30 Best CNC Router Business Ideas

30 Best CNC Router Business Ideas

If you are looking for CNC router business ideas to begin your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place.

With starting a CNC router business, there are plenty of opportunities that can help you follow your dreams and build a successful career. 

In this post, you will discover profitable business ideas, perfect for those who want to have a flexible job, capable of multiplying the average income, while becoming your own boss.

Check out the full list below to help you find your next idea!

Here they are:



1. Start a patio cover business

Examples of a successful patio cover business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a patio cover business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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2. Start a packing crate service

Examples of a successful packing crate service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a packing crate service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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3. Start a jewelry box business

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $400,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful jewelry box business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a jewelry box business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

I am Nikolay Piriankov, the Founder and CEO of Taylor & Hart. We are an award-winning, disruptive e-tailer of custom-designed, ethical engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewellery, that capture your story. Our online platform, processes, and brand democratises bespoke jewellery, allowing us to offer this service at scale. Taylor & Hart's vision is to reconnect customers with the original purpose of jewellery - a personalised product that tells a unique story.

Recently we closed a seed round of £1M. The London based Garage Soho, an early stage investor and brand builder also supported us in the last round.

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4. Start a plaster casts business

Examples of a successful plaster casts business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a plaster casts business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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5. Start a junkyard business

How Much Can You Make?
$37,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000
Skills

Examples of a successful junkyard business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a junkyard business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK - an international junk removal franchise based in Canada.

Brian grew the business to $37M/month, initially driving around looking for piles of junk or simply knocking on doors and asking the owners if they needed anything taken away for a fee.

This company offers a franchise-based, full-service junk removal business devoted to assisting clients in recovering lost space in their residences and places of business.

They collect all types of trash, including clothing, household items like furniture and electronics, and junk from renovation projects. Additionally, they help those in need by donating any possible items to charity.

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6. Start a fireplace installation business

Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills

Examples of a successful fireplace installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fireplace installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fireplace installation business ➜

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7. Start a belt buckles business

Examples of a successful belt buckles business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a belt buckles business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a belt buckles business ➜

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8. Start a stained glass business

Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful stained glass business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a stained glass business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a stained glass business ➜

9. Start a slate tables business

Examples of a successful slate tables business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a buttons business

Examples of a successful buttons business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a buttons business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Sell antique sideboards

Examples of a successful sell antique sideboards :

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sell antique sideboards :

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Start a fitness equipment manufacturer

How Much Can You Make?
$240,000 — $771,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful fitness equipment manufacturer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fitness equipment manufacturer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fitness equipment manufacturer ➜

Case Study

I am Matt Dawson and am the President of Ironmaster. We manufacture and sell our brand of home gym fitness equipment domestically and in more than 20 International markets. Ironmaster specializes in strength training gear, primarily of our proprietary designs. Our primary market is individuals who want to have their gym at home.

Ironmaster is a multi-million dollar company with a rock-solid reputation as an innovator, top-level service, and one of the longest established fitness equipment manufacturers in the world.

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13. Become a stamp maker

Examples of a successful stamp maker:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a stamp maker:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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14. Start a dog house business

Examples of a successful dog house business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dog house business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dog house business ➜

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15. Start a gazebos business

Examples of a successful gazebos business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gazebos business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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16. Start a patio furniture retail business

Examples of a successful patio furniture retail business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a patio furniture retail business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a patio furniture retail business ➜

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17. Start an awning manufacturing business

Examples of a successful awning manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a awning manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start a futons business

Examples of a successful futons business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a futons business:

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19. Start a woodworking classes business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $1,600,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful woodworking classes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a woodworking classes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a woodworking classes business ➜

Case Study

Hello! My name is Zack Hall. I’m a software developer, and I’m the founder of SketchUp For Woodworkers, an online course teaching woodworkers how to use 3D design software. This was a project that grew from scratching my itch. In my spare time, I joined a makerspace near my home in the suburbs of Boston to start woodworking.

Fast-forward and I ended up acquiring an old website and setting out to build the woodworking design tutorials and resources I wish I’d had when I was getting started. After launch, it is currently earning about $1k/month.

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20. Start a bookends business

Examples of a successful bookends business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bookends business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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21. Start an aluminum door and window manufacturing business

Examples of a successful aluminum door and window manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aluminum door and window manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an aluminum door and window manufacturing business ➜

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22. Become a countertop manufacturer ($13.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful countertop manufacturer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a countertop manufacturer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a countertop manufacturer ➜

Case Study

Our Z Counterform System for countertops and Z Poolform System for concrete pool coping are the go-to solutions for cast-in-place concrete forms. With a small but dedicated team, we grew this business from an idea to over $12M in revenue in 10 years.

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23. Start a mould making business

Examples of a successful mould making business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mould making business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mould making business ➜

24. Start a custom French doors business

Examples of a successful custom French doors business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a custom French doors business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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25. Start a sandbox manufacturing business

Examples of a successful sandbox manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sandbox manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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26. Become a snowboard manufacturer

Examples of a successful snowboard manufacturer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a snowboard manufacturer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a snowboard manufacturer ➜

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27. Start a window shutters and blinds business ($36M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$50,000
Skills

Examples of a successful window shutters and blinds business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a window shutters and blinds business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a window shutters and blinds business ➜

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Kyle Cox and I am the Founder and CEO of Blindster, one of the largest eCommerce retailers of custom window treatments in the country.

We’ve been successful in our mission as Blindster has experienced tremendous growth. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Blindster achieved record sales of $39MM in 2020, an increase of 60% over 2019.

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28. Start a plant stands business

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Examples of a successful plant stands business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a plant stands business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a plant stands business ➜

Case Study

Hi, my name is Monika Kalinowska and I’m the founder of Plant Circle, an online plant store for rare and tropical plants with headquarters in Berlin. I have started Plant Circle in 2017 after going through a burnout caused by my previous job in journalism.

Since the first year, Plant Circle has been almost quadrupling revenue each year, now arriving at +/-100k a month in 2021.

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29. Start an iron sculptures business

Examples of a successful iron sculptures business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a iron sculptures business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an iron sculptures business ➜

30. Start a tree house kits business

Examples of a successful tree house kits business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tree house kits business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tree house kits business ➜

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