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Easy build plans can be used as a planning guide, to help the experienced & beginners alike, with their next woodworking or building project. Whether you are looking to build a deck, fence, or perhaps something more intricate as building furniture, I hope to help. Here you will find all kinds of ideas and information, from small woodworking projects and crafts, to larger jobs like kitchen projects, to help with getting your next project off the ground.
As a carpenter, I have been involved in many different types of projects, from cabinet building & installations, to framing & furniture building. I have also built many decks, fences, gazebos, and picnic tables.
First off I have to say, if you do plan on taking on building something like a shed, stools, or a poker table, you will need the right tools for the job. Not to worry though, as most tools can be rented at your local rental store. You can purchase different power tools if you find you will get your use out of them again. However I would not recommend this if you plan on only using them once. It is better to rent a good quality tool than buy the cheapest saw or drill. There is a big difference between quality tools and the cheapest ones on the shelf.
If you are a beginner, you will need to get some practice with power saws & such. I would recommend reading some safety tips, as well as practicing with rough materials. For your first project stick with something such as crafts, a picnic table, a trellis, or arbor, as indoor furniture may be a little more difficult at this stage. For you more experienced, you probably already have some tools, and may only need to rent a tool once in awhile. Whether you are experienced or not, either way you will have to plan out your project, and get yourself some good wood working plans.
If you take on an outdoor project, like building a deck, or building a fence, you will want to check with your county building department, to make sure you are complying with the local building code. If building a shed is something you plan on doing, many counties allow you to build up to 100 sq feet (e.g.: 10’ x 10” shed) without a building permit, however you should check with the building department first. There are many different shed plans that are 10 x 10 or smaller.
If you are looking to build toys or hobby projects, these can be quite simple and fun. These are a great way to introduce a child to the skill of woodworking. Whether it is your child, grandchild, niece or nephew, they can get a little experience while young, and be a great help. This is also a great time for them to learn safety. After awhile they could be helping you build Adirondack chairs, to eventually something as big as building a gazebo, or pergola.
If furniture is more what you are looking to build, you will need some patience & perhaps tools, such as a lathe and a planer. I once met an accountant who had built many pieces of very fine furniture, as a hobby, in a small workshop in his basement. He was self taught, and built better pieces than I have been able to find by most furniture makers, that make a living at it. So if you have a desire to build such things as, coffee tables, or dining room furniture, this task is quite attainable.
More advanced woodworkers may be interested in building a guitar, this can be quite a challenge. The are many guitar building plans as well as kits. Some people may prefer to build a guitar body & purchase a neck, while others may want to build all the pieces. This requires accuracy, as you want the instrument to sound & play well. I have known a couple of people that have built some very nice instruments.
I hope you will find this site helpful, with your woodworking adventures and encourage you to look around at the other pages. Thanks for stopping by.
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