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Easy Craft Ideas – Free Woodworking Plans Tips

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Free Woodworking Plans Tips
by Greg F Williams

Free woodworking plans can give a idea about how to plan a specific woodworking product. They also give selective information about the material that has to be used in making a certain product.

There are a wide range of free woodworking plans that are readily available on the internet. Once you get your free woodworking plans, you will gain valuable information from them that you can use for your home improvement purposes. On some web sites you will discover that amateur woodworkers share their experiences, tips and ideas that will make for a great woodworking experience. Some free woodworking plans that are the most everyday used are bookcase plans, bed plans, shed plans, workbench plans and entertainment centre plans.

Cherry Bookshelf plans: It consists of 13 pieces that are screwed and dadoed together. The shaping and joinery is done with the help of a drill press and a table saw. The bookshelf has slats and pyramid top posts. Cherry wood is used as it is lighter. You can use other types of wood such as quatersawn white oak. For building this bookcase you require screws, screw hole plugs, slates and shelves. The dimensions of these items will differ according to your requirements.

Break Down Chair Plans: This high backed chair and has no wedges or pegs. You can easily make 2 chairs out of 4’x8′ sheet of good quality plywood. It is very easy to make these chairs.

Antiqued Table plan. Clear pine is used to make this antique looking beauty. The tools that you will need to make this table are trim saw or handsaw, bits and drill, spray bottles, wet rag and belt or orbital sander. Materials that are required to produce this table include legs, apron, fastening strips and table top. You will also require screws and washers and carpenter’s glue and you should as well use at least 8 hanger bolts. This will depend on the size of table you want, you should select the dimensions first, the consider what you will want.

Circular Kitchen Table Plan: Solid black walnut wood is used to produce this kitchen table. The tabletop which has a radius of 2 feet is a perfect circle. The round top is set on a pedestal base which is made using laminated bridle joints. The warmth of this wood heightens as tung oil and polyurethane are used for protecting the finish. The contemporary design of this antique table is a great deal more attractive than formal dining style. Jointer, jigsaw, hand router and some other tools are required to produce this piece.

Mahogany bed plan: This ideal master piece is ideal for any bedroom dcor. The bed is made from solid mahogany. The bed with its contemporary style has convenient rail hangers A series of slats are required for supporting the bed. A box spring is not needed once you use these slats. Depending on the thickness and length of the mattresses the dimensions of the bed will vary. The dimensions should be such that it should be able to handle a queen size mattresses. The bed is designed in such a way that you can disassemble it easily.

Jewelry Box plans: This elegant case has a simple design. If there are some beautiful small wooden boards in your house, then you can produce this box on your own. It will not take you long to make this attractive box. This can indeed be a ideal last minute gift for a friend.

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Greg F Williams is an up and coming authority on crafts and hobbies. Did you find these tips on Popular Woodworking helpful? To find out a lot more Free help and advice on Woodworking be sure to visit Free Woodworking Tips.

Easy Craft Ideas – Craft is for all ages

Monday, August 20th, 2007

No matter how young or old you are, what your gender is, there is a craft for you. There is such a wide range of easy craft ideas which you can choose from. Obviously a lot will depend on how much you want to spend, but there are a lot of crafts which will cost you very little.

The following quote is from Sandra Hedditch:

“Craft is good for elderly people as it keeps the mind active and passes time, it is great for mentally disabled people as it helps with learning, socializing and coordination.

Craft is also a fantastic teacher to children it helps with math, English, coordination, they learn how to use tools such as scissors, paint brushes, pencils and of course glue. Making collages also teaches about different textures and painting teaches colors and what primary colors make when mixed together, plus they find out how nice it is to share with others.”

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Many crafts from the past are now making a comeback and a lot of these were traditionally made by people who didn’t have a great deal of spare money to spend. Before recycling became fashionable people were recycling old clothes, bottles, pieces of metal and more. A great example of this is rag rugs. The only items you need to buy is a rug hook. The other materials you need are old clothes cut into strips and the rug backing which could be an old coffee sack or something similar. Other than that, all it will cost you is your time.

The next post will give some examples of rag rugs. If you really can’t wait, then click here and browse the great selection of books available on rag rugging.