There may or may not be an easy answer to this. If you already have a woodworking craft you are passionate about, then that’s great. All you need to do is a little market research to figure out whether others love it as much as you do. You do not have to go very far and wide to do some primary market research. Start with your family and friends who will give you a fair and honest opinion.
But what if…. you knew exactly what wood crafts to make and sell because they have a proven track record of being best sellers for decades?
Here are 10 examples of wood crafts that have shown themselves to be best-sellers consistently for many years. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Some of the wood crafts may be more suitable than others depending on where you live, if you intend to sell locally.
- You can specialize in making just one of them or choose a broader category. For example, make children’s toys as well as cradles.
- Come up with more ideas in a high selling category to add diversity both in terms of product and price range.
This list is about more than just naming 10 individual high selling crafts. They are also broad categories that you can work in, and come up with other great craft ideas of your own.
10 Best Selling Wood Project Ideas.
Children wooden toys are definitely a profitable niche, but woodworkers are deterred in working in this niche because laws in the US require mandatory testing and compliance with certain safety standards. This is often an expensive process and difficult to engage in for individual woodworkers with small businesses.
Children’s Wooden Toys.
There was a time when toys made out of wood were the common thing. These days in most markets they have become a novelty. You only have to ask around to realise the premium, crazy prices being charged by stores for wooden toys for children. Wooden toys are a hot selling category for many reasons.
They are considered a novelty, safer than toys made from other materials and they usually last a very long time. The result is that parents and everybody is ready to pay top dollar to buy even the simplest of wooden toys as long as they are well made from quality wood.
Since this is an item for children, you do need to make the toys safe, sturdy and durable. Do not compromise on the materials you use. It is very common to have a different set of laws coming into play when making things for children is concerned. Make sure you find out what these are in your state and to adhere to them completely.