A good place to look for free projects and plans is you local timber or home improvement supply store. They often stock a series of standard plans and projects for you to look through and take home. Also when you purchase materials or supplies, they can give you project plans as part of deal or incentive. Talk with them with what you have in mind and often they can work something out with you.
Another area is publications and magazines. Ok, so maybe their not really free, but they can have a supersize issue during the popular months and pack a lot of tips, guides and projects for the price of a few dollars. It can be hit or miss with these home and outdoor magazines but you never know until you look through them. I have found many great outdoor projects such bar tables, little benches, pet beds, bird baths, wind chimes, and much more.
Also consider the time that might be required to remove nails and any other remnants of the materials former use. There could be some coatings or paint or other finishing products that need to be sanded off too.
One of the best ways to work out what you need is to dive right in. There are many web sites selling woodworking project plans, and in these project plans will often provide you with a list of tools required to compete that project.
If you want to make something big, like dog houses, that would likely be only for a local market because of shipping costs. You could also make play houses which children would love for their parents to buy. For painting, you can get creative or just paint it white and advertise it as something kids can decorate themselves. You can still advertise online using local market sites like Craig’s List.
Woodworking projects and courses can be overwhelming to a newcomer and they can feel a bit intimidated and difficult to start. Think about your level of skill and try to begin on an easier more manageable road to start on. In time, your experience and expertise will grow and you can tackle new and more intricate work.
You can even find wood working kits that require no tools at all! Arts and crafts stores sell ready to assemble wood toys from a bygone era – simple as can be, the parts just need to be glued together, you don’t even need to read the instructions – but hey – have the kid read the instructions – it’s all part of the learning experience.
Every kid needs a hobby, and a kid that knows how to build things has some really big doors opened for them at an early age and for the rest of his life. Help your kid find out if woodworking is their passion and you will both be rewarded.
But beware as I have always heard that the fastest way to get tired of a hobby is to make a business out of it. Tho on the other side I also have heard that “if you enjoy what you do for a living you will never work a day in your life.”
This sounds like a good idea. You probably are wondering where do i head to get these free woodworking projects plans? For starter you should check out a diy stores in your area. Several of these have some of the good free options to choose from. There is a bunch of standard woodworking plans in stock. They will let you have a lot of them for totally free, in exchange that you buy all or most of your materials and supplies from their store. Some of them have drawn their very own number of plans, these plans are consisted of virtually all materials that they carry inside their store.