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Woodwork Projects You Can Do at Home

Many people believe that woodworking projects are complex by nature and have to have several technical hands-on skills to create useful furniture and accessories. However, this is not the case, and there are a great many woodworking projects that you, as a beginner, can try from the comfort of your own home.

1. Shelving

One of the most straightforward and cheapest potential woodworking projects that you can start around the home is shelving, which you can then attach to your wall. In most cases, you will need to invest in lumber from your local DIY store, choosing the type of wood you want to use and matches the rest of the décor in your home. Once you have done this, you will need to choose brackets or metal supports to make sure that you can place heavy objects onto your new shelving unit without any issues. Then, all you need to do is mark out the position where you want your shelves and brackets to be and drill these into the wall, making sure that they are level.

2. Shoe Organisers

For a useful accessory that you can place in your home, you should consider creating a shoe organizer, which combines the skills you have used for shelving and planters to have a convenient space to place your shoes off the floor. You will need to purchase some sturdier wood to withstand all types of shoe, boots and heels could break a bad piece of wood. A great example of a wood that would be sturdy is the 8/4 price which is one of the highest graded lumber for any wooden project! However, you will not be able to carry out every project yourself, and if you are struggling to complete a project with professional aid, check out Home Counties Joinery at homecountiesjoinery.co.uk, they can help you to create cabinets and other complex woodwork projects from scratch.

3. Decking 

If you want to start a more extravagant project and create extra relaxation space within your home or garden, outdoor decking for your garden might be the right DIY job for you to get stuck into. Whether you want to create a raised part of your garden where you can be at one with nature or extend your living space further, you should prepare the site of your decking by taking away any greenery and weeds and marking the decking area out. You should then place a shingle on top of a plastic sheet. Once you have done this, you will then need to attach the joists in the wood together using screws to create your platform. You may also choose to create a step that can be used to get up onto your new decking easily.

4. Planters

To make the garden around your decking look great, you should consider starting on a planter project, which you can fill with flowers. First, you should saw all the wood to the correct length and then drill a hole at each end to stop the wood splitting. Then, you should lay out the frame and screw the parts together with a screwdriver. You should place the boards that will make up the bottom of the board and screw them into place, ignoring any gaps that you leave, as your planter will be lined anyway. After, you should create the next layers that will make up the sides of the planter, making sure that the joins do not match up as you go. You can also attach legs if necessary.