Why Would You Use A Bandsaw?
Whether you are a novice woodworker or a seasoned professional there are many projects that you can utilize a bandsaw for that are fairly easy and fun to create. A bandsaw is primarily used in woodworking. This saw comes in a variety of sizes and consists of a sharp blade designed as a band of toothed metal. This saw has many advantages because it can handle intricate curves and design patterns that other saws are incapable of cutting.
What Are Some Projects You Can Create With A Bandsaw?
Some fun and simple DIY (do it yourself) projects that can be completed with a bandsaw include:
- Dining Room or Kitchenette Table
- A Free Standing or Wall Mounted Coat Rack
- Address or Decorative Outside Signs
- Chairs and Flex Seating Options
- Picture Frames or Wall Art
In addition to these five popular projects, there are a few smaller things that can be created with bandsaws. You may want to try your hand at small children’s toys like blocks or Lincoln log inspired building toys. This is a great way to get accustomed to using a saw if you are new to power tools. You can either buy a bandsaw or borrow one from a friend or neighbor when you are working on a project. You may want to simply borrow one the first few times you create things. If woodworking becomes a favorite hobby you will want to shop around for the best band saw for your needs.
Dining Room or Kitchenette Table
Dining room and kitchenette tables are relatively basic projects for beginners. Farmhouse tables have become a new rustic chic design that many people are incorporating into their home. Cuts must be measured properly but this is a basic rectangular or square shape on top of four leg posts. You can design this table as intricately as you wish and add details and depth depending upon your skill level.
A Free Standing or Wall Mounted Coat Rack
Coat racks are great projects for the beginner woodworker. A simple square or rectangle board can be cut and adorned with decorative hooks and mounted properly into the wall. If you are comfortable with a saw then you can create a free-standing coat rack. You can sand rough edges to make them smooth and more rounded.
Address or Decorative Outside Signs
Address and decorative signs are one of the most common projects to find at local craft fairs. Many woodworkers are creating signs w/ textures and grooves and then using other woodworking tools or vinyl decals to decorate these signs with address numbers, street names or trendy quotes.
Chairs and Flex Seating
Chairs and flex seating are fun and quirky band saw projects. Chairs are not for the novice saw yielder. The cuts need to be precise or you will end up with a wobbly chair. The chair backs can be intricate and require a bit more detail than other wood projects. Flex seating such as benches is easier to create and great projects for beginners.
Picture Frames and Wall Art
Picture frames and wall art are very popular items that beginners tackle when working with a band saw. These are rectangular and the cuts are simple to make. Edges can be smoothed out and the frames can be painted in any fun or natural color. Wall art includes signs with quotes or decorative shapes to add to some depth to gallery walls.
No matter what type of project you decide to tackle you will find projects that include novice or advanced levels of skill. The most popular projects involve basic shapes like squares and rectangles.