One of the most satisfying things in life is when you spend some time physically making something with your own hands, and it turns out exactly as you had planned. You feel like you have actually accomplished something and can feel proud of your work. Well this is one of the main reasons why woodworking is so popular.
The great thing about woodworking is that you don’t need to be a professional carpenter to start making and carving objects out of wood. There are lots of things that you can make that are actually relatively straight forward to create.
All you need to do is to find some simple plans that you can follow, and make sure that you follow these instructions to the letter. It is obviously a lot easier if there are some diagrams or photos you can look at as well because then you can check that your creation looks exactly how it should.
So what kind of woodworking projects are best for those people who do not have a great deal of woodworking experience?
Well I always think it’s best that you start off with objects that are relatively straight forward. One of the most basic objects you can build is a bird house. You don’t need to create really elaborate designs, like some of the ones you see being sold in garden centres. You just need a basic design that is easy to create and unlikely to fall apart in the harsh weather.
This will give you enormous satisfaction once completed because you will be helping the birds in your garden to survive and flourish all year round. Plus whenever you have visitors in your garden, you can proudly boast that you made it yourself.
If this seems like too big a project, then you could create even simpler projects. For example you could create a kitchen roll holder, a magazine rack or a letter holder, for instance. These will all have very basic designs and will be very easy to follow.
To be honest it doesn’t really matter what you make to start off with. However you should definitely start off with simple projects because that will give you experience in using the various woodworking tools and implements and will really give you a good feel for woodworking in general.
Once you have created a few basic projects, you can then move on to bigger and more advanced projects such as beds, bookcases, cabinets and furniture. You could even think about making your own garden shed at some point in the future if you are really adventurous. The point is that you need to start off with easy projects to begin with, otherwise you will almost certainly struggle to complete these more challenging projects.
Source by Jim Woolley