You can start a woodworking business from scratch with a few key steps. First, learn how to build a basic shop with all the tools, tools you need, and how to start creating quality products that meet your needs. If you do this, you’ll be ready to begin creating your own woodworking products.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, start searching for opportunities to learn more about how to build your own shop. This will help you decide on the next step in your shop building journey. Here are the places to start:
Shop Talk: This is a monthly show where we discuss our favorite sites and tools. It’s fun and informative, and it gives me tips that help me get a better idea about how to build my shop. Check it every month.
Wood Workshop: If you’re a professional woodworker, I think this channel is a great way to learn and share skills. There are loads of videos that teach you lots of strategies about where to get tools, what to consider, as well as how to actually build your shop.
How to Build a Shop: It may not come as a surprise, but we all have a pretty special place in our hearts for working with wood. There are tons of DIY opportunities for your home workshop, and here are just a few:
Make Something With Your Wood Shop: I’ve personally met quite a few woodworkers that build everything from tables to desks to chairs themselves. If you need an idea of how to make that for yourself, my book How to Build a Shop with Wood will help you get started.
Make in Your Room: If you haven’t decided on some place where you can install a large woodworking surface, but you still want access to your projects, check out this tutorial from The Wooden Bricks. I haven’t had much success with it, although there are a couple photos here and here.
If you build with your home already, there are a couple places to start you can start experimenting:
The Internet: You can explore and learn about woodworking on a lot of websites for free. If you like building and don’t have much time, check out the DIY Woodshop for a great starting point.
Books: Most people start with books. But if you don’t have a lot of experience, there are tons of free online books and books for sale on Amazon.
You can even follow these instructions and build a woodworking shop in a few days. We’re all about