Woodworking can be a tricky project to undertake. As a beginner you need to really be sure as to what you are aiming to do and then go ahead with the plan. So, when it comes to woodworking, you need to work smarter, not harder. To make things easier here are a few steps you can follow to make your work easier:

    • Start with a Simple Project: It is always advised that a beginner take up a simple project just to test out their skills, what they are good at and what they need to learn. A simple project, like a shelf or so will let them know that.

  • Get the Correct Measure: All you need is a scale, a pencil and a good quality cutter to get the wood cut into the perfect measure. While building from a shelf to a chair, be it anything you need to keep the measure or else your pieces would be of different measures which would not only take away the beauty of your furniture but also make it uneven. Sometimes, the result might not be what you want and your whole effort will go in vain.
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  • Make a re-usable Sanding-block: While making a furniture piece, like a shelf, one would want many sanding blocks. Making a re-usable sanding block will make things easier. All you need to do is make one sanding block of the measure you need and then stick it on to the remaining piece of wood and use the measure to cut as many blocks you want. Stick a sheet of paper in between the measure and the remaining wood in order to not spoil the wood.
  • Know the Moist Content: It is important to know the moist content of the wood, if the wood is too dry, the finished product may swell or crack. If the wood is too moist the end product may shrink or warp.
  • Do not Overuse Glue: While sticking blocks, avoid using too much glue. If the glue oozes out, use a utility knife to cut the ooze out.
  • Keep the Workspace Clean: An orderly workspace is a must or you yourself would be confused as to what is located where. Woodwork requires many tools, most of which are tine. One wouldn’t want to spend half their time just looking for their tools.
  • Lighting: Your workspace needs to be well lit. it is important that you can clearly see as to what you are doing. Also, a poor-lit shop is a work hazard. You might just end up harming yourself.
  • Sharp Blades: As it is cutting wood is not easy. You need to keep your blades sharp in order to make your work less tiring and your product more finished.
  • Finishing: You can use anything from coconut oil to paint to finish your piece. While rubbing coconut oil on your piece will give it a rustic, woody look; painting your piece will give it a more finished, classy look.