You need to have a clear plan of how you want to run your woodwork business even before you get started; the plan has to contain every little detail of your business; include estimated amount you need as capital you need to start this business. Tools you will need to perfect your trade. Where you will purchase wood in large quantity; how you intend to market your products; other aspects of woodwork you will incorporate into your business, and business goals you wish to achieve in the next 2 to 5 years.
Your first step is to find out if you need a business license. If you plan on operating a home-based business and live within city limits the best place to check is with your city business license office. Otherwise, check with your county business license office. If you need to get a business license, you also need to check for zoning issues. You will not be able to get a business license if your business address is not zoned for the type of business you want to run.