Google is probably the first place where most people would start searching for woodworking plans, but often the top results can be a mix of articles and how-to pieces that just aren’t detailed enough. Sometimes they’ll link to the plans (like we try to here at Lifehacker), but other times, they’re just showing off a cool project. There are better, more precise ways of finding what you’re looking for.
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.
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.
To build this cutting board, you don’t need any skill or great woodworking experience. Just learn the basics of handling wood and wood related items and you are good to go. I made mine in just an hour and now I found this online two more in different shapes. Make yours in different shapes and sizes to cut vegetables and fruits and make cutting easier than ever before.
It might not be the easiest project in this list, but if you already have some experience with wood cutting and joinery, it won’t be any hassle at all. Thanks to the extremely detailed instructions it shouldn’t really be a problem even if you’re not very familiar with woodworking. This could actually be a great project for refining your woodworking skills as a beginner!
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Make It: Cut an oval from chipboard; paint it and three clothespins yellow. Add black paint to the tip of each clothespin as shown. Once the paint has dried, let your child use his fingertips to create brown paint spots all over the oval body and clothespin legs and neck. Clip the legs and neck onto the body and glue in place. Glue a yellow pom-pom face onto the neck and adhere a folded chenille stem along the back of the neck to complete the giraffe.
Whether you're new to woodworking or you've been doing it for years, Woodcraft's selection of woodworking projects is one the best places to find your next big project. Whether you're looking to make wooden furniture, pens, toys, jewelry boxes, or any other project in between, the avid woodworker is sure to find his or her next masterpiece here. Find hundreds of detailed woodworking plans with highly accurate illustrations, instructions, and dimensions. Be sure to check out our Make Something blog to learn expert insights and inspiration for your next woodworking project.
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Here, I am writing about another DIY project that involves the use of an old furniture piece. I think that the idea of reusing and recycling old furniture has got to me. Anyways, I am starting to love it. This project involves using an old door to build a beautiful multi picture frame, as you can see in the image below. This frame looks really wonderful and can be used to hold many pictures at a time.
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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!
The tutorial that I am sharing here was written by someone who built this pallet art just to improve the value of a property they wanted to sell fast and they succeed in it. So you can imagine how wonderful this item must look like. I am assuming you do not just want to make this beautiful pallet art so that you can also sell your property easily. Well, whatever your reasons are, this beauty is able to attract anyone who visits your house.
For your kitchen, it can work as a knife rack. It gives you easy access to all essential tools while saving space. In addition, it adds a nice visual appeal to your kitchen wall. You can customize your wall rack with different materials, designs and styles. I am here sharing the source link to the step by step tutorial about how to make a rustic wall knife rack.
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.
Through learning, you can make this simple and designing photo frames. I spent whole one week to learn the proper way to carve the ends and give it an attractive look but believe me it was worth it. A few weeks back when I searched this on the internet, I never thought I could make it until I started it and completed it in just hours. The carving took extra time, but besides that, it is easy to make. If I can make this, surely you can also. So make these interesting photo frames and hang them on your walls.
Write any name in front of this wooden stand like I write coffee. When you write the name children can easily find the cup. This project is really different. You can use the cup hanging stand in any events like birthday parties and Christmas. Not even cups you can also hang many things like keys, bills and etc. The step by step procedure of making cup wood stand is given in this video. For making the exact cup stand you need to watch this video.
Often in the morning you really need a good brush holder for your toothbrushes and razors to hold. No one wants that the toothbrushes remain without a brush holder. So I am introducing a new project which I found this online by myself and it’s a wooden brush holder having four holes inside. You can increase the holes, it depends on your demand. It is very useful as when you enter in the washroom your first need is the brush in the morning, so if you find it in a perfect brush holder it’s really amazing. I am sharing some of the pictures of different brush holders with you. Have a look at these pictures.
A lot of woodworkers share their projects through their own blogs or YouTube channels. In fact, we’ve shared many of them here before, including, Woodworking for Mere Mortals, The Wood Whisperer, Matthias Wandel, April Wilkerson, Sawdust Girl, House of Wood, FixThisBuildThat, Pneumatic Addict, Build-Basic, Rogue Engineer, Her Tool Belt, and Ana White. The best YouTube woodworkers create great videos, but also provide a complete blog post with a cut list, tools, materials, and instructions. Find your favorites and save them for when you’re doing your searches.
We can make different decorative wooden items with your own choice. Wooden items are preserved for a long time by coating from protective layers. Books are very precious things that are needed in almost everywhere as in homes, colleges, universities, libraries and in offices. By doing this you can give style and carry a large number of your books. I am actually making one of these wooden bookshelves for my home. It is perfectly cool and artistic work. Racks are used to store books and may be adjustable or a fixed. Some book shelves are having a door of glass, wooden or glazed. This is the easiest way to decorate your place. You can also make it with your own choice easily at home by your creativity.
Woodworking is a great stress-reliever, art and hobby. But it takes a skilled hand, a sharp eye and plenty of patience to fully master the fundamentals of building with woods creatively. And I must admit, the journey isn’t as easy as it seems. So, I started searching online the easy yet inexpensive woodworking projects for beginners and came up with 45 on the list which we will talk later.
We’ve already done rope, and now we’re on to another rustic material we love: wood! It’s as basic of a material as clay and is constantly reinvented by DIYers, crafters, artists, hackers, and carpenters. To get inspired to create our own batch of cool wooden objects, we turned to our favorite fellow makers to see what projects they’ve come up with. Scroll down for our top DIY wood project picks.
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In the kitchen usually, there are many of the items or decorative materials to be displayed. You always are in search of some new products to decorate on the slab of the kitchen for good impressions. I found this online a totally new and classy looking bottle vase which is made of wood for your decorated kitchen and dining decoration. It’s really an outstanding idea to keep that bottle vase on the dining table. You would find no difficulty in making it. I am sharing some of the pictures so have a look at them.
Nightstands are nearly almost as important as the headboard of a mattress when it comes to a bedroom. They are absolutely perfect for placing lamps and novels for that late night reading, an alarm clock to remind you when it should be time to start your day, and for that nice, coaxing mug of sleepy time tea when you decide it is time to start winding down.
I came across this wooden bottle crate just a few days ago. Quite easy to make, I am planning to make one for me to carry on parties and road trips. Building wooden items is not an easy task for normal people like you and me, however, it isn’t impossible. With proper care and learning, anyone can make wooden items. Practice your woodwork on this easy to carry bottle crate. This item can easily carry more than bottles and you can take it to any party or road trip easily.
Are you fed up with keeping your spice bottles in the cabinet? I have a solution for you. I found this online a wooden rack for keeping your spice bottles. This is the first need of a lady in a kitchen. Every lady wants a spice rack in the kitchen. I found this online it very easily, and I am introducing it to fulfill the demand of the ladies. Let’s have a look at the pictures of this rack which I am sharing.
This is not exactly a tutorial, but a guide to some really cool woodworking projects. Although we are not teaching you to make anything, we are always here to help. Feel free to ask your queries in the comments in case if you face any issue while working on any of these projects. Also, tell us how much you liked this article. Did you enjoy reading it? Did you work on any of these projects, and if yes, how was your experience? You are also welcome to share any images of your completed woodwork projects.
Make It: Paint four clothespins and a paper bowl red; paint two large wooden beads white. Glue eight thin 4-inch strips of red cardstock around the edge of the bowl to make legs; when dry, fold them in the middle for dimension. Glue the clothespins together as shown and adhere them to the front of the crab. Glue on the eyes and draw or cut out a mouth from black cardstock and attach. Complete the crab by punching a hole on each side; attach elastic cords to fit your child's head.
I built my first platform bed by following the steps mentioned in the tutorial and the end result was everything I expected. It was as beautiful as comfortable and strong. It only cost me around $60 to build this one from the scratch. And if I can build it, anyone can. What you need is a little bit of woodworking experience and a lot of confidence. Collect the items as suggested in the video and start working now.