Become a Furniture Designer and Manufacturer
Do you have carpentry skills? Maybe, you enjoy modeling furniture using your computer? In this case, you can start your own furniture designing company. This is a business that can be started with little capital if you have carpentry skills.
According to statistics, half of all furniture production in South Africa is made up of small enterprises. These are various firms, shops and workshops. Analysis of the range and volume of products produced by these enterprises shows that the most popular consumers are (in descending order):
- Cabinet furniture. It typically consists of enclosed shelves and sometimes a door in front.
- Office furniture. It refers to desks, shelves, and chairs being used in offices.
- Kitchen furniture. This is built-in furniture that is installed in almost every kitchen for storage of food and different cooking equipment.
- Children furniture – baby cots, chest of drawers, etc.
Tools needed for starting a furniture designing company
If you are going to start a furniture designing company, you can work as a solo entrepreneur. In this case, you will need:
- an office. It must be a nice, well-designed office space, to see clients and interioir decorators;
- a powerful computer. You can purchase PC or MAC. Both are fine. You don’t need the latest version of an iMac, but your computer must be powerful enough to work with special designing software.
- Special software called 3d Studio Max or Maya.
You might also hire a secretary who will receive phone calls.
Furniture Manufacturing Company
Starting a furniture manufacturing service will be more difficult. It involves creating a name for your furniture line, setting up a distribution network (trying to get into retail channels), advertising, and of course, production. Watch the following video to get an idea of how to start a woodworking business
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Ideally if you have little capital, you must try to manufacture stuff that has a low material cost, pallet furniture being one example.
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