5 Invaluable Woodworking Tips for Beginners

I love the ability to make things by hand.  Whether it’s beauty products or home decor, knowing that I have created it myself brings a special sense of pride and joy to using the items.  This past weekend my husband and I worked together to build new nightstands for our bedroom.  They came out beautiful!  Working with wood can be such an inspiring hobby.  Seeing the furniture we created has my mind buzzing with ideas and plans for pieces that will eventually be throughout our home.  As my love of woodworking blooms, it seems the perfect timing to share a special installment of our Summer Guest Blogging Series as we welcome Sury Jane.  She is going to be sharing with us some important tips for beginner woodworkers.  I’m happy to count myself as one of them, and I’d love it if you would join me for the ride.  Let’s learn together some valuable knowledge about getting started woodworking.



If you are an experienced woodworker, you already know the importance of a quality woodworking plan. A bad one, created by an inexperienced craftsman, can cause big problems. Following such plans will surely end up being a waste of time and money.  The value of quality blueprints can’t be overstated. It is also necessary to find projects appropriate for your skill level.

Learn Basics of Woodworking

As it concerns woodworking, it is best to start out slowly. Small projects which allow you to learn the basics and then eventually master them are best. Taking on huge projects which require you to purchase expensive tools and materials should be avoided unless you have the time, money and nerves to burn. A small, custom woodworking plan is a good way to get your feet wet and will enable you to develop a level of comfort that is necessary to improve as a woodworker.

Look for Custom Plan

When attempting to decide whether or not a particular woodworking plan is a good option for you, it is important that it ‘speaks’ to you. Look for a custom woodworking plan if that is your thing. You should be excited about the prospect of creating the project. If you are not, keep looking until you find one that you can’t wait to finish. You can visit Cut The Wood to get ideas about woodworking plans.

Custom Carpentry Designs

One of the hardest things for people who enjoy working with wood is coming up with new and fresh woodworking ideas. This is especially true as a person gains experience. Being able to find creative, custom carpentry designs helps keep some of the spark alive, whether this activity is for fun or profit. Custom woodworking opens up a whole new world, one which includes a great deal of creativity and personal style.

Don’t Follow Trend

When you settle, chances are you will never get around to completing it. Any excuse will be as good as the next. This is exactly what you will want to avoid. It’s not enough that it’s a popular woodworking plan or one that everyone else want to do. Don’t follow trends, if it’s not something that you feel is right for you. It doesn’t have to be a popular woodworking plan. In fact, is best to not start any plan that doesn’t resonate with you.

Invest in Great Tools

Like most crafts, woodworking requires a substantial infrastructure of tools. This can be intimidating and costly for a beginner, but it’s also very tempting as you browse catalogs while anticipating shiny new tools. Remember: tools are for making things, not for mere acquisition.

Choosing a quality woodworking plan is absolutely crucial in getting good results. If what you choose is poorly put together or includes hard-to-follow instructions, don’t waste your time. Instead, keep an eye out and actively look for top-of-the-line woodworking plans. Doing so will save you a great deal of frustration and money that would toward the purchase of materials.


Have you attempted woodworking?

I’d love to see what you’ve built!


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