20 Creative Woodworking Business Ideas

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Interested in starting a woodworking business but not quite sure what to start?

Fortunately, there are plenty of different opportunities to start an innovative and profitable business in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own woodworking business, there are several low-investment options you can choose from.

Here they are:

1. Start a blogging business ($60K/year)

Chhavi Agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Mrs Daaku Studio over 2 years ago, a blogging business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

I am a licensed attorney in India and right after my master’s in law, I started working with a leading company as a lawyer. I worked there for about two years before I quit my job to become more location independent.

Choose a niche in whatever you start. It is critical for streamlining your efforts and make money.

My job paid me well but I worked 12 hours a day, I was exhausted by the end of each day, spent my weekends sleeping and I almost quit the things I liked to do - for example, sketching, yoga, traveling, etc.

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Chhavi Agarwal, on starting Mrs Daaku Studio ($5,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a youtube channel ($72K/year)

Jon Shanahan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA started The Kavalier about 6 years ago, a YouTube channel.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

My days with a camera can be traced back to my parents’ Sony Handycam when I was 6 directing my friends to make mini movies (still somewhere around here on VHS) but high school was a defining time for that passion as I joined the video club.

There’s certainly no substitute for hard work and dedicating thoughtful time to what you’re working on. I’ve published over 500 videos in the last three years and it takes a lot of time and effort to get there but if you show up everyday you will be ahead.

I was a distracted student in high school but my one reprieve was making videos at the direction of my teacher Brad Schulte. One of my earliest projects is still on YouTube which received 700k views at a time when that was a big deal. Most of those views came from people searching for keywords which planted a seed.

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Jon Shanahan, on starting The Kavalier ($6,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online courses business ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success almost 8 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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Lidiya Kesarovska, on starting Let's Reach Success ($5,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a woodworking business ($78K/year)

Sasha Weekes from Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada started Timber Grove Studios over 3 years ago, a woodworking business.

  • Revenue: $6,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada

I was always the art kid growing up, so I naturally began my post secondary education by pursuing a degree in Fine Arts. I spent my summers refinishing furniture and doing photography and that’s how I got my feet wet with business, so by my second year, I was also pursuing a minor in Commerce.

I had never really done much woodworking at all but became a lot more interested in design and home decor during those years. After finishing my third year, I was itching to do something more practical than becoming a gallery artist, so I set my sights on furniture design and enrolled in a college cabinetmaking course instead. It really wasn’t where I had ever expected to end up, but it was sort of a natural progression and I’m so glad I did it!

I started making mountain shelves in the morning before class to sell on Facebook and Kijiji. It was intended to be a fun side project but they were so popular that I started my business shortly after graduating with the mountains as my first product.

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Sasha Weekes, on starting Timber Grove Studios ($6,500/month) full story ➜

5. Start a plywood manufacturing business

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6. Start a book shelf business

Examples of a successful book shelf business:

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7. Start an interior designing business

Examples of a successful interior designing business:

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8. Start a picture frame making business

Examples of a successful picture frame making business:

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9. Start a beer bottle crate business

Examples of a successful beer bottle crate business:

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10. Start an antique furniture refurbishing business

Examples of a successful antique furniture refurbishing business:

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11. Start a candle holder business

Examples of a successful candle holder business:

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12. Start a woodworking supplies business

Examples of a successful woodworking supplies business:

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13. Start a jewelry box business

Examples of a successful jewelry box business:

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14. Start a cabinet making business

Examples of a successful cabinet making business:

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15. Start a decorative wood business

Examples of a successful decorative wood business:

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16. Start a planter box business

Examples of a successful planter box business:

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17. Start a cutting board business

Examples of a successful cutting board business:

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18. Start a puzzle business

Examples of a successful puzzle business:

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19. Start a wooden home remote

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20. Start a wooden boat repair business

Examples of a successful wooden boat repair business:

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