Hiring Help – Does Your Woodworking Business Need It?

There are going to be times when you need help in your woodworking business. So how should you go about getting it? The best answer perhaps is through contractual labour. This is preferable to hiring an employee which can bring along all the hassles that payroll does. As a one-person business you are going to be doing most of the building yourself. But there are situations where you might need help such as during cutting large sheets for a big project. You might also need help installing your project on the site. You can hire someone for a few days […]

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How Much Space Is Needed To Setup A Woodshop

Another misconception along with the kind of tools you require has to do with the amount of space that is required to set up a wood shop. You truly do not need a very large space to be able to work on a large variety of projects. An area of 20 x 20 is generally considered a comfortably minimum space for setting up a woodworking shop. This is the space that is usually afforded by a double barrage. However, the space available to you can be smaller than this and you can still set up an efficient woodworking shop in […]

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Do You Need Commercial Grade Power Tools For A Woodworking Business?

You will receive a variety of advice in woodworking books and articles. One of the points the books will debate is whether or not you require commercial grade tools to start your business. Commercial grade woodworking tools are costly in comparison to consume grade ones. Does your woodworking business justify the cost of large and expensive machines? While they make the job simpler and easier they are an enormous expense that puts a big dent on your profits. It becomes difficult to recover the cost if you are running a one-person woodworking business. A lot of sales are required to […]

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Always Start A Woodworking Business With Your Current Skill Set

It is the easiest to start a woodworking business doing the kind of jobs you are the best at. You work in woodworking categories that you are confident about doing well. This is what starting with your current and existing woodworking skills is all about. No matter how small or specific your current talent is you can build upon it. If you are a woodworking hobbyist and have finished some projects you probably already know where your interest and skills lie. You can start by offering a specific service or project along those skills. A woodworker can do hundreds of […]

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Heirloom Or Simple Furniture – What Is More Profitable To Make

There are several resources that suggest that you can make a lot of money from making heirloom furniture. This is not necessarily true. There are some very special set of circumstances under which a woodworker can make money in this category of woodworking, and its not just the advanced skills you require. One common characteristic of all heirloom furniture is that it all comes with a steep selling price. In order to sell this very expensive heirloom furniture, you will need to produce a craft of a very high quality, and be a woodworker of high skills. A customer is […]

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Choosing Woodworking As A One Person Business

The one-person business model has proved to be successful for many woodworkers. In spite of the fact that one person has to act in several capacities like being a craftsman, sales person, admin and accountant all in one, a one-person woodworking business is actually the easiest to manage, establish and run. However, you must bear in mind that this is also hard work. Your success depends on your willingness to learn and execute all aspects of the business. Fortunately it is going to be the kind of hard work that you are going to enjoy. The love of woodworking, and […]

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5 Tips To Start A Woodworking Business On A Budget

We keep encouraging all you talented folks to start a small woodworking business at home. But we understand that it’s easier said than done. And that’s why we keep writing all these informative posts about how to do it. Well, there’s a before and after to the whole situation. Things you need to do before and ones you need to do after the business is on. The single major hurdle before a lot of you is the money required to start this business. Any kind of business requires start up capital, a fully equipped woodshop. Step 1 – Scale Your Business […]

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How To Setup A Woodshop At Home

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An excellent question for a woodworking enthusiast is how to go about setting up of good woodworking shop. Location It is advisable to choose a location that is somewhat secluded from the rest of the main house. People usually choose locations like a basement, a garage or a shed out in the garden all of which flourish as a woodworking shop. Read more about setting up wood-shop in a basement. However, you could be living in an apartment. There are people who convert singular rooms into woodworking shops. But since noise and dust is even more of a concern in […]

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9 Easy Wood Craft Ideas That Sell

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 […]

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How To Sell More Of Your Wood Crafts

This question was asked recently by one of our email subscribers and we thought it was a good enough question to merit a post on its own. So thank you for asking. We will try to provide some useful input here. Sales are the ever important factor in any business. No matter what it is. Most of the time, it is also the scariest part of starting a business. How are you going to manage to sell? The problem of selling might seem more acute when you are working from home. You do not have a store front where potential […]

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