Working with wood can be a very fun and rewarding activity. Have you ever made something with your hands and experienced the feeling of fulfillment? Not only have you created something that might be useful to someone, such as furniture or tools, you are spending your time doing something worthwhile.
When you get started with woodworking it’s difficult to know where to begin. Some people give up shortly after beginning because of this very reason. If you know someone that is an avid woodworker, this will make things very easy as you can just watch them and follow their lead. On the other hand if you are beginning without any experience or anyone to follow, you have your work cut out for you.
When getting started the first thing to take into account is what you want to make first. I recommend you start with a simple project like a tool box or a simple hanging wall book shelf. Pacing yourself is important so you won’t become frustrated when things don’t turn out right. Succeeding on your first few projects will make a big difference in how successful you are overall with woodworking.
There are many online resources that offer free project plans. Do a simple search and you’ll find plenty to choose from. Find something that sounds interesting or that catches your eye and see it through. When you’re done you’ll have a new found respect for yourself and you’ll want to jump into the next project right away.