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Woodworking doesn’t have to be daunting! Most of these fun, novice-friendly projects use scrap lumber and require just basic tools and some simple instructions. Tackle one of these beginner woodworking projects, and we guarantee you’ll be itching to take on another.
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Steve Shanesy teamed up with Norm Abram on this project to teach you how to build an Adirondack chair the right way. Norm and Steve detail every step, from selecting an appropriate species of wood and the proper outdoor hardware, to cutting the patterned slats and assembling an attractive final product.
The carcass is created to match the gently curved front of the Bowfront Bedside Table you’ll find in this issue’s Free Plans, while the dimensions of the Magazine Slipcases can be easily altered to fit your favorite “must-keep” publication.
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You’ll need a fair share of tools for this project – a miter saw, bar clamps, a power drill, a router and a random orbital sander. Other than that, the detailed tutorial makes it incredibly easy to replicate this cool desk organizer yourself!
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Store shoes up off the floor in clean, natural wood racks. This simple storage system can handle everything from winter boots to summer sandals, with no mud buildup or scuff marks on the wall. Build one to share or one for each member of the family! Find complete how-to instructions here.
Here’s a traditional Swedish farm accessory for gunk-laden soles. The dimensions are not critical, but be sure the edges of the slats are fairly sharp?they’re what makes the boot scraper work. Cut slats to length, then cut triangular openings on the side of a pair of 2x2s. A radial arm saw works well for this, but a table saw or band saw will also make the cut. Trim the 2x2s to length, predrill, and use galvanized screws to attach the slats from underneath. If you prefer a boot cleaner that has brushes, check out this clever project.
The absolute hardest step is cutting the triangles which need to have 30 and 120 degree angles. Though cutting the triangles is not really tough, you do need to have patience and accuracy – it can be a bit repetitive. But hey, all for a mesmerizing isn’t that right?
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Making PVC Look Like Wood I came up with this simple trick to give PVC pipe a realistic wood texture when I built a few plastic didgeridoos a couple of years ago. It would also work for theater, home decor or backyard tiki-bars!
These DIY router table plans cover the three basic types of shop-built router tables you might need: horizontal router table plans for joinery, a cheap basic one that can be made with $50 of parts, and one that can be made in just a weekend.
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You’ll need a few 2×4’s and one 2×2 and some tools, including a pocket-hole jig, a drill, a miter saw and few other woodworking essentials. Once you have the tools and materials, the rest is easy: cut the pieces according to the cut list, create the frames, x-s and shelves, then assemble all pieces together.
This wooden wine rack brings rustic charm to the drinks table. After sawing your pieces to size, stain them and allow them to dry overnight. Construction is super easy with a little good glue and a nail gun. Impressed by the bottle opener mounted on the side? It just takes a screw or two. A full tutorial is available here.
Clear up entryway clutter with a simple coat and hat rack that you can build in about an hour from a 6 ft. 1×4 and coat hooks. You just cut the boards to fit your space, paint them, outfit them with different kinds of hooks to suit your needs and then screw them to the wall. Check out the detailed how-to instructions here.
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A home just wouldn’t feel the same without any plants, don’t you agree? This wall planter looks delicate, cozy and is big enough for both your plants and books. A planter and a shelf at the same time – this is a must have!
The video above includes a step-by-step tutorial for making a wooden office desk organizer. By following these steps, you can make a basic office desk tidy. You will also need some basic woodworking items, such as wood, cutter, screws, etc.
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Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Cut out a backer board, detail the edges however you like, mount a few clothes pins and you are done! Beginner skill level.
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Making an art or a design on a wooden piece is a hectic task and requires good art skills. But there is another much easier way to carve a beautiful art on any wood surface. For this, you will need the image or graphic that you want to transfer, a piece of wood, freezer paper, etc. I, myself have made several such designs. At the source below, you can find a step by step guide for transferring a graphic image to the wood.