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.
Have you ever seen a beautiful DIY floating shelf at the home of one of your friends or relatives and desire to have one for yourself? I have. The difference is that now I too have one at my home. And yes, I have built it myself. You too can make a nice wooden floating shelf if you have basic woodworking skill.
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.
Superior dovetail furniture is well within your reach. You already know how to make a dovetail joint, in the basic form, with either a dovetail saw or a dovetail jig. But dovetails don’t stop there, especially when it comes to building accurate period furniture and better-looking dovetail drawers.
After drilling you can decorate the pencil holder with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge and apply a sticker on the paper, but as with any DIY project, you can feel free to decorate it according to your taste. The end result will definitely look dashing!
This is definitely going to be one of the easiest woodworking projects you’ll be reading about today. So why not just get started? The tutorial link is given below. Just do exactly what they are saying in the tutorial and you will end up making a beautiful wooden doormat just like the one in the image above. They are using pine wood to build this doormat. You can choose any wood material that best suits your budget.
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.
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 and topped with a shade.
If you use different-size containers, adjust the distance between the uprights so the 2x2s will catch the lip of the container. Then adjust the spacing of the horizontal rungs for a snug fit when the container is angled as shown.
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.
With a variety of styles covering every skill-level, the Great Book of Woodworking Projects has something for everyone. Whether you want a challenging project that will beautify your home, such as a stunning Stickley chest of drawers, or you need a quick and easy project for a gift, such as a keepsake box or picture frame, you will find plans that will take a few hours or a weekend to complete.
With a tablesaw, sandpaper, and untreated hardwood, you can craft a cutting board to help you prepare or showcase your culinary creations. To make this project food-safe, be sure your mineral oil is food grade. Full tutorial for these available here, or try taking it up a notch and cut each a chimney using this how-to.
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.
This particular tray is made using reclaimed barn wood but the author of the project Beyond The Picket Fence surprised everyone with one fact: reclaimed barn wood has often some areas turned pink due to cow urine. If you check the project more closely, you’ll also notice some areas of the tray being almost bright pink. That’s something you don’t see every day!
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.
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’.
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
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.
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Whether you’re looking to build a desk for the first time, or you want a challenge, you’ll find one of our free desk plans to suit your needs. Don’t try building desks without referring to this first!
Are you constantly working in your bed with laptop? This folding lap desk is the perfect solution for modern lifestyle and makes your life tons easier! Jen from House of Wood presented this cool idea as her contribution to the one-board challenge. The challenge was to build something out of one 1×8 board.
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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.
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