|Forum topic by BentheViking||posted 05-20-2011 06:11 AM||2096 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-20-2011 06:11 AM
I have been off and on doing woodworking for years, both personally and professionally, and would say I am at a rather intermediate level. I just got married and now am finally going to have more free time to do more woodworking projects. I am currently working on adding more tools and things to my shop (check My Shop to see what I have). Its a modest setup considering I am on a less than modest income.
I don’t have a lot of money so in order for me to continue woodwork, I need people to buy my projects or commission me to do work. I also don’t have lots of storage space in my shop area (my basement) or my house (another reason I need to get rid of my stuff is because my wife is not a fan of natural finishes—everything needs to be painted black…yuck).
So here is the challenge, I was wondering if any one has any suggestions of projects that are not super complex (but not butt joints screwed together), but are generally popular enough to sell relatively quickly. While making a small profit would be nice (this isn’t my main job, but a little ROI would be nice), I really would just like to cover the cost of my materials. At this point I know my skills are not to a point where I can charge too much, I am just trying to get a little bit of self-sufficient portfolio work.
Currently I have a bunch of “scraps” of sapele that were left over from a finish carpentry project going on at a jobsite I am working at. I am thinking of making a coffee table with a tile top as my introductory starter piece, so any thoughts on this or other projects would be great. Thanks.
Also if anyone is in the New Orleans area, so am I so lets talk!!!
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