I decided a few months ago that I wanted to complete a few simple woodworking projects around my house. I needed a small deck on my house, a shed in the back yard, and I wanted to make a little playhouse for my kids.
The problem is, I have wanted these things for some time, but my carpentry skills are not that good. I decided that the only way these projects would happen, was if I had some directions to follow. A good set of plans, with pictures, and a materials list, would really help.
I have made things before without plans, and it usually gets expensive. I have cut boards too short, or drilled holes in the wrong place, because I didn’t have a good set of plans to go by, and it gets expensive to waste a good piece or two of wood.
If you have ever tried any woodworking projects, without some detailed plans, and a materials list, you probably know exactly what I mean.
So I poked around and I found just what I needed. I found a package that has fourteen hundred woodworking plans in it, with detailed diagrams, materials lists, and pictures of the finished project. This is just what I needed to get me going.
I have actually completed two of the three simple woodworking projects I had on my list, and it was so easy with the detailed plans, I can hardly believe it.
All you need to do, is get the materials on the detailed list for what you are making, cut the boards to the length specified in the plans, drill holes where the plans show you to, and assemble your project.
You will find it is really easy when you have some simple woodworking plans to follow, and I almost feel like a carpenter now. I’m trying to figure out what to build next.