I am sharing here a link to the detailed tutorial written by Pete at diypete.com, who shares the step by step process for making a wonderful barrel coffee table from scratch. He also tells you what items you’ll need for this project and where to find them. For example, you can buy an old whiskey barrel online or from a local whiskey store for a few bucks, if you haven’t already got one.
Start by cutting the 2x2s to length according to the illustration. Then mark the position of the rungs on the uprights. Drill two 5/32-in. holes through the uprights at each crosspiece position. Drill from the outside to the inside and angle the holes inward slightly to prevent the screws from breaking out the side of the rungs.
Drill four 5/8-in.-dia. 1/2-in.-deep holes on the large disc?inside the traced circle?then use 5/8-in. dowel centers to transfer the hole locations to the underside of the small disc. Drill four 1/2-in.-deep holes on the underside of the small disc and a 1/2-in.-deep hole in the center of the top for the dowel handle. Glue in the dowels to join the discs, and glue in the handle. We drilled a wood ball for a handle knob, but a screw-on ceramic knob also provides a comfortable, attractive grip.
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Looking for a quick “mass production” gift project? These tapered wooden salt and pepper shakers make a stylish addition to any table setting, and they can be made in a jiffy in a modestly equipped woodshop. You can make just the shakers, or if you have time, add the platform that is pictured here which
Building a woodworker bench is not an easy task for everyone, but it is for a professional woodworker. So I am here hoping that you can manage to build a good workbench. I am also sharing here a video tutorial that explains the process of making a wood workbench from the start.
The beautiful thing about woodworking is that it extends to different generations. Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in between, there are woodworking projects you can tackle that will fit your skill level.
This is definitely going to be one of the easiest woodworking projects you’ll be reading about today. So why just get started? The tutorial link is given below. Just do exactly what they are saying in the tutorial and you will end up making a beautiful wooden doormat just like the one in the image above. They are using pine wood to build this doormat. You can choose any wood material that best suits your budget.
Wall-mounted or placed on a table or countertop, this handsome display cabinet is the perfect way to share any collection while keeping it clean and protected at the same time. Featuring tempered glass doors and three shelves, the cabinet’s design calls for all straight cuts and straightforward construction techniques (simple cut-outs give the effect of
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This wine rack is built to fit 6 wine bottles on it, but thanks to the simplicity of this idea, you could easily make the wine rack as big as you’d like – whether that’s 4, 6 or even 12. You’ll just need a board cut to the size you’d like and some huge framing nails.
Even if you do not like this one, you can always browse the internet for more beautiful wooden desk organizer ideas. I have also shared a link below where you can find some really interesting desk organizer ideas for every kind of desk and purpose. Just select the one you like the most and start building.
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This particular tray is made using reclaimed barn wood but the author of the project Beyond The Picket Fence surprised everyone with one fact: reclaimed barn wood has often some areas turned pink due to cow urine. If you check the project more closely, you’ll also notice some areas of the tray being almost bright pink. That’s something you don’t see every day!
Even costume jewelry shines when it’s housed in an elegant, handcrafted jewelry box. That’s what makes this jewelry box project ideal for any collection. Made of maple for it’s beauty and durability, the box features a lock for security and a convenient lift-out tray. Utilizing all straight cuts and simple joinery techniques, the jewelry box
Turning an old door into a photo frame is another easy woodwork project. All you need is an old door and some woodworking tools and items. I am here sharing the link to the source tutorial that explains the step by step procedure for building a picture frame from an old wooden door. This tutorial was originally written by Tracy Snyder at athomewithsweett.blogspot.com who also tells you what items you may need and where to find them. If you haven’t already got an old door, you can purchase one from websites like Craigslist.
When I first started woodworking, I had a sawzall, a palm sander, a miter saw (if I’m feeling fancy) and some random hand-tools someone gave me as a house-warming present. I literally couldn’t do complex woodworking if I wanted to.
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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!
OutdoorGirl16196 from “Instructables” brings back a classic in this DIY wooden candy dispenser. She uses jelly beans, but honestly, any candy that is similarly sized will work (I’d use Skittles, or Reese’s Pieces).
Feel free to change the measurements as well and create triangles in different sizes. That way you can create a quirky wall display with photo frames and cool triangle shelves. It will look exactly like in home decor magazines, you can be sure of that!
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The beauty of this project lies in the simplicity. All you need are 3 pieces of wood of your choice (though we must admit natural hardwoods will look incredible), sanding block, clamps, wood glue and finishing product. The hardest step of the whole tutorial is measuring – as always, measure 9 times, cut once! You wouldn’t want to finish your project and then realize it doesn’t have enough space to fit your DVD player, would you?
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If you spend a lot of time in the yard or garden during the warm weather, then this do-it-yourself birdhouse will make a great summer project. Not only will the birds love it, but as it ages the wood (western cedar) will turn a soft silver color and the copper roof will acquire a handsome green patina. The project