6. Avoid distractions: Too many people have the dangerous habit of listening to music or having some other distraction in their vicinity. This should be avoided at all costs. Remember that your safety is paramount.
Having a plan to guide you is great way for a newcomer or beginner to get to gripes on what to do. A good plan should have an easy and error free approach to taking on any woodworking project with all the necessary information such measurements, designs and listed tools and materials needed.
Think carefully as to the number and type of articles that will be stored on the shelves you’re about to make. This will determine the type of timber, the space between the shelving and supports used. Consider the use of adjustable shelves that can be moved up or down when it comes to storing everyday objects. Ornamental artifacts like photos and trophies could use static shelves. Choices of material vary from MDF, timber-veneer or possibly the most popular: pine. Practically every home needs more storage space. Shelves and their assembly could definitely make an ideal, simple woodworking project.
By following these steps, a beginner should be able to do this woodworking project with only a few tools, with little mess or dust and with a good degree of confidence. After doing a good job with a simple project, you should handle much more advanced ones. There can be great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment in a job well done.
The first step should be to make a rough sketch of the wood project followed by a number of more detailed drawings showing actual dimensions and several views using a scale of, for instance, one inch equals one foot. You have probably seen a number of these shelve units in stores and therefore have a pretty good idea what the project should look like. Keep modifying or adding to your plans as you get new ideas.
With each easy project you build your skill level increases. Like climbing the runs of a ladder you can start to choose harder woodworking projects to build. Besides the enjoyment you receive from woodworking your wallet will be a little greener for not having to buy the pre-built items you need.
Again, remember that if you don’t take your time while working, you not only risk injuring yourself, but also your project might not come out as expected. This goes for simple projects too. Safety comes first no matter what. So be cautious, but also creative and don’t forget to have fun!
3. Check for nails and screws: These and other metal objects can prove extremely hazardous, especially when you are cutting the stock, so make sure that they have been removed before you start working.
Step 1; Make a rough drawing or sketch.
For a simple woodworking project, I’ll use as an example, building an ordinary book shelve unit. It doesn’t take a lot of skill, but the more effort you put into it the better the project will turn out and therefore the greater the satisfaction. Other items could be built using similar effort and steps. You want to save money by doing the job yourself with quality materials but with as few tools as possible. Besides, this particular job could be built in your room with little mess or dust.