I always want to keep things simple and therefore easy wood projects are the ones I’m looking for. Many of you I know are a lot like me. But where do you find them and how do you know how simple they really are?
I’m sure you have started a project and thought it was going to be easy but then when you got into it, it was anything but. I have started working on woodworking projects and then not completed them. Sometimes this is because I get sidetracked but sometimes just because the information and instructions are not clear or too complicated.
You know it doesn’t really matter at all if you’re a professional woodworker like me, a hobbyist or you’re still a rookie, there is always a place for some easy woodworking plans. It’s always much easier to finish your project if you have simple easy woodworking plans to follow. But never forget, no matter how good the source, to check the plans for accuracy before you get started.
There are quite a lot of places you can look for woodworking plans like books, and magazines. But the problem is you can spend hours looking through stacks of magazines and books and not find the project you’re looking for. Now though the internet has opened things up but it’s still hard to figure out if the project is going to be easy.
Though you can find hundreds of plans for projects on the net you need to be careful about the quality. The Internet really is a great source for many things as well as plans you can learn through reading articles about tools, different materials and how to’s as well.
A really good easy wood project plan should be written in easy to understand language without the use of big technical terms. Being easy to understand also means that it should have systematic and clear directions for that particular project. As well, sophisticated or very detailed plans though complete, may also be too detailed. They may be very good but slow you down when you are looking for just a simple project.
Working on a wood project should always be fun even though it may have some frustrating moments. For most of you it is a hobby and therefore one that is supposed to be enjoyable. That makes it even more important to make sure that the project and plan you are choosing is one that is easy for you. The biggest deal that drives you to completion is looking forward to the completed product. There is truly something very gratifying in putting the finishing touches on a project. Again that means choosing one that you will be able to complete.
An easy wood project for you might be a planter box or a bird house. For another person it could be a garden shed or a backyard deck. It really doesn’t matter what the project is you can make it easy or more difficult for yourself depending on the plans and instructions you choose to follow.
I say keep it simple and you will have more success and more fun.