Are you a novice woodworker looking to build your first bird house or shelf? Be sure to review this beginner’s checklist to determine what type of wood to use. First, decide what you making, how much weight it will hold, and whether it’s for indoors or out. Then, ask yourself how long you need it to last. Next, choose your color preference. Finally think about the variety of soft and hardwoods available, including pine, fir, oak, maple, and cherry. Once you have the answers to these questions, you are well on your way to successfully completing your first woodworking project.
- The most important questions you need to ask yourself before beginning are what am I making and how much weight will it need to hold?
- The number one thing to avoid is buying wood you don’t need or wood that is wrong for your projec
- Making something with your hands is one of those things everyone has on their bucket list
“Not everything needs to last forever; some things do just fine lasting for as long as you need them. When choosing what kind of wood you want to use, put that into consideration. A picnic table does not need to last a lifetime. However, a playhouse needs to stand up to the wind and the rain without falling to pieces.”