If you’ve never created anything out of wood, the very thought of undertaking any project might prove very daunting. How, you might wonder, do you get the measurements and the intricate patterns you see on wooden products right? The good news is that many woodworking projects can be completed successfully by beginners. Moreover, most of the materials and tools you need for some of the projects are readily available and could actually be lying around in your backyard. And you do not have to be a trained woodworker to get measurements right or to create awesome and customized designs as long as you have a CNC machine. Below is a list of some woodworking projects that any beginner could take on.
Making a Chopping Board
A kitchen is never complete without a chopping board and rather than spend money on the plastic boards that are commonplace today you might consider making a wooden one. To make one, you just need a hardwood board, a saw, sandpaper and a paintbrush. You then simply cut the hardwood board into the measurements you require, sand it, paint it, and your chopping board is ready for use. A word of caution though – make sure that the paint or finish you apply on the board is food-safe.
Making a Wooden Candle Holder
Should you have a plank of wood lying around in your backyard, are you aware that you could recycle it by making your very unique candle holder? You simply cut it to size, sand it and then drill the required number of holes before polishing it. If you already have a table on which to place your new invention, you might not even need to put the candle holder up on stands.
Create an Address Indicator
One of the easiest DIY woodworking projects any beginner could undertake is the creation of an address indicator to be placed at the entrance to a home. You can do this by obtaining a cedar board which you then cut to size taking into account the kind of info you want displayed on the board. Details could include your name, house number and street name.
Create a Storage Bin for Fruits and Vegetables
Since fruits and veggies are perishable, yet we cannot preserve them in the refrigerator, they do present a preservation challenge. When held in a single container, you’ll not need to rummage through it to pick what you need to use immediately (usually the products that cannot be preserved any longer), and this is time-wasting. You can solve this problem by creating a simple wooden storage bin. You can make such a bin by nailing together planks of timber whose measurements will be determined by the size of the bin you desire. The bottom of the bin should be completely sealed, but the sides should have spaces to keep your products adequately ventilated. For ease of use, consider partitioning your bin into two compartments – one for fruits and the other for veggies.
While woodworking might at first seem intimidating, performing some simple DIY projects will give you the courage you need to handle more complicated and technical projects in the future.