Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
One of the best aspects about starting abusiness that designs and manufactures driftwood and log furniture forthe home and patio is the fact that much of the raw manufacturingmaterials can be acquired for free or for very little cost.
There areliterally hundreds of different household and patio furniture productsthat can be manufactured from driftwood, rough cut logs, or even wastewood. These furniture products and home decorations can include coffeetables, benches, serving trays, side tables, chairs, planters, storageboxes, bunk beds, and picture frames; and these are only a fewexamples. One unique product that is very easy to manufacture isdriftwood coffee tables.
Basically all that is involved is to locate asuitable piece of driftwood, clean with bleach, level and sand asrequired, and add a shaped glass top. Presto!’a highly saleable andunique piece of functional furniture. Once created, you can sell yourfurniture and decoration items by renting booth space at home andgarden shows, flea markets, and even a kiosk in a mall on weekends. Besure to contact interior decorators in the area to introduce them toyour unique furniture product line. A basic homebased workshop andtools will be required to get started, as well as some creative designabilities, but that is about all that is needed to get this businessoff the ground and earning profits for you.