers gravitate towards.

DIY Montreal has a cool hexagon sled. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/CzTUOQZQoR0

If you want to sell boxes, I recommend watching this video on how to design boxes: https://youtu.be/sMnO8s1WJ1w

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  1. Sir Joshua on December 17, 2022 at 12:49 am

    The Force is strong with this one. Most impressive..

  2. Ron Simons on December 17, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Way back I made 2 items and people kept on asking me to make more. 1=Was a very simple flower box. I didn’t even use plans. Slapped it together out of old fence cedar. Spent a few weekends making more for friends and I told others I didn’t have the time.
    But I was asked a lot! Point being you’re right. You can make money off of wood working.

    2nd= Baby cradles. Not simple, but once you know how, and you make a few, they go together in a little over a weekend. Again, my lord I think I could’ve made a living selling these. Sold for double my cost and labor. Like the flower boxes, just didn’t want to do this forever.

    Your video runs true for me. Easy stuff sells well, make it out of old pallet wood and people go crazy haha.
    Cheers all.

  3. My Name on December 17, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Wonderful advice and creations. Thank you for sharing. God bless. 🙏✝️🇺🇸

  4. Donald McDaniel on December 17, 2022 at 12:50 am


  5. Seth Watson on December 17, 2022 at 12:50 am

    That’s great and all…. But how much are you getting for these things and where do you sell them? I have no doubt that you could sell those boxes like hotcakes for 10 bucks, but it wouldn’t be worth my time to even consider it for that money. It has been my experience that people won’t pay any decent labor for handmade woodworking stuff.

  6. YourLogicalNightmare on December 17, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Flea market knickknacks, doodads, widgets, & doohickeys are good for yard sales where all the "customers" think the Dollar Store is for the hoity-toity high falutin crowd

  7. Doug Schwandt on December 17, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Hi! I followed up on an idea I had, and improved on someone else’s idea. I came up with two projects, one which costs between $20.00 and $60.00 for materials and the other costs between $7.00-$25.00 for materials. One is a " multiple stick" project, the other is a "single stick" project. Either project can be made out of virtually any wood, and take very little time to make.

  8. Victor Waldrop on December 17, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Do you have any problems with the candle holders as the candle burns down?

  9. Darren Wallace on December 17, 2022 at 12:55 am

    My biggest problem is how do you clean up excess glue on the inside corners of the box

  10. Cliff Burlew on December 17, 2022 at 12:56 am

    I have been making boxes for years I can’t make them fast enough

  11. Azadare Husain on December 17, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Sir ur tools n machine are very costly. In india I can’t get all machines 😮

  12. Jerry Taliercio on December 17, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Can you lend me that sawing machine for a while…

  13. David Lang on December 17, 2022 at 12:59 am

    your all about saving time, use a Dado blade.

  14. zuke WasHere on December 17, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Wish I had a table saw like that 😃

  15. David Long on December 17, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Great video.

  16. Ed Tschoepe on December 17, 2022 at 1:05 am

    This was super helpful. Thanks! I’ve gotten bogged down trying to make one-of-a-kind things that are too complicated and time-consuming. Awesome stuff, but not sustainable. I can use these ideas and get the wheels rolling again.

  17. Newton Makes on December 17, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Hope this video gives you some ideas for selling projects. I can’t tell you how much to charge for these items. That is a personal decision you have to make based on your area, expenses, labor rate, etc.

  18. どぞ on December 17, 2022 at 1:10 am

    why not make a long hexagon ´´stick´´ and then cut them out? only differents is endgrain will be on top. but i think the time saved you can make twice as many

  19. Mark Thompson on December 17, 2022 at 1:12 am

    i love it thank you

  20. Julie Barnett on December 17, 2022 at 1:12 am

    I love boxes made from wood.

  21. Patricia Ingraldi on December 17, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Wow! I love watching you make these items!

  22. NivosB on December 17, 2022 at 1:14 am

    People often complain about the YT algorithm, but I’m grateful for it, because it introduces me to channels like yours. Fantastic video, you got one more subscriber here 🙂

  23. NervousBarley 68 on December 17, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Very smart.

  24. Bone Yard on December 17, 2022 at 1:16 am

    I enjoyed this video but I’m curious about the candle holders would they in any way be considered a fire hazard?

  25. Doggy Gaming on December 17, 2022 at 1:20 am

    4:31 looks like an accident about to happen.

  26. John Oler on December 17, 2022 at 1:20 am

    The best advice to make money woodworking is know your market. Do not cast your pearls before swine. If you want to make a good living, you need to target the very wealthy. The middle class is not your clientele.

  27. bowlchamps37 on December 17, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Don´t build small stuff that sells fast. They usually give back horrible hourly rates. The bigger the build, the higher the return per hour Build sth that costs money and it will sell quickly as well. Plenty of customers out there willing to pay money for good woodworking.

    A cutting board gives a return of what, maybe $50/hr? A Victorian cabinet sells at around $800/hr. OK, not everyone can build one, but even kitchen cabinets from solid wood return around $300/hr. And that´s "just" milling wood and putting the together, just like a jewelry box, just bigger.

  28. David Clark on December 17, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Plus the plans are passive income

  29. PoisonShot20 on December 17, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Fantastic! Share to others what you know! I love it, and do it all the time, I’m a do it all guy, handyman for a better word. When I go to anyone to fix a faucet, install it, or any repair, I try to show the homeowners how they can do it next time. Or ask if they want to help, so they can learn. Some don’t want to be bother, others are happy to learn.

  30. Steven Smith on December 17, 2022 at 1:27 am

    its awesome have been making things out of slab from the local saw mills for long time now… hve design rough log front porch for folks just by covering the wall on porch with some cleand up lenghts of slab… yer awesome inspiation thank you

  31. Jt on December 17, 2022 at 1:27 am

    M&M’s yum

  32. David Deboy on December 17, 2022 at 1:27 am

    cutting boards do not sell. they are porous and hold bacteria-not safe in a kitchen.

  33. Thomas Costello on December 17, 2022 at 1:28 am

    thx for #4

  34. TRAC ATAK on December 17, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Amazing video thank u. I can’t wait to see more

  35. Josepnh Allen on December 17, 2022 at 1:30 am

    How will you sale them and how will you price them. Joe Allen

  36. Merzui on December 17, 2022 at 1:30 am

    And, after selling 6000 boxes, you might pay for one sixteenth of the shop tools.

  37. Emperor Pawpateen on December 17, 2022 at 1:31 am

    I was going to make coffins but I realized I made a grave mistake.

  38. Bruce Welty on December 17, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Are you a Yooper or a troll? I was raised in the SW corner.

  39. Chris on December 17, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Question..if u make set off plans and sell to someone they just end up making it themselves and u lose out on a product that u could of made

  40. Michael Lenczewski on December 17, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Dark red western cedar, even when it’s knotty, super nice. Paint the outside, but get a mesh bag of cedar shavings and put em inside. Spray lightly with water to make them smelly…

  41. William L. Baptiste on December 17, 2022 at 1:35 am

    That’s what I do, Boxes, dark color with laminated light color stripes, and no metal…

  42. truth h on December 17, 2022 at 1:37 am

    How much you charge for these?

  43. Garry Mcgrath on December 17, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Lol what do hinges cost for a box another 2 bucks, if there buying then for there weddings you better make something for the divorce usually that come 6 months later 🇭🇲👍

  44. William W on December 17, 2022 at 1:41 am

    I ve been doing high end boards for a few years now. Not so sure about the candle holders, If they look nice, I tend to use up small stuff making coasters etc.

  45. TKrey23 on December 17, 2022 at 1:41 am

    8:12 any suggestions?

  46. Robert Cornelius on December 17, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Money and woodworking should not be used in the same sentence.

  47. Barry Wuthrich on December 17, 2022 at 1:44 am

    what kind of price do you put on a small walnut box?

  48. Hannes Le Grange on December 17, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Thx for the mm size!!!!

  49. tkarlmann on December 17, 2022 at 1:46 am

    I don’t think you spent enough time on finishing your boxes, etc. Please elaborate. Also, for your boxes, did you just glue those half-lap joints together, or did you also use some type of brads?

  50. Mark on December 17, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Excellent, excellent, excellent advice. Today I’m gonna make a box !