Simple Woodworking Projects
The best way to really get into woodworking is to start off with simple woodworking projects. People most often get frustrated because the initial woodworking projects they select are too complex for their skill level. By trying a few initial simple woodworking projects you will be able to hone your skills without costing yourself a fortune. In addition, if woodworking is not for you you will be able to figure that out very quickly without a large investment.
For the first of our simple woodworking projects I would recommend building a letter holder. This practical item can ad a nice hand made touch to your home as well as provide a useful function. In addition, they are relatively simple to make and require very few raw materials and tools.
You will need several things to complete this project. First is a 2 foot by 2 foot sheet of plywood or panel board. Next is a 6 foot by three quarter by one and half long board. In addition to the wood, you will need around fifty panel pans, fifteen wood screws, five key hooks and some PVA wood glue.
Lay out the plywood and draw a top decorative section with black marker. This will be the top of the letter holder. A simple way to draw this decoration is to take 3 plates and lay them on top of the board. Take the black marker and follow the outline tracing out the top half. Cut along the top to separate the wood.
Next you will need to cut all the pieces for the mail slots. Once those are cut, mount and attach them to the plywood. Using the leftover wood you cut off of the top, square it off and attach it to the rails you mounted on the plywood. Put in your five key hooks and you are done! The first of many simple woodworking projects is complete.
For your next project I recommend looking for plans to build a planter box. Many can be found quickly and easily online. The only thing you really have to consider is the size of the plants you want to put into it and whether the design matches up with the general décor of your yard. After this project is complete you are ready to start selecting woodworking projects of your own. Chairs, tables, and other furniture can be attempted. Again look for free plans and build with confidence.
Want access to thousands of amazing woodworking plans?
Check out this resource to get you started. CLICK HERE!