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Top Woodworking Projects for You

It’s coming up to Christmas again, and that means holidays for many of us. If you are like me and love to get away for a vacation, it’s probably your favourite time of the year. I also like to use the opportunity to finish the current projects i have under construction and/or starting new ones. Maybe you can use some of your free time to get stuck into some woodworking. If you need some ideas or having trouble getting motivated, I have put together a list of top woodworking projects for you.

Affordable Materials for Bookcase Plans

Bookcases are a great project especially if you’re a beginner woodworker as they are very basic and practical piece of furniture for the house. When I say they are very basic I mean that the construction is not complicated, they are just 2 sides, a top, bottom, back and some shelves.

How To Build A Chicken Coop Easily In One Weekend

If you’ve made the decision to build your own chicken coop you’re a part of a growing group of Americans who are saying “No” to economic downturns, and doing something positive for themselves, their family and their own nutrition. Raising chickens and harvesting your own eggs dates back to earlier simpler times, but it’s something that almost any do-it-yourselfer can do if they put their mind to it.

Beginner Woodworking – A Simple Guide

Beginning a woodworking project is very daunting, especially if you don’t have a good plan to follow. A good woodworking plan is the best company for beginner woodworking projects. Finding the right woodworking plan that matches your level of expertise is very crucial.

Handmade, Homemade Rustic Dining Table

Being that the dining room is one of the main communal rooms of the house, I think it’s certainly worth investing in durable, aesthetically pleasing furniture. If you have more people than can comfortably sit around one table, you should consider getting one larger table instead of two smaller ones. Larger single units of furniture rather than several smaller pieces make the room less cluttered.

Small Wood Projects – How to Find the Most Suitable Woodworking Projects for Kids

Woodworking is the best way to enhance a kid’s puzzle solving skills and unleash their hidden creativity. It is natural for kids to be excited when working with small wood projects. Every little project that he could finish will improve his self-esteem and slowly improve his skills. Who knows? Your kid may be the next woodworking master in the future.

How to Choose the Perfect Router for Your Woodworking Projects

There are many tools that are needed to craft fine wooden projects, but none as underutilized as the router. Routers have really evolved over the years from its bulky cousin the shaper. Many factors come into play when choosing the correct router for your woodworking projects.

Shed Plan Designs: A Steel Shed? Perhaps!

Building a storage shed on your property is nothing to take lightly. Not only is a shed a big investment of both time and money, it is a big decision as you work through shed plan designs that will work for you. You must consider many things as you make the decision to build.

How to Remove Old Finish From Furniture

Equipment You Will Need – The basic equipment is: A good paint and varnish remover, denatured alcohol solvent, gum turpentine if the remover contains wax, a putty knife with the corners rounded, a wide wall spatula an old or cheap bristle paintbrush, an old toothbrush, burlap squares, 2/0 steel-wool pads, clean old cloths, newspapers, covered containers for remover and alcohol, covered metal container for used rags and papers, waterless hand cleaner. Use caution when handling flammable material.

How to Notch Wood by Hand Easily and Quickly

Incorporating notches in woodworking is something I recommended in a previous article called “Why Wood Notching – Tips and Benefits”, but in this article I’m going to cover the step by step process you can use to actually do the job. There are several tools and methods you can choose from to accomplish this task, and I’ll be listing them below for your reference:

The Power of the Sun and Rain Against Wood

We know the power of the elements is astounding, but we may not practically realize just how destructive they can be. The sun, rain, high temperatures, low temperatures, and humidity all play a role in gradually wearing a given material down. Obviously, by keeping an object indoors, you can eliminate the rain and greatly reduce the damaging effects of the others as well.

The Art of Hand-Making Cricket Bats

The art of hand-making cricket bats is known as podshaving. A cricket bat is traditionally made from willow wood, specifically from a variety of White Willow called Cricket Bat Willow.

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