Woodworking Projects And Plans An Easy And Beginner Way

Sometimes I get confused about “woodworking projects” term after looking at numerous blog posts over the internet. Many time I ask a question to myself that “are woodworking projects cool to built?”. “Are there enough woodworking fans so that I can share my woodworking projects and plans with them over the internet?”.

And after getting so many visitors on my woodworking blog, it’s confirmed that there are many woodworkers who loved to find their projects and plans online.

It’s obvious that woodworking is not started 10 years ago or 50 years ago, it’s going from almost our ancient ages. People used to make wood weapons, coffins, wheels, utensils and many day to day life tools.

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Today you cannot imagine how woodworking has changed to advance level with advanced techniques and tools. We can make a huge house made up of wood withing a couple of days with woodworking techniques. To understand these advanced level woodworking projects first, we need to learn and become an ace in small and easy woodworking projects.

Woodworking Projects and Plans

Before we move into actual carpentry process first we need to plan everything in detail so that there will be no mistakes in actual practice.

While planning for your woodworking projects you must think of the type of wood you will be needed, dimensions of subpart as well as assembly, method of joining subparts, woodworking tools required for cutting joining and assembling subparts.

You may also need to prepare the CAD drawing of the whole assembly so that you can simulate things before you can actually make it. Thinking about all these small things will help you to complete your woodworking projects with greater finish and quality.

To simplify the things and to make you know about “how these woodworking plans are?” I am giving you few examples. Just have a look on these.

(1) Bird House Woodworking Projects and Plans

For bird lovers, bird house would be ideal to start their woodworking journey. There are 100’s of bird house designs that you can find in the market but for your understanding purpose I am sharing a simple one.

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In spite above bird house plan looks simple it needs much planning before we can actually make it. you can check a 2D diagram from all views of this bird house which are self-explanatory by showing all the required dimensions. So that you can complete such small woodworking projects within a day or two. Just have a look on these.

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(2) Garden Table Woodworking Projects and Plans

Garden table is a bit complicated woodworking project for beginners but still a beginner can complete such woodworking projects within 4-5 days.garden table plans

Even though the above image looks simple it requires in-depth planning to make error free product. If you don’t to proper research amount of wood waste will be more and thus the loss. For understanding how to make a list of required materials, you can check this image.

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(3) Toolbox Woodworking Projects and Plans

Woodworking toolbox generally comes in a handy size which can hold small tools like hammers, spanners, chisels, nails etc. Image shown below will give you an idea of the simple wooden toolbox which is a must needed for all woodworkers.

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I have also collected a 2D sketch which reveals all the details like lengths, widths,  hole sizes, angles of toolbox plan. By looking at this, I can definitely say that detail planning is required before completing any woodworking projects.

Easy Woodworking Projects and Plans

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Have you checked the above image? Don’t you think you can complete woodworking projects like above within a day without too many resources? For completing this projects, you won’t need much time in research, wood availability, tools, and other things.

So I need to clear few points/ questions that may arise in your minds regarding easy woodworking projects.

(1) Less research time

(2) No complicated 2D woodworking plan needed as it can be planned on a single piece of paper.

(3) No expensive tools required.

(4) No additional skills required than making holes and grooves.

(5) Easy woodworking projects can be made without seeking others help.

(6) No advanced machinery require like woodworking lathes, woodworking CNC, Woodworking milling.

I hope you got my point already. So now what can you make under easy woodworking projects. Here are few simple ideas with which you can kickstart your woodworking journey today.

wooden toys for kids, wooden tray for a kitchen, riddling rack, educational wooden blocks for kids, small tables, small wooden workbenches, wooden laptop tables, wooden mobile holders and many more. These are just a few ideas just came into my mind, but you know sky has no limit.

Beginners Woodworking Projects

All easy woodworking projects mentioned above can be attempted by beginners too. For better productive work as well as for their enjoyment it is highly recommended to beginners to start from more small projects.

On the first point wannabe woodworkers may feel daunting and tough, but with every exercise one can improve their skills as well as knowledge.

Many of the professional woodworkers experience difficulty in chamfering, beveling, dovetail fixture joining, 45-degree corners joining. Even they are learning every day from their past woodworking experience. Apart from above-mentioned projects I want to share few more beginners woodworking projects, so you can move to your work desk asap.

(1) X-LEG TABLE

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This is simplest x leg table plan whereas one can make it more smarter by crafting fancy legs, engraving some fancy pictures on top or on side corners. Beginner woodworkers can make these tables from waste fencing plates or with any cheap wood plates available at stores.

The top of this x leg table can be of round shape but it is not recommended for beginners as it would be difficult to cut  the exact round shape and special tools required for such operations.

(2) WINDOW BOX

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People who stay in cities and still has an interest in gardening this can be an ideal woodworking project for them. This plan hardly needs a day and can be made with scrap wood. Beginners can use their basic woodworking tools too.

Again this can be one of the simplest woodworking projects which  can be attempted by beginners. By looking at right side design from above image, you can image how much easy this can be.

There is a single plate and support along with circular holes for supporting flower pots. If you still face difficulty in making round hole while doing your woodworking projects just attempt it with a rectangular design.

(3) Reuse of Fruit Crates for Various Purposes

Fruit crates can be reused to make many easy wood projects like planting box, organizing foyers, making wall storages, making storage racks. One can also use them for lifting height of furniture.

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The L-shaped sofa set used to be of smaller height, but by reusing fruit crates we are able to increase the height so easily. I bet if any noob woodworker says that he can’t do this. Likewise hanging wall rack/storage is also easy to make as it need only a perfect square joint.

Woodworking Bench Plans

Woodworking bench isn’t just a wooden table, it’s a work holding device which can hold objects nearly of any shape. Woodworking bench plans may have more than 1 accessory like bench vise, bench dogs, planning tools, measurement tools and various fixtures.

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wannabe woodworkers may require a simple a workbench as they may be dealing with simple woodworking projects, but in reality, woodworking bench plans should be designed with some specifications.

Woodworking benches should be right enough so that while working on it should stand like a stud. It should capable of neutralizing all the forces we apply during various woodworking operations like planing, boring, rimming, knurling or other finishing operations.

Steps for Making Woodworking Bench Plans

(1) First design the base of a work bench.

(2) Design the right leg structure where those should be stiff enough to sustain all the forces.

(3) Assemble both top and legs of the table.

(4) Attach measurement tapes with the help of permanent glue.

(5) Attach Bench vise and other work holding devices which you will be going to require for your future woodworking projects.

(6) You also need to add a benchtop protection so that small parts like nails don’t get flushed on the floor for safety.

In this way, you need to build your woodworking benches. I am going to share detail workbench bench plans in future but for now and nor beginners above mentioned tips are enough.

Basic Woodworking Supplies/Tools

Basic woodworking supplies is the term totally different from the beginners woodworking tools. the beginners word indicates that the person is a layman and he supposed to touch those woodworking tools for the first time.

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So basic woodworking supplies are those which you can carry for a long time from today and can be used from projects to projects. In fact, these are not special purpose tools which are required for the special purpose only. These are a couple of tools which are must have assets for any woodworkers at any time.

As per my opinion, one should choose woodworking tools for hardwood material working rather than choosing for soft material like plywood. It’s obvious that if your tool can work with hardwood, it can easily and smoothly handle other jobs.

I have made a list of 5 basic woodworking supplies/tools which you should note down and keep them in your woodworking arsenal.

(1) Power jointer

For flattening the pieces of hardwood, power jointer is the best tool available in the market. Almost all woodworking plans need joining process so power jointer can save a lot of time and can do hassle free joining.

(2) Saw (Circular Saw/Powered Saw)

Cutting hardwood particles was never been an easy job for woodworkers. With the manual dovetail saw it may take hours to cut wood pieces from rough lumber trunk. A circular automatic saw can handle this job easily and lower down efforts by almost 95%. A table saw can be another option for circular saw if you are on tight budget and can’t afford circular automatic saw.

(3) Jack Plane

Jack plane is one of the conventional woodworking tools which can be used from beginner level to advanced one. It is a bench tool used for planning rough surfaces, rough stock removal, smoothening the boards. If you are on a tight budget then this is must have tool for every woodworker. A low angle jack plane generally preferred for all kind of finishing operations.

(4) Power Drill

Power drill reduces woodworkers efforts as everyone need it for making screw holes and another kind of grooves. A lot of accessories are available for power drills. For beginners, few drill bits can manage their work.

(5) Square Tape Measures

One should also be equipped with square tapes, pencils, sharpeners for marking and measurement purpose.

Here are few myths about traditional woodworking tools which you should keep in mind. You will never regret presence of any traditional tools after reading this.

Traditional woodworking supplies are not slow. On the workbench, you can use them for fast operations as well. It’s not tooling it’s a worker who makes the process slow by human errors.

Traditional woodworking tools can handle complex work parts too. Sometimes you may get stuck even by using powered tools. At that time, traditional ones will help you for sure.

Don’t even think that only powered tools are costlier. Some of the traditional tools are way much costlier than powered tools.

For handling, such traditional equipment’s no special skill is required. With the help of manual provided by the company, you can start working with it in no time.

Wood Projects That Sell

In the commercial point of view, I’d like share some of the wood projects that sell fast and professional woodworkers can make a profit out of it.

Tables, bird houses, wooden baby cradles, benches, bar stools, bookcases, picture frames, small wooden boxes, fruit bowl, fancy wooden clocks, wooden spoons etc.

If you are doing woodworking job in commercial point of view then you must build products which are low cost, so that you can sell more copies in less time. Smaller sized woodworking products sell much faster than bigger ones as they are low cost too.

Final Words

In this article, I tried to reveal many terms related to woodworking along with many tips for newbie woodworkers to kickstart their projects. Now the only thing you need is to take action on whatever you have learned from this article. In my upcoming blog posts, I am going to post latest woodworking projects for home, gardens etc,

Woodworking Tools – A Mobile Saw

Even though woodworking is supposed to be going on from olden days today its gone very advanced. For making better wood product we need to rely on various types of machinery as well as woodworking tools. A mobile saw is mainly manufactured for the construction industry but has its own significance in woodworking industry too. Many woodworkers proved it as the best machine for furniture manufacturing. That’s why I have decided to share few words about woodworking mobile saw here.

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As you can see from the above picture, The woodworking mobile saw is very compact in size than other automatic industrial saw’s. We can also fix this up on the wall as per your convenience of work. The foldable saw also has wheels so it became portable and even one person can move it from place to place. On the desk of this woodworking, mobile saw there are wrenches, meter gauge (to measure the length), wood storage, spare saw blade and brake cartridge.

Whenever we go for checking the specification of the automatic saw, the main thing we look at it is motor horsepower. Everything depends on the power of motor as chosen wrongly can cost you huge loss. This mobile saw has a 15-ampere universal motor which is able to handle 3 ⁄4-inch wide wooden plates as well as 21 ⁄2-inch diameter wooden trunks easily. This makes it very special than other woodworking tools available in the market. For collecting dust and wood chips machine uses vacuum pump which is very good at keep work surface clean.

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On the side panel, there is one adjustment wheel with which you can easily adjust the height of a saw. After rotating that wheel saw blade will move from its lowest position to the topmost position. For tilting the blade of saw you can use the same knob/wheel. You can adjust the angle of the blade like other woodworking tools.

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In spite of this woodworking tools advantage I have noticed few shortcomings which needed to be fixed by the manufacturer. The motor of a saw blade is much louder while doing the operational cutting. This may cause fatigue in woodworking person. And the other thing is work table should have to be of larger size because there is only 6 inches space at the from end of the saw blade.

So despite these two shortcomings, this smart and small woodworking tool suited best for the industry to handle small jobs like furniture works.

Why Do We Need Machines For Woodworking Projects?

Woodworking was need of early humans as well as 20th-century people too. Many of us take woodworking projects as a hobby, but few of us still think commercially. Actually I don’t want to start a debate on who is the best man or machine, but I want to focus on some advantages of using machines in your woodworking projects. As I am mechanical engineers and already have experience in woodworking industry I can tell you how one can improve their efficiency in doing wood projects with machines.

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10 Advantages of Using Machines in Woodworking Projects

(1) Less Labour

Today’s one of the biggest problems is high wages of labour. With the help of conventional lathe of cnc woodworking lathe machine, you can easily cut down the cost of high-wage labour.

(2) Less Manufacturing Time

As hand made parts take much time to produce and thus they becomes costlier which is not good for sales. Even one CNC woodworking machine can product 100’s of finished products every day without even changing tool or even without continuously feeding workpiece.

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(3) High Productivity With fewer Efforts.

All commercial woodworking projects are made on high priority as there is a hungry market in front of you. To full fill, this companies or individual should be as much productive as possible. Industries like furniture manufacturers, home decors, ship building industries work on such a high priority that even delay of 1 hour for delivery can cost them $1000 loss.

(4) Better Surface Finish

As each task would be handled by machine work surface finish would be more accurate and more finished. This can improve the quality of the product up to the great extent and thus one can get more money for his project.

(5) High Precision Cuts

Many woodworking projects requires high precision cuts and undercuts which can only be possible with the help of machines. If you go for conventional woodworking lathe machine then you need to add some inserts and if you go for CNC  woodworking machines then many advanced tools and arrange will already be done for you.

(6) Less Rejected Parts

If you ever tried making any woodworking or carpentry project then you might have noticed that even one mistake can take down your whole project. With the help of machines chances of mistakes gets reduced so automatically rejection of part also gets reduce. This saves much more time and money as well.

 

Woodworking Templates Ideas For Beginners

Woodworking Project is always been my favorite past time. Now it’s one my daily habit to find new woodworking plans, projects and ideas on the internet to become the ace in this field. Today I want to share some of woodworking template ideas with you.

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Online dictionary of education Yahoo! “template” defined as “a device for guiding a tool.” Woodworking templates are used to hold things in place while cutting, planing, sanding or otherwise manipulate a workpiece. In “The Right Stuff”, considered optimal material for the manufacture of templates is birch plywood, melamine particle board (cabinet level), phenolic plywood and medium density fiberboard (MDF cabinet level). Hardwoods such as poplar or softwoods, such as pine, can be used to guide plates, if necessary. Quality fasteners such as screws and bolts with washers and nuts will ensure that their jigs will be able to face the rigors of life Store.

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Woodworking Templates Ideas

Hanon Templates

This category of templates helps hold the workpiece while you are cutting and preparing the different parts of their projects. Throat plates make cleaner cuts. Conical form templates allow cutting the elements at one end and wide decrease to a smaller dimension. Cross section sleds help control long boards that are cut into the grain. One type of wood joinery is the junction box. Templates can be made to this classic, decorative joint.

Bandsaw Templates

A popular guide for the Sierra is the band saw guide. Many saws have fences designed for small parts. Make your own guide lets you make a personalized fence to specific needs of the store. Resaw is the practice of making long, long, thin slices of fat tables. To make accurate and reproducible cuts is best to use a jig resawing.

Hand Router Templates

Using a hand router is greatly simplified by templates also they have the router, the workpiece or both. Laminate cutting guides, ruler guides, and templates circle cut are almost indispensable. Mortise and tenon as templates and guides are examples of templates that you can build carpentry.

Router Table Templates

With the router remains firmly in place in the table, you can concentrate on control of the workpiece. The pattern template routing and miter sled template can take your woodworking to the next level. Security can also be improved by a table feather boards and zero separation fence.

General Store Templates

Templates can also help you to command and conquer all day workshop tasks. In this category, you have simple templates as bank hook shot and Mitra (a jig to dress up the miter cuts). Templates can also be used to help draw shapes repeated in different parts as cutting guides.

On the end note, I would like to say isI if we don’t use proper woodworking template’s in a particular application then the tool may not travel properly in the desired direction. So that your entire project may take some undesired shape which is just waste of time and waste of efforts. So I will suggest you to choose your woodworking templates very precisely and responsibly.

Woodworking Projects and Plans – Getting Started

Today I am very happy to write the first post on this blog. Woodworking was always been my past time. I never looked into this subject commercially before. But when I was browsing the internet for looking new DIY woodworking for beginners I have noticed that people want more and more than available project ideas. So I have decided to start this blog to help my blog readers to get woodworking plans and ideas for free of cost.

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Easy Woodworking Projects

Before going into technical details about woodworking stuff I want to make this post just introductory. You are here that mean you do have some interest in doing wood art or want to make something manufactured with wood. So in the first step you cannot build critical products like bookshelves, wardrobes, beds, flower pots etc. Actually these type of projects does need some professional skills which you can only acquire when you practice DIY woodworking. So first you need to first focus on  simpler projects like a spoon made by wood, a cup made by wood, a plate made by wood, photo frames and many more. These simple projects will give you some skills and experience to handle tougher projects. It doesn’t matter what is your age but before thinking about woodworking you have to do these small exercises.

Woodworking Tools Beginners Level

As mentioned above first we are going to focus on the simple projects, we are going to need simple tools first. For starting it from scratch, you need tools like a claw hammer, measurement tape, utility knife, chisel, spirit level, screwdrivers of different sizes, nails and screws, sliding bevel, block plane, various clamp, hand saw of different sizes for different projects and many more. For more advanced woodworking projects, you may need even separate machines and machine tools like CNC machines and woodworking lathe machines which can make you curved shapes with desired dimensions easily.

In the United States, there are many DIY woodworking competition going around annually. Our blog will help you to win these type of competition in future. On the other hand to develop critical components made up of wood you need to design it first on a computer with the help of design software’s. Some of these software’s are free to use and some of them being paid. So you are going to need special training to handle such software to bring something productive out of it.

For more information just stay tuned with us. We will help to make your first woodworking project with an easy way.