Looking for ideas to begin doing easy woodworking projects? There are a good number of things you can do as a beginner in woodworking, that do not take a lot of time, tools and experience. The most important is to get started, if this is a new hobby you want to get into.
Here are some basic ideas that anybody can make, even with left over pieces of wood laying around the house.
A Cutting Board
This is an ideal item to start with that does not need a lot of tools. For this item you may want to choose a hard wood such as maple or oak. The principal tool you will need is a jig saw to cut out your board design. This is an easy woodworking project to begin with if you need to learn the basics. Remember to sand your board following the wood grain.
A Simple Bird House
This is a classic easy woodworking project. There are many styles to choose from and it could be made with almost any kind of wood except treated wood. Use your creativity to create an original one. Remember that there is a special kind of bird house to attract a specific specie of bird.
A Wooden Planter
Make your wife happy by building a few wooden planters to decorate the yard with flowers. Then you put a thin plastic liner in the bottom to protect the wood. Remember to drill holes too to allow the excess of water to drip out. This is an easy woodworking project that you can also make for free.
A Picture Frame
This is an other simple project where you can be original. Even if you decide to buy some fancy wood to do it, it will still allow you to make a substantial saving compare with buying it already made. Begin with a small one to get familiar with the way to do it and then try doing larger ones.
A Firewood Storage Box
This is a very practical thing to have near your fireplace and you should not have to pay hundreds of dollars to get one. The most beautiful boxes are made with old wooden boards that gives them a rustic look. You can also make smaller chests for storing toys, pencil boxes, bird feeders, key holders,decorative crafts, and so forth.