This may not sound like an exciting project, but if you don’t already have a sawhorse you’ll be glad you did this one. It’s a fun project that is also practical for any beginner that plans to delve more deeply into the craft as time passes on. Make four legs of equal size, three feet works best. Clamp them together and then using a miter, cut each end to 22.5 degrees so that they’ll sit flush against the floor and the underside of the sawhorse platform. Pre-drill holes to prevent splitting, then attach the legs and the platform together. After you’ve done this, all that remains is to cut support braces to attach on all four sides of your legs. If you decide to take on this project, don’t forget that you’re going to need two!
Magnetic Knife Holder
If you already have some scrap wood pieces lying around and some rare earth magnets, then you have your next project. Even if you don’t happen to keep some magnets tucked away in a drawer somewhere, you can buy them anywhere. This is a great project to do if you have some valuable kitchen knives that you want to protect from getting nicked or damaged. Simply cut the wood to the desired size, glue the pieces together, and then apply a finish. Attach the magnets, and voila! You’re good to go.
Sofa Arm Cup Holder
This cup holder project will give you something to hold your beverage in at the end of the day, while you rest after having worked on so many other woodworking projects. This is a very simple project that anybody can do, but you’ll be filled with so much pride every time one of your buddies ask you, “Where did you buy that?” Measure your sofa arm, and cut a board to fit across the top of it. Cut two more boards to fit over the inside and outside of the sofa arm far enough to keep your cup holder from getting knocked over. Use a drill press to cut a hole on one end of the top board. Overlap the two side boards against the sides of the top board, and attach them together with screws in holes that you’ve pre-drilled. Finish the wood however you’d like, and enjoy!
These three easy wood projects are quick, easy, and you’ll feel great having completed them. Very often it’s the first projects that a beginner works on that determines whether or not the new hobby will stick. Choosing projects that have practical uses will result is a boost of your confidence, every time you use your finished product.