If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own woodworking shop, but weren’t sure how to get started, this guide is for you. Starting a small wood shop is a great way to bring your carpentry or woodworking hobby to the next level. With your own shop, you’ll have the space and tools you need to create beautiful and functional pieces of furniture or other wooden items.
Before you start setting up your shop, there are a few things you should take into consideration. First, think about the type of woodworking you want to do. Are you interested in creating small pieces like jewelry boxes or picture frames? Or do you want to focus on larger projects like tables and chairs? Once you know what kind of work you want to do, it will be easier to determine the size and layout of your shop.
Another important factor to consider is where you will locate your shop. If space is limited in your home, consider renting a small space in a commercial building or storage unit. This will give you more room to spread out and won’t require as much time for set-up and tear-down each time you use it. If possible, try to find a location that has access to an outdoor area so that ventilation isn’t an
2.) Modern Picnic Basket. (Crafts Tuts Plus)
This is a great project for summer, and it’s easy to make. You can use any type of wood you like for this project, but if you want it to be durable, I recommend using cedar. This basket will last for years with proper care.
Start by cutting the boards to size. Cut the sides first, then the top and bottom pieces. Make sure that all of the pieces are exactly the same length. Next, cut the handles out of 1 2 lumber. Drill two holes in each handle piece, then attach them to the sides with screws. Be sure that the handles are placed evenly on each side before attaching them.
Now it’s time to assemble your picnic basket! Start by attaching the top and bottom pieces to one side piece with wood glue and nails or screws. Repeat this step for the other side piece. Now attach both side assemblies to the remaining top and bottom piece using wood glue and nails or screws – be sure that your handles are in between the two side assemblies so that they don’t get in the way! Let your picnic basket dry overnight before using it – enjoy!
4.) Toy Airplane. (Rogue Engineer)
I built a toy airplane out of some scrap wood I had laying around the shop. I was actually really surprised at how easy it was to build and how well it flew. I think the kids will get a kick out of it too when they see their design on a real airplane.
5.) Small Woodworking Business: Start your own small woodworking business! This is a great way to make extra money or even replace your full-time income. There are so many things you can make with just a few simple tools and some basic knowledge. Get started today and see what you can create!
6.) Cat House. (Burkatron)
You might not think a cat needs a house but when the weather gets cold these little guys appreciate having a warm place to hide out. This cute kitty house is made from an old crate and some plywood.
7.) Wooden Sofa Sleeves. (Emmerson & Fifteenth): Customize your IKEA furniture with these great looking wooden sleeves. You could even stain or paint them to match your decor.
8.) Wooden iPad Stand. (Instructables): This stand is perfect for using your iPad in the kitchen while you cook or in the living room while you watch TV.
9.) Pallet Desk. (The Merry Thought): If you have some pallets lying around, put them to good use with this simple desk tutorial.
8.) Shoe Cubby. (By Brittany Goldwyn)
This is my favorite storage solution for shoes in small spaces. It’s a great way to keep everything organized and contained in one spot, while maximizing space. Plus, it looks great! You can find this item here: ( 9.) Under the Bed Storage Bins. (from I Heart Organizing): This is a great storage solution for larger items that you want to keep hidden away, but still easily accessible. These bins are perfect for storing out of season clothing, extra bedding, or even holiday decor. You can find these bins here: (
17.) Floating Shelves
If you’re looking to add some extra storage space to your home, floating shelves are a great option. They’re easy to install and can be used in a variety of ways, from displaying photos and knick-knacks to storing books and magazines. Plus, they can be customized to fit your space perfectly.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to build floating shelves for your home:
1. Measure the area where you want to install the shelves. Use a tape measure to determine the length and width of the space, then mark these measurements on a piece of paper. This will be your template for cutting the shelf boards.
2. Cut the shelf boards to size using a saw. If you’re not confident in your ability to make straight cuts, ask someone at your local hardware store or home improvement center to do it for you.
3. Sand down the edges of the shelf boards with sandpaper until they’re smooth. This will help prevent splinters when you’re handling them later on.
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19.) Wall-Mounted Power Tool Charging Station
Organizing and storing your power tools can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a lot of space. A wall-mounted power tool charging station is a great way to save space and keep your tools organized and charged. You can build one yourself using some basic woodworking skills and materials from your local hardware store.
Here’s what you’ll need to build a wall-mounted power tool charging station:
1. Two pieces of lumber (preferably 1×12) cut to the same length (ours were cut to 24″)
2. Four L-brackets
3. One outlet box
4. One outlet cover plate
5. Drywall screws
6. Drill and drill bit
7. Jigsaw or handsaw
9. Nail setter (optional)
10. Chalk line or laser level (optional)
11. Tape measure
12. Pencil or pen
21.) Tool Caddy
A tool caddy is a great way to organize your small wood shop. It keeps all of your essential hand tools within reach and makes it easy to transport them from one workstation to another.
Building a tool caddy is a simple project that can be completed in a weekend with basic woodworking skills and tools. Start by cutting four pieces of plywood to size (based on the dimensions of your shop) for the sides, top, and bottom of the caddy. Then, use a router or circular saw to cut out handles on two opposite sides. Next, add some reinforcement by attaching strips of wood along the joints between the pieces using screws or nails. Finally, finish off the project by sanding all surfaces smooth and applying a coat of paint or stain (if desired).
Once your tool caddy is built, it’s time to start filling it up! First, consider which hand tools you use most often in your small wood shop and make sure they have a designated spot in the caddy. This might include items like hammers, screwdrivers, chisels, hand saws, levels, pliers, etc. In addition to hand tools, you may also want to keep power tools stored in your new caddy – just be sure they are unplugged when not in use! Other things that could be stored inside include fasteners (nails/screws), sandpaper/abrasives