Discover 20 DIY wood projects that make money at craft shows and online. From rustic decor to personalized gifts, these projects are both creative and profitable. Learn how to turn your woodworking hobby into a cash-generating venture.
1. Cutting Board
The most popular wood product in all craft shows is the wooden cutting board. It can be made relatively easily. You can experiment with various wood species to get gorgeous grain and color. You can also add patterns. Plus, they can be easily personalized too! Wood cutting boards sell for a HUGE price, making for a good profit margin!
2. Wood Signs
Personalized wood signs are a great easy and quick product that can be sold for a huge profit. Seasonal signs, outdoor signs, party signs, name signs… there are so many options. People pay a premium for personalized signs too!
Birdhouses are a popular garden ornament and can be used as a simple decoration or to actually attract birds. Fortunately, they are very easy to make with wood and can be built quickly using very little wood. The more detailed they are, the higher the price you can sell them for.
4. Wine Rack
Wine racks are quite easy to make and wine connoisseurs will pay a nice premium to get a gorgeous wine rack that displays their favorite wines.
5. Bath Tray
This is probably the simplest and easiest project to make! It uses very little wood and can be made in literally 30 minutes. They make great presents and are perfect to appeal to men looking to pamper their wives!
6. Picture Frames
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.
7. Phone and Photo Stand
This small wood project can be made from scrap wood (Hello, FREE!) and makes the perfect addition to any desktop. These can quickly be completed in 30 minutes or less, making a great gift idea to sell. When they add a favorite family photo, your customers will love these for Christmas and birthday presents and even Father’s Day or Mother’s Day. See how to make it here.
8. 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.
9. 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 little bit of wood, which means you get maximum profit! See how to build it here.
10. 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.
11. Christmas Village
Are you thinking about selling at a holiday bazaar? This Christmas Village will be a big hit with shoppers. It’s easy to make with houses and trees made from scrap wood. Choose your favorite colors to give them a fun, modern look. Let your kiddos help you with these, and they will love it!
12. 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 paint or stain it. See how to make the game board here.
13. Ruler Pencil Holder
Teachers will love getting these as gifts, making them a terrific idea for a wood project to sell. You can buy a pack of basic wooden rulers to keep the cost down for this project and maximize profits. Learn how to make them here.
14. Wood Block Snowman
Another holiday craft fair idea to sell, these woodblock snowmen are super easy to make with scrap 4X4s. You can also use them to make Santa Claus and pumpkins. Be ready to sell out with this small wood project that sells.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Tiered Plant Stand
Plant stands are super trendy, making this wood project ideal for adding to your inventory. The simple design can be made in under an hour using scrap wood. Maximize profits with this project that is sure to be a best seller.
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