Want to turn your hobby into a woodworking business? If you’re passionate about woodworking and want to follow your love to make some money, it’s a great time to get started. Picking the right DIY wood projects to sell when you first get started, can be the difference from a successful startup and a lot of time spent with little return. Here are three projects that come closest to a “sure thing.”
Gardening is at an all-time high for popularity as more people look for ways to unwind after a stressful week at work. This presents a lucrative opportunity for you to meet the needs of this under-served niche. When the flowers start to grow, people want a comfortable place to sit in the midst of them that can also serve as a garden ornamental when not in use. The answer to that need is the garden bench.
Garden benches are easily made using a simple biscuit joinery technique. Even the more simple designs sell quickly, but if you spend a bit more time to produce a more intricate design, you’ll receive an even greater return on your time. Offer a variety of sizes and finishes to appeal to more people, and you’re certain to find success in this niche.
It is amazing how recently in history all toys were made of wood. Oh, how things have changed. Now it is nearly impossible to find a wood toy inside the stores, and the ones that they do offer of made of such poor quality that they have very little demand.
Don’t let that convince you that people don’t want them. Good, high-quality toys sell for a lot of money, and they don’t last long when they become available. The important thing for you to find success is to avoid cutting corners. You’re making toys for children, so make sure they are well made from quality materials. Be sure to follow laws for your locality because toy making does have more regulation than other projects you might choose.
Wood is a very popular choice for outdoor furniture, for obvious reasons. It fits naturally in with any type of landscaping and adds character and depth to a yard or porch. They are easy to build and can be built out of less expensive wood when a quality stain is used to give it a regal appearance. They are easily assembled by even a novice woodworker.
One of the most popular sellers right now is an Adirondack chair and love seat combo. These are so popular that you could probably just put them in your front yard and sell them without any advertising at all. Even if they don’t sell quickly, they’ll look great in your yard and provide a comfortable place for you and your guests to sit at while enjoying the outdoors.
If you make any of these three DIY wood projects to sell, you will likely find success right out of the gate. If you don’t, try something new. Markets can vary from location to location, but there is always a market for wood products of some type.