How To Make $500 A Day Woodworking / Building Tables
How To Make $500 A Day Woodworking / Building Tables
I was hired to build 3 Tables and bench sets for a local restaurant and I’m bringing you along for the process. I don’t have a huge shop, I don’t own a ton of tools, but I do know how to hustle! How to make money woodworking. Modern Builds
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Hi, My name is Mike Montgomery and I’m a MAKER; a designer, builder, and full-time content creator. Accessibility is my focus with Modern Builds, not simply accessibility of designs, but accessibility in materials, information, and projects themselves. I’ve focused on creating furniture and DIY projects that are simple enough that any beginner maker can accomplish, yet interesting enough that any expert might be inspired. Building and making is becoming less and less of an exclusive hobby and profession. My goal is to reduce that separation even further.
Sorry, but these tables are a joke. The benches still bend with just him on it, let alone add 5 more people, LOL. They need a third leg in the middle. He ripped these people off for $2550. Guarantee they will be complaining about these in the long-term. They’re not going to hold up. I am absolutely bamboozedled this guy has almost 2 million(?!) subscribers.
The support underneath will not last, not with glue alone.
Still don’t know what wood movement is?
man this guys voice is annoying
Why not use dominos??
I’m watching an amateur work. Pocket holes, Ryobi, just can’t take you seriously.
Great video. I would bump your price up cause 30% of that is taxed. While 130k salary is good for a person for a business it is not that great. Thank you for mentioning the crown in the boards I feel this if over looked in alot of videos. Also with cedar you want to use stainless steel hardware as anything else will leech out black residue over time outside.
Your using your table saw incorrectly.
No lateral bracing though. Best stretcher looks silly just square hanging underneath the benches. Four or five months tops.
Very misleading title. 👎 It’s not how to make $500/day woodworking, it was a single job where you happened to make that. I’ve had commissioned jobs where I made $1000 in a day but that didn’t mean I was making $260,000 a year.
Cross bracing is a must on those types of legs. Commercial use of these tables and benches will eventually destroy them from side to side movement with no support.
It’s beautiful cedar, I would have wanted 3 legs on those benches though. That last one flexed even with just the weight of you jumping on it, imagine 6 people sitting on it – not great
Bad application of Pocket Holes ! Boo.
Great video! honestly never knew kreg had this jig. Could have used it in my last project!!
These tables will never hold up
$2050/4 is $512.50.
So you make a video about making money woodworking and then barely talk about the money? Under one minute of money talk and didn’t even mention all the expenses. Smh. Thank you for wasting my time.
All these guys that make "how to make money wood working" videos on YouTube are amazing. Teaching a man to fishing is worth than money and they’re doing it for free, Thanks guys.
Lost me at pocket screws for a tabletop.
Woodglut is nice for that.
$2500 for that crap!?!?!?😂
Whoops. I’ll just bet within 6 months the box store crap (Behr) completely failed. You should have used Penofin Marine oil.
Don’t forget about the $30,000 in taxes.
The table legs themselves for 1 table are $406! Dang!
Yikes. These things will start falling apart within a year. So much wiggling side to side on that table. Think about the 100s of people a day that are going to be resting their elbows on it, bumping into it, using it to brace themselves as they stand, etc. This is a horrible job.
Lost me when he started talking about using pocket holes for a table top…
Next time I am out that way for work I will definitely stop by there.
I like that this was built with minimal tools… there are so many videos teaching how to do something but include unrealistic tool selection…
at 4 min you sounded like the stradman lol
in my humble opinion, your projects are a failure !!! I don’t understand why people are watching this !!!
How does the Kreg XL compare to the Kreg HD?
Not sure Im a fan of these but you got paid, you got views, you win. Where I live anyone and their mom could make these with zero effort so your sell price would be wayyyyy less.
Sorry to say but this rough work.
There’s some things I would’ve done differently all your bracing under I would’ve cut it at a 45° that way it’s just not a flat board sticking out and it was a lip on the stand I would’ve cut the 40° to that little lip but it look good also I would’ve put maybe one more for the legs in the middle it’ll give him more character and definitely more support Just more in material
No way in hell your gonna make that all year. How many bars you know of? Lol
using countersunk screws on your flat metal hardware didn’t look great. Since the metal brackets wrapped around the tabletop, a more robust solution would have been hammering in some captive nuts to the tabletop, connecting with bolts and washers from the bottom
I’ve heard good feedback about the Woodglut plans.
With countersunk screws those tables would have been premium.
Oh shit dude I saw these in passing the other day! I live right around the corner, these tables are incredible
You really need Siri to calculate 500*365. The world is lost.
Your profit was 850 and your revenue was 2550
Expenses don’t count toward profit
850 a day … ok
You ripped, glued & screwed some board’s … that’s pre apprentice level work. No fine joinery, no doors or drawers, no high end finish, no fancy timber … 200 a day would be pushing it for those.
I take it you were approached about the work because the customer has seen your YouTube / social media ?
Just wow …
God damn, after time and materials, I doubt you are cutting minimum wage. I wish wood working could be profitable while having a life, but it is 100% a labor of love. You make just enough to pay for a house and food but are working every hour of every day.
Sheesh! Damn wow bro!
Hey man sweet tables! Love this video
I think the legs you put on are suppose to face the other way and I think panhead fasteners would sit more flush. I think they look nice either way.
"Barely Moves", it looked like it wiggled to me. They look great though.
Don´t buy such tables where humidity changes quite a lot. They are not movement safe.