Are the portable sheds good to start a wood working side business

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 26, 2017
    Hi there, when storing wood I've found that the more air it gets the better the help it dry out and not rot. In my case I have a two sided shed that works great so that's something you may want to keep in mind.

  • Ann Rhuland Ann Rhuland on Dec 26, 2017
    That would depend on where you live. In the north you would need to insulate and heat, that can be pretty expensive. A 10x12 shed would work if you are clever with your power tools. Check out Pinterest for some wonderful hand made supply carts and benches that can do double duty as saw/router/drill press/lathe station. Working with your hands is very rewarding but pricing things to sell can be disheartening as you rarely recoop the cost of making the item unless you already have a large following of people who appreciate your work and are willing to pay the REAL price. For sure get some advice at your local woodworks club, most large cites have one they can tell if there is a guild that will help you sell stuff. Dip your toes in by making something you want to make and selling on Etsy. Try to negotiate a price for shipping with UPS because the shipping will be the gate keeper. Best of luck. Be sure and post your item here with a "how I made this" video. Starting a craft blog can help you get customers.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 26, 2017
    Some of the sheds don't have much clearance in height, if you are talking about the aluminum ones. You would have to get the size you need. You can put in windows as long as you frame them, since cutting into them will weaken the aluminum, and that should help with light and being able to get circulation into the shed. You may be better off building one yourself to meet the needs of the tools that you would have to have in the shed, working room and storage room need to be included because of the size of tools and tables you need to work with wood and where you will store them when they are not in use. Also strong shelving should be included to store some of the wood you will be using.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 26, 2017
    They are if you get a good one that is big enough to add the tools and benches you might need. You should check with your city about the zoning for side businesses from the residential area, and for size of sheds allowed etc

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Dec 26, 2017
    Don't forget about your power supply also.We had a "shed" that was a studio - always were grateful we got the larger size to be able to stand up fully after warmer floor was added.