9 Easy Wood Craft Projects That Sell
There are a number of great woodworking projects but coming up with new ideas for a woodworking business can be quite challenging. If you are just starting your business it's important to zero in projects that match your level of expertise. When starting a new project some people first visualize it, then draw the design, put down the measurements, calculate the material required and its cost. Others prefer to use readymade woodworking plans available in different publications and woodworking resources. Below is the list of popular wood craft ideas that are always a success.
Wooden Pen Holders
Pen holders are always in demand so consider making them in several designs. This woodcraft is really easy to make so you can create a variety of products, as many as your creativity and resources will allow you to do it.
Wooden Table Coasters
Table coasters made of wood are needed in every home and they are quite popular among people. You can make various items that differ in design, quality, material and workmanship. Wood table coasters sell well and they don' require lots of time and effort to create. With a lathe and/or a router you can make table coasters much quicker using just hand tools.
Wooden Eyeglass Case
These days wooden eye glass cases are very popular. Before you start making your own cases you need to determine the shape and the size of your wooden eyeglass cases. You can either make those in several different sizes or just focus on one size which is highly demanded. If your eye glass cases sell very well you can add more sizes to your collection or even take custom orders. Make sure your wooden eyeglass cases feature adequate contouring and padding for the right degree of eye glass protection.
Wooden CD and DVD Shelves and Stands
Music and movie fans who have many CDs and DVDs need special shelves or stands to store them. Making wooden stands and racks is a good idea! You will be surprised how many customers will want to purchase such products from you. CD and DVD shelves are quite plain wood craft items and are not something very fancy. But if you make high quality products using premium materials your can charge quite high price on them. Plus such woodwork items sell very well online together with CDs and DVDs. So it would be a good idea to list your wooden CD and DVD shelves on eBay, for example.
Ideas for a woodworking project can be as simple as this. Just make something with a bit of weight in wood. For example you can take a piece of wood that has nice texture, cut it into a beautiful shape and cover it with polish and lacquer for a finished look. You can also adorn paper weight with engravings if you like or make paperweight that doubles as a small box. The design ideas are limited to only your creativity. These products are very easy to make, the cost of making them is very little but they sell really well. Selling this simple woodcraft is very profitable: you can make a variety of fancy items with no additional costs, such as materials and tools.
Small Wooden Shelves
Wooden shelves can be used in practically every room in a house so they are going to be demanded anyway. You can make simple designs or add some carving, engraving or other design elements.
Wooden Tabletop Items
Things like pen holders, trays for holding stationary or small boxes designed to store little things you need when working at the desk are always hot selling items.
Many people need a simple wooden tray to put their laptop on when sitting down with it on a sofa or an arm chair or when placing it on any soft surface. Wood is a good insulation material that prevents having direct contact with the heated machine. Some people even like to place such trays on desktops while using their laptop on tables.
Armchair Shelves and Side Rests
Armchair shelves that can get adjacent to armchairs are used to hold magazines, books, a coffee cup and a plate with biscuits, etc. Arm rest trays are used for similar purposes. Wooden side rests can be fitted on the arm of any couch or armchair to provide resting platforms. These products can be placed onto the armchair so you could put some things like a laptop, remote or a cup of tea you need at that moment. Even though such products won't take much time and effort to make you should focus on the material you will use and the design that will fit onto the couches.