Welding Projects To Sell – 18 Ideas To Make Money Quickly!

Don’t you hate that you often have to travel long and far away for work?

It becomes too exhausting after some point for most people.

Do you know what’s more exhausting?  If you are being forced to look out for gigs, to earn money.

Are you an independent-minded individual? Then wouldn’t you like to work in the comfort of your home or your garage? Many welders have started from a small and simple setup into multi-million businesses.

You can start making money right now by working on some cool projects here, either by selling them in local fairs and markets or online. All you need are some equipment and your garage or a small shed.

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7 welding projects to make money right now

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Here is the real deal.

You can start by making simple commercial items. They can be easily sold in local markets or various flea fairs.

The best part? Presenting your craftsmanship will get noticed by people. Below are some of the more common welding projects that others sell.

  • Wall clock and business opportunity
  • Mobile Welding Table
  • Railings
  • Simple industrial pencil holder
  • Hanging Steel Pan Rack
  • Doorbell
  • DIY Coffee Table

1. Wall clock

Who doesn’t like a wall clock?

The wall clock can add a nifty metallic touch to anyone’s living room.  Also, if you don’t know anything about welding, it can teach you a thing or two about it.

What you need to do?

  • Make a  30-inch diameter wall clock
  • Now, for the inner and outer circle, use a  1/4-inch round mild steel rod.
  •  For the digits of the clock use a 5/16-inch round rod.
  • Cut 4 inches off from an exhaust pipe to make the center housing
  • Now proceed to make the lid from sheet steel.
  • Connect it to the battery
  • Now paint it with color to give it a better appearance and a higher asking price.

Video instruction

Business opportunity of a wall clock:

Who buys a wall clock nowadays? Well then go and check how much they are sold at various online marketplaces. Like Amazon or eBay or Etsy.

2. Mobile welding table

Learning to build a welding table is essential for new welders. WHY? Even you will need one for your welding projects!

What do you need to do?

  • The metal strips of the table should be hollow.
  • Choose the dimension of 125cm (l) x 75cm (w) x 90cm (h)
  • Do not forget about the four caster wheels with brakes.
  • It needs to be made with spaces in between to make the clamp accessible.

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Business opportunity of a mobile welding table:

It is a preferred size table for many welders.

Why is that? Well because it can fit most welding projects.  So, you can quickly sell it to welders in your area. It only gets better. You will get to know people who are in the same craft. Just go around and ask.

3. Railings

Doesn’t it feel nice to be in the balcony for morning coffee? I know what you are thinking. Err, coffee isn’t exactly my thing. But wait, even if you don’t like coffee, people still need to add railing to a balcony.

What you need to do?

  • The exact measurement of the railing will depend on the balcony.
  • you will need of ¼ inch straps and C brackets of the same size.
  • You will use 3/4 x 3/4-inch x 11 gauge hammered tubing for the making of the spindles.

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Business opportunity of railings:

Endless! You will always find someone who needs a railing for his balcony or stairways.

4. Simple industrial pencil holder

This one surprised me a lot. Did you know that small craft pieces like a pencil holder is one of the most sold items? Where? In most online marketplaces.

What do you need to do?

  • Pick a few of 0.5″ square steel tube.
  • It should be in the dimensions of 3/8″ x 3/8″ inside to fit the pencils and the pen. 
  • Now cut the steel with a hacksaw for the desired shape.
  • attach a steel sheet underneath the steel tubes to make it stand as a pencil holder
  •  Color it as you like, and it’s good to go

Video instruction:

Pencil holder business opportunity:

Custom items like pencil holders are really in demand in online marketplaces like Etsy.

5. Hanging steel pan rack

You can’t find any better alternative than a steel pan rack for saving space in the kitchen. Nobody can. So here is the deal if you can make one. It sells well. Isn’t it better that you can learn it quite quickly?

What do you need to do?

  • Determine the size of the rack you want to make.
  • Decide how much to cut in the steel and the angles of the cuts.
  • Weld the joints according to the angles 
  • Properly grind the welds to make it look sleek and polished.
  • Make holes for hook where your pans will be hanged.
  • Finally, drill the kitchen area and install the rack & kitchen floating wall shelves.

Business opportunity:

Sell it to the local farmer’s market or fairs.

6. Doorbell

Put the unused junks into some good use. Do you have a small cylinder lying useless at your house? Why don’t you recycle it as a doorbell and sell it?

Sounds like a fair deal. But make sure that it does not have any flammable gas inside. Because it can cause massive accidents.

What do you need to do?

  • First, cut the value of the cylinder into half.
  • Mold the rod to make into the size of a clanger.
  • Lastly, weld the plate to give the bell a proper finishing.

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Business opportunity:

It may sound a bit nostalgic. Or even odd. But the truth is people still loves the old school feel of a metal doorbell. You can sell it in your local farmers market or online.

7. DIY coffee table

What makes a living room feel and look empty? If it’s without a beautiful coffee table.

What do you need to do?

  • First of all, you need to draw the table’s design in detail
  • Now cut and prepare the steel as the measurements.
  • Fabricate the steel one by one after the cutting is done.
  • Make a base for the coffee table.
  • Sand the table and paint with color.
  • Now attach the wood top.

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DIY coffee table business opportunity:

Have you noticed?  there is a huge build demand for DIY coffee tables. So that means you can sell it online as well as offline.

2 Classy-looking horseshoe welding projects to sell

Horseshoes are fantastic.  They are like a relic of a time that’s long gone. It’s why people like to have something that’s made out of horseshoes.

It can be used in making some pretty exciting and profitable welding projects. Moreover, you can sell them at an excellent price! Besides, you can present them in exhibitions and art fairs as well.

  • Horseshoe dutch oven holder
  • Candle holder

1. Horseshoe dutch oven holder

Did you know merely joining three horseshoes can make a dutch oven holder? You do not even need to burn a hole in the table.

What do you need to do?

  • Remove all the rust and also the nails from the horseshoes.
  • Weld all three horseshoes together in a triangle.
  • Paint them in a beautiful looking color.

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Business opportunity:

People who use a dutch oven will be more than happy if you can make them a dutch oven holder. It’s that easy to make and sell those. 

2. Candle holder

With just three scrapes of steel horseshoes, you can make one impressive looking candle holder sell.

What do you need to do?

  • Start with taking two strips of steel of 18 inches.
  • Bend them into a heart shape.
  • For the base, using one 8 inches steel strip is enough.
  • Weld the heart shape together and attach it to the bottom.
  • Make a place for a candle In the middle of the heart shape.

Voila, you have a charming looking candle holder done!

Business opportunity:

Isn’t a candle holder a very common thing in a household? It can be sold anywhere.

3 commercial welding projects for beginners to make money from

If you are new to something, you can’t make any money. Right?

Not right. Check out this commercial metal projects to get started with welding and make money right off the bat.

  • Spoon flower
  • Metal heart
  • Mighty multitool

1. Spoon flower

If you like to recycle unused things, then it’s an exciting project for you. Gardening related projects can turn out to be a big niche if you can find a local market or online.

What do you need to do?

  • Get a silverware, eight spoons, and two forks.
  • Cut the spoons with a hacksaw.
  • Now weld them into the silverware.
  • Add a stem and put your flower on an angle for giving it a beautiful look.
  • You can add leaves there as well.
  • You can add a splash of color too if you prefer.

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Business opportunities:

Custom spoon flowers can be sold at a decent price in Etsy and other crafts marketplace.

2. Metal heart

If you have an old bike that is not working, you can use its chain to make a metal heart.

What you need to do?

  • Cut the bike chain in the into 8 inches for making it into a heart shape
  • Mark the areas you want to weld with glue.
  • Now just weld the chain into a heart shape.

Business opportunities:

Metal hearts are a piece of art that can be sold in a big volume on various occasions.

3. Mighty multi-tool

A mighty multi-tool will come handy even for your welding projects. Here are the tools and steps that you will need.

What do you need to do?

  • Get an 8″ Adjustable Wrench, a Socket Wrench.
  • You will also need a broken Multitool, 2 4 ” Mending Plates and 1/16″ electrodes.
  • Clean the tools with sandpaper and weld the parts together.
  • Clean if there are any sharp edges.

Business opportunities:

These kinds of tools are handy and tough to find when needed. Present it into any local fair, and it will be sold before you know.

4 high school welding projects to show off your skills

  • Nested cube butcher block tables
  • Bird nest planter
  • Metal trellis for garden vines
  • Scrap metal dragon

1. Nested cube butcher block tables

If you can make a nested cube block table, it’s a great way to up your MIG welding skills and earn decent money with welding ideas! But make sure the first table should be higher than the second table. Otherwise, they won’t be considered as a butcher block table.

What do you need to do?

  • Make a plan of action.
  • Draw it where and how should you cut the steels.
  • Grind it before welding for the table base fabrication.
  • Now weld the base of the table.
  • Clan up the old scratch or gunk and paint it
  • Attach the tabletop with the edgy.
  • Add acrylic feet at the edge.

Business opportunities:

They can be sold at an excellent price online.

2. Bird nest planter

The great thing about making a steel wire birds’ nest is that it will not need any extensive welding. You need to mold the nest into birds’ nest size.

What do you need to do?

  • Make a holder with steel strips by welding
  • Put the nest on the holder.
  • If you have a bird showpiece now simply attach it to the holder.

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Business opportunities:

A bird’s nest planter is a must have item if someone is into gardening. So if you know someone who has an interest in gardening, you can sure sell it quite quickly.

3. Trellis for garden vines – metal projects to sell

Another project that you can make for the gardeners is a metal trellis. It can be an impressive project for showing it off in a high school fair.

What do you need to do?

  • Start by sketch it before you do the actual work.
  • Cut all the strips according to your drawing or design.
  • Weld the side ladders first.
  • Now go for angels and dimensions.
  • Make a V-shaped trellis by bending.
  • Connect all the horizontal side.
  • Now sand grinds the trellis and colors it.

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Business opportunities:

It is one of those items with a very high demand in both local markets and online.

4. Scrap metal dragon

You know all kids are obsessed with the dragon. So it can be a permanent commercial gig and can help you to improve your welding skills as well.

What do you need?

  • To make the metal dragon take an unused chain from the bike.
  • Also gets a silverware fork and some horseshoe nails as well.
  • Give it a shape of a dragon and weld the angles to keep it this way.
  • Now attach the forks and nails to give its horns and fangs.

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Business opportunities:

You can sell it into literally any marketplaces, and it gets sold into a decent price.

2 Custom and cool welding projects that you can do right now

Have you done all the projects I have listed above? You should have gotten a reasonably good idea about welding skills now.

Are you ready to make some custom projects? Custom projects will position you as a skilled craftsman, and they can be sold into a crazy price.

  • Fire pit
  • Car wheel bicycle

1. Fire pit

The fire has become a part of human life since the beginning of civilization. If you are out for camping or picnic, the first thing you need is fire. It does not only help to cook food but ensures safety as well. So, it’s always in demand. Also, you can make the fire pit with a single piece of steel sheet!

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What do you need?

  • Make a sketch plan in paper.
  • Make the drawing with a graph paper.
  • mark which is fold or which is cut.
Actual Building Process
  • Use a cutting disc and cut according to your design.
  • Fold the sheet exactly how you designed.
  • To make sure the shape of the fire pit, don’t cut all the way through.
  • Now bend the fire pit according to the design.
  • Now weld all the folded parts.
  • Tack all four corners and turn it over.
  • Lay it until it seems joined together.
  • Get your hammer and give it a good beating with it.
  • Weld the edges that you found after turning over.
  • Finish with drilling some holes in it for drainage.

2. Car wheel bicycle

A car wheel bicycle is a great project to work on for two reasons.

First, you can work on your welding skill and secondly you will be recycling the car wheel that was not of use. It will look quite impressive, and you can sell it to the bike lovers at a higher price.

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What do you need?

Make a plan
  • Car wheel.
  • Some steel tubing of 1 1/4″ and 3/4″ about 4 meters of both.
  • A donor bikes.
  • Angle grinder.
  • Measurement device.
  • Spanners and Allen keys for the bicycle parts.
  • A hammer.
Actual Building Process
  • Cut the rims and tires from the wheel
  • Make the hubs now
  • Stick the rim and hub together and make sure the rim is into the center
  • Attach the steel tubes with the hub
  • Now get the frame of the donor bike and drill the front and rear disc brake rotor in the hub
  • Make sure it’s not too close to the sprocket otherwise the chain can get jammed

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are some cool welding projects?

I like welding projects that involve making something new or fixing something old. One of my favorite projects is building a custom bike rack for my truck. I assembled it using some scrap metal and welded it together. It was a lot of fun to make and I love how it works!

How do welders make money on the side?

Welders can make money on the side by doing any number of things, but the most common is to do odd jobs for people in their free time. Welders are very skilled and have a lot of experience with metal work.


Admit it, It is the start that makes you nervous. But you don’t have to be nervous! Starting something new is always the hardest part of doing anything.

So what do you do?

By taking action. By committing yourself to action, you are one step ahead of the game already. So pick any of the welding projects that you find exciting. Also, let us know what else we can do for you to get started earning with welding at home.