Trying your hand at beginner woodworking projects is an ideal approach to getting started in woodworking. By beginning with simple wood projects, you stand a better chance at developing the necessary skills to be a successful woodworker. Also, your odds go down that you may end up quitting before you get to the point where you really enjoy it. Believe it or not, woodworking can at times be very frustrating. Ask anyone who's been at it for a while.
If you want to learn something, or just get good at doing something it's important to learn the fundamentals. Woodworking is no exception. To become a skilled woodworker, you need to develop a combination of skills that you can then apply toward the fabricating of your chosen wood project. For example, measuring with a tape measurer or some other measuring device is a learned skill. Putting a measurement on a piece of wood and then cutting it to suit your need is a combination of measuring and wood cutting skills.
It takes a while to perfect your technique in all the skills required to finish a wood project especially a complicated one. So, a few good beginner woodworking projects are what you should be considering for now. Here are some examples of easy projects to consider: a simple picture frame, a birdhouse, a bird feeder, a planter, or a simple wood tool box should prove to be an excellent start towards developing your woodworking skills. Just start simple and work your way up to bigger more complicated wood projects.
All of these projects can be built with less expensive wood like Pine. I can almost guarantee you without a doubt that you're going to make some mistakes as you build your project, so do not spend your money in the beginning on the more expensive wood types. Stick with Pine.
Again, start with the simple beginner woodworking projects and challenge yourself to move up to the more complicated ones. If you try something to hard in the beginning you're just going to end up frustrated and disappointed. Save yourself from that experience and just work on improving your skills as you move from project to project. Woodworking can be a real blast, so do not spoil it for yourself. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Source by Lee Nunez