WOODWORKING is the activity or skill of making items from wood, and includes wood carvingjoinery, and carpentry.

Woodcarving: The action or skill of carving wood to make  decorative or non-decorative objects.

by Medina Ayllon


 Joinery:  In the building trades, a joiner is a type of a carpenter that cuts and fits joints in wood without the use of nails, screws, or other metal fasteners.



joinery from finewoodworking.com
Tara and Tyler from goingslowly.com cutting their house frames


Tara and Tyler from goingslowly.com assembling their cottage frames


Tara cutting wood for their kitchen cabinet

Carpentery: Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. 



 Rustic tables are quite popular and sell for good money.

This  table is for sale on Etsy $1595, beautiful.

In fact people like all wood stuff…I think it connects us to the natural life, especially for the city folks.

So the wood furniture and  objects are popular in the city, popular in the country, popular everywhere.

When you learn how to work the wood, you can generate great income.

BTW, the Tara from the above blog (goingslowly.com) made their cottage frames after a workshop with her husband (they are building their strawbale cottage in Vermont). Then she made a picnic table (got the instructions from a web site),  then their kitchen cabinets. Amazing.

One workshop and was able to create all those. Beautiful and useful things. It is a matter of getting familiar with tools.

Get started in woodworking. Beginning woodworking-tools you’ll need  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAemICrc5wI


Great video. Steve explains how woodworking tools aren’t that expensive. You could buy 4 most important tools for about $400.

The video is very encouraging if you are interested in the subject.


This is an occupation especially suitable for people who don’t have fear of machines. If you have fear of machines, you have two choices. You can get over your fear after getting familiar with the tools and safety rules- with a course (or from an individual instructor).  The other option is to use the simple tools like a handsaw etc. Steve explained in the video. In fact there are apparently some people who use these traditional tools and make things. Besides the Amish : )

Benches for sale on Etsy $230



Here is an idea, if you bought your 1-2 acre wooded land, you could have your own wood supply, in that way, you can also make sure to plant new trees. Obviously you wouldn’t be using all the trees at once.

I think you can get 1-2 acre land for about $7,000 , depends on where you live, of course.

Carved wood accent table

You perhaps heard that bamboo is a better alternative to other types of trees because of its quick growth.

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Woodland Animal Set Eco Children Friendly Mini Push Toys Waldorf Wooden

You can also make toys with wood. Can you imagine yourself as a toymaker?

from ncsmokiesthingstodo.com

Of course you don’t have to be male and looking like Santa : )

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                                   Wooden displays.

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Here is a link The Coolest Woodworkers In S.F. Show Us Around Their Creative Spaces 

Interviews with Woodworkers.

Kristin Grant-Dust to Dust Furniture

I will leave you with this short video from Steve Ramsey. Watch, watch please, 2 min.


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