We are sure many of you have dreamed of being a bit more handy at home. Indeed, you surely hoped that one day you would be able to refurbish old pieces of furniture just to do a change or when because they need some kind of fixing.
Being able to build new things with wood, ideally without spending too much is a must. Also sometimes earning some extra cash making custom wood-based products is a good option.
No matter which your motivation is, there are plenty of ways to become a good woodworker.
Obviously, first of all we need the right tools for the job, but we do not need to spend too much. Let´s start with the basics…and later, once you learn how to use them, you can improve your materials and tools!
So her you have 3 easy steps to start in this woodworking world:
- First Start with an easy project. For example fixing broken chair. This is critical, so we repeat again. Do not start with too difficult or complex project or you will get frustrated! you ca get some projects in our previously post here (in which you have 50 free woodworking plans)
- Once you have the project decided, check for the material and tools you need. In internet you will find thousands of specification as well as tools. (Indeed in our Woodworking collection you can find some very useful tools, just have a look, maybe you find what you need!)
- Then, and only once you first project is finished, move to the second one. Maybe a bit more difficult one trying to use the tools you already have so you are more familiar with the elements you already have. Maybe get one or two new tools with each project but it is important to be familiar with what you have before getting more!
And you will see that with each new project you will be slowly builting up your equipment’s and materials for more complex projects. And remember not only the tools are important. the materials you use are critical and knowing how to use each of them is important if you want to work in distinct projects!
For example You do not need the same material when your project will end at home or in the garden, near the heating or wet in the rain.
There are not bad materials, you just have to know where they should be used…same as tools.