If you have a passion of producing your own woodwork crafts then you should consider setting up your own woodworking workshop and become an independent craftsman. This is a great past time hobby that you can do to do something productive all in the comfort of you home. But just every other hobby out there becoming a woodworker requires you to know the basics to the hobby.

Below are some guidelines that every beginner should follow when getting started in this wonderful hobby:

– Know Your Wood

When you are doing your project you don’t just take any kind of wood to build the project but you choose the right type of wood that is suitable for the finish craft. Wood falls into 2 categories which is hardwoods and softwoods. Choosing the type of wood to use depends on the use of the craft.

For example if you will be building a garden table then most probably you will need hardwood since the table will be exposed to outside conditions like rain. But maybe if you are creating a computer stand then you can use soft wood since a computer is not heavy and stays indoors.

– Know Your Tools

In order to create wood crafts you have to have certain tools and machinery to help you cut out the wood and assemble the pieces together. The tools come in two forms which are hand tools and power electric tools. If you will be doing big projects then you will need power tools but also keep in mind that power tools are large and will require you to have a large room.

– Project Plan

For your project to be successful you will need a project plan. A project plan will let you know what you will need to create the craft. You will have to know the type of wood suitable for the craft, the required tools, and the time frame that you can complete it.

– The Assembly

Making different projects requires you to know how to safety and effectively assemble the wood to produce the project at hand. You have to know of the different joints like tenon joints and dovetail joints. And the different types of fasteners and glue used to stick the wood together.

Learn all the above and you will be on your way to creating professional projects. When starting out don’t go for difficult projects but start with simple ones then later on take on the larger ones.

Source by Rogue Oranum