How To Start A Woodworking Hobby

How To Start A Woodworking Hobby?

If you list some creative hobbies to select one from the list, you may prefer the woodworking hobby, because it’s a kind of hobby that offers something completely different from other leisure activities.

So if you’re looking for a guide on how to start a woodworking hobby, this is the most comprehensive guide online where I’ve covered almost everything that you will need to know to get started! 

Why Should You Choose This Hobby?

If this question is asked by you, then my short answer will be (The Woodworking hobby is one of the creative hobbies, and the work is productive and relaxing as well).

In addition to this, becoming a woodworker is also a way of earning some extra money. So you’ll not only enjoy your creative work but also you can make money by doing the same thing.

Moreover, starting this hobby is just like a simple job, you don’t need too much money to get started, No need enough experience, you can work by following some techniques and guides.

How Much Time Will You Need To Learn The Basic About The WoodWorking Hobby?

Practice makes a man perfect! Did you know the proverb? If you know, you may have already noticed that learning anything perfectly in a short time will depend on your smart work, not the hard work.

The more you practice, the more you learn, but for a woodworking hobby, on average you’ll be prepared yourself one to three hours per day for practice.

Although people think this hobby is a bit difficult to learn, (Those who are lazy say this), they don’t know how to get started with a proper guide and this is why they said this!

But if you follow the right guide with some techniques, you’ll surely learn this hobby in a short time and work perfectly!

Well, now let’s come to the main point and let you know how to start a woodworking hobby?

Step #1:

The first thing you’ll need to consider when you want to start a woodworking hobby is to set up an ideal workplace where you can learn and work as well.

But where should you set up your workplace? Well, if you have a large-sized unused room for a long time, you can clean up the room and select it for your woodworking project.

That’s not the final solution for selecting a workplace, you can also use your garage or basement. But I will recommend an unused room because you’ll need to set up some power tools and machines, which require some extra space.

Well, Assuming you have selected a comfortable workplace according to your needs, now move into the next step. In the second step, you have to learn about tape measurement, don’t worry, I will explain it simply!

Step 2: 

For the first time in your woodworking journey, you should learn how to use tape by using a simple type of tape measure.

For instance, When you have a tape in your hand, you can see there are integer numbers printed on the tape such as 1,2,3. And you have to know that the entire numbers indicate measurements in inches.

So there 1 means 1 inch, 2 means 2 inches, and so on. There are also some fractional numbers like ⅛, ¼, and more between entire numbers and points. ⅛ means a quarter of an inch. 

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Step 3:

Once you have a basic knowledge of tape measurement, you’ll need to learn about the wood dimensions and different types of woods in the next step.

First of all, learn about the different types of woods because you can see there are two types of woods in the market, hardwood and soft. They are suitable for different purposes.

Then learn about the wood dimensions because it’s much more important than other things when it comes to learning about how a beginner can start a woodworking project.

You should also look at the wood quality and pick a straight wood for your project.

Finding straight wood is not an easy task, but if you search enough, hopefully, you’ll get the best one from the market.

Ok, I’ve just shared the basic things to get started with your hobby, now what I’m going to share are some required tools that you’ll need for your project.

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Step 4:

Woodworking hobby needs some basic tools such as a drill press, hammer, nails, miter saw, etc.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy all these tools at once, all you need to do is just buy one tool and learn how to use them properly.

In the next step, you have to learn about how to make a softwood surface, although it’s not as easy a task as you can think, following the right method will help you to do this job perfectly.

Learn about how to sand the surface. You can use a tool or your hand to sand the wood. 

I will highly suggest using your hand to sand your wood because it will give you more control over the wood, although you can use your machine, which gives you a good result as well. 

Well, this was one of the shortest guides on this specific topic online, you can also find some other guides, but here I’ve tried my best to show you the best path for your career.

For your convenience, I’ve shared a short video on this topic where you can learn more about how to make a wood project by using some basic steps, so let’s see the video below!

Five WoodWorking Projects


At the end of the article on how to start a woodworking hobby, hope you have proper knowledge about this topic.

If you still have any queries, just let me know in the comment box, I’ll try to answer you as soon as I can.

Note: Before starting any woodworking project, make you have enough safety and use the right tools.

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