Small Woodworking Projects
OK so you’ve finally decided to start that much thought about hobby – Woodworking.
You are determined that a small woodworking project is the way to go.
Good choice, but what qualifies for a small project for one person may not follow for another. Many things can have a bearing on this from your current skill level, the equipment you have available to use and your confidence.
For example you may be more comfortable starting with something such as a bread cutting board, wine rack, bread box, simple shelves or children’s toy while others may consider a picnic table, garden swing or even a garden shed.
Time spent in your workshop making small woodworking projects can be an excellent way to relax and de-stress from the hectic lives we live nowadays, it can also be a great way to furnish or decorate your home and garden.
In my experience there are many reasons people want to get involved in Small Woodworking Projects. Whether you have time on your hands & are fed up with whiling away the hours in front of the TV or think you could save a small fortune on the home DIY front you are likely to ask yourself the question just where do I start?
The obvious choice for many is the internet, you will find a myriad of free plans on offer & while I would be the first to suggest following plans is the best route to take I’ve known people that have wasted a lot of time & money using freebies & would urge you to tread with caution. Bad diagrams, incorrect measurements and missing or poorly written instructions can be a surefire way to turning a promising project into failure.
Depending upon the projects you have in mind, when you consider how much you are likely to spend on the materials you may want to consider getting yourself an easy to follow step by step guide.
Whatever project you choose things will be made a whole lot easier with a good set of plans to guide through. After all we want this to be a relaxing and rewarding experience and trying to follow a poor set of plans will only serve to turn it into an experience full of tension and frustration.
By choosing a product that has been written by a professional woodworker with years of experience you will not only save yourself time & money (poor plans could prove expensive in both time and money, nothing is more frustrating than bad measurements causing a cut that’s too short and leaving you with nothing other than a trip to the lumber yard)
With step by step guides & even a shopping list to help lead the way when choosing the materials, you will ensure that your new hobby is enjoyable & not leave you with a headache & wondering why you ever started.
Good individual plans for a host of easy woodworking projects can be bought for $5-$25 depending on the complexity of the job. A popular way to obtain plans now though is through digital delivery. It is possible to get literally thousands of really good quality plans for just a little more than a single set of paper plans. The digital delivery takes care of all of the vendors overheads, meaning a low price for a large number of plans to you.