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Forum topic by MRod posted 05-21-2008 07:30 PM 1143 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2008 07:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: colorado wood working commissions

Hi Folks,

This is the latest in my series of local discussions that I am trying here at Lumberjocks (with Ms. Debbie and Martin’s permission). Once Martin implements Groups on the website these conversations will be more formalized…

Well here it is:

Question #1 – Do we have any Colorado wood workers here making money here in Colorado on individual commissions (not talking cabinetry businesses, although respect to you folks!!).

I want to understand feasibility of making a living with wood working here in Colorado.

Question #2 – Are there any niche’s that are worthwhile for focusing on?

Question #3 – Do commissions generally come from certain areas of Colorado where people have more disposable income? Or perhaps this doesn’t matter?

I look forward to your comments.

Peace and Respect!

Henderson, Colorado

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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#1 posted 05-21-2008 09:00 PM

check out: and There are a lot of professional woodworkers in the Colorado area. The key is to market yourself and network with the people who purchase the products. Pat from Trail Mix Studios started out a few years ago by taking a woodworking class at Red Rocks Community College, where she made a lot of contacts. I think you’re best bet is to try making what you feel passionate about and see if you can sell it.

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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