Learning how to become a woodworker is not as hard as it may seem. I consider woodworking to be a passion rather than a job or hobby. The reason it is a passion to me is because I have been doing it so long and I have expectations for the pieces of work that I create. I also enjoy working with wood. If you plan on starting or increasing your woodworking experience you should really consider learning the subject so that you have better knowledge when it comes to working with wood.
If you plan on starting your own projects soon I would recommend getting a good set of woodworking plans. There are some really great woodworking plans that you can buy that are not too expensive. You should also know that using free woodworking plans can really be a pain because most of them are not accurate. I would recommend Ted's woodworking plans because he has over 16,000 plans and he also has an auto cad viewer that you can use to view the plans on the computer.
I know a few people that make a decent amount of money just making birdhouses and other simple projects. If you plan on creating a business, whether it is with a group of people or solo, you should really learn on the subject before starting out. The reason for learning is because you can waste a lot of money buying wood, using it, and dumping scraps that you could have used down the road.
A lot of people get frustrated with woodworking because it's not something they can get good at overnight. It takes a lot of time, practice, and patience to be a good woodworker. If you have the patience and the time to practice your woodworking skills you should be able to develop into an expert woodworker.
The easiest way to start learning about woodworking is to grab some woodworking plans and start studying them. Most plans will tell you the materials and tools you will need and overtime you will get used to the different types of tools and materials required for each job.
You can also find places that give away free wood scraps that companies usually throw away. You can check at shipyards, warehouses, dealerships, and anywhere else that might deal with wood. You will mainly find free pallets and other shipping items made out of wood that you can cut and salvage pieces from.
Source by Curtis Dawson