19 Practical Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Check out these attractive, useful projects you can build!

19 Practical Woodworking Projects for Beginners

The best part is that they don't require a complete workshop and years of woodworking experience, just a few common tools and some old-fashioned elbow grease.

1. Make a Wooden Chopping Board and Serving Tray
1. Make a Wooden Chopping Board and Serving Tray
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Slice, dice and serve in style on this easy, attractive board.

We'll show you a simple way to dry-fit the parts, scribe the arc and then glue the whole thing together.

We used a 120cm steel ruler to scribe the arcs, but a yardstick or any thin board would also work.

Also, be sure to use water-resistant wood glue and keep your board out of the dishwasher or it might fall apart.

And one more thing: Keep the boards as even as possible during glue-up to minimise sanding later.

 
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