52 Easy Woodworking Projects to Sell

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If you’ve been honing your woodworking skills for a while now, you may be looking to sell some of your pieces. If you want to make your woodworking into a side income (or even a full-time income!) these are some of the best items to sell.

These projects are fit for a variety of skill levels, from beginners to experts. You’re sure to find several ideas that inspire you to start creating!

1. Wood Coasters

Drink coasters are a popular item found in many homes across the world. Nobody wants an unsightly ring on their table, left from the moisture of a cold glass.

This is a great beginner woodworking project to sell, and once you get your process down, you can make lots of these in a short time.

This is a great video tutorial on how you can make coasters from scrap wood, which is great for your profit margin.

To create your wooden coasters, you’ll need a table saw and a basic miter saw. Also, using a sander helps to ensure that all of the edges are smoothed down properly.

2. Wooden Wine Rack

Many people enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, which can lead to them starting a small collection of bottles. To organize the bottles, most people will require a wine rack. Luckily for you, these make for an easy woodworking project to sell.

A video tutorial can be found here. You’ll require a table saw before you get started on building your first DIY wine rack. The rack from the video will hold a total of 23 bottles, which is more than ideal for most casual wine drinkers.

3. Cutting Board

Every home cook needs a high-quality cutting board or chopping block. These make for great gifts, so they’re sure to be popular sellers around the holidays. You can watch this video on how to create your first board.

You’ll want to get your hands on a jointer and a planer for this project. You’ll also require some wood glue and some clamps, to ensure the boards are snugly fit together.

If you’re looking to add value to your cutting boards, you can consider offering personalized engravings. This helps encourage people to purchase from you, especially when you’re just starting out.

4. Spice Rack

Another great gift for home cooks is a wooden spice rack for their kitchen. Following along with the kitchen theme, you can watch a video tutorial on how to build one.

If you have access to even just a mini circular saw, then you can get started on building a spice rack. You’ll want to measure your boards before cutting and then assemble them together to create your rack. 

As with most wood projects, you’ll want to take the time to sand down the wood at the end. This ensures a professional quality to your wood piece and clients will notice that you took the extra step.

5. Wood Pallet Shoe Shelf

Many people have an array of shoes lying by their front door and are desperate for a solution to this problem. This is where you come in.

You can create a wooden shoe shelf from leftover pallet wood. You’ll need a basic hand cutting tool like a coping saw, a miter saw, and a sander.

Check this video out before you start on this project. It walks you step-by-step on how to build your very first shoe rack out of wooden pallets.

6. Wooden Kitchen Utensils

If you want to add another kitchen-related item to your selling repertoire, try crafting some wooden utensils. These can be a great addition to a cutting board or a spice rack. You may even find yourself able to sell these items in a bundle, increasing your sales.

This video shows you how to craft utensils from maple. However, you can choose to use another wood type if you prefer. The utensils are made using a lathe machine to spin the wood while you work on the final shape.

If you’re looking for further direction, there are many videos on this topic. Here is one that shows you how to create utensils with a slightly different design.

7. Toy Tops

What kid doesn’t love playing with a spinning wooden top? These are a great deal of fun and they’re an easy wood project to sell.

While the sale price may not be high, you’re likely to be able to sell a large volume of these at any craft market.

If you’ve never made a spinning top in your woodworking journey, here’s a video that walks you through the steps.

These tops require a beginner lathe machine, which spins the wood as you work. The video is a better example of this, so be sure to check it out!

Your wood lathe can be a powerful tool for you to make money from. Here are our favorite wood lathe projects for beginners!

8. Wooden Mushrooms

If you’re looking to be more creative and make something that stands out to your potential customers, you can take inspiration from these wooden mushrooms. The video description states that these are decent sellers, so the potential is certainly there.

These mushrooms are created turning wood on a lathe machine. As the wood spins, you create the final shape of the mushroom.

9. Bird Feeder

Many people enjoy placing food for birds in their backyards. This video is a great starting place when you’re learning how to construct a bird feeder for the first time. You could likely sell these in the $50-$75 range, depending on how much detail you opt to add.

The tutorial uses cedar, as it lasts outdoors longer than something like pine would. To line the panels, you’ll want to use a biscuit joiner. You can use wood glue to keep the biscuits in place.

10. House Number Address Plaque

Nearly all houses require a number to be visible from the street. Often, these numbers are just spray-painted onto the curb. If you want to add some property value, you can create wooden house number signs.

This video shows you the process of how to create these number plaques. If your neighborhood has an online forum, you could even announce your project and see if you have any buyers. This is a great way to get your name out if you’re new to selling.

You’ll want to print out templates for the numbers and then use your scroll saw to cut the wood. You could also use a router and corresponding router bit to cut the lettering if you have one.

11. Blanket Ladder

Blanket ladders are a popular decorative piece in many homes. You can capitalize on the popularity of this item by building your own to sell.

This video walks you through how to create this ladder, even if you’ve never made one before. You’ll want to start by measuring your wood to six feet, as this is the standard size of a blanket ladder.

When you go to create the rungs on the ladder, you’ll need at least four dowels (about 18 inches long). You can use a dowel jig to create the attachment to the ladder. You can find the best dowel jig here.

12. Wood Serving Tray

Serving trays can be both functional as well as decorative. If you’re unsure of how to proceed with this project, here is a video that shows you how to create a serving tray.

This individual even uses pieces of scrap wood to create a serving tray. This makes it a great scrap wood project that sells – you can use leftover wood from around the house. He uses a table saw, a track saw, and a band saw throughout the video. You’ll also want to grab your corded drill and some clamps.

13. Dining Table

If you’re looking for a larger project, consider building a dining room table. While the effort is immense, you can earn a large chunk of money from the sale of a table. It’s best if you can take custom orders before starting the project, so you know that you’ll have a buyer.

Here is a video that shows you how to create a dining table similar to those sold at Pottery Barn. This is an involved project and it requires quite a few woodworking tools. A complete list can be found in the description of the video.

We’ve also created a step by step guide for how to build a DIY Farmhouse Table, based on the Crate and Barrel model.

14. Wood Baby Toys

It’s becoming increasingly popular for parents to purchase sustainable wooden toys for their young children, as opposed to plastic dyed ones that may be unhealthy. Similar to building a DIY baby crib, homemade wooden toys are in high demand.

You can attempt to create toy sets to sell, as they’re sure to be a hit at many local craft markets. To get you started, here’s a video showing an example of such a toy.

In the video, you’ll find that he uses a template of the toy. You can create your own design or find an existing one on the internet. For this specific toy, you’ll require an entry level jigsaw, a hole saw, and a band saw. To assemble the toy, you’ll want to use some wood glue.

15. Bath Caddy

A bath caddy is a perfect way to read in the bathtub or even watch some Netflix. These can be great sellers if you advertise them properly. Many people enjoy relaxing in a bath at the end of a long day.

This video takes you along during the process of creating a wooden bath caddy. You’ll need to gather a wood plank (1x8x8), some wood glue, and a wood stain if desired. As far as tools go, you’ll want to grab your jigsaw and a router.

If you don’t have access to a low priced jigsaw, you can use a handsaw. It will just take a bit longer.

16. Jewelry Box

A jewelry box can be something that’s passed down for generations. If you want to create a beautiful heirloom box, check this video out. You can easily sell these at a local market or on an online marketplace such as Etsy.

To complete the project, you’ll want to use your table saw, planer, and a chop saw if you have one.

You have creative freedom when it comes to staining the wood, so choose whatever color strikes you. You’ll be able to sell a jewelry box such as this for at least $50, perhaps in the hundreds once you have more experience.

17. Upright Planter

Many people have a newfound interest in outdoor gardening but have limited yard space. Large upright planters are the perfect solution for such a dilemma, just like composting in a bin. Organic gardening is very popular right now, and a lot of people would be interested in purchasing a finished planter box from you.

These may be harder to transport to a local craft market, so you may want to have a buyer already lined up. This video shows you how to create a wooden planter. You’ll want to get your hands on a miter saw and a sander.

If building a large planter sounds a bit overwhelming to you, then you can also craft smaller succulent holders. This video shows you the steps for crafting these out of wood. You’ll be using epoxy to coat these so that they become waterproof.

18. Pencil Holder

A seemingly small but incredibly useful woodworking project is the pencil holder. These are found on nearly every desk in the world, making them a popular item to sell. You can create these out of scrap wood pieces as well.

If you want to watch a video tutorial, you can find one here. These make for a popular back-to-school gift and you’ll be selling them like crazy by the end of summer!

For this project, you’ll need a table saw and a band saw as well as a sander and some wood glue. Depending on how you choose to finish the pencil holder, you may also want some shellac as well.

19. Floating Shelves

Floating shelves

This beautiful decoration can be placed in your house. It adds a classic feel to a house section. It looks good because it has no external support or bugging components. It looks like a wooden plank glued to your wall.

What is incredible about this decor is that you can finish it in one day. Make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools ready for you to use.

20. Wood-Framed Magnetic Chalk Board

Magnetic chalk board

This fun-to-do project is multifunctional. A magnetic chalkboard perfect for reminders, notes, inspirational quotes, and even random doodles you can think of. What makes this exciting is that you can choose how big or small and what shape you want it to be.

The galvanized sheet metal used will allow magnets to stick to it. Hang it using a jute cord and place somewhere you can often see

21. Cedar Chest

Cedar chest

The project will serve as an easy guide to make a DIY cedar chest with these simple steps and the simple materials needed. A cedar chest can be used for all kinds of storage.

It can be placed anywhere in the house for all types of purposes to store to decoration. It would only take planks of wood, framing nailers, and some cutting tools to shape the planks of wood.

22. Bedside Docking Station

Docking station

This DIY docking station is a smart innovation. Its design is a mixture of a jewelry box and a charging outlet.

This is an excellent present for those who want to keep their phones and their valuables in one place at the same time. It is finished with felt linen.

23. DIY Wooden Baby Gym

Wooden baby gym

Making a baby gym requires a more precise assembly of parts. All the pieces should be secured properly to ensure safety for the baby.

You have the option to use paint or some other finish. You will need a pine board to start the project. You can also use a miter saw to cut the ends at a 45-degree angle. Don’t forget to decorate it with toys for the baby.

24. Scrap Wood Wall Art

Scrap wood wall art

Put all your wood scraps to use with this wall art project. Gather wood scraps of different sizes. Make sure to smooth them out before shaping them. You will also need to cut or trim them according to design.

Once you have prepared all the pieces, the only thing left to do is to assemble the pieces.

25. Wooden Fall Sign

Fall sign

Let your creativity run wild. Just like the word ‘Fall’ you can change the letter ‘a’ to a thing that can represent the thought of it — a maple leaf for example.

With these projects, you will need a cedar fence picket, a large head roofing nail, wood glue, sandpaper, and paint. It will only cost you a little for the materials. You can try other words and be creative.

26. Toy Stacker Blocks

Toy stacker blocks

The toy stacker block is a kid’s gem. Not only will they enjoy it, but they will also learn new things from them. It can help improve a child’s hand-eye coordination as well as color recognition. This can be a delightful present for young children.

This project has a long usable life due to the beeswax finish that protects the wood against wear and tear.

27. Chess Board

Wooden chess board

Nowadays, millions of people are playing chess through their devices either online or offline. But nothing can replace playing with a real board with your opponent across you.

There are many chessboards and pieces for sale. But you can make a very special and personalized one on your own. This chessboard can be made with a place where you can put the pieces.

To do this, you would need two different kinds of wood with contrasting colors.

This personalized chess board is great as a gift for your chess-lover friends or loved-ones.

28. Wooden Play Kitchen

Wooden play kitchen

This easy-to-build wooden play kitchen is great for small children. The kitchen and the door are made using 1×12 and boards, while the back is made using 24”x48” plywood. There are no difficult cuts to be made.

There are shelves above made with 1×3 where the children can place little toy cooking tools or foods. This is a great way to teach them to be organized. You can also decorate the back any way you or the children like.

29. Toy Rubberband Gun

Wooden toy gun

Children can have more fun with this simple but highly functional wooden rubber band gun.

To do this, first, draw the pattern of the gun onto a piece of 1/2” to ¾” wood. There are also available designs online. The pattern is cut using a scroll saw, band saw, or a jigsaw.

All edges are to be sanded. A 1” hole is drilled to make a trigger loop. A dowel is cut and tapered at one end to match the handle. It is then attached to the frame of the gun.

A small notch is cut at another end where the rubber band will be placed. Drill two holes both in the handle and a clothespin. Finally, attach the clothespin to the handle using a screw.

The target is made using 4”x10” wood, dowel, wire, beads, clothespin, and hangers.

30. Farmhouse Picture Frame

Farmhouse style picture frame

This farmhouse picture frame can make your treasured photos more special. With a reclaimed wood look, this picture frame has an old feel – one that can help set your mood to reminisce treasured moments of the past. This is also made to conveniently switch pictures similar to a sliding photo board.

Farmhouse picture frame is made using boards, pin or brad nails, wood glue, sandpaper, stain, brush, and decorative nail heads. You may also use a picture hanger.

31. Cornhole Set

Cornhole set

Also known as baggo, cornhole is a lawn game where players take turns throwing bean bags at a raised platform with a hole in the end. The first person or team to score 21 will be the winner.

This is a fun and easy game for the whole family. You can easily make one in a day.

The materials needed are pieces of plywood for the frame and the legs, deck screws, carriage bolts with washers, wing nuts, wood putty, exterior-grade paint, and primer.

32. Stars And Stripes DIY

Stars and stripes diy

The DIY Stars and Stripes will wow especially those who are patriotic. This project is made out of reclaimed pallet wood.

The inside angle of the five corners of the star is 18˚. You will need few strips of pallet wood for the back of the star.

They must be painted red and white. The edges of the painted pallet wood are sanded, finished with a tinted wax, brushed, and rubbed with a rag.

33. DIY Wood Mail Sorter Plans

Wooden mail sorter

Thinking of ways to be more organized? Then this wood mail sorter plan is for you. This DIY sorter plan can also be decorative to your wall.

The things you need from the hardware store are 1”x8’ whitewood board, three 3/8″ x 2″ x 36″ whitewood strips, three coat hooks, and a sawtooth hook.

You will need to make cuts for the back of the sorter, front part, triangle braces, long framing, and short framing.

34. Wine Bottle And Glasses Holder

Wooden wine and glass holder

With this wine bottle and glasses holder, there’s no need for you to have a hard time carrying glasses to be filled with wine. You can carry up to four bottles with the wine as they are attached to it using a rack. With just a little effort and a cheap cost, you can now hold more stuff while preparing for events.

All you need to do this are 1×8 board, miter or jigsaw drill bit, and Dremel tool, stain, or paint. This is great as a wedding gift.

35. Wood Farmhouse Clock

Farmhouse clock

Fond of clocks or simply want to add more style to a spot in your wall? Then this could be a game-changer for you. This is an elegant-looking clock but it will cost you only about 15$.

The supplies you’ll need for this project are tongue and groove boards, saw, wood glue, weights, marker, string and tack, jigsaw, sander, stain, petroleum jelly, white paint, sanding block, silhouette, modge podge, clock hands, and D-ring.

36. Wooden Toys And Children’s Furniture

Wooden toys and children’s furniture

Make children happier with these simple wooden toys and children’s furniture. These will not only help them enjoy playtime more. You can make these toys fun and educational. They will be safe from plastic products as these toys are wooden. Some ideas you can try are wooden cars and colorful dominoes.

You can encourage them to read more by making a cute reading table. You can also make a wooden toy box where they can place their toys. This toy box can also serve as a chair with wheels so they can move when they want.

37. Cat Mirror

Cat mirror

If you love cats, this DIY Cat Mirror certainly sounds like the best fit for you! While buying a mirror is a lot easier, this project definitely adds a bit of personalized feel to the item.

It is also quite easy to make using only a bit of plywood, jigsaw, compass, ruler, hot glue, wood glue, and sanding paper to smooth out the edges. With a bit of creativity, you can also make other animal head shapes besides a cat.

38. Book Stand Display

Book stand

For the bookworms out there who also have a passion for working with their hands, this DIY is definitely one that you should try! Given by Home Tree

Atlas, this book stand can serve as a display case for your favorite novels at home or in the office. You can also go the extra mile and personalize the design of the stand to match your personality or the personality of your books.

39. Welcome Home Key Shelf

Key holder

Tired of losing and having to find small things such as keys every time you leave the house?

Burkatron has the answer to keeping all the things you need ready at hand.

While this key shelf can serve as the place to put your keys, so you don’t lose them, it can also serve as a personalized storage organizer. Placing decorations such as small plants, covers, or stuffed objects can brighten up the house and add a little flair as you enter your home.

40. Wooden Magazine Holder

Magazine holder

Stylish and quite modern, this wooden magazine holder from Homedit can be a great addition to your home as a useful decorative piece.

It’s light, easy to make, and can be disassembled if you need extra space. If storing magazines in the living room isn’t enough, you can also create holders for the other parts of the house; such as the bedroom, porch, and even the restroom for when you need it.

41. Utensil Organizer

Utensils organizer

For those living in an apartment with a small kitchen, any type of organizer is useful in keeping the room looking tidy and neat.

While useful in storing the utensils, this organizer from A beautiful mess is also child-proof for those living with curious little kids. Charming, easy-to-make, and easily accessible, it will definitely be a great addition to your home.

42. Rustic Candle Holder

Rustic candle holder

If you love the rustic theme and have wood and horseshoes lying around, you can try making this Rustic Candle Holder from Simply Country Life.

The great thing about this project is it can be repurposed in many ways. More than candles, it can also hold tokens, gifts, and any decorative pieces you have lying around the house. You can also attach it to the wall as a mantle, or keep it on the floor where it can be quickly moved.

43. Wooden Arrow Tutorial

Wooden arrows

For the beginners out there to woodworking, this might be a good starting point to hone your skills as a woodcrafter.

These wooden arrows from Cherished Bliss are very easy to make, and-if did well-turns out great as a decorative wall piece that can be placed anywhere in your house. This project also helps you get a bit of practice in making uniform cuts for more complicated pieces in the future.

44. Wooden Birdhouse

Wooden birdhouse

Skip to my Lou gives another wooden DIY craft related to birds that you can make as a bonding project with your kids.

While it involves a lot of steps, the outcome will be a simple wooden house where birds can stay for a while. Not to mention the bonding experience you get while working on the project.

Paired with the first DIY in this list, your home will definitely be the bird place to be in town.

45. Wooden Door Mat

Wooden door mat

While minimalistic in style, this nice Wooden Door Mat from Domestic Imperfection certainly adds a homey feel for anyone who enters your home.

Simple, fun, and easy to make, all this project requires are enough pine wood, drill, rope, wood stain, and perseverance. Besides being a door mat, smaller versions of these can also function as covers on the mantle and plant coasters for a single cohesive theme in your home.

46. DIY Wooden Plant Stand

Wooden plant stand

This functional stand from Shabby Grace is cheap, not that hard to make, and most importantly-stylish.

This is an excellent project for beginners still learning to use power tools in their plans. While Grace used her stand for her plants, you can use your own for different purposes. Bookstand, shelf, mantle, there are many useful possibilities for this kind of DIY project.

This can also be useful for outdoor use in organizing the knick-knacks littering the garage.

47. Funky Modern Lamp

Funky lamp

Cute and unique, this funky lamp from More Like Home can be made as a gift or as a decorative piece for your home.

While the top is definitely that of a standard lamp, the base is unique and different from the usual convention of lamp bases designed as it is in a somewhat rotating style.

While the author did not make the lamp from the exact plan listed in the blog, the project is still quite doable.

48. Mirrored Coffee Table

Repurposed mirror table

Repurposing objects lying around the house is a great technique in ensuring that none of your money goes to waste when buying anything.

This repurposed mirror table from in my own style is an excellent example of how to make old things work again in a stylish way.

While there are a lot of steps in making this DIY project, the outcome is nonetheless a chic and stable coffee table you can use in the living room.

49. Wooden Sofa Sleeve With Cup Holder

Sofa cup holder

This is one of those easy DIYs that are always featured for the homebodies and couch people out there.

Once again from A Beautiful Mess, this sofa sleeve slash cup holder is an ingenious way of adding comfort and convenience to an already comfortable sofa.

The great thing about this DIY project is that the instructions are easy to follow and the measurements can be easily altered to fit into any type of sofa.

50. DIY Wooden Swing

Woman on a swing

Recall those cutesy swings that children have while growing up? Well, this version of a swing from Momtastic has made it possible for adults to relieve their childhood and enjoy a swing or two in the backyard.

And although this DIY project is easy to make, it is essential to check and make sure that all the ropes are properly tied and everything is connected just right, before placing your child into your swing.

51. From Firewood Log to Bowl

Wooden bowl

If you have extra firewood lying around the house, why not make it useful and turn it into a bowl instead?

Similar to the previous DIY project, this resourceful project from Instructables requires effort, skill, and perseverance to finish the job.

There is however the bonus of not spending anything on acquiring the base material since you already have it lying around the house. You can also use the bowls you make as a storage organizer for beads, trinkets, and even jewelry.

52. Wooden Headphone Stand

Headphone stand

Last but certainly not the least, this last project is definitely cool enough to look at that it can hold its own as the final DIY project of this long list.

With a free template from Instructables, this headphone stand can be easily made with time and effort. While the stand is indeed functional, its design is also minimalistic and modern enough to blend in with the other decorative pieces in your room.

Start Bringing in Some Extra Money With Your Woodworking!

There are a multitude of ways for you to bring in some money from selling your woodworking projects. This list compiles some of the most popular wood items that you can create and sell. Even if you’re a newbie, there are sure to be at least a few buyers for your craft.

Whether you’re looking to make some income on the side to support your hobby or to replace your full-time income, selling your crafted items can be a great financial idea. Many people will be impressed by the amount of effort that goes into even a small wooden item.

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