Woodworking Novice Project Reflections – Small Wood Project Ideas

The first project is a bird house, you may be thinking anybody can build a birdhouse, but can you build a very unique bird house one that stands out from the rest. Their are simple designs and their are fancy designs, my personal favorite is the log cabin bird house it is very simple yet a very different looking birdhouse. You can build from a variety of birdhouses the choice is yours. A good idea for for the bird lover is to build a few different styles this looks quite unique and really stands out.

The small woodworking projects I am going to focus on are very simple, affordable and are for anyone in the family. Bird lovers will absolutely love these two projects since they will attract many different varieties of birds into your yard.

Of course, not all toys are for kids. Protect your walls from stray darts and keep all of your supplies in one place by building a dartboard cabinet. These wood plans shows you how to build a shallow cabinet you can hang on the wall that will hold your board and supplies. Our favorite part of these woodworking plans are the small bit of chalkboard on the inside of the cabinet door for keeping score. It is a nice touch that makes the whole thing look super-professional.

Another problem will be how to finish the rough edges of the shelves and sides that will show at the front of the project. The stores usually have a large variety of all kinds of matching strips that can be glued on and the store personnel would be happy to help you select them and show you how to apply them.

Woodworking Project Requirements

The next step could be to search the net for woodworking plans. Today’s net is loaded with all kinds of wood projects along with detailed plans and information on how to build them. You may not find a plan that has the exact measurements you want, but close to it, and be careful because some plans may not be very accurate or even misleading and hard to follow. There are however, some excellent woodworking project packages available on the net that could be of help in the planning stage. The more time you spend searching and reading, the more you will learn and the more confidence you develop to get on with the job.


Finally, some people choose to make their own doors or cabinets to match the rest of the room or the style of the furniture.  For those who do, they have already probably matched the door knobs and cabinet handles- the rest of us though probably do not such matching amenities.  A handmade handle made of wood adds a touch of domestication to any house, and they are also extremely cheap to make.  While some would consider this small addition to go largely unnoticed, the proper handle with the proper finish can really add an extra layer of shine to the house.  Replacing all the door knobs with custom made woodworked ones will surely keep you entertained as one of the cheaper weekend woodworking projects.

Vinyl floor tiles do not cost much and are very easy to maintain. They come in different styles and color patterns and your kitchen will have a nice look to it for a very low price. If the appliances are old and need to be replaced then you wood have to shop wisely.

In designing, cutting, and building a bed, what are some of the requirements? The most obvious is space and position in the room limitations. There are standard bed sizes to select from. Position beds so that doors can be opened and closed. Will there be other furniture in the room with the bed. How many and where? Where are heater elements and power outlets? Some of these latter questions may not be as important for a bed, but are examples of questions that might relate to building a bookcase.