All you’ll need for the project is a few cedar boards, wood clue, screws and a few simple tools. Cedar is recommended for this mainly due to it’s great durability outdoors so you don’t even need finish, but for extra protection you can of course use a finish of your choice.
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.
An ideal resource for woodworkers looking for a new project or wanting to spruce up their home! From kitchen improvements and storage solutions to classic furniture in the Craftsman and Adirondack styles, the experts at American Woodworker have provided plans and instructions for building 50 great-looking projects that will improve every space inside and outside your home.
This is one of the most clever DIY wood projects since it actually doesn’t require much carpentry skill at all. In fact, the circle of the shelves is made of quilting hoops! You do need clamps for this though – be ready to clamp this beauty crazily!
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.
Plans are super easy to read and understand, unlike several others I looked online. I can’t wait to get started building some of the pieces and I have some projects picked out to start as soon as I can get the lumber! A valuable addition to my woodworking reference library. I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in woodworking.”
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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Use only good quality stain and finish as you will most probably be using this doormat outside the house where it is expected to see a lot of rough use. We are also sharing a link to a video tutorial that teaches you to make a wooden stake doormat. In case if the above tutorial is not easy enough for you to follow, you can always go for the video.
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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.
Another great woodworking project for a beginner is building a coffee table. Coffee tables can be built using a wide variety of free woodworking plans that range from a simple to a more complicated coffee table with shelving.
Five plastic containers, six 2x2s and screws, and one hour’s work are all it takes to put together this space-saving recycling storage rack. Our frame fits containers that have a top that measures 14-1/2 in. x 10 in. and are 15 in. tall. Our containers were made by Rubbermaid.
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.
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.
The items you’ll need for this project include wood board, power drill, tape measure, adhesive, etc. Read the tutorial for details. Follow the steps properly to make a nice and strong wall rack. This rack makes use of magnets to hold metal items. The tutorial explains the procedure for building this beautiful wall rack. Make sure to use only high quality items for any woodworking project. Use the rack only to hang items that are not too heavy for the magnet to hold. Also, be careful while working around this wall rack and beware of the knives falling off the rack.
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.
For the most part you would have spent hundreds of dollars or more on woodworking projects. It will take you a lot longer than you thought or you might have quit because you got your measurements all wrong!
Begin by cutting off a 10-in. length of the board and setting it aside. Rip the remaining 38-in. board to 6 in. wide and cut five evenly spaced saw kerfs 5/8 in. deep along one face. Crosscut the slotted board into four 9-in. pieces and glue them into a block, being careful not to slop glue into the saw kerfs (you can clean them out with a knife before the glue dries). Saw a 15-degree angle on one end and screw the plywood piece under the angled end of the block.
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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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How do the best craftsmen come up with woodworking ideas, and translate those ideas into easy woodworking plans? Open up this FREE article on sketching – the basic element of all woodworking project ideas – and start seeing furniture and casework in a different light. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to unlock your imagination.
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 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.
You’ll be surprised that you don’t necessarily need to enroll in expensive furniture making courses or pay for several furniture building plans just to learn the fundamentals and create a solid, beautiful table for your space. We’re making this information from our in-house fundamentals expert FREE! Why wait?