11 Wood Projects That Sell

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Who knew woodworking could be a fun and stimulating hobby that can make you money at the same time? A lot of you may be thinking that’s a given, but even beginners and novice woodworkers can find a project someone may want to purchase.

Before we dive into the details, let me give you a little heads-up: if you’re looking to make projects that sell, focus on things that serve a purpose. Take wine racks or coffee tables as examples—if you’ve got the skills to make them, they’re usually a hit.

To give you more options, here are more wood projects that sell like pancakes in the market today:

Bathtub Seat And Shelf

Bathtub Seat And Shelf

Estimated time needed: 1 hour

Approx. Value of Piece: $18

One of our favorite woodworking projects that sell is a wooden bath caddy! These things really turn a profit because they provide a service people convenience. 

Wooden items can be found in your kitchen, living room, bedroom and dining room, so why not in your bathroom as well? The bath caddy is also a smart plywood project idea. You can also use pallet wood pieces or leftover wood planks for this.

A bathtub caddy can be used to hold all the items you like to accompany you in the bathtub. We are talking about things like a notebook, laptop (but be careful with this one), candles, a good novel or a snack!

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Egg Storage

Egg Storage

Estimated time needed: 2 hours

Approx. Value of Piece: $20

Introducing the Egg Haven: a beautifully crafted and functional woodworking project designed to keep your eggs fresh and organized.

Featuring a sleek, minimalist design that complements any kitchen decor, an egg rack has ample storage capacity of up to 24 eggs, protecting them from breakage and providing easy access for cooking and baking needs.

Any wooden egg storage project that can be a perfect addition to your portfolio of woodworking projects or even a unique item to sell.

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Key Holder

Key Holder

Estimated time needed: 1 hour

Approx. Value of Piece: $18

A keyholder is also quite easy to create and surprisingly useful in a home. People misplace their keys and this wood project of yours could help with that. Your clients won’t be looking for their keys frantically when running late, because they will be hanging neatly on your customized key holder.

Woodworking projects like these are pretty easy to make. All you need is a block of wood and some hooks. It’s great that they can then be placed anywhere you want, wherever it’s convenient in your home. You can place one in your garage and one next to your door to help you remember where they are.

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Tea Light

Tea Light

Estimated time needed: 1 hour

Approx. Value of Piece: $20

It may seem counterproductive to use wood to create a woodworking project to hold something like fire, but it’s quite safe if you follow this plan.

Feel free to make it larger to accommodate bigger candles. Diversity and versatility is the key. It’s easy to build and make these little candle holders.

Just find some wood (preferably a log), a shaping tool, a Forstner bit, and a drill. Some power tools would be useful for this item. You can whittle or stamp your own designs in the wood after you are finished for a unique touch for your candle holder.

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Magazine Box

Magazine Box

Estimated time needed: 30-40 mins.

Approx. Value of Piece: $17

You know, projects like these can really elevate a room, giving it a contemporary vibe. And if you’ve got some scrap wood lying around, why not put it to good use? 

You can upcycle those pieces into a magazine holder that’s both stylish and functional. Trust me, this isn’t just for avid magazine readers; it’ll catch the eye of anyone who appreciates a well-decorated home.

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Wine Rack

Wine Rack - Single

Estimated time needed: 40 mins.

Approx. Value of Piece: $20

Craft a stunning and sophisticated wine holder that adds an elegant touch any dining or entertainment space. Wood projects like this are great to build and sell since they would make for a nice home decor or wedding gift.

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Desk Clock

Desk Clock

Estimated time needed: 1.5 hours

Approx. Value of Piece: $30

Craft a one-of-a-kind timepiece that will mesmerize prospective buyers. Not only will you relish the fulfillment of crafting something by hand, but you’ll also have the chance to transform your passion into a lucrative business venture. 

Trust me, this exquisite decorative piece will elevate the ambiance of any home or office, adding a touch of elegance and allure.

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