As all other projects in this list, building the candle holder is easy-peasy. Just find a cedar board that you like, then mark and drill the holes. You needn’t worry about the candles fitting the holes nicely either – as the project author Kristen has stated, the candles fit very tightly in the holes.
Make your foray into furniture building by creating a new spot for the family pet. This project calls for furring strips and pine board, and the wood is fastened together using a joining jig, wood glue, and a nail gun to simplify the process. Find the full how-to with measurements here.
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!
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Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. A simple project for you to practice turns and straight lines on your scrollsaw. Cut from a short board, add whatever amount of L-hooks you want. Drill pilot holes for the hooks so the wood does not split! Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. These are not a pattern project, but a technique that we have found to be great for personalized gifts and can be quite profitable! Beginner skill level.
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This incredible crate table couldn’t be easier. Screw casters to a sheet of plywood to form the base of your table, and then secure the crates to the top, making sure to face them outward to create handy shelves. Finish with a little stain, and this table is ready to roll.
This might be the fastest, easiest way on earth to make a picture frame. And it’s especially handy for woodworkers who don’t like cutting miters. One set up on the router table and you’re ready to cut the rabbet that receives the glass, picture and backer board, AND cut the corner joint. Making picture frames
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.
A simple lamp kit, purchased at your local hardware big box, can turn any log or piece of reclaimed wood into a lamp, custom designed for your decor. This beauty was dipped in paint and sealed before being drilled for the hardware topped with a shade.
With a pencil and a protractor, divide the larger disc into 30-degree wedges to create 12 center lines for the bottle indents. Center and trace the smaller disc on top of the larger disc. Next, with a drill press, drill 3/8-in.-deep holes on the 12 center lines with the 1-7/8-in. Forstner bit, spacing them between the disc’s outer edge and the traced circle. Next, divide the smaller disc into 60-degree wedges and drill six more 3/8-in.-deep holes with the Forstner bit.
Since I started with my first woodworking project, which was something like 43 years ago, I purchased uncountable woodworking magazines, books and CDs. Most of them were complete garbage and I could’ve thrown away my money as well..
Make sure that your workbench is heavy enough not to move along with the piece while you’re working on it. It should be able to hold the piece firmly. It should also be strong enough to be able to bear the weight of the wooden pieces placed upon it. You can ask your questions or write about your experience in the comments below.
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Contributing Editor A.J. Moses makes a business out of using salvaged wood. In fact, he calls his company Castaway Woodworks because so much of the material he uses has, literally, been cast away by someone else. He takes a lot of pride in giving those materials new life. Working with reclaimed wood Using salvaged wood
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.
To build the magazine holder, you’ll need 2 equal wooden planks, a ruler, pencil and a saw (a good circular saw would do the trick) – that’s it! No glue, no screws, nothing. The pieces are meant to fit nicely into each other, forming an x-shape. This also means you can disassemble it anytime, in case you don’t want to use it for some time.
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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.
Build this handy stool in one hour and park it in your closet. You can also use it as a step to reach the high shelf. All you need is a 4 x 4-ft. sheet of 3/4-in. plywood, wood glue and a handful of 8d finish nails. Cut the plywood pieces according to the illustration. Spread wood glue on the joints, then nail them together with 8d finish nails. First nail through the sides into the back. Then nail through the top into the sides and back. Finally, mark the location of the two shelves and nail through the sides into the shelves. Don’t have floor space to spare? Build these super simple wall-mounted shoe organizers instead!
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.
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.
Woodworking is the skill that allows you to work on various wooden projects, such as doors and tables. Particularly, this is one of those skills that you are not born with, but can be learnt with practice. Anyone, who is passionate enough, can easily learn woodworking. Believe me; I have.
If you’ve ever searched for DIY shelf ideas, you’ve definitely seen triangle shelves. Not only are triangle shelves popular among DIY-ers, you can find such shelves even from furniture shops. You can bet that the price tag there is rather hefty! That’s not the case with this project though.
A spatula may not look like a typical lathe turning project but, in this case, it is. The lathe is used to shape the handle and add accents. We’ll show you, step by step, how to make a wooden spatula. Getting started Lay out the spatula shape. Mark out a line 4” from the end
This is another woodworking piece that I like the most in my house. I also enjoyed as well as learned a lot while building this one. You will not easily find many tutorials online that can help you with this project.
A sofa sleeve will keep your cup of coffee close while you cozy up on your couch, as well as protect your upholstery at the same time. This project’s simple construction creates a clean, sleek look that will compliment a contemporary style. A Beautiful Mess shows how it’s done here.