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If you are selling your work, then you have entered a woodworking dimension with added complexity and stress. If you would like to discuss with other professionally-minded woodworkers topics such as: estimating, taxes, insurance, record keeping, photography, brochures, jury applications, taking credit cards, finding skilled help, sales, marketing, and a host of other issues, then this is the Forum for you.

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View KiritoTanaka's profile

how should i sell large projects

08-21-2018 11:06 AM by KiritoTanaka

I’m a 16 year old woodworker, I’ve been doing it for two years an...

12 09-09-2018 10:16 PM
View Smadison11's profile

Outsourcing Woodwork

07-19-2018 12:40 PM by Smadison11

I have a wood sign making business and we are very busy in the summer. How ca...

22 09-09-2018 01:12 AM
View 1thumb's profile

How much money down do you ask for before scheduling, beginning a project?

07-30-2018 01:29 PM by 1thumb

Not asking about $10k custom pieces, but built-ins, cabinets, custom closets,...

18 09-08-2018 09:12 PM
View Harry4386's profile

Business question

07-18-2018 03:34 PM by Harry4386

Hey guys, new here, first post. I am going to be starting a woodworking busin...

32 09-08-2018 03:00 PM
View kevinruiz's profile

Pricing your work

07-27-2018 03:35 AM by kevinruiz

Does anybody have a formula or a website that could help me price my work. I ...

14 09-06-2018 05:03 PM
View bigike's profile

Woodshop For Sale!

08-23-2018 02:46 AM by bigike


5 08-23-2018 07:58 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Prep-free fence stain?

07-10-2018 04:09 AM by Sanderguy777

My grandmother asked me to fix her 16 year old fence. I will be repairing som...

3 07-10-2018 04:55 AM
View Rayne's profile

Cheap, but good, plywood from Home Depot (Pine Ply)

02-08-2015 07:06 PM by Rayne

I don’t know if anyone has heard of this, but some Home Depots are carr...

49 05-23-2018 05:09 AM
View Woodchuck1988's profile

Selling over state lines

05-03-2018 02:12 PM by Woodchuck1988

Good evening all,I had a request from a family member to build them a simple ...

3 05-03-2018 04:21 PM
View dungbeetledad's profile

Need a Woodworker

04-23-2018 03:44 PM by dungbeetledad

Looking for a woodworker who can build some scanner stands for me. Hoping fo...

1 04-24-2018 05:50 PM
View lblankenship's profile

Pricing for Custom Desk

04-20-2018 01:18 PM by lblankenship

I just had a friend of mine reach out wanting me to build her a custom desk. ...

5 04-20-2018 06:38 PM
View JohnGreco's profile

Pens at Craft Fairs

05-22-2011 11:30 PM by JohnGreco

Hi LJ’s, I have a question (or 2) about selling pens at craft fairs. I&...

17 04-15-2018 08:38 PM
View DIYWaterDog's profile

Hourly Rate of Pay

04-06-2018 06:28 AM by DIYWaterDog

What is a reasonable hourly rate for woodworking? I have an open ended agr...

33 04-12-2018 10:54 PM
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03-28-2018 01:33 AM by wood2art

I have been selling my wood boxes on Etsy for the last 7 years. I have had so...

10 04-12-2018 03:10 PM
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03-26-2018 10:28 PM by docspencer

A local guy contacted me and wants me to help him build a coffee table. Or as...

24 03-30-2018 01:20 AM
View jbay's profile

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03-18-2018 12:42 AM by jbay


28 03-20-2018 01:53 PM
View fazhou's profile

How do I take payments?

03-18-2018 09:40 PM by fazhou

Hello,Maybe you can help? How do I go about taking payments for something? ...

17 03-19-2018 04:50 PM
View bues0022's profile

need a quote for reproduction wheels

03-10-2018 02:53 PM by bues0022

I recently moved, and the moving company blew up some wheels on a family heir...

11 03-15-2018 02:30 PM
View HodgeyPodgey's profile

Craft fairs, anyone?

06-27-2017 08:17 PM by HodgeyPodgey

I am thinking about making some stuff to sell at some local craft fairs. I wi...

25 03-14-2018 03:40 AM
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03-12-2018 12:53 PM by Rcwatts89

Im new to all this and so far i have completed a end table and coffee table a...

5 03-12-2018 03:48 PM

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