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Rocking Horse Plans

Learn How to Build a Classic Wooden Rocking Horse With Our DIY Plan

Starting on a woodwork job as a novice may be a little intimidating in the beginning, but with the right guidance and a proper step-by-step procedures to complete your project, you will save hours or even days of hard work and toiling around. This article will show you how to build your rocking horse using the provided plans.

Some may prefer figuring most things their own way, but following these DIY  instructions, you can save time as well as money. Going to the shop time and again to bring in the things that you had missed out earlier is a waste of time and energy.

To overcome this problem, we have provided you with a list of materials and tools you will need for the completion of your beginner’s woodwork child’s model project.

The Materials You Will Need

As for all kinds of building and woodwork projects, there a few materials you need to sort out for yourself. These are as follows:

  • A power drill (either corded or battery powered, whatever is easier for you to work with)
  • A band saw/a jigsaw/a coping saw (again, whatever works well for you)
  • A router (mounted on a router table)
  • A flush trim router bit
  • A tenon saw (otherwise known as a back saw)
  • A combination square
  • A builder’s square
  • A sliding bevel
  • A smoothing plane
  • Woodworking clamps
  • A piece of dowel (the size of a broom handle)
  • Wiggly eyes (from any local store or craft shop)
  • 400 grit sand paper
  • Templates for the pieces of the rocking horse (optional)
  • Double-sided tape (if you use templates)
  • A horizontal surface for laying out all the cut outs and templates of the different pieces (Could be a table or even the floor).

Other materials include a 10mm wide piece of imitation leather for the bridle, 220 grit sand paper for sanding and smoothing out the edges and little imperfections on the toy horse, and 19mm ¾” project timber pieces.

Getting Started

To begin your work on building a classic rockinghorse, large or small, it is usually less time consuming if you can get templates for the woodwork project. You could download pdf templates, get plans from a wood magazine or our site or other places online. Using these templates gives you a jump start towards the completion of your project.

Also, you should always try using full-size patterns for your templates to be more accurate and professional, at the same time.

Your DIY Plan

We begin our work for the project by selecting 19mm ¾” pieces of project timber, which are easily available in almost all lumber stores or hardware shops.

  • Use the templates as a guide for cutting out the pieces of the rocking horse. Start by attaching the templates to the work pieces with double-sided tape. This discourages the templates from shifting and allows you to obtain perfection while trimming the edges of the pieces.
  • You could also use chalk for marking the sides of the cutouts on the woodwork pieces.
  • Trim the sides or edges of the pieces with a flush trim bit mounted on a router. Be careful not to tear any of the edges.
  • Next, use the smoothing plane to smooth out the edges or corners of the pieces you have just cut out. You have to ensure that there are no rough edges that stick out of the rocking horse, or it could hurt the child playing with the toy.
  • Gather the pieces together and scrutinize them. When you are satisfied, ready them for their assembly.
  • Using one screw, attach a leg so that it can swivel. The sliding bevel can now be used to measure the angle
  • Next, drill a pilot hole for the second screw.
  • Fix in the head of the horse. Then, attach the back leg in the same way as you have attached the front leg.
  • Glue in the infill places. Now, attach the legs to the other side of the body of the rocking horse. You could complete this part of the work by putting your work on a horizontal space. You also have to check that all the pieces are leveled properly, so that the hobby horse doesn’t tilt to one side, but stays balanced.
  • Make the seat in such a way that its height is 500mm. You can also adjust the height of the seat, according to the height of the child that is going to use the rocking horse.
  • Last, but not least you fit in the rocker and then the seat. Again, scrutinize your work. If you feel especially creative or inspired, feel free to adjust the plans and make your own innovative changes to the hobbyhorse.

The Finishing Touches

To complete, as well as give your masterpiece a more sophisticated look, you need to get on with the painting and the final touches.

  • Fill in all the holes in your work, or any existing imperfections, using wood filler or sparkle.
  • After the wood fillings have dried, sand over the entire rocking horse with 220 grit sand paper, and then dust off all the unwanted sand from your project.
  • Put a coat of primer on the rocking horse to make it look shiny and new. Apply the primer as per the instructions that are given on the back of the tin.
  • Give the rocking horse a final sanding with 400 grit sand paper.
  • Finally, apply a coat of your chosen paint over the horse. Do not forget to give it an appealing look. To give it a more finished look, it would be convenient to follow the instructions on the back of the tin of paint. You could go very creative while painting the rocking-horse as per your desires, like a vintage look.

Starting this project as a beginner in woodworking or crafting is an amazing experience. It is especially so when you get to behold your work upon completion. This step-by-step guide to building a rocking horse is not only for your benefit but also for the pure joy of “doing it yourself.” The toy horse could be used for your own child, to suit your own purposes, or could also be used as a choice gift for young parents. Your next project might be stepping up a notch to a carousel or even a carved version! Check out our DIY wood projects for more ideas.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_it_yourself
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocking_horse

How to Build a Classic Dresser With our DIY Plans

Dresser Plans

Building a Classic Dresser – DIY Plan and Instructions

Building utility pieces for oneself, besides being extremely cost effective, is immensely satisfying. Once you start, every new project gives you the confidence to build more complex and intricate objects. The internet is a great source of a variety of video as well as text tutorials for newbies in the structural crafting jobs. This article will show you how to build your own dresser using the provided dresser plans.

Wood Crafting DIY Plan

When looking on the Web for a perfect DIY tutorial, one must be very careful in choosing the right one to follow.

Instructions should be comprehensive, covering every aspect of the construction from materials, tools, to a schematic diagram, paints, varnishes, etc. At the same time, it should be easy to understand and follow and should not be overwhelming for a beginner.

Key Ingredients of a Good Tutorial

Every first timer should look for a guide that eases him into the project. The guidelines should be devoid of jargon and focus on introducing the crafter with his tools, materials, etc., in an easy and fun manner!

The woodworking plan should include:

  • Detailed directives, which require no further research. The steps should be able to make the woodworker more efficient!
  • Detailed lists of materials, tools, requisite sizes, etc. that allow for calculated adjustments accordingly. This will help the crafter in saving time and money and avoid excessive wastage.
  • Clear diagrams detailing each stage of the construction. This helps the maker in avoiding mistakes and follow proper steps sequentially.
  • 3D perspective of the plans at each stage. This is much better than a pdf outline. It is useful to the crafter in keeping a constant check on his product’s look as per the instructions.
  • Blueprints for all types of skill sets. This allows beginners to gradually graduate to the next level with ease and with the same trusted platform.
  • Approachability, in the sense that any queries should be resolved within a minimum time frame with constructive resolution.

On an intermediary crafting level, most dresser carpentry jobs would involve either refurbishing an old piece or be recreating a dresser from another wood article or constructing a compound piece.

For a novice with rudimentary carpentry skills and basic working tools, below is an A to Z procedure of building a plain dresser from scratch. Keep in mind that there are lots of sizes, most dressers are either a 3, 6 or 7 drawer. Some are referred to as a Tallboy or Long Dresser.

Building a Clothes Dresser – Materials Needed

Constructing a basic modern dresser would require the following materials:

  • 2—1×2 at 8′
  • 2—2×2 at 8’
  • A full sheet of ¾” plywood
  • A 1/2 sheet of ¾” plywood

Each part of the bureau should be cut out from the plywood sheets according to the following listed measurements:

For the Frame, Panels, and Legs

  • Four legs should be cut as 2×2 at 33 ¼” each.
  • Four side frames should be taken out as 1×2 at 13” each.
  • Two side panels from the ¾” plywood at 13” x 29 ¾” each.
  • For the back panel, a 29”x 31” slice from the ¾” plywood.
  • For the top, 16 ½” x 35” section from the ¾” plywood.

For Back Frame and Front Stretchers

  • Two pieces as 2×2 at 31” each and four pieces as 1×2 at 31” each.

For the Drawers

  • A 1×2 at 8 ½” piece as the divider, a 1×2 at 13” as the slider support, and eight segments of 7” x 10-½” of ¾” plywood for the drawer sides.
    • 2 top drawer bases would require 10 ½” x 12 ⅝” of the ¾” plywood, whereas, the two bottom drawer bases would be needing 10 ½” x 28 ½” of the ¾” plywood.
  • 4 top drawer faces and back at 7” x 14 ⅛” of the ¾” plywood and four sections of 7” x 30” of the ¾” plywood for the bottom drawer fronts and backside.
  • Two more fronts for the top drawer at 8 ¼” x 14 ⅞” of the ¾” plywood and another two fronts for the bottom drawer at 9 ¼” x 30 ¾” of the ¾” plywood.

Additional Supplies Required

  • A pocket hole screw measuring ¼”
  • A couple of ½” pocket hole bolts
  • A ¼” brad nail
  • 12” drawer sliders—4 sets
  • Appropriate amount of cabinet handles.
  • Finishing supplies like varnish, paint, or edge banding, whatever is required for customizing it.

Step-by-step Construction Procedure for the Classic Dresser

  1. First, cut the measured and marked sections of the legs, the panels for the side, and the border frames. Auger the pocket holes and assemble the parts using the 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue. The screws should be inserted keeping in mind that they are not visible externally. Also, if edge banding is being used, it should be applied to the exposed sides before fabrication.
  1. Secondly, back panel and frame should be removed from the ¾” plywood and assembled using the 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue. Legs should be linked to the top frame using the 2 ½” pocket hole bolts and to the base frame using 1 ¼” screws.
  2. Next, the front stretcher pieces should be cut out. The 2×2 piece should be affixed at the top using 2 ½” pocket hole screws and glue, with its drilled pocket holes facing upwards. The 1×2 stretcher strips should be attached to the legs using the 1 ¼” screws, with the pocket screw holes facing downwards.
  3. In the next step, a divider for the drawers and its slide support planks should be affixed using 1 ¼” pocket hole screw and glue in the center of the 2×2 stretcher and to the 1st 1×2 stretcher.
  4. For the fifth step, secure the dresser top using the 1 ¼” brad nails in such a fashion that ½” hangs out in the forefront and on both sides.
  5. Next is the drawers turn. Arrange all the parts of the drawer using the 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue. Pocket holes should be drilled at the end of all the side panels and the four corners of the base panel. Drawer sliders should be installed as per the instruction manual. Lastly, situate the drawer fronts, handles and knobs.

Conclusion

Concluding a woodworking project to satisfaction gives an amazing sense of accomplishment. Completing it on time and within budget is even more gratifying. Virtual DIY tools enable the crafter in expressing his creativity in a structured, cost-effective, and fruitful manner! Check out our cool woodworking projects for more ideas.

Cabinet DIY Plans

Cabinet Plans

DIY Tips for Your Cabinet Project

Cabinetry is not as difficult as it is made to believe. It doesn’t require any conventional training nor does it require a heavy investment in tools. All you need is a passion for DIY projects, some basic skills, a brilliant guide, patience for following woodworking plans and instructions, and a fundamental knowledge of tools and their usage! This article will show you how to build your own cabinet using the provided cabinet plans. Check out our DIY woodworking projects.

Before You Begin

As a novice woodworker, there are some basic woodcraft skills that you need to have.

An elementary dexterity would be required in all building projects at one time or another. Also, they form the basis of which new skills are learned. Therefore, a beginner should start with polishing them before moving on more complex activities.

In addition to these, a woodcrafter should know how to handle the electric equivalent of the manual tools.

Basic Skills For a Beginner

You should be comfortable with the following basic woodworking activities:

  • Drilling holes is not a difficult job. The skill is in hammering requisite sized holes within the desired depth, and in predisposed positions.
  • Cutting materials into different shapes and sizes is another important aspect of the job.
  • Screws over nails should be chosen for connecting the parts of the product. There are different types of screws available for various applications. One must be aware of the different sizes and have a ready stock.
  • Sanding the uneven surfaces of the product to get rid of splinters and burns is another thing one must be knowledgeable about.
  • Painting the completed product provides the finishing touch to the project.

A Tool for Every Project

  • A cordless drill machine is the most useful tool in your box. It is easy to manage, lasts longer, works where there is no easy accessibility to an electrical point, is low cost, and helps not just while drilling holes but tightening screws too.
  • There are different types of saws available for separating the wood into various shapes. Handsaws, circular saws, and jigsaws, work for more than 90% of all DIY projects, are cost effective, and their interchangeable blades are easily available.
  • Every material has a specific screw that can hold it together securely. Recognizing each one and its application is very important. Wood, sheet metal, drywall, and machine are examples of separate kind of screws.
  • Hand, orbital, and belt sanders besides sandpaper of various grits is a must have equipment in a woodcutter’s arsenal.
  • Depending on the surface of the product, latex or oil-based paint should be chosen. Also, the kind of gloss required and demanded should be kept in mind as well.

Before starting to build a cabinet, there are a few key points one must determine. They are:

  • The type of cabinet that needs to be built like arcade (MAME), kitchen, speaker, bedside, garage, liquor, gun, bathroom, restoration projects, etc.
  • Space where the cabinet will be placed, or hung
  • Materials to be used, buying new or reusing old ones
  • Budget
  • Work area

Building Staple Kitchen/Washroom Cabinets

The design for both the kitchen and the bathroom cabinets is the same. The only differentiating factor between the two is its size and depth.

A simple construction using plywood with no edges, solid wood doors with an easy groove and tongue building, 1X6 drawers, traditional straight-line layout, and detachable panels, is done as follows.

A general list of materials, screws, and tools required for the job include:

  • Plywood for side, bottom, and other hidden shapes
  • Solid wood or plywood for door panels
  • Type of solid wood for face and door frames, and for the front of the drawer
  • Kind of drawer slide for the number of drawers to be installed. Euro style in this example
  • Door hinges depending on the design of the door. Overlay hinges for this construction
  • 1 ¼” pocket hole bolts
  • Table and circular saws
  • Drill machine
  • Any kind of pocket hole joint.

Building Steps

The first step is to make the case for the panels. Using a circular saw, the plywood is cut into manageable sheets. A table saw is then used to cut the sheets further into side panels and end shelves. The rest is kept for later. The cropped sheets get a 3”X3” snip in the extreme front corner for the toe kick.

The next step is to create the frame of the cabinet. The frame is necessary for that it indicates the placements of the drawers and doors of the cabinet. It also helps in providing solidity to the structure. The size of the frame depends on the number of drawers and doors required.  The frames are constructed using pocket holes.

Assembling the Parts

Attach the side panels and bottom shelves to the face frames using pocket holes. Ensure none are visible from outside.

Preparing the Plywood for Door and Building Drawers

  • In the next step, stain the ¼” plywood for the door and set it aside to dry.
  • Drawers are made by first screwing the ¾” plywood with the ⅜” plywood using pocket holes and then gluing and nailing the drawer frame to the bottom.
  • The sliders should be attached to the bottom of the drawer and the cabinet as per the instructions on the packet.
  • Fronts for the drawers can be cut from one common board in 1 X 6 dimension to create a continuous effect. Securely screw them in.

Making the Door for the Cabinets

  • Grooves and rails for the door are cut using the table saw to fit into the pre-cut plywood panels.
  • Don’t use glue in case solid wood is used to make panels. Solid wood expands and contracts and this will hamper the assembly of the door.

Finishing Touches

There is sanding, staining, and then applying water based varnish. Use white paint for interiors to improve visibility in dark corners.

The last thing to do after all the paint and polish is dry, is to install hinges and pulls.

Conclusion

Though easy woodworking jobs are not difficult and are cost effective, they should be attempted once the crafter is proficient in the required basic skills and can handle power tools safely.

Router Table DIY Plans

Router Table Plans

How to Build a Simple DIY Router Table Top

Let me show you a few tricks of the trade to help get a hold of the best router table plans for woodworking projects!

The art of woodwork is like no other. The utility and the sophistication of the wooden masterpieces that you create require some good quality tools and materials. Learning woodwork can be a promising and fun-filled experience and to help get going here is a great beginner DIY project for a basic woodworking machine, a very practical and easy to build it yourself router table.

So Many Skills That You Can Master

Beginner woodwork projects will help you sharpen your precision and enhance your creativity. Besides that, you’ll also become more careful and handle detailed work with finesse. Learning these lessons can really ensure that you become a master of the skills required to become a happy woodworker!

What is a Router Table and What is it Used for?

A router table is an important machine in woodworking that came into existence as an improved version of traditional router tools. These gadgets are mounted on a wooden table and spin at a high speed of 3,000-24,000 rotations per minute. Wood with its softer, yet durable nature provides the perfect properties for a router table plan.

Why Build a Router Table?

Finding such specific equipment on the market can be a hard task. How cool would it be if you could build these utility items all by yourself? Besides getting yourself new tools, you can also brush up on your skills. For the newbies, taking up beginner woodwork projects will enable you to develop skills that you might not otherwise acquire.

Routing Table Plans for Students

Building router tables using simple kits from websites such as tedswoodworking can be really beneficial for students who often find their woodwork projects slowed down due to the lack of cash available. Purchasing new equipment can burn a huge hole in the pocket of students so why not build your own router table instead and save up all those pennies?

Router Table – Why do I Need It ?

  • Routers often get damaged because of improper placement
  • Routers with their complicated wires can look like a mess. Designating them to a fixed table can save the sanity of your workshop.
  • Buying brand new, expensive router tables is a big bite.

The Varieties of Router-Tables

Router table plans can be found for three varieties. These are:

  • Benchtop machines
  • Floor-standing machines
  • Table saws with bolted accessories

Before deciding on the type of router table that you want to build, pay attention to the specific requirements of your beginner woodwork project. Once you’ve done that, proceed with the proper router table plan.

Here’s a Simple Router Table Plan For Your Workshop

I’m sure you have been convinced now that building router tables can have many blessings. While the range of ideas and router table plans can vary beyond these limits, here we show you how you can build a simple router-table for your woodworking projects.

Stock up on Your Materials

The first step to creating anything wonderful is to gather the stuff to do it. For your project be sure to collect every necessary item that you will require. These are the things that you will need:

  • Several pieces of wood in various sizes
  • A sturdy, good quality saw
  • A hammer
  • A drilling machine
  • Drill bits

Prepare a Detailed Sketch

Once you get hold of the basic material required, you must sketch out a detailed outline for your router table. Make several copies of this blueprint. This will make your work so much easier!

Outline the Entire Procedure

For any plan to work out, it is important to have a definite methodology to follow. For your router table plan, list the steps one after another and follow them accordingly. For a basic router table plan, here are some sample steps:

  1. Cut out a square wooden board to a size of around 21” square
  2. Outline a circle at the center of this board, and drill a hole into it
  3. Divide the board into four smaller squares by drawing two lines, horizontally and vertically
  4. Drill out smaller holes around the board according to the positions where the router has to be fastened
  5. Attach the iron mount to the bottom of the board, just below the center circle
  6. Cut out four legs for the table in equal sizes
  7. Fix these legs, one at a time to the four ends of the table
  8. Once aligned in the right position, secure them with glue
  9. Let the glue dry and nail them tight with a hammer
  10. Attach the fence to the top of the table and mount your router

Mind the Little Details

While working on any beginner woodwork project, you must be very careful of the details. Get proper woodworking plans. Take your measurements correctly, double check them, and always pay attention to minor specifications. This will ensure that the router table you build really works and is efficient

Easy to Use Kits Online

Instead of working on a full-fledged plan, you can easily purchase kits for beginner woodwork projects online. The kits on Teds woodworking offer a wonderful stock of good quality drawings and valuable tips. Along with that, there are clear instructions with well-illustrated drawings.

The internet is filled with router table pdf format plans that are unique and specialize in different ways. Teds woodworking especially has a good variety of router table designs. The beginner woodwork projects on these sites are accompanied by an all-purpose kit.

There are also a good selection on Amazon of Bill Hylton router table plans.

For inspiration and finding part’s for your DIY project, check out the Rockler router table selection on Amazon.

Highly Cost Effective

The blueprints are intricate and easy to follow. The best part is that these kits are very pocket friendly! The kits that these websites offer are cost effective without compromising on quality. The tools that they contain are safe to use and efficient. The blueprints are well illustrated and the instructions simple and easy to follow.

Look to the Internet for the Best Table Router Plans

Today, many websites have made available online projects especially for beginner woodwork projects. Explore every nook for the best router plans. Some websites like Tedswoodworking are especially rich in quality products for beginner woodwork projects.

Bookcase DIY Plan

Bookcase Plans

Online Kits and Instructions for Your Dream Bookcase DIY Plan

Don’t leave those books lying everywhere, shelter them with these excellent bookcase plans! For other simple woodworking projects, check out this post.

We All Have a Dream Bookcase

Every book nerd dreams of hoarding their precious books in the perfect cabinets. Growing up reading exquisite tales about Joe from Little Women and Harry Potter, we’ve so often planned on owning shiny, wooden bookcases as timeless as those stories themselves. Well, snap back into reality, because the wonderful outlet to beginner woodwork projects with the perfect bookcase plans will now be unfurled to you.

Wood for Bookcases is the Best

Wood and books are almost synonymous with sophistication. As book lovers, all of us enjoy a quiet, cozy time with our books by the fireplace or near the windowsill. Wood is the perfect material for bookcase plans. It has a sort of snugly warmth around it that’ll keep your precious collection of books as safe.

Discover a New Skill

As book lovers, we’ve all seen our heroes becoming masters of their art and honing new talents every day.  Well, you can do the same. A beginner woodworking project will provide to you a new dimension of art that you are sure going to fall in love with!

Why Build Your own Bookcase?

Building bookcases may seem like a tedious idea to you. But keep those reading blues away for a while: this is why you should build your own bookcase:

  • Commercial bookcases are expensive: DIY bookcase plans on sites like teds woodworking are highly cost effective. You can save up all the pennies for those classic anniversary edition books.
  • Bookcase plans in the market are limited: as you start becoming skilled at beginner woodwork projects, you’ll discover how you can manipulate designs to suit your imagination and build the bookcase of your dreams.
  • Building bookcases is easy and quick as the click of a finger!

If you’re confused about where you can find the perfect bookcase plans, worry not! Several online websites have been made available just for the perfect beginner woodwork projects. Bookcase plans on websites like teds wood working are easy to do, with detailed instructions and smart designs!

Several online portals also allow users to purchase beginner woodwork project kits with every necessary item. These kits contain good-quality tools and blueprints that are clear and well-illustrated. Tedswoodworking is highly recommended for its bookcase plans. They provide a variety of designs that are quick and easy.

Bookcase for Book Nerds

Every book lover wants the perfect bookcase to house their books. We’ve learned  how we can rise to the occasion and meet our needs by building a bookcase by ourselves. Let’s proceed to the climax of our story, where we’ll take on the role of a self-sufficient hero like Noah from “The Notebook.” Here we give to you the detailed plot that goes into a classic bookcase plan.

A Simple Book Case

You can build up a timeless and fuss-free bookcase with no great specialization as all. All you’ll need to do is gather the right material, sketch out a design and start building.

Material That You Need

For a classic bookcase, these are the basic tools that you will require:

  • Wood: Make sure to choose the kind of wood that is perfect for your surroundings. Birch and pine work well for most bookcases, as they lend an air of warmth to your room. Get sizable pieces of lumber according to the design of your bookcase.
  • Building tools: Obtain good quality and sturdy building tools. The basic tools that you will require are a saw, a hammer, nails, a drilling machine and drill bits.
  • Paper for outlining the design of your bookcase. You will also need pencils and other drawing material.
  • The exterior: Get creative and collect the kind of material that you need to jazz up your bookcase. Most bookcase plans include varnish, polish, or paint.
  • Sandpaper to smoothen out all the rough edges that may pop up and cause a nuisance.

Sketch it Out

For any great story to unfurl, it is necessary to have a worked out plot in your head. For your bookcase plan, you must creatively imagine your idea and carefully plot it on paper. Make several copies of your blueprint with different details on each. This will ensure an easy and quick execution of your plan.

Follow Protocol

It is very important to know the prologue of your story. Decide upon the exact point at which you want to start building. Proceed accordingly. For most classic bookcases, the story works out as follows:

  1. Measure all the dimensions precisely. Decide where you want to place your bookcase and put down the necessary measurements on paper.
  2. Saw down pieces of lumber according to the bookcase plan. Cut down wood into various sizes for the shelves, the bottom and the top.
  3. Cut out a rabbet joint. This groove will provide a secure support for the top of the bookcase.
  4. Start placing the pieces together and secure them with glue.
  5. Nail the pieces together one after another once you’ve secured them correctly.
  6. Sand all the edges to provide a perfect finish.

Take Extra Precautions

It is necessary to follow all steps carefully, one after the other. If possible, write down the steps and number them and follow them one at a time to get splendid results.

You must take extra precautions while working with sharp tools such as the saw or nails. You must be especially careful if you are working with children. Online websites like tedswoodworking provide kits that are safe and come with precautions.

Explore Online

The internet is filled with woodworking plans with innovative bookcase plans. Some sites like tedswoodworking have it all, from tree-shaped bookcases, circular wooden bookshelves to fantastic traditional bookcases. Put down your fiction feed for just a short while and go discover these bookcase plans to create the perfect home for your treasure trove of books!

Birdhouse DIY Plans

Birdhouse Plans

A Proven Classic :  The Birdhouse Plan

Build a beautiful birdhouse with these easy beginners birdhouse plans!

As young children, we’ve all dreamt of customized arboretums and birdhouses. Wood, if manipulated and modeled correctly can form an incredible selection of objects. You can take up several simple woodworking projects that are easily available online to sharpen your woodworking skills and build anything your heart desires!

Wood is the Best for Nest Boxes

Other forms of workmanship often overshadow woodwork. However, one must never forget that wood is organic and is perfect for building structures such as birdhouses, also referred to as a nest box and chicken coops. Wood has a warmth and homeliness associated with it. This quality can assure that neighborhood birds flock to your wooden birdhouse every so often!

Get Yourself a New Hobby

The age to begin learning something new is NOW! Picking up these simple beginner woodwork plans can aspire you to inculcate a hobby that you had never imagined. Start with simple boxes and progress towards beautiful birdhouses, beginner woodworking projects on websites such as tedswoodworking can make you fall in love with wooden art.

Everybody Wants a Birdhouse

Did your childhood backyard bucket list consist of building a birdhouse? At some point in our lives, we’ve all looked at beautiful wooden birdhouses on television and dreamed of owning one just like that. Well, now you can!

Birdhouse Plans Online

Several online websites come with instructions and blueprints for every kind of birdhouse that you can imagine! The plans are simple and detailed with no extra frills. The instructions on websites such as tedswoodworking are clear and comprehensible. You can build the birdhouse of your dreams with no great fuss at all!

Every beginner’s woodwork project requires basic tools and material. For a birdhouse, one might require several sizable pieces of wood, nails, a saw, drills, drill bit, ropes or hooks, a hammer, paint and so on. The range, quality and quantity of the material may vary between projects. But these are the basics.

Gather Your Materials

Every basic woodwork project requires tools and raw materials. For building a classic birdhouse, you will need:

  • Pieces of lumber cut into various shapes and sizes
  • Sturdy nails (preferably rustproof)
  • A hammer
  • A drilling machine
  • A saw
  • Pencils
  • Paint
  • A fastener of your choice, for example, hooks, rope, etc.

Sketch out a Basic Blueprint

Once you have collected all the material you need, get creative and sketch out the basic design for your birdhouse. Keep a copy or two of your sketch in hand with different details. Most building projects will require you to have a prepared sketch of the following

  • The front view of the birdhouse
  • The side view
  • The top view
  • De-assembled view of the separate parts.

Know Where to Start

Examine your blueprint carefully and decide where you want to start building. Most skilled builders start by putting together the rectangular ply pieces together to form the room.

Formulate a Step-by-step Procedure

Once you’ve decided on your starting point, enlist the step-by-step procedure to build your woodwork [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodworking] project. A classic birdhouse will usually follow these instructions:

  1. The frame: Place together two equal rectangular pieces of wood perpendicularly. Secure them with nails.
  2. The back panel: Attach a panel for the back using a piece of plywood that is almost 7” square. Nail this onto the perpendicular frame.
  3. The roof: Take two pieces of wooden rectangles that are longer than the perpendicular frame by an inch or two. These will form the roof of the birdhouse. Glue them onto either end of the L-shaped frame. Screw them and secure them in their place.
  4. The support: Connect the sides and the roof of the room by using four L-shaped brackets. These are installed at the midpoints and provide a sturdy support base.
  5. The front panel: Take another piece of wood for the front panel. The size should be the same as the back panel. Outline two circles, a small one, and a big one onto this panel. Drill into them to form two perch holes.
  6. The perch: Attach a dowel rod of at least 3” length to the smaller hole. This will be used as the perch.
  7. Finish: Sand the holes and the edges to provide a clean finish.

Follow the Steps in a Sequential Fashion

It is important to follow these steps carefully. It is natural to get flustered or irritated over small instructions and mistakes. Follow the instructions, slowly and steadily to get the most out of your beginner woodworking project.

Make a Point of Attachment or Fastener

Once you’ve built your birdhouse, you can apply the point of attachment in any manner that you desire. The common ways to do it is to fasten hooks onto the roof and hang the birdhouse from a rope or chain or fasten the hooks to the back panel to attach them directly to a wall of or a tree trunk.

Paint it Up!

Get really creative at this stage and paint your birdhouse the way you want it. Classic birdhouses usually come in bright shades of red, yellow, and green. Get as crazy as you like and create the birdhouse of your dreams. Just keep in mind not to use toxic paints or chemicals, as they can prove harmful to the birds flocking to your personalized birdhouse.

Various Plans on the Internet

Besides this basic birdhouse plan, you can research the internet for other innovative birdhouse designs. Most sites like tedswoodworking provide ready-made blueprints and a beginner woodwork project kit for a meager fee!