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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The Force is strong with this one. Most impressive..
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.
Wonderful advice and creations. Thank you for sharing. God bless. 🙏✝️🇺🇸
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.
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
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.
Do you have any problems with the candle holders as the candle burns down?
My biggest problem is how do you clean up excess glue on the inside corners of the box
I have been making boxes for years I can’t make them fast enough
Sir ur tools n machine are very costly. In india I can’t get all machines 😮
Can you lend me that sawing machine for a while…
your all about saving time, use a Dado blade.
Wish I had a table saw like that 😃
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.
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.
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
i love it thank you
I love boxes made from wood.
Wow! I love watching you make these items!
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 🙂
I enjoyed this video but I’m curious about the candle holders would they in any way be considered a fire hazard?
4:31 looks like an accident about to happen.
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.
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.
Plus the plans are passive income
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.
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
cutting boards do not sell. they are porous and hold bacteria-not safe in a kitchen.
thx for #4
Amazing video thank u. I can’t wait to see more
How will you sale them and how will you price them. Joe Allen
And, after selling 6000 boxes, you might pay for one sixteenth of the shop tools.
I was going to make coffins but I realized I made a grave mistake.
Are you a Yooper or a troll? I was raised in the SW corner.
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
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…
That’s what I do, Boxes, dark color with laminated light color stripes, and no metal…
How much you charge for these?
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 🇭🇲👍
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.
8:12 any suggestions?
Money and woodworking should not be used in the same sentence.
what kind of price do you put on a small walnut box?
Thx for the mm size!!!!
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?
Excellent, excellent, excellent advice. Today I’m gonna make a box !