Find plans inside for kitchen improvements, storage projects, outdoor living, furniture, gifts, and more! An ideal resource for woodworkers looking for a new project or wanting to spruce up their home, this book has projects that can take anywhere from a few hours to a weekend to complete.
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, handmade projects in no time.
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The wall planter is made using pre-made wooden pallets which can save you a lot of time – just go to your local craft store to find something similar or use old wooden boxes, both will do the trick. A little paint and sanding is all these need for the perfect rustic look.
If you’re all about minimalism and you don’t want to have your clothes in a big bulky closet, you should consider building this super easy clothes rack. By ‘super easy’ we literally mean it – according to the project’s author Chloe, it only took 15 minutes to build!
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To build the magazine holder, you’ll need 2 equal wooden planks, a ruler, pencil and a saw (a good circular saw would do the trick) – that’s it! No glue, no screws, nothing. The pieces are meant to fit nicely into each other, forming an x-shape. This also means you can disassemble it anytime, in case you don’t want to use it for some time.
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.
We cover all the basic wood types in this handy little ebook – hardwood, softwood, plywood and particle board. Some of these are what you’d call furniture wood types, while others are only suitable for rough carpentry or shop projects.
As you can see in the image, this shelf goes on both sides of the corner wall. It looks beautiful and can be used to organize books, trophies, pictures frames and many other things. The strength and design of the shelf depends on how properly you build it. First time workers definitely need some guidance to help them with the process. Therefore, I am including this basic video that I found on YouTube that demonstrates the process of making corner wall wooden shelves.
Five plastic containers, six 2x2s and screws, and one hour’s work are all it takes to put together this space-saving recycling storage rack. Our frame fits containers that have a top that measures 14-1/2 in. x 10 in. and are 15 in. tall. Our containers were made by Rubbermaid.
Mix and match these two patterns and the project ideas with our other Country/Primitive Patterns pages! Do not be afraid to experiment! Use single flowers with the Leaf Base below or cut a flat base of 1-1/2 inch stock and place four or five flowers in a grouping.
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.
Do it wrong, and never want to finish wood again! That’s why you need to download this FREE guide to finishing wood. This is the complete wood finishing techniques freebie from our expert, Bob Flexner. Learn which wood finish you really need for the project or wood you’re finishing.
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Cut the back, sides, shelves and top. Align the sides and measure from the bottom 2 in., 14-3/4 in. and 27-1/2 in. to mark the bottom of the shelves. Before assembling the unit, use a jigsaw to cut a 1 x 1-in. dog ear at the bottom of the sides for a decorative touch.
You can also make one for elders and put it in your garden or terrace or anywhere in the house. Elders can use it to relax and kids can use it to play or sleep. Although this is a really beautiful piece of woodwork, it is not that easy to make. Only someone with good woodworking skill can think of making this swing set. Also, I couldn’t find a good tutorial that illustrates the process of building a wooden boat-shaped swing set. Most Probably, I will write one when I build mine.But if you really want this swing set like right now, I would suggest you hire a good woodworker, who can build something similar. Or just search the internet and maybe you get lucky enough to find a tutorial for this. Good luck either way.
As all other projects in this list, building the candle holder is easy-peasy. Just find a cedar board that you like, then mark and drill the holes. You needn’t worry about the candles fitting the holes nicely either – as the project author Kristen has stated, the candles fit very tightly in the holes.
Here’s a great gift idea that will draw raves. The joints are accurately made in seconds with a biscuit joiner! Complete instructions for building this stool are found here. Want to learn about using a biscuit joiner before taking on this project? Watch this video that shows you how to make strong, fast and accurate joints with this useful tool.
Have you got an old whiskey barrel at home that you haven’t used for ages? If yes, this project is for you. You can make a really beautiful coffee table from that old whiskey barrel in a few easy steps. Apart from a coffee table, whiskey barrels can also be used to build several other furniture items. But that is a talk for later. Here, we will discuss how to make a coffee table from a whiskey barrel.
If your spices are jammed into a drawer with only the tops visible, this nifty rack that slips neatly into the drawer will solve the problem. And it only takes an hour to build. Make it with scraps of 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. plywood. Or build a two-tier drawer spice rack.
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.
We have included a video tutorial here that illustrates the process of building a wooden oak table. This is not the exact one that you see in the image above, but it can be modified to build any shape or design you want. The video tutorial also has English subtitles to make it easy for anyone to understand and follow the steps.
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.
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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The items you’ll need for this project include wood board, power drill, tape measure, adhesive, etc. Read the tutorial for details. Follow the steps properly to make a nice and strong wall rack. This rack makes use of magnets to hold metal items. The tutorial explains the procedure for building this beautiful wall rack. Make sure to use only high quality items for any woodworking project. Use the rack only to hang items that are not too heavy for the magnet to hold. Also, be careful while working around this wall rack and beware of the knives falling off the rack.
A woodworker’s Workbench is a special type of bench designed to hold your work when you are working on a wood project. The main purpose of this table is to keep the woodwork steady and to prevent it from moving. Follow the tutorial below to build yourself a nice workbench suitable for your specific woodworking projects. Make sure to modify the table to fit your specific requirements.
The shelf in the first picture is made of red oak plywood. You can choose the wood type, color and design as you like for your project. In case if you need more help understanding this project, you can refer the source link below. It discusses various items used, steps and tips and personal experience of the author who personally built a Zigzag shelf.
The wood of choice here is redwood as it has natural tendency to resist to warping, shrinking and other ugly phenomenons that might happen with outdoor furniture. Other than the wood, you’ll need some regular tools such as a drill, a table saw and an orbital sander.