Beginner Woodworking Project

We now have a Facebook and YouTube pages to help you on the journey to wood working. And it gives me something useful to do when the shop goes quiet. Here's a link to our YouTube video page. We'll keep adding videos as we get time. Remember always: the best way to get good at something is to do it.

"Making tracks in sawdust. That's all I want. Well, that and a cold beer."

Beginner woodworking projects often produce less than satisfactory results. That's because most projects run beyond what a beginner can do. Or they exceed the tool box arsenal. Or the finished product isn't practical for everyday use.

With these West Hills Wood projects, beginners can get a feel for the tools, the wood, and their skills. And you should feel free to adapt any given design to suit your need.

We don't use fancy plans here at West Hills Wood. We tend to make what we want to fit a specific need. These projects are basic enough in design for you to adjust the dimensions for your own purpose. We encourage you to do so.

Our drawings are rough, we use common materials where ever possible, and make a few mistakes along the way. Should you need more detailed photos or descriptions than what you find here, contact us and we'll see what we can do to assist. Really, though, we'd rather be in the shop than at the computer.

Some of our early pieces wound up getting sold. These include our guitar rest, music stand, and pens. We soon realized that we would rather build for fun than profit. Of course we do both.

Look for this project page to grow in coming months as we keep building. And when we make something extra special, we'll flag it appropriately.

Table Stand

Walnut Book Shelf

Wood Mailbox

Wine Cabinet

Music Studio Desk

Plywood Corner Desk

Sofa Table

CD Storage Box

Vinyl LP Record Stoage Unit

Ukulele Build Kit

NJROTC Flag Stand

Wood Desk Plan

Wood Towel Stand

Shop Table

Custom Wood Counter

Simple Book Case

Mirror Frame

Table Saw Cover

Send us a photo of your project and we'll post it.

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