Woodworking has been around for a long, long time. How do you think the wheel got injected? There are thousands of people across the country, with backyard woodworking sheds, making everything from Bird Houses to Windmills, Cigar Humidors to Storage Sheds, Wooden Chairs to Porch Swings. The possibilities are endless. Easy-to-build projects for woodworking are available through books or in kits that you can get from Home Depot, Lowes or any number of places on the World Wide Web.
Beginning woodworkers can use these kits to kind of get a feel for woodworking and learn the basics of what is required, as far as tools go and such. Start small and work into more detailed and larger projects as you gain confidence. Plans are essential, and there are a lot of places where you can get ready made plans for any number of different projects. The process of making something with wood, whether it's functional or just something to look at should be done with a plan. You can change the measurements around a little if you want it bigger or smaller, but the plan helps you know where you're going and what to do next.
You can always come up with your own plans. Just find something you want to make, such as a picnic table for example, and take a tape measure and a note pad and copy it. Take detailed photos of it too, so you can refer back to it as your building it. I've done that many times. Woodworking lets you think as you build and experiment on what you're building to make your project even better. The more projects and pieces you make, the more experienced you will become. Finding the right projects to use will become second nature, as will following the plans when you're working in your shop.
Source by Gibson James