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7 Carpenter Success Stories [2023]

7 Carpenter Success Stories [2023]
Become A Carpenter

Carpentry is the art of working with timber to construct and maintain buildings, furniture, and other wooden products.

To date, carpentry remains one of the oldest skilled trades and a craft with plenty of options for a career. You can start repairing or constructing new carpentry products and selling them to customers online or locally at your workshop.

To become a carpenter, you may obtain basic education and take up an apprenticeship program through commercial and industrial employers or construction unions. An apprenticeship program equips you with essential knowledge and experience so you are better prepared to start your own business.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a carpenter:

1. SketchUp For Woodworkers ($12K/year)

Zack Hall (from ) started SketchUp For Woodworkers ago.

$1K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

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.


2. Brex International, LLC ($216K/year)

Brett Burdick (from Knoxville, TN) started Brex International, LLC over 6 years ago.

$18K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Brett Burdick and I am the founder (this is the first time I’ve used that term) of Brex International, LLC which is sort of the umbrella company for The Hedgehog business that I’ll be talking about here.

The other products I sell are small stacking accessories that are used to stack two featherboards on top of each other for extra stability when cutting thicker boards on a table saw or band saw. Both products are shown below.


Learn more about starting a carpenter:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a carpenter?
-> Pros and cons of a carpenter

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established carpenter
-> Marketing ideas for a carpenter

Other resources

4. United Brotherhood of Carpenters

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America represents more than a half-million men and women who perform safe, productive work every day.

  • Website traffic: 160K/month
  • Business rank: #684K

Check out their full website ➜

5. A Concord Carpenter

Professional power and hand tool reviews, how-to tips, buying guides and solutions to remodeling problems targeted to the professional and do-it- yourselfer

  • Website traffic: 80K/month
  • Business rank: #846K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Carpenter's Blocks

  • Business rank: #953K

Check out their full website ➜

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