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Shaker furniture plans like ours are the way to go when beauty and durability are your priorities. We have made three of our best examples available in this PDF for FREE! Why free? We want you to try these projects and see what our woodworking methods are all about, as you build Shaker style furniture.
This is another budget-friendly plan that could be built from reclaimed wood if you happen to have some laying around in the house. Besides that, you’ll need a miter saw (for that, check our best miter saw guide), clamps, orbital sander, drill and few screws.
We cut the supports 16 in. long, but you can place the second shelf at whatever height you like. Screw the end supports to the walls at each end. Use drywall anchors if you can’t hit a stud. Then mark the position of the middle supports onto the top and bottom shelves with a square and drill 5/32-in. clearance holes through the shelves. Drive 1-5/8-in. screws through the shelf into the supports. You can apply this same concept to garage storage. See how to build double-decker garage storage shelves here.
Luckily, we have managed to find a good enough video tutorial that illustrates the process of making a retro TV phone stand. The video owner not only explains the tutorials in great detail, but also helps you to find the right tools, templates, and materials for this project.
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.
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 weekend.
Just as a bit of an aside, I’m fairly new to woodworking and I’ve been looking into some CNC routers for cutting for these projects. I came across something interesting. The guy on this page claims to have put together a homemade CNC router for less than $300. I’m curious to know what you think about it. If you’ve never heard of it and don’t have an opinion, then no problem; I thought I’d ask anyway.
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As the nightstand is made out of plywood, it’s also budget-friendly! The same idea could easily be applied for making something bigger, such as a coffee table. Or you can take this even further and use some other wood, such as pine. The choices are endless!
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, hand-made projects in no time.
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.
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!
The first bonus is the award winning “DWG/CAD Plan Viewer”. Now you don’t have to pay for overpriced CAD software. A typical CAD software like AutoCAD 2009 will cost you a whooping $950! (Amazon.com).
As common in law offices today as they were 100 years ago, traditional lawyer’s bookcases are designed for storing expensive law books. Traditionally made of oak, the style is characterized by individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted by glass doors. Use our lawyer’s bookcase plans to make your new project easy. The doors allow for
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!
These free woodworking plans will help the beginner all the way up to the expert craft a new woodworking project with ease. You’ll find free woodworking plans for workbenches, bookcases, coffee tables, sheds, picnic tables, dog houses, wine racks, chicken coops, home bars, decks, pergolas, gazebos, greenhouses, bird houses, playhouses, and even tree houses.
Before you dive into all these free woodworking plans, you’re going to need a workspace where you can really get going on your project. These free workbench plans will help you build a space where you can do just that.
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.
This is one of those things that you never know you need unless you have one. This amazing wooden sofa sleeve works perfectly on either or both sides of a sofa set. It gives your sofa a nice look. The sleeve can also be modified to include a cup holder, mobile holder, etc. You can easily find this item on any online furniture store, but an even better idea is to build one. This way, you can make a sofa sleeve design that you actually like and make space for cup and other things.
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 a dog lover or a cat person? Then this tutorial is exactly your cup of tea. Larissa from Prodigal Pieces built this cozy dog bed that you could easily make for your little four-legged pal as well.
You can transfer a graphic on any wood piece of your choice, including a frame, top of a table, etc. The surface should be clean and big enough for the graphic paper. I am also sharing a video tutorial here that explains in detail the process of transferring any graphic to a wooden surface using a freezer paper. Just gather the items you need and follow this video to carve your favorite designs on your favorite wood items.
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George’s friend, Tom, dropped in at the shop and spent some time talking about his knife making experiences. Tom isn’t forging blades, he’s adding handles to knife blanks that he buys. This is a great way to make a wonderful custom gift for someone, or to make high quality knives for yourself, without spending a
If you like to play music on your cell phone you’ll find lots to love about this wooden phone amplifier. It provides an attractive platform to cradle your phone while playing music, and it boosts the sounds level by 8-10 dB (decibels) while also distributing the sound around the room using a megaphone style sound