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This is a great woodworking project. We’re calling it a wooden recipe box, but it could be used for nearly anything; jewelry, knick knacks, or any other small items. It’s simple to make, and could easily be built in a day. Joinery A common approach to creating solid corners on boxes or cabinets is using
To get a more modern look, you can round the edges a bit as well, but that’s not necessary. The real trick is cutting and assembling the pieces, but thanks to the detailed tutorial by Shanty 2 Chic that’s not going to be a problem.
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Do you remember those happy moments from your childhood when you went to the park and your mom or dad swung you? Ryan Foy introduced this great tutorial for a tree swing that fits both the kids and adults, so you could feel like a child again!
Do it wrong, and you’ll never want to finish wood again! That’s why you need to download this FREE guide to finishing wood. This is the complete wood finishing techniques freebie from our expert, Bob Flexner. Learn which wood finish you really need for the project or wood you’re finishing.
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.
A woodworker’s Workbench is a special type of bench designed to hold your work when you are working on a wood project. The main purpose of this table is to keep the woodwork steady and to prevent it from moving. Follow the tutorial below to build yourself a nice workbench suitable for your specific woodworking projects. Make sure to modify the table to fit your specific requirements.
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Bird houses are usually the first projects you tackle when you start with woodworking, so this DIY bird feeder project is the perfect weekend project. It’s simple and practical, but on top of that – it costs just $4 to make and takes only 20 minutes!
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!
Some tools required for this project are hole saw, drilling machine, pencil, tape measure, clamps, etc. This tutorial explains every step properly with images so that anyone can make a wooden sofa sleeve easily. Those, who prefer a video tutorial, can visit the below link to a YouTube video that illustrates the process of building a DIY Sofa Sleeve Cupholder.
Download our information booklet for free. See the project completed in full colour before you decide to purchase the plans to build your own Alpine Wood Train Set. This is an information booklet only, the plans are sold separately, see product #04-FS-165.
This simple and elegant planter bench project is ideal for the porch, patio, or pool. Filled with plants and flowers, it will define a corner of the porch or patio with style. Featuring all straight cuts and modular construction, the project allows the builder to decide what combination of planter boxes and connecting benches works
Working on one side at a time, glue and nail the side to the back. Apply glue and drive three 1-5/8-in. nails into each shelf, attach the other side and nail those shelves into place to secure them. Clamps are helpful to hold the unit together while you’re driving nails. Center the top piece, leaving a 2-in. overhang on both sides, and glue and nail it into place. Paint or stain the unit and then drill pilot holes into the top face of each side of the unit and screw in the hooks to hold your ironing board. Mount the shelf on drywall using screw-in wall anchors.
I’ll admit I love magic. David Blaine is my favorite for sure. However, optical illusions have always vexed me. Seriously, they make me feel so dumb, and I hate feeling dumb (I assume I am not alone).
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.
This is definitely going to be one of the easiest woodworking projects you’ll be reading about today. So why not 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.
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Here’s a free woodworking project that will take you a day to build for often less than $100. These free dog house plans are a satisfying project that will shelter your dog and look great in your yard.
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 time – this is a must have!
Slice, dice and serve in style on this easy, attractive board. We’ll show you a simple way to dry-fit the parts, scribe the arc and then glue the whole thing together. We used a 4-ft. steel ruler to scribe the arcs, but a yardstick or any thin board would also work. Find complete how-to instructions on this woodworking crafts project here. Also, be sure to use water-resistant wood glue and keep your board out of the dishwasher or it might fall apart. And one more thing: Keep the boards as even as possible during glue-up to minimize sanding later. For great tips on gluing wood, check out this collection.
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These things may be tiny in size, but building one is not that easy. It takes some serious woodworking knowledge and skill to build a nice wooden mobile stand. When I first saw one online, I just couldn’t resist thinking of buying one. But when I saw the price, I was forced to rethink. Also, a woodwork lover like me cannot be contained with just one piece and I was not willing to spend on more than one. So instead I decided to build myself one. Yes, it took some doing but the final result was satisfying. Luckily, I found this awesome tutorial online that helped me build my first ever wooden phone holder.
Have you got an old whiskey barrel at home that you haven’t used for ages? If yes, this project is for you. You can make a really beautiful coffee table from that old whiskey barrel in a few easy steps. Apart from a coffee table, whiskey barrels can also be used to build several other furniture items. But that is a talk for later. Here, we will discuss how to make a coffee table from a whiskey barrel.
Find the right plan for your next woodworking project. Our plans, taken from past issues of our Magazine, include detailed instructions, cut lists, and illustrations – everything you need to help you build your next project.
Thanksgiving is a time of harvest, bounty and family. This is a 1 page pattern. Make multiple corn cutouts and place together in layers and paint different colors. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level using a jig saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
Imagine how you could surprise your spouse in the weekend by bringing breakfast to bed on a serving tray made by you. This DIY serving tray may be the easiest project in this list, yet it’s also one of the most practical ones. However, this project comes with a twist…
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.
Contrary to most woodworking projects, you don’t have strict measurements to follow because the size of the chair will solely depend on the size of the pallets you use. That gives you complete creative freedom!
This cool tool is great for sanding those irregular shapes or cleaning up a radiused corner: stuff where you need that controlled hand/eye combination to get it just right. It’s made from a simple lamination of five 1/8” strips of white oak and has a simple wedge locking system. You don’t need any hardware, just