Do-it-yourself projects have become more and more popular over the years, as the craftsmanship often encourages the expression of creativity and gives crafters the chance to brag about their recent successes. Recently, woodwork projects have taken the world by storm. Pinning projects on Pinterest, watching YouTube videos, how-to-online instructions: the craftsmen of the world are captivated by the chance to build something from wood.
This in mind, it is important to know that one cannot just build anything. It takes practice and the correct tools to ensure that one’s woodwork projects are reliable, safe and aesthetically appealing. Websites such as the Sander Solutions website give those who are interested in a run-down of the important and necessary information to know before beginning any woodwork project. From more advice on wood routers to reviews on Sanders, websites like this one ensure that one is well-informed before they begin their work.
Once informed, it’s time to begin! But consider starting simple. Some of the best, easiest, most fun and most useful DIY woodwork projects are listed below:
Using water-resistant wood glue, thin board for arcs and evenly surfaced boards for easy sanding, one can make a simple chopping and serving board. With dowels for feet, maple boards for the surface and more dowels for handles, this easy project lets one create a chopping and serving board with dry-fit parts. Add in the glue and one will chop and serve food to any guest—just watch for dishwater safe warnings with the glue!
The bottom of one’s closet can get quite messy. Building a shoe organizer with thirteen and a half long shelves can help ensure the mess is contained. Using plywood and nails, the nails should slide through the rack’s joints and through the side pieces, ensuring lots of floor space!
Whether one needs a bench for a garden or extra seat at the kitchen table, it is possible to build a simple seat with a classic design for less than thirty dollars. All one needs is two boards and eighteen screws: cutting the boards in half allows one to angle the sides and create secure support. One can even stain the wood for a more decorate approach!
4.Coat (or Hat) Rack
If one is looking to clear clutter in their hallway, it is easy to create a simple coat rack with six feet boards and just a few coat hooks. Cutting the boards to fit the required space, painting them, and then adding different hooks before screwing them into the desired wall, this project gives one a lot of creative freedom and can look wonderful in any hallway.
Trying to keep books upright and organized? Sliding bookends are one of the easiest woodworks projects one can make. By cutting hardwood pieces into six by six-inch squares and then cutting notches that are slightly larger than the shelf itself, it’s a simple task with no glue required. Sliding these blocks into place will secure any books, DVDs or other items and keep things contained!
While many may assume that a birdhouse is something one makes in a woodworks class in high school, this doesn’t mean that one can’t make it for fun. The best part? Free creativity and design control! From simple architecture to complex housing schemes, one has the best chance of building a cool birdhouse when they have the freedom of making what they want. Afraid of messing up the design? Don’t worry, there are simple how-to instructions all over the internet in case one wants step by step instructions to follow!
Although woodwork projects can be easy to make, and their trends are becoming more and more popular, it is important to remember that working with wood and tools can be dangerous. Make sure to follow safety rules when crafting projects. Read all instructions with saws and cutters, and always wear safety goggles. Watch for splinters and chemicals if deciding to stain the wood. Having a keen eye for what can go wrong can protect one from any mishaps during this creative process.