Whether you’re building an entire woodshop inside your home or just trying a project, here are a few basics to get you started:
Get a credit card. In addition to a credit card, another great way to get into the woodworking business is through a credit card network called a credit card holder club (CCRC), which you can join here. CCRC was created by the woodworking industry to provide an affordable way to join in the community of professionals who are getting into the trade. They also offer a selection of products that aren’t available outside of woodworking. If you already have a credit card, go into more detail and see if you can get a CCRC membership card.
Find a dealer you like. We don’t want to tell you where to go to buy from, but if you’re looking for some great deals, there are a few places that will be happy to show you where to look. To get the best deals, use the following links: Home Depot: Look for the “woodworking” products that are available to you, you can see most items at Home Depot from just about anywhere. If there are some that are a little out there, check online in both the search bar and then “Woodworking” in the left-hand box.
Toys R Us: Look for the “Woodworking” products that are available for kids. There’s no shortage of items in all the items marked “Kids products” in the Toys R Us website, but check the product descriptions and compare how they look with the woodworking materials that you might be looking at.
Amazon/EBay: Another good place to look for woodworking items is in Amazon or online auction websites. Use the search bar or the menu to get the items that appear most likely to be right for you. For our beginner woodworking business, we chose the Amazon and eBay links to get the materials that we wanted most for our shop.
How can I find a woodworking shop located near me?
This depends on what type of business you need to start. If you just want to see if you’ll be able to start your own business, there’s no reason you can’t go to your local shop or two in your area and see if they have any openings. If you are a professional who wants to start a woodshop in your home or business, it’s time to get going and look at what is available and try to find a location close to you.