The first bonus is the award winning “DWG/CAD Plan Viewer”. Now you don’t have to pay for overpriced CAD software. A typical CAD software like AutoCAD 2009 will cost you a whooping $950! (Amazon.com).
Do you want to use an oil stain, a gel stain, a water-based stain or a lacquer stain? What about color? Our ebook tells you what you really need to know about the chemistry behind each wood stain, and what to expect when you brush, wipe or spray it on. It’s a lot simpler than you think! This is the comprehensive guide to all the varieties of stain you will find at the store and how to use them.
Although refrigerators long ago rendered them obsolete, antique oak ice boxes remain popular with collectors, even though they’re expensive and hard to find. This do-it-yourself version is neither: it’s both inexpensive and easy to build. An authentic reproduction of an original, the project is especially popular when used as a bar, but it has many
A small oak table is a very useful wooden item for every household. You can yourself make a nice, strong and beautiful oak table suitable for any purpose. See the image below. As you can see, it is a small, yet good enough table to be used as a coffee table, lamp stand, breakfast table, etc. You can also find many other design variants on the internet. Choose the one you want for yourself and start making it now.
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.
Turning an old door into a photo frame is another easy woodwork project. All you need is an old door and some woodworking tools and items. I am here sharing the link to the source tutorial that explains the step by step procedure for building a picture frame from an old wooden door. This tutorial was originally written by Tracy Snyder at athomewithsweett.blogspot.com who also tells you what items you may need and where to find them. If you haven’t already got an old door, you can purchase one from websites like Craigslist.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Do you remember those happy moments from your childhood when you went to the park and your mom or dad swung you? Ryan Foy introduced this great tutorial for a tree swing that fits both the kids and adults, so you could feel like a child again!
As soon as I came across this tutorial, I didn’t wait any longer to start building one. Some of the items you need for this project are hardwood plywood, saw, glue, nails, drilling machine, etc. The video is very easy to follow for anyone with basic woodworking knowledge and experience. The first source link also includes a step by step procedure in plain English for those, who are not comfortable enough with the video tutorial.
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.
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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!
Thank goodness for Moms, who are so good at saving things from our childhood. In this case, we’re talking about one of the first woodworking projects that George ever made, way back in his junior high school days. Here’s a throwback to how George got started in woodworking, leading to what he’s doing today. Although
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.
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.
I’ll admit I love magic. David Blaine is my favorite for sure. However, optical illusions have always vexed me. Seriously, they make me feel so dumb, and I hate feeling dumb (I assume I am not alone).
Break the bank? Nope. Get our free bookcase plans – “Bookcase Plan Combo Pack.” This valuable e-book will tell you everything you need to know about building bookcases, including complete plans for 6 styles!
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 is one of the most clever DIY wood projects since it actually doesn’t require much carpentry skill at all. In fact, the circle of the shelves is made of quilting hoops! You do need clamps for this though – be ready to clamp this beauty crazily!
A bottle carrier is a bucket like carrier used to carry beer bottles and so. Yes, the same one you must have used carry your six-pack. Drinker or not, a bottle carrier is a useful item for everyone. It can be used to carry around or store small items around a household. And it is also very easy to build one. I have several of these lying around my house. Also known as wooden beer totes, this is one wood item you will absolutely love to make. It is also super easy to build.
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What is the one thing every woodworker needs? Yes, a workbench. Now that you have or at least I am assuming you have worked on so many woodworking projects, you are close to becoming a professional woodworker. You now probably owe yourself a nice woodworking bench. You should also know that a true woodworker never buys his bench from the market, but always builds one himself. But before you start this project, you should know what a workbench is.
A spatula may not look like a typical lathe turning project but, in this case, it is. The lathe is used to shape the handle and add accents. We’ll show you, step by step, how to make a wooden spatula. Getting started Lay out the spatula shape. Mark out a line 4” from the end
A home just wouldn’t feel the same without any plants, don’t you agree? This wall planter looks delicate, cozy and is big enough for both your plants and books. A planter and a shelf at the same time – this is a must have!
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’.
Contributing Editor A.J. Moses makes a business out of using salvaged wood. In fact, he calls his company Castaway Woodworks because so much of the material he uses has, literally, been cast away by someone else. He takes a lot of pride in giving those materials new life. Working with reclaimed wood Using salvaged wood