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Beginner or Pro Will Enjoy These

You might be a beginner or a pro, regardless you will enjoy these five simple woodworking projects.  Woodworkers enjoy the feel of the woods they mold into useful objects.  Part of the feeling of well being the woodworker enjoys

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Attractive Display of Mementos on Wall Shelves

comes from giving others a piece of themselves each time they share their work with others.  The five simple roads to self-satisfaction are:

1.   The solid wood Picture Frame

Nothing makes a house a home more than having the walls adorned with framed works of art or pictures and portraits of family members.  These are the things which give your home a personality all its own and without speaking at all make your visitors feel at home too.

2. Bookshelf

This doesn’t need to be a large project, but rather one like this simple bookcase.  This is a lovely little bookcase that I wrote about in my previous article.  It is a true piece of furniture and could appropriately be placed in the living area or in the bedroom to accommodate your night time reading.

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Tetris Split Wall Shelves – Simple & Stunning Project

3.  Set of Wall Shelves

One of the least expensive and most decorative way to show off your walls is with a handsome floating wall shelf or one more substantial depending upon the space available and the size of the room.  Narrow floating shelves are best for narrow areas, while a larger room would be best for the heartier wall shelves.  Either shelf type can be a simple project with a little imagination, some stain or paint, and some quality shelf plans.  To learn more, click on the link in this section and you will see there are so many plans from which to choose, your creativity will come alive.

4.  A Decorative Address Sign or Plaque

A decorative address sign which is coordinated with the style of your home or an address plaque hung on the front of your home will add value and make a statement that you care.  Either of these is relatively simple, but the degree of difficulty is your choice.

5.  A Bird Feeder or Birdhouse

A bird feeder or a birdhouse are great projects and will bring wildlife to your yard and can be enjoyed forever.  Take a moment to visit my other sites on Bird Feeder Plans and the one on Birdhouse Plans.  As you can probably tell, I love my home, my woodworking, and my back yard complete with my

Small, decorative bird feeder for sparrows, finches, and wrens

Decorative Small Bird Feeder

very own birdhouses and bird feeders.

If you read our “About” page, you know I’m probably a girl with a name like “Judy”.  And, you would be right.  I bring this up only to encourage the other girls who might be reading my woodworking blogs.  Woodworking is like sewing with really heavy materials and needles.  Woodworking is an art to most of us, and as such, with the right tools you will easily be able to build anything you can imagine and still be a lady.

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Getting Started Making Shelves

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Beginner Bookcase Plan

Hope you enjoy the recently added, exploded view of just one of the various sets of shelf plans and other projects we have available for the woodworker. As large as the internet has become, is amazing it is so hard to find a good selection of wood working plans, especially for shelves. One of the reasons we started Shelf Plans, the web site, was to add to the choices available.

Whenever a woodworking project is contemplated and when plans are necessary, those plans should contain not only how the parts are assembled, but also, the tools needed as well as the type(s) of wood best suited for the project.

You will find as an amateur or a professional the quality of the shelf plans you use will be a determining factor in the outcome of your shelf making project.  Your shelf plans should include a fair amount of additional information, but if they don’t you will find sites like ours that will be able to fill in the gaps.  Additionally, on the internet there are woodworking community forums and chat rooms where you can also supplement your knowledge.

What should you expect to find in quality shelf plans?  Obviously, the step-by-step process you go through to complete the assembly of the parts is foremost.  However, before you buy and plans, be sure to verify that the tools required to complete the projects are listed as well as recommendations as to the type of wood best suited for the shelves.

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Classic Bookcase Plans – Great for Beginning Shelf Plans

Hardwood Bookshelf Plan

This simple bookshelf plan will make your first furniture project an object of real pride.  For this project, you will choose the wood of your choice, cherry for something darker or maybe a light oak for a lighter wood.  This bookcase will be all wood and nothing less.

You may find cherry to be the easier wood to work with and to stain, but the oak will serve you well too.  Generally is easiest for the finest finish to cut all of your bookcase pieces, and to stain them before assembly.   This would include all router work and scroll work as well as  any screw holes you might need at the joints.  Do counter-sink the screw holes, then either plug or putty over the screw heads later and carefully stain the plug or the putty.

As to the tools you’ll find most useful, they would be a power drill, a circular saw with a sharp blade, a router, and a scroll saw.  In the absence of a scroll saw, this project can be done with a jig saw or a good hand saw and a coping saw.

The curves will require this and looking closely you’ll see the tops of both side pieces, and the decorative support across the front all have curves.  In addition, you’ll also note the support across the front at the bottom also has a curved and decorative look.

To complete the tools and supplies you’ll also need wood screws, sand paper, wood glue, stain, brushes, and mineral spirits.  Oh, one more major detail will be getting your plans.  Take a moment and learn more by following this link, shelf plans.

Have the confidence to dive into, what will be a great project, but only with quality shelf plans that will guide you completely, step-by-step, including lists of exactly what you will need to build the design you choose.

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