If you've been a long-time viewer of our videos...you've probably heard this a few times! Every single week it's, "Maybe one day we'll expand beyond the garage..." But when?! When will you finally do it?! Uhh....technically this past week, I guess. It might not be a commercial space yet, but we're one small step closer to our "big goals" (or "pickles" for some of you out there lol) Let's start at the beginning. Why did we feel like it was time to "expand beyond the garage?".
So, you've officially decided to start making money with your hobby. That's a big, exciting step!! You want to find a ton of customers who love what you do and keep coming back for more. But how do you do that? How do you find customers that appreciate your work and are willing to pay for the time you've spent mastering your craft? What traits do those kinds of customers have? Being able to tell if a stranger will make a good customer is a skill that takes A LOT of practice.
Over the past couple of weeks we've been selling quite a few cutting boards to Realtors as closing gifts...more boards than we had in our inventory, actually! So it was time to re-stock! Easy enough, right? Apparently not... You've probably watched some of our past videos where we batched out a ton of boards (if not, check them out!) and it was a fairly seamless process. We have an entire checklist written up of how to buy, mill, cut, glue, sand, and finish the wood for the b
So as most of you probably know, our business plan here in Houston is to sell closing gifts to Realtors who will deliver our packaging and advertisements to a homeowner with a big, new, empty house. That homeowner will then see our marketing and know that we build quality furniture! Our problem is, we only have 1 piece of furniture up on our website right now for them to buy (a farmhouse coffee table) so we decided to remedy the problem... Since so many people are still worki
We were able to make it back to Texas for a bit and we decided to knock out a project we have been meaning to accomplish for MONTHS now! In ONE weekend we built a desk for our new office/recording studio! Check out the video below! But this video also had… MANY, MANY adventures wrapped up inside of it as well… The Desk Build Ever since we moved into our new place in Texas, we’ve been wanting an office space that would be perfect for everyday work (editing, filming, recording,
We do a lot of talking on our YouTube channel about being efficient with how and what you sell in your woodworking business. Honestly, the majority of that is due to the fact that we (and so many woodworkers like us) have full-time jobs and do this “maker” thing on the side. For example – we don’t have enough time to do a Queen Anne Highboy in a reasonable time period right now that people would want to pay money for! The customer would have to wait MONTHS if not a YEAR for u
Being in our mid-twenties, quite a few of our friends are starting to go to grad school, which means they’re buying a lot of laptops, books, binders…and DESKS! We’ve built quite a few desks in the past, but this one was by far the most in-depth and was extremely fulfilling because we priced it almost perfectly – from the initial quote to materials and labor, to the price on the final invoice! So let’s give you some background and break down how we did this: Our friend came to