When it comes to wood working, it is very easy to get carried away by all the hype and shine surrounding new equipment. Most people who are taking up beginner woodworking projects end up spending thousands of dollars on costly and pricey equipment only to never use it. What most people never realise is that such equipment is best suited for trained and experienced hands and not beginners.
But that is not all you are going to be able to get your feet wet with. Another thing that you might consider would be to build a toolbox. This is actually a very common wood shop class project because of its practical application in life as well as its relatively simple approach. The materials are often easy to come across to complete the plan as well.
For any beginner, woodworking projects can seem like more confusion than anything else, I know this was the case for me when I began many years ago. I am about to answer 2 of the most common questions that are asked by folks who are new to this craft. They will help you get a better idea of what you can do to get started right away.
It’s going to be extremely important to complete the following initial step the right way, completely and properly. In the event that for any reason you cannot complete it correctly, then you may be saddled with some really bad choices.
Birdhouse-A birdhouse is a great place to start practicing creating joints. You can use a router to make slats for creating joints, practice mortise and tenon joints, or practice making peg joints with wooden dowels. You can even leave the back side off of the birdhouse, attach a few suction cups, and display the birdhouse on the outside of your kitchen window. You’ll love watching the nest from inside of the house.
Apart from the plans you’ll also need a good set of tools that you can use while making your beginner woodworking projects. Most people can find all the tools they need in their local hardware store. However it is extremely important that you do your research before you buy the tools that you will need. Walking into a hardware store can leave you utterly confused as to what you should buy as there are thousands of tools to choose from. The most handy tool that a woodworker needs is a table saw. Roughly speaking there are three types of table saws available: portable, contractor’s, and cabinet. While portable table saws are best for amateur woodworking, contractors and cabinet table saws can be seen as the tools of serious woodworking enthusiasts.
This question will depend on how much space you have. However, if you want to embark on a woodwork project, you are sure to find the space regardless of how modest your home is. The most obvious places are garages and basements, but if you don’t have either, then it is possible to work in a spare room or an outdoor shed.
There are always two ways of doing something: you can either figure everything out for yourself, or you can seek the instructions of people who have been there and done which can greatly reduce the time needed to learn. You can buy and purchase plans on the Internet which can help you not only grasp the basics of woodworking projects but also help you overcome the learning curve quickly and easily.
A book shelves is a great beginner project for your first time. They are sometimes small and very easy to put together. For my first woodworking project I built a small bench which I use till this day. By starting out with something easy it gives you the confident to try something even bigger and maybe more complicated. When doing any woodworking project for the first time I always start out with a plan before I even buy the first piece of wood. You don’t want to start your project then have to dismantle the whole thing because the pieces are fitting together. It pays to have a working plan in mind and put that plan into paper then begin working away. Take it from me because I know, I’ve been there before.
Beginner Woodworking Projects