Best Woodcraft Ideas that Sell

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There are so many different ideas out there for making woodcrafts but how can you possibly know which ones will sell and which ones won’t? If the purpose is to make money from the crafts you create, you want to be absolutely certain you’re making things that people will be interested in, right?

The markets can change from time to time depending on the season but there will always be things that tend to take the top of the market and appeal to the majority. While we certainly can’t make any promises, we’ve put together a list of items that we believe to be the best wood craft ideas that sell.

Grab your scroll saws, your measuring tape, and your creativity because we have got some really neat options in store for you!

1.   Coat Racks

Coat racks are a classic item that homes will never stop needing. They are fairly simple to create and the good news is they are super easy to personalize and fancy up a little bit. These woodcraft ideas serve a purpose and everyone loves that!

Keep it simple but give your coat racks and original twist. Whether you give it striking features or you simply use unique accessories for the coat hangers, make it your own. These types of things are often some of the top-selling items because they are useful and they are unique and handmade.

This type of woodworking project is what people are after.

2.   Furniture

Handmade wooden furniture will always be a classic winner. You really can’t go wrong here. The downside is some furniture takes a lot more time and effort to make. For example, a rocking chair could be pretty time-consuming but a simple shelf or table would be an easy item to put together.

People are truly drawn to DIY project furniture. WoodJoy Tools has some really unique options and inspiration on their Pinterest board that you could possibly be inspired by as well.

In this category, there are really no limitations. Handmade furniture is a bestseller in the world of wood because they take craftsmanship and each piece is unique and beautiful in its own way.

3.   Birdhouses

You see it at nearly every craft show you attend. Birdhouses and outdoor decoration. Why? Because they sell! People love this type of thing. It is another common go-to for woodcraft ideas that will sell.

Birdhouses are a simple project. You will need that scroll saw to cut out the door and many any other intricate design you add to the birdhouse. A birdhouse can be made simple or elegant. You can design them however you like. There are some very unique designs out there.

Design, measure, cut, and paint and you are good to go. This is a relatively quick project and it always goes over well.

4.   Headboards

What better woodcraft item could you possibly offer than a headboard? This is the ideal way to really get artistic and come up with some unique designs. Many people have turned to buy headboards rather than full bed frames because of space and convenience. A headboard allows the pleasure of something gorgeous and unique to suit their bed.

You can make these in so many different ways, from something simple to something fully decorative. Handmade pieces such as this are always popular. They do take a bit more time and space to create than some project might but your efforts will certainly pay off.

Headboards can be a potential big-ticket item that sells.

5.   Toys

Everyone likes a sleek wooden toy! Toys are for children and adults alike and there is no reason to not deliver on this request! The toy category is a really broad category but it’s another item you simply can’t go wrong with.

The nice thing is toys are inexpensive to create. While there may be some creative expertise or some elegant detailing involved, the processes are fairly simple overall. Many toys have existing designs out there that you can use to create.

Here are a few popular wooden toy options that you can consider.

  1. Train
  2. Semi-truck and trailer
  3. Aeroplane
  4. Wagon
  5. Derby car
  6. Dog with a leash
  7. Puzzles
  8. Hammer and pegboard
  9. Rattle
  10. Rocking horse
  11. Drum
  12. House or dollhouse

This list could possibly continue on forever and we don’t want to keep you here all day. You get the idea. Simple toys that are fun to play with and have a design that is compatible with using wood. The sky is the limit!

6.   Cedar Chest or Jewelry Box

Another great option is a chest, or a cedar chest as many might refer to it as. It doesn’t necessarily have to be cedar. We want to point out that this could be another broad category. You don’t have to make a gigantic chest but you can make a variety of sizes and even shapes.

Everyone loves a good storage space and there is just something that draws to us when we see a wooden chest.

A jewellery box also falls into this category and you can also make a variety of shapes and sizes for those as well.

The one thing you will want to keep in mind is that large chests could become challenging to ship so consider how and where you plan to sell and then create accordingly. If shipping could be a problem, stick to smaller chests or jewellery boxes instead.

7.   Décor

To wrap up our ideas, we leave you with the broadest category of all. It couldn’t be left unsaid that décor is always a top seller when woodcraft items are at play. This category includes a ton of different ideas. Here are a few to give you some inspiration.

  • Handmade clock
  • Picture frames
  • Planter boxes
  • Welcome signs
  • Event, name, or seasonal signs
  • Artwork hangings
  • Chalkboard
  • Floating shelves
  • Wine rack
  • Cutting boards

You get the idea, right? Your options are pretty much endless when you put your mind to it!


Once you’ve got your tools and your plans, you can make anything your mind thinks up! You simply need space to work and create. What do you plan to make first?


Ref number: THSI-2031

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