Want to make a little extra cash from your woodworking hobby? Here are ten simple wood projects that sell and are easy to make. These are all small projects that do not take much time and investment and will bring in a nice profit.
1. A Wood Vase
Looking for a quick and easy woodworking project that you can make in a large quantity to sell? These DIY wood vases are the perfect choice. You can paint them, stain them, or add a detailed pattern. You could even take custom orders! Learn how to make them here.
2. Custom Picture Frame
Picture frames sell. People love buying custom frames to showcase their memories or favorite art pieces. You can make them easily with simple joints or with half lap cuts. You can even add embellishments – the sky is the limit. See how to make them here.
3. Wood Toolbox Organizer
Organization products are easy to sell. This toolbox organizer can be made in about an hour with simple power tools. It can be used as tool storage, a utensil caddy, a bath caddy, or an office supply organizer. It takes a very little bit of wood, which means you get maximum profit! See how to build it here.
4. Lazy Susan Using Patterned Plywood
Charcuterie boards are very trendy, and this Lazy Susan style will sell like hotcakes. It’s a little more advanced than the other projects on this list, but you can make it with scrap plywood, keeping all the profit for yourself. Learn how to make it here.
5. Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board
Games sell. They make great holiday gift ideas, and your customers will go wild for this unique tic-tac-toe game board. Don’t be intimidated by the shou sugi ban finish. It’s an easy technique anyone can do. Or you can simply paint or stain it. See how to make the game board here.
6. Divided Storage Bin
Here’s another excellent storage project to sell. This DIY divided bin is perfect for vegetables and fruits. It can also be used as book storage, toy storage, bathroom storage, and more. It’s another excellent idea to make with scrap wood and keep all the profits. Learn how to make it here.
7. Charcuterie Board with Brass Inlay
Home decor is always an easy sell. This is an easy, inexpensive project that will get top dollar. The high-end brass inlay on this charcuterie board will surely be a popular choice for your customers. See how to make it here.
8. Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
We don’t want to leave out the guys! This wall-mounted bottle opener is perfect for a garage or workshop and is excellent on a deck or patio for barbecue season. The simple design is easy to make in mass quantities to maximize profit. See how to make it here.
9. Wood Serving Tray
Trays can be used in many different ways, making great gifts. The design gives it a high-end look but isn’t expensive to make. It’s made with just three power tools, making it an easy project that anyone can do. Learn how to make it here.
10. Blanket Ladder
Blanket ladders became popular several years ago, and the love for them in home decor hasn’t gone away. That’s what makes this the perfect DIY project to sell! This blanket ladder’s simple, modern design is cheap and easy to make, guaranteeing your sales will skyrocket with this project. See how to make it here.
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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"