Last updated on September 27th, 2021 at 02:33 pm
Are you looking for amazing DIY woodworking projects you can try on your own? Well, if so you’re in the right place.
This post contains 9 simple DIY woodworking projects you can use to get your feet wet as a new woodworker.
However, as you go through this post, I’d like that you find a way to personalize these projects when you decide to make them.
You can decide to do everything as it is here, or you can add your own twist to it. Become creative. That’s the beauty of woodworking.
Woodworking is a very interesting hobby and a beautiful profession. It helps you express yourself in physical woodworks.
So, try to express yourself by looking at these designs and create something new, rather than just creating the exact replica.
There’s nothing wrong with creating the exact replica of something you find online. I do that frequently.
But also, I try to look at a design, and see other ways I can make it. It can be as simple as using a different finish or a different paint.
Everything is in your hands. You’re the woodworker.
So, here are 9 woodworking projects you can try today. Browse through, get your toolbox down and start woodworking.
USB Modern Desk Lamp Woodworking Project
This woodworking project was posted by a user named Cyrzee on Instructables. You can find his project here. When I first saw the lamp, I was really impressed. I was like, “why didn’t I think about that?” I was that impressed.
The main reason why I like this project is that it’s a very simple, yet amazing project anyone can do at home. It’s simple, but it’s really going to challenge you especially if you’re new at projects like this.
It’s a project that will challenge you, and really help you hone your woodworking skills if you’re a beginner.
According to Cyrzee, the only tools you need for this project are a miter saw, ¾ inch and 1-3/4 inch hole sawn and forstner drill bit and a belt sander or palm sander.
While the materials you need include the wood, acrylic, LED strip light, ¾ inch dowels, a finish like wipe-on polyurethane from Minwax, and wood glue like Gorilla glue.
And the reason why Gorilla glue is the ideal glue for this project is because it’s very great for gluing up dissimilar or different types of materials together, like wood and acrylic which you’ll be making use of in this project. So, try out this project, and let us know how it turns out.
Folding Tripod Camping Stool
If you like the outdoors and you go camping a lot, you’re going to love to do this one. It’s a folding tripod camp stool.
I saw this project first at Wood&Faulk and I was mesmerized immediately by the sheer beauty of this simple camping stool.
I agree with the designer, modern folding tripod stools are really kind of ugly, but with a tripod stool like this one, sitting by the camp fire or by the stream fishing will become much more fun.
Once again, this is a simple woodworking project I believe anyone with the right tools can make at home.
Talking about tools, the ones you need for this project include a wood sander, an optional but useful center-finder, a power drill, a screw driver, a small socket wrench to fit acorn nuts, a knife and rags.
The materials you need include three 1-1/8 inch birch hardwood dowels – enough for three 24 inch pieces, one steel 2.75 inch bolt, a 1.5 inch eyehole bolt, 2 brass acorn nuts, 3 brass washers, 3 brass finishing washers, 3 brass 1 inch wood screws, leather or any other heavy material for the seat and a wood finish of your choice. You can find complete instructions to make this stool right here.
Wall Key Holder
Rustic Wood Wine Bottle Holder
DIY Outdoor Bench
Simple Cutting Board
How To Make Your Woodworking Projects Easier
No matter how simple a woodworking project is, things can become really hard for you if you don’t have certain things taken care of.
Invest in quality tools
The more woodworking tools you have, the easier your woodworking projects will become. As a beginner DIY woodworker, it’s okay to start with a few tools at first.
But, you can start with just a circular saw, because with it you can make most of the basic cuts. As time goes on however, and as you tackle more projects, you’re going to see need for other saws like a miter saw and a table saw.
If you have the means, then you should get them as well. Getting them will make your projects way easier than they are before.
One more tip I like to share with people is that they should try to invest in the best tool possible. Of course, there’re budget friendly models you can choose from, but the thing about buying tools and almost every other thing in this world is that you always get your money’s worth.
Cheap tools are cheap. Expensive tools have more quality, and lasts longer. Those 2 statements are correct 99 percent of the time. So, when you go out there to buy a portable benchtop planer, a wood sander or a power drill for your woodworking projects, try to get the best or the second best, but get what you can afford.
Have a dedicated home workshop
Having a dedicated space for your workshop at home is very important if you want to carry out successful woodworking projects.
You shouldn’t just buy tools, and put them anywhere in your house. Have a space for them, your workshop.
I recently contributed to an article posted on the Redfin blog, titled: Tips for Creating The Ultimate Indoor Workshop.
If you have no idea how to build your own workshop at home, you should read that article and learn first-hand from different experts what it takes to build an indoor workshop.