Skip to content

Month: November 2017

Simple beginner carpentry projects

With this article, we will look at some easy and simple beginner woodworking projects. When you start a new project is it recommended that you have a plan for what you are building. You can either draw your own plan early or buy plans already made which is fairly detailed and simple for beginners at any level of power to implement. It’s always a good idea to start on a small scale, so do not jump into something complicated the first time around unless you have help.

Wood Bookshelf

A bookshelf is an ideal beginner project for your first time. They are sometimes small and very easy to put together. For my first wood project, I build a small bench that I use to this day. Starting with something easy it gives you the confidence to try something even bigger and perhaps more complicated. When you do any carpentry project for the first time I always start with a plan even before I buy the first piece of wood. You do not want to start your project then disassemble everything because the parts are assembling. He pays to have a work plan in mind and put that plan on paper and then start working there. Believe me, because I know, I’ve been there before.

It takes a little more experience to work on a big project. For example, say you want to build a storage shed in your yard, you must first check with your local building inspection department if you are going to need a permit for it. You must decide what will work the best foundation on your needs. You have to decide on the wall and roof framing structures. As you can see, there are many decisions that need to be made and many pieces, big and small, that need to come together.

The purpose of the above scenario was not to dissuade you from trying to build your desired wood project, but to give you some perspective on what it takes to build larger projects.

Woodworking Tools

Now let’s go to tools. Woodworking would not be woodworking without good tools! So, the moment you have decided exactly what you want to build be sure to pick up the best table saw for woodworking. You can complete almost any project with what you have around the house, such as a hammer, a tape measure, hand saw, etc. The only offer that you may need to buy is your wood and wood glue if you do not already have it on hand.

If you can not sketch a detailed plan, you can easily find on the internet or home improvement store in exchange for you to buy their product. You can also find plans on the Internet, but many times these plans do not have in-depth details, substance and step-by-step instructions that is necessary for anyone to start from scratch. This is not to say that you should not try them, but make sure they are what you are looking for since you will not get in the middle of your project just to stop because the hardware list is not complete. You can get more than 12,000 different plans for beginners and professionals by looking on youtube.

Comments closed