9 Ideas For Small Wood Crafts That Sell Well

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There is of course a lot you can do with woodworking. Coming up with new ideas for a woodworking business can be a very interesting process. Start by choosing a woodworking project that matches your level of expertise.

Some people like to visualise a project from the nascent stage. They like to start from the scratch, put the design down on paper, calculate all measurements and required material, and make a complete plan for it before staring to build the project.

Others like to work with reliable and ready made woodworking plans to be found in various publications and woodworking resources.

Wooden pen holder
This picture is just for representation only. It is a very simple looking wooden pen holder. You can choose many interesting designs that are just as simple to make and look very attractive.

Wooden Pen Holders.

Pen holders are a popular woodcraft. Everyone needs one and usually more than one. Here’s the thing, they are easy to make and you can make them in several designs. So for the same simple woodcraft you can easily have many different variations and products. What you do with this kind of freedom is only limited by your own creativity, skills and resources.

Wood coasters
Making wooden coasters like these will go much faster if you have a lathe and/or a router. You can choose many shapes and designs that can be made quickly using only hand tools.

Wooden Table Coasters

Once again, table coasters are an essential household item. Its a great idea to make table coasters out of wood. People buy lots of them and you can offer a lot of options in design, quality, material and workmanship. Wood table coaster are a high selling woodcraft and that requires relatively very little effort and time to make.

Wooden Eyeglass Case

Now while eye glass cases made from wood is a popular idea, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. People like to have nice and classy cases for the eyeglasses. There are a few challenges that you are going to face.

Eyeglasses come in all shapes and sizes. So you are going to have to decide what the shape and the size of your wooden eyeglass case is going to be. You may take the approach of making 3 to 4 different sizes or you could make one generic popular one.

9 woodworking ideas that sell well

Then again you can always start with one size and then expand your collection to include more. You might even take custom orders for this woodworking item.

Very importantly, people use eyeglass cases to protect to protect their expensive glasses. This means that your wooden eyeglass case will required to have the proper finishings with adequate contouring and padding to ensure that it also protects it’s delicate contents.

Wooden CD and DVD shelves and stands.

Digital music is becoming more and more popular. Physical music storage like CDs and DVDs are still popular but they are having to fight a battle with the digital media. If the popularity of CDs and DVDs is dwindling, so is the production of related products.

People who do buy movies and music on the CDs and DVDs definitely like to have a good place to store them. Making absolutely simple wood CD and DVD stands and racks to meet the high demand is a great idea!

You will find that you have a ready flock of customers who are willing to buy this product from you at a great price. CD and DVD shelves are utility items and therefore do not have to be very fancy. However your quality in both workmanship and the material will often enables you to fetch a premium price.

Another interesting outlook is that wooden DVD and CD racks and shelves can sell very well online as well. The reason is that since a lot of people buy music and video DVDs online, they are likely to look for a nice DVD shelf online as well. So go ahead and get ready to promote your wooden CD and DVD shelves on websites like eBay and Etsy.

Wooden paperweights

Ideas for a woodworking project does not get simpler than this. All you need to do is essentially make something with a bit of weight in wood. There are many ways you can go about doing this.

For example you can simply take a piece of wood in some rich texture. You can cut it into an attractive shape that flatters the grain of the wood. And you can finish it even further with polish, lacquer etc.

Another option is to make the paper weight more fancy with engravings. You can also make a paperweight that doubles as a small box. Like we said the options of designs will be numerous.

But the one thing that they would probably share in common is that it will be a simple woodcraft to make that costs very little and sells a lot. You can expect to put a good profit margin on this item since there is a lot of scope for fancy craftsmanship without increasing the cost of materials and tools.

Small Wooden Shelves

I’m sure that you have seen the simple kind of wooden shells that attach themselves to walls and are meant to display and keep small objects. They can be used virtually everywhere in the house from bedrooms to bathrooms to living room and the kitchens.

The design is extremely basic. There is a wooden platform that has supports under it which adjoined it to the wall. You can make this in a very basic form or don fancy touches by carving, engraving and introducing of the design elements.

These basic wooden wall shelves are something that literally sell on display. Someone just has to look at them and they can instantly imagine a place and a need for such an item in their homes.

Wooden Tabletop Items

Imagine things that you can make for a desk or table in a room. Mostly any and all items that you think of would be hotselling items such as pen holders, pen cases, trays for holding stationary, and other small boxes that serve storage purposes.

Wooden trays

All Kinds Of Wooden Trays

There are actually a lot many things that you can make on the lines of a wooden tray. A modern version office woodworking product can be a laptop tray. People are constantly looking for something to put their laptops on when sitting down with them in order to avoid the contact direct contact with the heated machine. Wood serves as an excellent insulation material for this purpose.

These wooden laptop trays can also be used when putting the laptop on couches and other soft surfaces. They would keep the laptop cool and hence protect it from overheating. Many people also prefer to use such desktop stands while using their laptop on tables simply because they look great and also add comfort to use.

Armchair Shelves and Side Rests

Both these wood products are a good concept that are received very well with customers. Armchair shelves are small shelves that people can put adjacent to their favourite armchair. They are meant to hold small things of frequent use like books, coffee cup etc.

Arm rest trays work on almost the same principle. Wooden side rests converts the arm of any couch or armchair into resting platforms.

People love this product because they can then use the armchair as a platform to put their cup of tea, remotes, laptops and other things that they might be using at that moment. Although you do not need to create anything fancy, the quality of build and material will have to be dependable. You will also have to work on you want it to function and fit on to the couches.

9 high selling wood crafts

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