While a bird feeder is a typical beginner woodworking project, it doesn't have to look like the work of an amateur. With a set of woodworking plans, you can build a very attractive cedar bird feeder that will last for years.
Bread Tray for your Kitchen
Are you looking for a woodworking project that you can build as a gift for the person who has everything? Look no further.
Walk through the parking lot at nearly any college in the USA and you'll see tailgaters playing cornhole. This is a very easy project for beginning woodworkers.
Pine is a softwood that is common to the northwest. It grows far more rapidly than any hardwood.
There are two species of oak, commonly used by woodworkers, red and white. They are both used for the same purposes. White oak is denser, with tighter grain patterns. Red oak is far more common and is used in far greater quantities. Both species are very hard, but not as hard as maple.
Maple is used for all the things that other hardwoods are used for but is particularly valued for flooring due to its inherent hardness.
The main difference between a weathered finish and a distressed finish is that the weathered look mimics a piece of wood left outside to fade for years or even decades. A distressed wood finish, on the other hand, replicates the dents and wear a piece acquires when used through the decades.
Any tool or object durable and heavy enough to create dents can be used to distress wood. Even lengths of chain swung against the wood suffice—just be sure to steer clear of the moving portion of the chain.
Wood furniture subjected to many years of use sometimes loses a few chunks along the way.
Whilst professional woodworkers often join us to push their skills to the next level, experience isn’t a requirement.
Topics of our classes range from basic DIY skills, joinery techniques and finishing techniques to workshop layout ideas, furniture-building and more.