Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Woodworking Shed Construction Design Tips and Tricks For Woodworking Beginners

To commence any woodworking project, a woodworking action plan is needed and if you are willing to think, plan and execute, this will be awesome for making cool woodworking designs and woodworking construction plans and outputs.

And if you are a woodworking beginner, these 3 following questions have to be answered:

1. Why do you really need a woodworking shed for example:

Do you want to make a chicken coop, a shed for keeping garden equipments? Is it that you want to keep all your sports equipment in the sports wood compartment, or you really want to construct a family shed? Or is it going to be a shed for the dog to play inside? It depends on the woodworking ideas that you have in the mind and why you are willing to make a woodworking design and shed. Be it for any type of purpose, remember failing to plan is planning to fail; so get your action plan ready once you decide on which woodworking design you will be working with.

2. Determining the size of the woodworking shed:

In this step, you will try to gauge the flexibility of your woodworking output in the sense that if one is constructing garden equipment then; one has to also think about the future use of the shed. This means that if in the future you want to put more gardening tools inside the shed, one won't be able to do it if the woodworking construction is restricted in size. So it is very important to allow for flexibility in the woodworking construction of the shed prior to building one. Hint: Also think for the years to come and not just for now!

3. Placement of woodworking shed:

In this case, landscaping is critical as no one wants his woodworking shed to be an eyesore or blocking accessibility in the area. Therefore look out for the best location to put your shed so that everyone can easily access it and also that the woodworking shed gives out a pleasant look in the surroundings.

Remember whatever woodworking design, ideas and constructions one is dealing with, is the right balance of these three initial questions that is paramount. It doesn't matter whether one is a woodworking beginner or an advanced professional in woodworking, the basics remain and basics and without those your woodworking shed would be a failure. Hint: be creative and let your mind overflow with cool woodworking ideas!

Brian Hekwood is a blogger about woodworking ideas [http://woodworking-ideas.org/] and kits, and beginner to advanced woodworking plans, and is also a woodworking enthusiast. You can find woodworking design tips [http://woodworking-ideas.org/woodworking-tips-and-tricks-as-for-woodworking-beginners/] and tricks at his blog woodworking ideas dot org.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Plans For Woodworking - 13 Strategies For Acquiring the Best Wood Plans Today

If you are like thousands of homeowners that pursue woodworking as a hobby then you have probably spent a good deal of time looking for plans for woodworking projects. Most wood projects you attempt should not be completed without adequate plans for woodworking. From my experience, you will have a better chance of finishing a wood project that you are proud of, if you have your plans for woodworking available to view while undertaking the wood project.

Yes there will be some of you who will try to wing it on your own without a set of plans for woodworking. However, I can tell you from my own experiences that it will most likely be more expensive and take you longer to complete than if you would just purchase plans for woodworking and follow them from the beginning. In the past, I have not always had good luck when searching for woodworking plans.

Just when I thought I had found a good woodworking plan I would find out it was not what I really needed. The woodworking plans required more skill or tools than I had and the plan cost more than I wanted to pay. However, I have learned a lot through the years and will share with you the necessary qualities you should look for when searching for woodworking plans to purchase over the internet.

The following can be used as a checklist to help you choose quality plans for woodworking:
  • Are the plans for woodworking right for my level of expertise?
  • Will I be able to finish this wood project in a timely manner?
  • Am I doing this wood project purely for the enjoyment of woodworking as a hobby or am I doing this because I need this item? If you need the item in a timely manner you may be better off purchasing it at a store.
  • Will my wood project be more expensive to make on my own or will I be able to purchase something similar to it for much less at a local store?
  • Will my wood project be aesthetically pleasing inside the room? I remember my brother making a cabinet in high school shop class that was so large it hardly fit inside the house and after he left home he did not even have room for it in his own home. Lesson here, larger is not always better.
  • Can my wood project be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing? For example, why would you make a simple corner desk when you can make a file cabinet that would double as a file cabinet and a corner desk if you find the right woodworking plan?
  • Do the plans for woodworking provide step by step procedures and directions?
  • Do the plans for woodworking provide a shopping list?
  • Do the plans for woodworking provide materials and cutting lists? The very best plans will provide a key, description, and size for you to follow during the construction phase that match up with the step by step woodworking procedures, directions and exploded views.
  • Do the plans for woodworking provide detailed drawings?
  • Do the plans for woodworking provide exploded views and dimensions?
  • Do the plans for woodworking provide quality draftsmanship? Can you actually read them?
  • Are the woodworking plans offered at a quality price for what you are getting?
In conclusion, when searching for plans for woodworking you will have many decisions and choices to make. Please take your time and think the process through, write down what you want out of your woodworking plans and start from there. Use the above guidelines to provide you with an informed decision that you can use to make your future woodworking plans more enjoyable and fun. Just remember though, never start a wood project without first having your plans for woodworking lined up and ready to go.

If you are ready to start your next wood working project and need help deciding on plans for woodworking then by all means please visit us at Woodworkerplans and read reviews of plans for woodworking and get started on your next woodworking project