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How To Start A Woodworking Business

If you enjoy creating wooden shelves and other wood products, you may want to start your own business.  You could either set up a local shop, or sell online through sites like Etsy or Ebay.  A woodworking business is not for everyone.  That is why it more often referred to as a hobby.

Here are a few tips for succeeding in the woodworking business:

Many woodworkers can make some extra spending money with a part time woodworking business.  To succeed as a full-time woodworker, you will most likely have to decide if you will make high-end custom pieces at a higher cost, or run a production shop, which will make more money through selling a higher volume of lower cost items.

Choosing a certain style, such as “modern”, or “rustic” can become your specialty.  Using various types of exotic woods or special finishes can add uniqueness to your work and allow you to charge higher prices.

Many woodworkers set up shop at craft fairs.  This can allow for a long and tiresome, but potentially lucrative day.