Getting SketchUp woodworking software is easy. It’s a free download for any computer. The hard part is figuring out how to use the software after you open it up. That’s where these free high-quality SketchUp models and guide for woodworkers comes in!
Whittling: This style of carving wood is perhaps one of the oldest and simplest. All you need to get started with this woodcarving style is a good quality carving knife and a piece of wood. In this technique, bits of wood are cut away from a block of wood until the design the carver has in mind, takes shape. Most of the accomplished wood carvers who use this technique, use only the carving knife for both roughing and detailing work. Typically, the design is not smoothened using a sand paper; the knife strokes are noticeably visible and those are what characterizes the final piece.
Are you constantly working in your bed with laptop? This folding lap desk is the perfect solution for modern lifestyle and makes your life tons easier! Jen from The House of Wood presented this cool idea as her contribution to the one-board challenge. The challenge was to build something out of one 1×8 board.
There’s a lot of space above the shelf in most closets. Even though it’s a little hard to reach, it’s a great place to store seldom-used items. Make use of this wasted space by adding a second shelf above the existing one. Buy enough closet shelving material to match the length of the existing shelf plus enough for two end supports and middle supports over each bracket. Twelve-inch-wide shelving is available in various lengths and finishes at home centers and lumberyards.
Give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step stool/tool box/work surface. It only takes a couple of hours to build and you’ll find dozens of uses for it. Check out the easy-to-follow instructions here. If you’re looking for a small bench/step stool that’s a little cuter than this one, here’s one for you to consider.
Although refrigerators long ago rendered them obsolete, antique oak ice boxes remain popular with collectors, even though they’re expensive and hard to find. This do-it-yourself version is neither: it’s both inexpensive and easy to build. An authentic reproduction of an original, the project is especially popular when used as a bar, but it has many
In this project, you will be learning to make a pallet art similar to the one you see in the image below. This is one of the simple woodworking projects. You will need to buy or collect some old wood boards, screws and other basic stuff for this project.
Hard Hat News is a regional trade paper for the heavy construction, road building and excavating contractors in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great lakes regions of the US. Jam-packed with the most complete listings of used equipment, auctions and more! Hard Hat News also sponsors the New York Hard Hat Expo, the largest construction show east of the Mississippi!
I have rounded up 25 projects from some of my favorite building bloggers. I’ll include a note about what tools you’ll need for each so you can easily select projects that fit with what you have. Go ahead, give it a try. And I would just be thrilled if you shared a photo of what you build so we can brag it up a bit!
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.
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A small oak table is a very useful wooden item for every household. You can yourself make a nice, strong and beautiful oak table suitable for any purpose. See the image below. As you can see, it is a small, yet good enough table to be used as a coffee table, lamp stand, breakfast table, etc. You can also find many other design variants on the internet. Choose the one you want for yourself and start making it now.
You like puzzles? You love pine? And you are in a desperate need for new flooring? Well, then here’s a project that’s meant for you! This awesome flooring is made using small triangles that create a cool geometric pattern when put together.
As always, you’ll need a few wood boards and a miter saw. Just nail them together and you’re done! You could also use wood glue if you prefer that, but in that case you need to be patient. One way or the other, you can easily make 10 or even more of these shelves within just one weekend.
If you follow the step-by-step tutorial and tie strong knots, this swing should nicely support up to 200 pounds. Why not build one swing for each member of your family? That way you’ll never have to hear those “swing fights” again.
If you use different-size containers, adjust the distance between the uprights so the 2x2s will catch the lip of the container. Then adjust the spacing of the horizontal rungs for a snug fit when the container is angled as shown.
With a tablesaw, sandpaper, and untreated hardwood, you can craft a cutting board to help you prepare or showcase your culinary creations. To make this project food-safe, be sure your mineral oil is food grade. Full tutorial for these available here, or try taking it up a notch and cut each a chimney using this how-to.
With a variety of styles covering every skill-level, the Great Book of Woodworking Projects has something for everyone. Whether you want a challenging project that will beautify your home, such as a stunning Stickley chest of drawers, or you need a quick and easy project for a gift, such as a keepsake box or picture frame, you will find plans that will take a few hours or a weekend to complete.
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The step-by-step illustrated instructions, workshop tips, and detailed, shop-tested expert advice from American Woodworker will help you achieve woodworking success so your entire home and outdoor living space can be furnished with well-designed, handmade projects in no time.
I recently came across this beautiful wooden swing set, which was made in the shape of a boat. Cool, isn’t it? The very first look was enough for me to start loving it. Although I haven’t yet tried building one myself, I am definitely going to. Later I realized that you can also build a baby cradle with the same idea. After all, what can be more calming than the tender rocking of a boat? This swing set will surely help your child get more gentle sleep.