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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.
Of course, when magazines and online sites sell each individual plan for $10-$20, it’s only natural to think a package containing 16,000 plans and that I poured years of my life into creating might be unaffordable.
Chip Carving: In this method of carving wood, selected portions of wood are chipped away to give shape to a particular design. Theoretically speaking, in chip carving there are only two levels on the wood, one is the wood surface and the other is the point where the cut meets. Free form patterns or geometric shapes can be carved through this technique. Even this this style of carving wood, is one of the simplest, but it needs considerable time and patience to master it.
We all have a few old wooden pallets laying around somewhere, so why not use them for something practical like this cool chair? This tutorial by Funky Junk Interiors gives a new twist to building outdoor furniture out of pallets by combining another pallet for backing.
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 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!
Here’s a simple project that looks great, and could easily burn up some of that scrap wood you’ve been hoarding for years. This elegant trivet will grace your table, and you can be sure friends will be asking for trivets for their tables, too. Download this as a PDF here Prepping the Wood Check the
Relief Carving: Relief carved woodwork is three dimensional. It can be described as a form of woodwork that chips away bits of wood from a flat stock, such that the carving appears to be rising out of the wood. Typically, carving knife, chisel and hammer are used in this technique of carving wood. However, many carvers also employ power tools to quicken the process of removing unwanted materials from the wood. Depending on how raised is the carving from the back of the wood, it can be categorized as ‘high relief’ or ‘low relief’.
If you are looking for a stand-out wedding gift, this one is a nice choice. The tutorial illustrates all the necessary steps, but you still need to have some basic woodwork knowledge to be able to handle the task. Here is a link to the video tutorial to make the task easier for you.
Even costume jewelry shines when it’s housed in an elegant, handcrafted jewelry box. That’s what makes this jewelry box project ideal for any collection. Made of maple for it’s beauty and durability, the box features a lock for security and a convenient lift-out tray. Utilizing all straight cuts and simple joinery techniques, the jewelry box
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.
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.
Bring a bit of nature indoors with this simple branch-supported shelf. You’ll have to find two forked branches about 1 in. in diameter, with one relatively straight side that will sit flush to the wall. Find all of the simple how-to instructions for building this shelf here. And for lots of hints and tips on hanging shelves, check out our guide.
Why would you buy a costly platform bed from Ikea or somewhere else when you can make one yourself at home? Oh yes, you can. A bed is the most common furniture piece used in the house and probably the costliest one. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just make a bed of your own, without having to spend many bucks for buying one? So I am here sharing a great tutorial to help you to build a nice comfy platform bed that you can use anywhere in the house.
These mini-shapes can be used in country style craft projects. This page will deal mainly with detailing these small shapes. Of course, they may be decoratively painted if you have the skill, but there are other useful techniques too. Try dipping the pieces in stain and then painting a single detail such as a heart or design over the stain. Dip the pieces in a wash (thinned paint that is opaque similar to stain) and paint detail lines or use a permanent ink felt pen or paint pen. Try an antique finish by painting the plaque a light color and when dry, lightly wipe with a dark stain to age the paint. See the patterns for more options.
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I browsed many items and the one I like the most is the one in the image above. This was also my first ever wooden sofa sleeve cup holder that I built myself. Thanks to this awesome tutorial from the source link I shared below, I could easily make one by following the simple steps mentioned in the tutorial.
Check out these attractive, useful projects you can build! The best part is that they don’t require a complete workshop and years of woodworking experience, just a few common tools and some old-fashioned elbow grease.
A true country classic, this build-it-yourself storage bin unit is a practical, convenient and attractive way to keep apples, potatoes, onions and other fruits and vegetables fresh and dry. The secret is the wire mesh on the front of each of the three bins that allows air to circulate freely around the produce. The top