DIY Woodworking Projects

The popularity of wooden products has been quite noticeable in the past few years. Many people now appreciate the distinctive and stylish look associated with wooden items in the home. What’s more? They are environmentally friendly, and you can use them for remodeling your interior décor. If you wish to make stunning wood pieces from home, there are various DIY projects to consider. These are;

Beginner Woodworking Projects - 15 Surprisingly Simple DIYs - Bob Vila

1. DIY wood storage cubes

Wood storage cubes will create more storage space in your room. They are beautiful, and you can make them in different sizes and shapes. To ease the carving process, visit Inventables for a wide variety of carving machines and software. You can use them to help you in carving unique shapes for more attractive pieces.

Here’s what you need;

  • Wood
  • Wood glue
  • Pencil
  • Table saw
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Jigsaw

The process:

Cut four planks to fit the sides, front, bottom, and back. Make the side and the bottom panels should be ½ inch shorter than those for the back and the front. Once you have all the pieces, use the sandpaper to smoother the surfaces and rough edges. Moreover, use a circular saw to cut two circular holes to make the handles.

Attach all the planks using the wood glue and allow it to dry. Cut four supports for each box and sand any rough edges. To make you box extra study, use small nails to attach the wooden planks to the support. Assemble the boxes and use them for different proposes.

2. DIY garden bench

A garden bench makes the perfect spot to relax in your outdoor space. You need

  • Timber
  • Nails
  • Cutting tools
  • Hammer
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Screws

Cut the timber into the desired length and width. Your pieces should include the top, bottom, rails, legs, and supports. Drill holes on your top rail, assemble the legs and clamp the top ail into place. Attach the bottom and the rails to form the back and front of the seat. Drill some holes and clamp the timber to the legs.

Use one screw on each side to attach the legs to the rails. Use tow support rails for the central support. Attach the back support and the decking boards and putty up the holes. Sand to smoother the edges, oil to protect the boards, paint, and leave to dry.

3. DIY chopping board

A wooden cutting board is a handy accessory for any kitchen. Designing one at home is fun and will give you more reasons to want to chop and do it more. The process is simple and won’t take much of your time.

You need;

  • Cutting tools
  • A hardwood board
  • Painting brushes
  • Sandpaper
  • A food-safe finish

Start by cutting the wood to match the desired shape and size; this can be square, round, or rectangular. Smoother the surface and the edges using the sandpaper, and apply a coat of paint once done. Leave it t dry and later a coat of the safe food finish.

Final thoughts

There are different DIY wood projects that you can undertake at home. Think of simple items that you need, source the materials, and come up with unique pieces. Assemble all you need and have your family members help out. This makes the task easier and is a great time to bond.

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