Woodworking Projects For Beginners – Six Easy Project Ideas

By February 19, 2018Uncategorized

As with any hobby, there are a range of skill levels in woodwork. If you are just beginning, then you may be looking for some woodworking projects for beginners. Here we will list some very simple ideas for your first, second, or third projects.

Tool Box
This is probably the easiest thing you can build and requires only some wood, small nails, and glue. You will also need a hammer and a saw for tools. This is a perfect first project because you will probably need a tool box if you are going to continue woodworking. Once you finish this one, you will be ready to move onto something a little more advanced.

Bird House
This is slightly more complex than a tool box, but it is one of the most common woodworking projects for beginners. It will take some extra skill in the cutting department if you want to build a really nice one, but cutting a simple bird house can be quite easy. You will need some nails and glue to do this project as well.

CD / DVD Rack
Here is another one that is not too hard to do. You can actually get as creative as you want with a CD or DVD rack. I have seen some really cool ones. All you need is the basic stuff, some wood pieces, nails, and glue. Make sure to measure out the area where the compact discs or DVDs will sit so that it is big enough to hold them!

Jewelry Box
Here's one you can build for your mom or your wife. This project can be a little more complex because it will likely require installing a hinge or two, but most people can figure that out quite easily. This is still considered one of the basic woodworking projects for beginners and has been built in shop classes across the country for years.

Nesting Trays
These are fairly similar to a tool box, but are shallow and made for holding small things. You can even use them in the kitchen for holding snacks and appetizers. Some simple cuts will get you the wood pieces and then you just nail them or glue them together. If you want to get fancy you can drill out some finger holes on the handles.

Coat Rack
For this one you just need a round base, a cylindrical pole for the main stand, and some pegs to hang coats on. This can be a little more difficult than the projects listed above, but if you have a good blueprint to follow you will be fine. Get yourself a good woodworking book and follow the simple steps to create this project.

I hope I have provided you with some good ideas for easy woodworking projects for beginners. Once you complete the ones listed above, you might be ready to move onto more advanced stuff. It all depends on the person, and how fast you learn the trade. Some people learn quicker than others, but the trick is to not get frustrated, and to always learn from your mistakes.


Source by Jim F. Clark

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