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This bulldozer shares design elements with our mobile crane and excavator. For added safety, we’ve included a bonus article on tips for safer routing. Techniques that will come in handy when machining the small parts on this project.
The space behind a door is a storage spot that’s often overlooked. Build a set of shallow shelves and mount it to the wall behind your laundry room door. The materials are inexpensive. Measure the distance between the door hinge and the wall and subtract an inch. This is the maximum depth of the shelves. We used 1x4s for the sides, top and shelves. Screw the sides to the top. Then screw three 1×2 hanging strips to the sides: one top and bottom and one centered. Nail metal shelf standards to the sides. Complete the shelves by nailing a 1×2 trim piece to the sides and top. The 1×2 dresses up the shelf unit and keeps the shelves from falling off the shelf clips.
The project might be a little intimidating for those without tons of woodworking experience under their belt, but Jen makes the project easy for everyone, as always! So, don’t be afraid to try this out – the end result is awesome and it is definitely worth the try.
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 one. 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.
Drive 2-1/2-in. screws through the uprights into the rungs. Assemble the front and back frames. Then connect them with the side crosspieces. Want even more space in the garage? Check out these DIY garage storage tips.
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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.
They say the best way to get through writer’s block is to just start writing. I have heard from so many people who want to learn to use tools and try woodworking, but have yet to take that first step.
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This tutorial is easy enough for even beginners to understand and follow. So I am not going to explain each and every step. I just want to assure you that if you follow the exact same process, you will surely manage to make a good platform bed yourself. For video learners, here is a link to the video tutorial for making DIY platform bed.
This fantastic set of arrows make simple wood projects that require little more than some craft wood, a miter saw, and a right angle. Stain the pieces, or paint them to match your decor. Get pointed in the right direction with this tutorial.
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.
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These 25 projects are absolutely stunning, to say the least. I would love to try out some of these designs all by myself and get started with some serious woodworking that I have been procrastinating for a long time. My favorites among these 25 are definitely the desk organizer, the bowling lane, and the tiered planter, but nevertheless, all are good in their own ways. I believe these projects only require hand tools and basic power tools like a rudimentary router and a jigsaw.
Since I started with my first woodworking project, which was something like 23 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..
Cut the 6-1/2-in. x 3-in. lid from the leftover board, and slice the remaining piece into 1/4-in.-thick pieces for the sides and end of the box. Glue them around the plywood floor. Cut a rabbet on three sides of the lid so it fits snugly on the box and drill a 5/8-in. hole for a finger pull. Then just add a finish and you’ve got a beautiful, useful gift. If you don’t have time to make a gift this year, consider offering to do something for the person. You could offer to sharpen their knives! Here’s how.
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Did you ever want your household wooden items to have nice graphic designs? You can buy wall graphic designs on the internet. You can even buy a designer wooden item, but it may not be the one you want. Open the source link below to see the example of wooden graphic arts.
Doesn’t this bedside table nightstand look simply adorable? Jen from The House of Wood is here to inspire us some more with this great idea. If you’re constantly struggling with organizing your bedroom, then this is your go-to weekend project.
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!
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.
Though slightly more complex than other projects in this list and you might need to use some more complex tools (like a table saw), building this doesn’t take much time at all, meaning you can easily build this within one weekend. Be sure to follow the plans nicely and you’ll do great!
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.
Looking for a quick “mass production” gift project? These tapered wooden salt and pepper shakers make a stylish addition to any table setting, and they can be made in a jiffy in a modestly equipped woodshop. You can make just the shakers, or if you have time, add the platform that is pictured here which
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!
Want something that will fit nicely in a compact space, while maximizing storage convenience. Don’t waste any time on custom shelf design. Just download our FREE woodworking projects PDF now, and start with the ready-to-go shelf plans inside! Enjoy!
Look. It doesn’t make sense to purchase one plan when I’m offering this deal for my entire package at only $67. I’ve sold my plans separately for a lot more but I’ve bundled everything together due to repeated requests.