One of the problems I see most beginner woodworkers facing is selecting projects. There are so many categories of beginner woodworking projects that it can feel a bit overwhelming trying to make the right choice. This is probably worse than ever since you can find so many ideas on the internet!
The best thing you can do, and this worked for me, is create your own categories for your beginner woodworking projects. These will be your areas of interest and areas that you feel you can take advantage of right away. Think fun for your, functional for those around you.
So let's look at an example. Janet is 42 years old, single, and has 2 kids, one 6 the other 13. The backyard needs work and the garage is in desperate needs of organizational items. The TV sets on a cardboard box and there really is not a computer desk. She also feels like she has now to relax.
She also has a keen interest in learning how to woodwork. The best thing for her to do is start projects on the areas she has needs for. That way she can immediately enjoy the fruits of her labor. So her category list would look something like:
Outside Projects – a shed, deck, and fence
Kids Projects – toy box for 6 year old, desk for 13 year old
Garage Projects – build tool bench, shelves for organizing
Inside Projects – TV stand, computer desk
Self Projects – build comfy outside chair to relax in
Now what this is gives Janet a chance to prioritize and select the appropriate woodworking project plans so that she can get started on the job she wants done first.
You can adapt this system to your own needs and finally break free from the brain clutter that is holding you back from advancing your woodworking projects skills.
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Source by Bill L Rowe