Winter Project – Small Wood Projects

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned master of the craft, you can find patterns for almost any kind of wood project. Perhaps you are a beginner yourself or want to work with a grandchild or someone who is new to woodworking; if so there are a variety of ideas available from such simple projects as a cutting board or bird house to wooden toys. If on the other hand you are more accomplished, you can also find many plans for more complicated projects such as bookcases or detailed and complex pieces of furniture. For those especially ambitious, there are even plans to build a complete home.

The fifth enticing wood project for boys is the bread box. Many people do not own a bread box. Building a wooden bread box for a kitchen is a unique concept. Large screwhole buttons can be used as knob handles for their bread box. Boys can paint or burn any particular design they wish into the sides. The sixth wood project is a tissue box cover. This is a great beginner project to do. Kids have the opportunity to practice sanding and applying varnish. It can also be given as a gift. The seventh fun wood project for boys is the birdhouse. There are various birdhouse building kits you can purchase that will make this project less of a daunting task. For younger boys the eighth project is a small step stool. Your toddler can gain confidence in knowing he helped dad make the step stool. Personalizing the stool with the child’s name or initials is a great extra touch. Building a toy truck is the ninth project younger boys love. Letting them paint the toy wheels or hammer is a fun bonding activity. The tenth wood project for boys is the jewelry box. Although, it does not sound manly making this wooden chest for mom to give on Mother’s Day or another special occasion is also an interesting project to do. The sky is the limit when you and your boys grab some plywood and a little imagination.

One more concern that could be preoccupying you and preventing you to start a woodworking project is the lack of plans that would guide you in building your chosen projects. You don’t have to worry about it because you can get plans for small woodworking projects from the internet. You could either buy some or search for free ones online. There would be plans for all types of projects you have in mind. Small woodworking projects are perfect for beginners but those with advanced skills could also learn a trick or two from the woodworking plans they could find. Your objective, if you are a novice, is to start with small projects that are easy to measure, cut and join together so you could build your skills and gain experience. You could try making a small birdfeeder for example, as your first project. You can experiment if you want, with the type of wood you use and you can modify the dimensions in the plan as well to make the birdfeeder fit in your garden and your budget too. Starting small will train you to pay attention to details because one small mistake in your measurements and cuts will result to an ugly finished project.

A great winter project is a wood go kart in the basement. Being less than 100 dollars in cost, consider the wood go kart as you fun family project in the basement this coming winter.

Don’t hesitate to make several trips to the store and don’t purchase any materials, special tools or begin the project until you have every last detail of the plans figured out. This would include locating the wood for the shelves and sides, the fasteners or screws to put it together and the paint or stains to cover the wood.

There are some things to look for in a wood go kart design so that you do not end up having performance and durability issues, they are:

One of the easiest and most practical woodworking projects for many people to start with is a birdhouse. You can build birdhouses in an infinite variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, many of which are designed specifically to house particular species of birds. You can find lots of different plans available or even design a birdhouse of your own.

No matter if it is a kayak or canoe, most small wooden boats are easy for a beginner to build. It will be time consuming, yes, but it is well worth it and many do not require any complicated tools or woodworking knowledge to build. With all the plans and kits that abound, it is pretty easy to find a project that a beginner can work on. You can take a weekend and build a small boat or even longer if you so choose. Boat building for beginners has never been so much fun!

The biggest challenge for a wood go kart is developing a steering system that actually works. Feeding ropes is the easy part. Don’t think that a wood go kart need to have feet steering it: I would agree that a foot steering system is just confusing and down right dangerous. The steering system I am talking about is intuitive and using steering wheel to operate it. But there is more to it than that.

Fine details often get lost in the scope of a large piece of work. They exactly fit in small pieces. Such a project may be a candlestick. This immediately calls for design decisions particularly as so many have been made in the past.