Last updated on May 24th, 2020 at 09:03 pm
Almost anything can be searched for and learned on YouTube today, and woodworking is not an exception. This is no surprise because according to Alexa, YouTube is currently the second most visited website in the world.
People visit YouTube for different reasons. From watching funny cute cat videos, movies to watching tutorial videos teaching different types of skills.
If you want to learn woodworking for free, YouTube is the perfect space to start. Just do a little search about what you want to learn and you’ll find videos that will help you learn new woodworking skills, or hone the ones you already have.
The challenge though is that there’re hundreds of thousands of channels on YouTube, hence, finding the right ones with the best content for learning woodworking can be a little bit time consuming.
That’s why I’ve taken the initiative to do the search and research for you and compile the top 10 best YouTube channels you can visit or subscribe to, to learn woodworking.
So, here we go.
1. The Samurai Carpenter
Samurais are known to be focused loyal and dedicated to the skill they wish to master. They value dedication to their art, precision and control as they go about their profession.
The Samurai carpenter is one YouTube Channel you’ll find very educative as the owner of the channel really dedicates himself to making sure the projects he undergoes comes out with samurai precision.
With over 600 hundred thousand subscribers as at the time of writing this article, it goes to show that a lot of people value the work he’s doing.
He’s really a samurai when it comes to woodworking, and you’ll surely learn a lot as you browse through and watch the videos he’s made in his YouTube channel.
Here is one of the Samurai Carpenter’s videos. Enjoy!
2. The Wood Whisperer
I don’t know where that name came from or if Marc J. Spagnoulo can actually whisper to wood, but it’s actually an awesome name that fits the type of content he produces in his YouTube Channel as well as his website, thewoodwhisperer.com.
In his channel The Wood Whisperer, Marc shares a lot of woodworking knowledge with anyone who cares to watch, listen and maybe subscribe to his channel. He shares how to choose the woodworking tools you’ll need for your shop and how to use this tool to make awesome woodworks like cabinets, chairs, tables and even spatulas.
Here is a video from the Wood Whisperer’s YouTube channel. Enjoy!
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3. Essential Craftsman
If you visit this YouTube channel, you’ll discover that it’s not actually a YouTube channel mainly about woodworking, but as you browse through and watch the videos in the channel, you’ll come to realize why I added it here.
Scott Wadsworth covers a wide array of topics in his Essential Craftsman YouTube channel. He talks about tools, woodworking, blacksmithing, safety and productivity.
He’s really a well-grounded craftsman who really knows he’s stuff. You’ll find that out by yourself when you watch his videos and see how he talks about and demonstrate his craftsmanship.
If you really want to learn about woodworking, then you’ll learn a lot from the valuable information in the essential craftsman YouTube channel. Here’s one of his educative videos. Enjoy!
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The FineWoodworking YouTube channel is a channel meant for woodworking enthusiast to really learn what it takes to work with wood and woodworking tools.
It contains series of videos from the editors of the Fine Woodworking magazine, which are meant to guide newbie woodworkers through the process of becoming a proficient woodworker.
The beauty of the finewoodworking YouTube channel is that unlike other channels which are run by just one person or expert, the finewoodworking YouTube channel contain series of videos from different woodworking experts who devote their time to sharing their knowledge and expertise with you.
The channel contain videos from Charlie Durfee, Bob Van Dyke, Kate Swann, Craig Thibodeau and a whole lot of other woodworking experts.
So, you’re learning from different experts what it takes to master the fine art of woodworking. If you go through the channel, you’ll come to have a better understanding of what I’m saying.
Below is just one of the videos you’ll find in the FineWoodworking YouTube channel. Enjoy!
If you’re always looking for woodworking tips and tricks to make your life in the shop easier, then you’ll find Colin Knecht’s YouTube channel WoodWorkWeb very useful and interesting.
I’ve personally subscribed to the WoodWorkWeb YouTube channel because Colin is really an expert at what he does. He immerses himself in these videos and takes his time to make sure he drives home the message in each of his videos.
So, if you’re looking for real woodworking videos that contains woodworking hacks, tips and tricks, tool reviews, and project plans to make your own woodworking projects, then I’ll implore you to visit the WoodWorkWeb YouTube channel, because you’ll find plenty of those there.
Here is just one of the many videos in the WoodWorkWeb YouTube channel. Enjoy!
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6. WoodWorkers Guide Of America
Just like the FineWoodworking YouTube channel, the WoodWorkers Guide Of America (WWGOA) is a channel where different woodworking experts teach their craft to the public in simple step-by-step videos.
It’s a growing channel with over 120 thousand subscribers as at the time of writing this article, who trust and consume the content and knowledge being dispensed by the skillful woodworking instructors on the channel.
If you’re looking to sharpen your woodworking skills or maybe you just want to start your own woodworking shop and you need ideas on how to start, then feel free to browse through the many instructional videos you’ll find in the WoodWorkers Guide Of America YouTube channel.
Here is one of the awesome woodworking videos you’ll find in the channel. Enjoy!
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7. Woodworkers Journal
When you browse through the Woodworkers Journal YouTube channel, you’ll find many interesting and educative videos that you’ll learn a lot from whether you’re a beginner woodworker or even a veteran.
This particular one about building a modern coffee table with cross lap joints using a table saw, is one I really found very interesting and educative. The coffee table build in the video came out very nice and modern.
Immediately after watching the video, I had to put it in my list of to-do woodworking projects, because it was just too awesome to ignore.
Just like some of the channels I’ve already featured here, the Woodworkers Journal YouTube channel contain videos from different woodworking experts who willingly teach their craft so that anyone who love the woodworking can learn and benefit from it.
So, browse through the channel yourself if you want to learn about new woodworking tools, how to use them, and new woodworking techniques you can employ in your own woodworking shop.
Here is one of the videos you’ll find in the Woodworkers Journal channel. Enjoy!
8. Carl Jacobson
Do you want to learn how to turn simple logs of wood into beautify objects in your home? There are so many things you can do with wood, as long as you know how to turn wood, and that’s what Carl Jacobson does so well.
He turns ordinary logs of wood into beautiful wooden objects like bear mugs, vases, bathroom sinks and even cute penguins, just to name a few.
If you really love working with wood and you wish to sharpen your woodworking/woodturning skills, then Carl Jacobson’s YouTube channel is one channel you’ll find very interesting and educative as well.
Below is just one of the interesting videos you’ll find in the Carl Jacobson YouTube channel. Enjoy!
9. This Woodwork
ThisWoodwork is actually a woodworking YouTube channel owned by Alex Harris. A 22 year old teen who demonstrates his skill and love for woodworking through his channel.
He’s just a teen, but through his channel you’ll come to see that just anyone can get involved in this beautiful art of working with wood called woodworking.
ThisWoodwork contains a lot of how-to and tutorial videos about woodworking and woodturning, which you can watch and learn from to become a better woodworker.
This particular one where he produces a beautiful wristwatch from 2 pieces of scrap wood is actually very awesome, and there’re plenty of other videos like that in the ThisWoodwork YouTube channel, which you can learn from.
Here is just one of the interesting videos in the channel. Enjoy!
10. Make Something
One of the reasons why I love woodworking is because, you can make almost anything with wood or combine wood with other materials to make even more unique things.
I’ve mentioned that before, and that’s what the Make Something YouTube channel hopes to demonstrate with their never ending videos of awesome things they made with wood.
David Picciuto is the man behind the channel, and I can tell you, he does an amazing job in really making different stuffs with wood and shows how he makes them in his clear and concise videos.
If you really wish to learn woodworking, the Make Something YouTube channel is a good place to start learning right now.
Here is just one of the amazing videos you’ll find there. Enjoy!
Those are 10 of the most awesome YouTube channels to learn woodworking right now. Of course there’re a lot more other woodworking channels out there, but these are 10 of the best ones I’ve personally gone through myself and learned from.
So feel free to go through them and become that master woodwork you want to be. Happy viewing and learning!