7 Carpenter Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 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, a software developer and woodworker, came up with the idea for SketchUp For Woodworkers after struggling to find updated SketchUp tutorials for woodworking. He saw the potential in an old website that had valuable SEO and purchased it for $5,000. Zack then partnered with an experienced woodworker to create a comprehensive online course teaching woodworkers how to use 3D design software. The business is currently earning about $1k/month and Zack plans to focus on SEO, affiliate marketing, and video marketing to grow the audience and increase sales.

How much they make: $12K/year
How much did it cost to start: $7.5K
Current team size: 0


I Built A $12K/Year Online Course & Tutorials Business [For Woodworkers]

Zack Hall started SketchUp For Woodworkers, an online course for teaching woodworkers how to use 3D design software, after acquiring an old website and investing $5,000, with the business now earning around $1k per month and attracting almost one sale per day through organic SEO traffic.

Zack grew the business to $1K/month
It cost Zack $7500 to start the business
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2. Brex International, LLC ($216K/year)

Brett's passion for woodwork inspired him to design an easy-to-use and effective alternative to the cumbersome traditional featherboard.

How much they make: $216K/year
How much did it cost to start: $45K
Current team size: 0


How I Designed And Patented A $18K/Month Woodworking Accessory

This case study follows Brett Burdick, founder of Brex International, LLC, and the creation of his patented spiral featherboard designed to improve safety and quality in woodworking, which has now generated $18k per month, with 87% of sales coming from Amazon.

Brett started Brex International, LLC over 7 years ago
Brett grew the business to $18K/month
It cost Brett $45000 to start the business
Read by 12,519 founders

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

5. 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.

Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA
Website traffic: 160K/month


6. 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


7. Carpenter's Blocks