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01-16-2013 08:06 PM

What should I make - 0 replies

I have scrape wood that I have left over from my other projects and I was wondering what was something good to make with it. Whatever I make I am going to sell it. So I don’t want to make something and have it sit in my shop for a long time. I make beds should I make a night stand or something else to go with it or make something else l...

11-19-2012 04:17 PM

what kind of pine wood to use. - 9 replies

I have been making furniture for a while now and I use pine. And the pine I use has a lot of knots in it. What is the best kind of pine to use for furniture so it doesn’t have so many knots in it. I have heard and read a lot of guys use yellow pine is that a good one or not. Any thoughts would be helpful.

11-15-2012 08:56 PM

Sales person - 7 replies

What is a good rate to pay a sales person on commission. Would like 10 percent be good or more. Any suggestions would be helpful.

11-15-2012 03:57 AM

Wooden vehicles - 5 replies

I am making some cars and trucks for kids to sell to them. I was wondering if I should add anything to them. Like add decals or anything to them. I thought of painting them but I probably won’t. What would you guys do any ideas would be helpful.

11-13-2012 05:47 PM

wheels for small wooden toys - 16 replies

My uncle and me are making small wooden toys like cars, trucks, semi trucks and other designs. My question is where is a good place to get the wheels from and what is the best way to attach the wheels to them.

10-29-2012 02:31 AM

Cutting boards - 5 replies

I am wondering how you make lazy Susan’s. Any answers would help.

10-20-2012 11:16 PM

What brand of tools to buy for a business - 14 replies

What brand of tools would you buy if you had your own business building furniture, Building houses, and remodeling houses. I am just curious. Any advice would be helpful.

09-14-2012 07:35 PM

Scroll saw and planer - 3 replies

I have a planer and scroll saw for sale. The scroll saw has only been used once and it is a craftsman. I have two and I don’t need the second one. And I have a delta planer for sale to. I am located in northern indiana if you are wondering where I am located. If you have any questions message me on here and I can give you more informa...

08-25-2012 03:49 PM

about a website - 2 replies

I have heard of a company that will help you start your own business making bunk beds. It is called 1800 bunkbeds. Has anyone else heard about it or now anyone that is doing it. I just wondered how it was does it acually work or is it a waste of time. Just curious on what other people thinks about it.

08-25-2012 03:46 PM

sales question - 3 replies

Is there any books or websites I could check out to learn how to sell things better. Sales is one thing I am not the best at and until I find someone to hire I am going to have to do it myself. Any advice lumberjocks.

08-24-2012 04:03 PM

Different ideas and plans - 4 replies

I am looking into doing more furniture than just beds and I thought I would try making mission style couches,chairs, ottomans, end tables, coffee tables, and other things for the living room, dining room, and office. I was wondering what would sell the best and if there is any websites or places I could get ideas from. Any thoughts or ideas wo...

08-20-2012 03:18 PM

Paying a sales person - 14 replies

I am in the process of hiring someone to be a sales person for me. My question is how should I pay him at first like say the first couple weeks to a month. Should I pay him hourly, salary, commision or hybrid. What would you guys do. And I am not familier with hybrid the guy asked me that to. What does that mean. Any helpfull advice would ...

08-07-2012 05:17 PM

Selling at auctions - 9 replies

Where I live there is a resale shop that just opened up in my town. And I talk to the guy that owns it and found out that he is going to do auctions once a month. So I am thinking of putting some of my smaller things in it like my bookcases and cutting boards. Have any of you guys done any auctions and if you have how did you do and would do ...

07-19-2012 02:30 PM

Paint or not to paint - 6 replies

I have made some animal puzzles out of wood on my scroll saw. My question is would you paint them or not if you were going to sell them. I am still not sure if I want to or not. Here are some pictures of some of them.

07-03-2012 04:28 AM

Signing your projects - 18 replies

I have been making furniture for four years now. I know I should of done this right from the start but I haven’t been signing my name on my projects. What are some of the ways of signing my work. I know you can do it by burning it into the wood but what are some other ways.

07-02-2012 05:05 PM

Business plan - 13 replies

As some of you probably know I have had my own business for awhile now. My wife and I are thinking of changing some of our business the way we do it and things we make. And I am coming up with a business plan so I know what I am going to do. My question is what should I consider when I am coming up with a business plan. Anyone of you that ha...

06-26-2012 07:28 PM

selling childrens toys - 9 replies

Hi lumber jocks. I am thinking about selling childrens toys and my question is if you ever sold children toys how did they sell and what sold the best. And I realize if I make childrens toys I have to do all of the saftey things and everything else that goes along with it. But my main question is if you make or have made kids toys and you sol...

06-22-2012 01:08 PM

Furniture store - 17 replies

I have been tring to sell my furniture for 4 years now. My wife and I have had a idea of opening up our own store with the furniture I make and some other things. Would that be a idea to look into or forget the whole thing. It seems in my area a lot of people will go to furniture stores to buy there furniture than go to people like me that ma...

06-22-2012 01:02 PM

Selling furniture - 4 replies

I have had my business for over four years now. I have done pretty well but I am looking how to get my name out there more. I have been doing craigslist for awhile but like some of the other guys on here people that go onto craigslist are looking for a deal or looking for stuff free. I did have a website made about 3 months ago and I have had...

05-20-2012 06:32 PM

Flyers - 9 replies

For my business would it be worth it to make fliers and put them around the area I live in or would I be wasting my time with it. Any of you that sell your stuff do you do this and does it work if you do. That and would it be worth it to make a small cataloge or booklet to either post on my website or make them and send them to previous custom...

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