June 10, 2022
With their elegant look and top-notched designs, handcrafted and handmade wood products are becoming more familiar with most homes, modern or traditional. Many types are featuring topnotch craftsmanship, which makes them been sort for by many individuals. Creating these handmade products is bound to fetch a very high price, and getting yourself familiar with them can generate a lot of money. Getting involved in this is in two forms, either as a producer or as a seller.
For you to make the best of your time out in the market, your product must be made with a unique look insight. Being unique does not necessitate an elaborate design or an over the top showy design. It simply means the product must be able to communicate well with people’s taste. With the imagination to generate a new idea and the right craftsmanship, a product that can become popular in the market can be manufactured. There are many things to note when making a handmade product, and we will discuss a few of them.
What Made A Best-selling Handmade Wood Products?
A handmade product can go viral on the market if this factor is noted and implemented. It can be in the form of the addons such as the paint or stain used; there can also be varieties which will complement what people will expect and like. Another way of utilizing this is by using slots and shelves in some large pieces.
It is similar to customization, but it is relatable to majorly the customers. It can be in the form of having their names, designs, logo, or even quote on their handmade wood products.
Using this wood in the making of a handmade product is now becoming very popular. Therefore it will be useful to tap into it while making your handmade wood product.
We will discuss some handmade products which you can further develop while building.
List of Top Handmade Wood products That Sell
1) Rustic Furniture
They might look kind of outdated and crude, but this is currently making waves as an excellent handmade product used in many traditional and modern homes. Rustic furniture is produced using raw wood with few or no modifications. This sound crude, nevertheless, it is used in making chairs, tables found in gardens and the surroundings. Rustic furniture is loved because of its durability and lifespan. Creating one can be done using old logs or by passing through a process known as distressing. Distressing wood is done using dark-colored paints to give the wood a rustic feeling.
These handmade products are conventional, and examples are chairs, tables that you must have read about in many sea stories. Even though they do not look that elegant, many buyers love and attracted to their simplicity.
2) Wine Racks
An adequately finished wooden wine rack is strong and durable in terms of holding the weight of many drinks. It also complements the user’s taste with its beautiful design and elegant finish. Making this product is a profit-making venture. They are easy to design and build with no stress attached. They can be sold for a high price, especially after been properly customized and personalized in the right way.
3) Coffee Cup Racks
They are small, easy to design, and can be tweaked in many ways based on the manufacturer’s imagination. This product can be the right gift for customers to give unto the loved ones. They are found in the kitchen and can be built without much stress, with the focus and good tools.
4) Wall Decor
They are common types of wooden design made up of shapes, names. There are many forms, and they depend on the maker’s imaginations and ability to read the markets and not what people want. Wall decors are trendy, and when adequately customized and personalized, can generate a lot of money.
5) Candle Holders
Even though specific, it is an excellent handmade product to go for by someone new to making handmade products due to its simplicity and ease of manufacturing. The candleholder is one of the craft art that is very easy to make.
6) Wooden Clock
Although other materials do thrive and go popular when utilized in making wall clocks, however, a wooden watch is a priceless product due to the way it complements any home or offices it is found. With the right design, customization, and personalization, it becomes the perfect product to complete the customers’ place to stay. A wooden clock is a mechanical clock whose non-functioning part is made of wood. Manufacturing is time-efficient with the right mindset and machine. The design, however, can be tweaked so that it is not restricted to a single shape; therefore, with your imagination, many things can still be inculcated.
7) Phone Holder
Using the phone will working can be an ordeal, especially in works that require both hands. Imagine you been on a voice or video call while working, and you have to work while doing this. A phone holder will be the ideal product to make, which can solve this problem. Not only are they suitable for the office, but they are also perfect to use while cooking, etc. The design can be further developed and made for tablets, computers, and other small devices.
8) Wooden Toys for Children
Back in the day, wooden toys are commonplace, but now, it has become a unique collection for enthusiasts. Though with good quality wood, it is considered as quality material; therefore, stores have found them valuable and amped up the prices for these wooden crafts in comparison with mass-produced and cheaper children’s toys.
Most toys today are composed of mostly plastic and other synthetic materials. For stores and antique shops, they charge a considerable amount for wooden toys; this includes a diverse classification from puzzles to dolls and figures to intricate automotive sculptures. Wooden toys for children, unlike plastic toys, are known to be safer and stronger because of the material it was made from, and this is one of the factors which convince parents to prefer purchasing these. They also have the time-tested quality, depending on the quality of the wood it was made and its design. Even if a wooden toy aged through years and in mint condition, it can be sold as an antique with a higher price.
Wooden toys are a classic among woodcrafters. The demographic for clientele in wooden toy crafting is based on the locality and the trend of the toys that can be doable with wood, for example, “Jenga” or classic board games like chess and scrabble.
9) Entryway Organizer
Many people prefer having an organizer that can easily be accessed at home, and from its namesake, ‘entryway‘, what can be more convenient than a shelf which one can simply place at the doorstep of a room or house and put valuables and mundane things at home?
An entry or hallway organizer is a convenient addition to homes in terms of fashion sense and durability. This is a popular product for homes in terms of its multi-faceted usability. It can be used as a simple shelf for books, accessories, and also valuables. Besides this feature, it can be used to hang coats right at the doorstep. Other designs include ideas that give innovation and expand the possibility of usage and design to make it more appealing.
Woodcrafters make this out of soft maple, pine, oak, or other good quality wood that would best fit the background of the place it will be installed on. Pieces of the solid wood are glued together, and the screws and nails are only used to attach it to the wall.
10) Coat Racks
A wooden coat rack is considered fashionable in whatever room layout and design it is placed.
Coat racks are surprisingly doable in woodworks and a great beginner project for a starting woodcrafter. Coat racks can be found along with entryway organizers as an attachment, a built attached on a wall or corner of the house with shelves, or simply, a stand. With its functionality and versatility, it is a great addition to a home not just as a piece of decorative furniture; it is also quite practical since with the number of rungs can hold several articles of clothing and other items.
Coat racks vary on the materials and built. Modern coat racks make use of metal and plastic along with wood.
Coat racks gained a lot of diversity because of its versatility. The most popular types are Stand-alone coat racks and the wall-mounted coat rack, and woodcrafters have found creative ways to make it more suitable to the different tastes of customers. The stand-alone coat rack, for one, is a classic, though it has a minor flaw, with the tendency to tip over if the weight is distributed unevenly. While a wall-mounted coat rack, otherwise known as a rustic coat rack, is a simple yet elegant feature on every wall of a house and can be an easy DIY project with the use of solid wood, nails, and wrought iron hangers.
11) Docking Station
Wooden docking stations have become popular today with the trend on smartphones. They are also known as Mobile Phone Holders or bedside organizers. From its namesake, it is popular among people who like to keep all their accessories and phone in an accessible yet also fashionable, handy shelf.
Also considered to be an innovation that adopted the technology needs of the 21st century, it is combined with the rustic feel of a handy wooden miniature organizer for valuables with a multi-purpose enhancement as a cellphone charger, hooks, and ledges for hanging stuff like keys and wristwatches.
It can be pretty much made by anyone and made with only a few materials, so it sells quite cheaply, but a steady line of customers still vie for this item because of its popularity. It can be built with two boards and attached with wood glue or some 1-1/4 inch brad nails. DIY tutorials are made available on multiple websites.
Not what you would think of as a luxury item, but birdhouses are a popular craft. Birdhouses, when made with high-quality wood, not only would entice bird enthusiasts but also gain you a considerable amount of money for a simply-built birdhouse.
When building a one, a huge factor to think of is the type of wood you’re going to use, which should be weather-resistant and rot-resistant. Though wood is a great choice for building a birdhouse, which makes it durable and breathable for birds, it is also an attractive dwelling to other creatures such as squirrels who will tend to chew the edges off the entry and also take over the birdhouse.
Birdhouses are a cheap and straightforward project which can be made under $5, and if you’re looking into producing this craft, wood like cedar, pine, cypress, and redwood are the ideal material to make it with.
A birdhouse can be made with the use of basic tools like hammer, saw and drill, and a simple pine board. A solid wood board can get you to make the parts of one birdhouse–the roof, base, two sides, front and back panel, with glue or nails to join together and attached to a tree.
Local birds find these attractive, and it is advisable to abstain from making a birdhouse without any paint on it since the smell can either repel the birds or attract other animals. The dangerous chemical from paints can affect birds’ eggs.
13) Unique Shaped Fruit Bowls
Seen often as a universal item in houses and even a necessity in living rooms and dining tables, fruit bowls are a relatively simple yet popular product among woodcrafts.
In comparison to glass or plastic fruit bowls, wooden fruit bowls are durable and suitable for any home, as well as an eye-catching feature with its material.
For homemakers, this is a popular product no matter the style, and woodturning, as found by many woodworkers, is one of the most satisfying processes in woodcrafting placing no limits in design whether it is from solid wood, wood fragments or a combination of materials, so this is an overall worthwhile endeavor in woodcrafting.
14) Scrap Wood Wall Art
This comes in as a contemporary blend and appeal of making old, antique, or broken things into a more constructive, as well as environment-friendly commodity. Making Scrap Wood Wall Art doesn’t take any special requirement of buying a new or special type of wood to work with, but simply, with what is already found available in one’s surroundings, with the limit only available through the imagination of the artist.
This could be the most exploratory and diverse project a woodcrafter will undergo since this craft must extend his creativity as well as marketing to make it profitable.
15) Wooden Picture Frames
Seen in every home, picture frames are placed in the line between need and want of the clientele in buying this product. Making picture frames involves choosing the right kind of design for a customized project. The appeal goes in the design and feel of the object, which most photo retailing shops or studios account for, as they seek out personally woodcraft makers or manufacturers to build customized picture frames for clients.
Crafting picture frames has always been stylish, in-demand, and also inexpensive in terms of materials, making this a great project to embark on.
16) Plant Boxes
Plant boxes come in all shapes, sizes and with a little creativity, design.
A wooden plant box not only makes use of the organic but brings out the appeal of the plant with simple designs and material, which makes this a worthwhile output in woodcrafting.
Plant boxes are easy to make, robust, and striking addition to the outdoor environment of your terrace, garden, patio, and lawns, as well as, it gives a flair to the indoors.
Undertaking plant boxes as a woodworking output can also be one of the most gainful, popular, and cheapest projects to do if you have mastered woodburning.
17) Jewellery Boxes
If you want to make a profitable gain from your woodworking projects, a jewelry box is an excellent piece to sell.
Simplicity is the highlight and appeal of wooden jewelry boxes, which makes its contents stand out. But Jewelry boxes vary in not only highlighting what is concealed within them but also the patterns and designs with woodburning or, for some, artistic designs with paint and lacquer that cater to a customer’s taste in choosing the product.
Like any other woodworking project, the quality of the wood should be chosen well, and the addition of a thin velvet clothing or felt that is placed inside the jewelry box adds to its style and worth.
18) Toy Cars & Other Vehicles
Under the category of wooden toys, the popularity of this item among woodcrafting manufacturers and artists is how diverse in complexity or simplicity this category is, with only the handicraft is made out of simple bits and pieces of wood.
For making toy cars and other vehicles, the templates can readily be found online and simply printed out, laid out, and traced on wood. Then, by drilling out the shapes according to the pattern, one will have parts of the toy. Toy cars and trucks are novelty items and collectibles among toy car enthusiasts and for a wide client demographic–both young and old.
This deserves a different category from wooden toys, as was mentioned before, since toy cars give a different platform and a different edge to its clientele as one of the best-selling categories in woodcraft.
19) Cutting Boards
Along with jewelry boxes, picture frames, fruit bowls, and plant boxes, the cutting board is a hot commodity for its demand as a requirement in homes and kitchen. It can be made with pretty much any kind of wood, even scrap wood, which is the ease of making these.
Cutting boards are made with S4S lumber, which is usually on sale in most home depots or hardware stores, then these are laminated together.
Naturally enough, the length and width matter a great deal if you want to obtain the smoothness and flattened form.
One, you have to cut those wood bigger than the sizes you intend to make out with. Next, compile these and glue your prepared cut boards, flatten the sides, and form the rectangular square with a sander (belt, drum, or planer). Then, add a curve along the edges, making the edges rounder, and even adding some decorations. Next, sand the whole thing smooth. Lastly, it is to apply a cutting board oil to finish it, and you can also add the feet.
Handmade wooden products are currently in vogue; this can be ascribed to the use in both traditional and modern settings. They are simple, elegant, and capable of complementing wherever they are found either indoor or outdoor. This makes them a perfect means of creating an income for people gifted in making them. Most handmade wooden product requires good imagination, yet they are efficiently designed, albeit with the right tools. In this article are a few ideas you can latch on to and apply your own imagination to make something topnotch.
Jason is a 40-year-old woodworker, carpenter and author who have been involved in the woodworking and woodcraft industry with 17 years of experience. He is expertise in technical aspects, woodcraft and furniture building projects.