Need a good way to archive magazines? Build these simple wood storage bins and have all of your favorites at your fingertips instead of lost in a towering pile. You can build four bins from one 2 x 4-ft. sheet of 1/4-in. plywood and two 6-ft.-long 1x4s. And cutting the wood is easy with a jigsaw or band saw.
Hello! Thank you! I have heard about people building their own CNC machines, and it’s really impressive what some have done. That said, I am incompetent when it comes to mechanics, so I don’t know much about it!
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.
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.
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.
This cool tool is great for sanding those irregular shapes or cleaning up a radiused corner: stuff where you need that controlled hand/eye combination to get it just right. It’s made from a simple lamination of five 1/8” strips of white oak and has a simple wedge locking system. You don’t need any hardware, just
So what makes a “perfect woodworking plan?” Simply put, it must be detailed enough to leave nothing to guesswork yet simple enough for beginners. It must also contain complete instructions from start to finish.
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.
I recently built a table for my daughter. The phone call telling me she had ruined the finish by putting something hot directly on the table wasn’t good. That got me thinking about trivets. This is a great CNC project; an example of accurately cutting from two faces. This article includes step by step VCarve
To get a more modern look, you can round the edges a bit as well, but that’s not necessary. The real trick is cutting and assembling the pieces, but thanks to the detailed tutorial by Shanty 2 Chic that’s not going to be a problem.
Need outdoor seating in a hurry? This simple bench, based on author and ecologist Aldo Leopold’s classic design, can be constructed in a couple of hours, even if you are a novice woodworker. All it takes is two boards and 18 screws, for a cost of less than $25. You’ll find the simple how-to instructions here.
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.
Love the look of vintage crates, but having trouble finding ones that fit your needs and budget? Then, make your own! There’s nothing intimidating about these beginner woodworking projects. So, grab some salvaged wood and start cutting.
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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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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!
Using reclaimed wood for food serving tray is completely safe though if you sand the surface and seal it with food safe finishing products. But the thought of having a “cow urine serving tray” is still cool (and a bit strange too).
This two-step stool requires a bit more measuring and construction time but is still easy to cut and put together with a jigsaw, level, and wood screws. Amp up your project with a good stain or a little paint. Get your measurements here.
Expert woodworker George Vondriska and his guest demonstrate the easy step-by-step woodworking process for how to build a birdhouse from one piece of solid cedar wood. You’ll learn how to make all the necessary accommodations for the birds in your neighborhood, including a space for seed and waste removal. Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue provided
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.
I got this idea from a Pinterest post. The final product looks so beautiful that I just couldn’t wait to make one for myself. This was somewhat a different experience from my other regular DIY projects as it doesn’t involve making something from scratch, but turning an existing wood piece into another one. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much and the final product was very satisfying. The tutorial I used is linked below.
First just cut out little circles of the plywood board using a hole saw. Glue the circles together, clamp them and wait for the glue to set. Afterwards just sand the candle holders and drill a hole where the tea light could sit in.
Pallets are a great resource for the beginning woodworker. The versatile shipping staple can be mounted and modified in countless ways to create many easy woodworking projects with an rustic flair. The expansive wheeled coffee table shown here is just one smart option. For other ideas, check out 5 Things to Do With…Shipping Pallets.