Free Woodworking Plans – A Perfect Stop For Anyone Looking For Easy Woodworking Projects
Easy Woodworking Projects For Beginners and DIY Junkies: Ideas for the Home. You can’t have a perfect house without a few (or a lot) of DIY Woodworking projects. Why should you start? Well, one reason is that it makes you feel good about yourself. There’s something liberating about creating something on your own.
So what are some woodworking hobbies to get started with? One: Build a simple wooden nightstand. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a nightstand, then consider building one yourself using an old board and some nails or screws. Make sure it’s rustic; that way it will have a certain charm. And try to use a local material rather than something from the superstore.
Two: If you want a more elegant nightstand, consider joining together a couple of rectangular wooden dowels. Then drill a hole through both dowels and attach a dowel to each one. Use wood glue to join them together. Then drill another hole and attach another dowel. Build as many of them as you want for your own set of rustic-looking nightstands. If you’re REALLY into DIY, consider buying some antique or special-occasion pieces.
Three: If you’d like to build something more ambitious, but don’t want to get started on a full rustic project, consider looking for easy woodworking project table plans. One of the best sources for detailed plans are online magazines, but I’ve even found great free plans in ebooks. One such book contains over 100 pages of awesome designs for various woodworking projects. I especially love the one for simple tables.
Four: Get yourself a table saw. A table saw is a very basic tool, but it’s a must have if you want to cut out intricate patterns. Plus, you’ll find it much easier to work with an actual hands-on feel rather than a mouse. The best part about working with a table saw is that you can make things up as big or small as you want.
Five: For my last easy woodworking tip, let’s cover the last few items I need to build a beautiful end table tutorial piece. First, I need to build a jigsaw puzzle using a series of straight boards laid side by side. This is a great way to keep my woodworking project from getting too complicated. To make it easier, I attach a straight board to each side with a long piece of dowel. And since my plans were pre-cut, I just had to put the pieces together with no wasted material.
Then I need to take all the individual pieces and build the framework with my circular saw. It may seem like a long process at first, but this is how the finished product works. The dowels are joined together to form the frame, then the frame is placed on top of the dowels to form the base of the puzzle.
With the project cut together and ready to start, it was time to move on to the next step: assembling the puzzle to create a deer stand or other type of hunting scene. Since my instructions were pre-cut, this should be no problem for me. After finishing up my easy woodworking project, I know I’ll be able to build more in the future. In fact, these are just some of the tips and tricks I carry on my person to complete simple DIY projects.
A few weeks later, I went to my local home improvement store to pick up some cedar planks to build my next stool. While I was perusing the lumber section, I noticed a table saw in the “working furniture” section that looked interesting. Upon further inspection, I saw that it also had “pre-miter” edges on its six inch blades. These seemed very close together and I wanted to build a stool that had those cuts made in the middle to help me with my next task.
So I got out my level, along with my newly-acquired level marking tape, and I used those to mark the cut ends on the fence posts. Once I got the mark, I used the level to make sure that the miter slot on the fence was even as I drilled into it with my masonry hammer. Finally, I used my cedar mug rack plans to build my wooden gift rack. And guess what? The rustic look that I created using my newly-found skill took only an hour or so to complete!
All I did was build the fence posts, attach the cedar leafs to hold them in place and nail the wooden pocket holes to the posts. As I mentioned earlier, free plans are an excellent source of information and can help you through every step of a project. In this case, I used my free plans to build a simple rustic side table. What a great way to get the look of a rustic patio – without having to spend thousands on new patio furniture.