How to Start a Wood Carving Business

If you want to start a wood carving business, you should possess the skills and knowledge. You can hire 1-3 employees to help you with the orders. Maintain an online business site so that you can widen your market.

Use the right advertising methods today and you can easily attract potential customers.

Things You Need for Starting Your Own Wood Carving Business

Do you have the skills to carve woods? If you do, then it would be a great idea to start your own wood carving business. Woods can be turned into different works of art if you have the skill and talent to do it. Before you launch the business, make sure that you have various kinds of wood, paints, stains, power saws, sanding materials, rotary tools, cutting tools, and sharp knives. These are the things that you need to invest on if you want to start this kind of business.

It is possible to start a home-based business but if you don’t want the daily house routine to be disturbed, you need to find an ideal location for the shop. Your shop should have enough space for a business office and the work area. Lease out a store space and convert it into your workshop. Since you’re starting out, you can hire 1-3 employees who also have the skills to carve wood. You have to secure a business license so that you can operate a legit business. The hard part would be to attract customers. With the right advertising methods, you can easily establish a customer base.

Utilities, Works, and Online Store

You have to purchase all the needed materials together with the furniture and fixtures for the store. Apply for utilities because you will need it. If the store space already has utilities, make sure that you pay the monthly bills. Determine the right ads to use. You can post flyers or posters on walls and other areas where it is allowed. Create a business card and give it to potential customers who love wood carvings. It would also be a great idea to start your own online business. Maintaining an online business will allow you to access customers who are located elsewhere.

Display some of your works in your shop. This would give customers an idea of what they can expect from your business. You have to post pictures of your works online for site visitors to see. You should also determine the right pricing. Find out how much local wood carvings cost and establish your own pricing; but don’t charge too high since you’re just starting out. Take good care of your customers. If they order a custom wood carving, give it your best shot. Show your creativity and skills. All projects must be delivered on time so you have to set a time frame for a certain project to be accomplished. Don’t take on too many orders yet.

26 Comments

  • tanekaha matiu roma said on September 5, 2010
    hi, i am currently working on starting a small carving business.. at the moment i work in my garage in my spare time away from my full-time job such as evenings and weekends.. i am really determined to get it underway and i know it will require some time and patience.. right now i have a couple of customers and which i have already done a few previously.. i am carving traditional keys for weddings, anniversaries, 21st's, 50th's etc.. walking sticks, other sculptures too and am hoping to start working on traditional wooden headstones as well.. my goal is to try to keep it all hand carved with very little machinery involved.. i'm not sure if its the best way to go about it so is there anything i need to know? could i get some advice on if i am going about it the right way? thank you..
  • sanil.a sargasanu woodcarving said on October 2, 2010
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  • priyaranjan nayak said on December 13, 2010
    i have very good and unique wooden sculpture and i want to sell online or sell to retailer could u help me out plzz
  • joan said on February 11, 2011
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  • sameer said on May 19, 2011
    hai, I am Sameer from kerala india, doing all types of hand drawings with different materials and any sizes. also looking for good market for this. please help, thanks. Sameer U, +91 96 4585 4220
  • Sha said on November 26, 2012
    Hi sir i want to sell my cnc wood carving design pls contact me ..from india
  • Reza Najafi said on December 26, 2012
    hi, Sha from India. please contact me about your cnc wood carving designs.
  • wendel damas said on August 10, 2013
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  • Browns Woodshop said on August 31, 2013
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  • chong said on October 19, 2013
    Hello sir, I'm wood carver and do have animal face sculpture and other item in my home in manipur, the wood I use mainly teakwood and redoak from burma, I need someone to sell my items.
  • kisavi said on February 23, 2014
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  • Ramon Otero said on April 21, 2015
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  • Gopakumar said on December 14, 2015
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  • Ashok said on June 11, 2016
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  • Srinivasan said on February 23, 2017
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  • Tanasia said on June 10, 2017
    Hi i would like to start an online business by selling wood carving like eagle, turkle, elephant, etc. My contact # 18764538196
  • Anil Patil said on October 27, 2017
    Hi guys and budding businessmen, may i get complete business plan and commercials on wood carving business. I think it is two in one business. Making furniture and making various wood sculptures, design. Right? is it feasible business in town and village areas, as space req can be easily fulfilled. Plz help

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