Fred Jaicks  Written and compiled by Fred Jaicks


Woodworking is the art of making different items from wood. Using wood to make your own items will allow users to make household objects for around the home, for kids, or even just for decoration. This may include furniture, toys, and decorative items. Many people choose to make their own furniture because of the money that can be saved by doing it yourself. Additionally, many people find that wood working becomes a hobby for them, and that it can be an enjoyable pastime.

There are two ways to enjoy woodworking from the home. One is to completely build something yourself from the planning and designing of the item, to the measuring and cutting, and all the way to the finished project. The other way is to buy a do-it-yourself project, one that comes with the materials already cut for the user to put together themselves. Woodworking, in whatever sense, will require patience, attention to detail and time.

When you start you’re wood working project, you will of course need supplies. Luckily, the Internet is full of websites where you can buy everything you need to make your project a reality. Try Wood Working  and Tools for Working Wood to purchase what you need to work with wood, and find dozens of related articles. You can also go to Sherwin Williams for many wood staining products for when the job is completed.

For free wood working plans you can go to Binky’s Wood Working or Freeww and find plans from book cases and pool tables to rocking horse and gun cabinets. You’ll also find tons of information and tips. Those who want to build kid’s items will find useful information and help at Free Wood Puzzles .

At WoodZone you’ll get literally dozens of wood working tips, along with related questions. WoodZone-Gift Ideas  will give you many gift ideas to make from wood.  For many different articles on wood working, try Easy Woodworking.

Skip on over to WoodZone-WoodWorking Kits to buy kits to build Adirondack chairs, folding tables, birdhouses and more. The possibilities are truly endless when you work with wood! For a directory of articles applying to the art of wood working, visit Wannalearn. From here you can also visit sites where you can buy wood working books for many projects.

The website Pro Wood Working Tips boasts over 350 pages of professional wood working tips and tricks. Here you will also find many different links to woodworking tips, books, tools, equipment and more. Additionally, there are many links to various plans for woodworking, all free.

Those with young children looking into working with wood will be looking for some easy and safe tips for kids. A few websites to try out are:

Kids Can Make It

Big Learning



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