Our team at Sauers & Company Veneers wants to help more people fall in love with the craft of woodworking, but we also understand that the prospect can be a bit intimidating to those who have never tried it before. In this article, we’ll provide a few tips for how to get started in this hobby for those who are interested in giving it a try.
- Learn the Safety Rules- One of the first things you’ll need to know in order to start woodworking is how to do so safely. Even if you don’t plan to use power tools, there is still a real chance that you could hurt yourself using hand tools incorrectly. Our experts have been woodworking for years, and we are happy to provide the thorough safety instructions you need.
- Invest in Basic Tools- Another thing you’ll need to do to get started in woodworking is invest in some basic tools. Depending on the project, you may not need a whole workshop full of power tools, but in general, you should pick up a hammer, square, tape measure, utility knife, block plane, and level, as well as screwdrivers and wrenches in various sizes.
- Choose Your Wood- A third step to take before you can get started with your first woodworking project is to buy the lumber. We would advise against splurging on exotic woods for your first attempt, and instead recommend sticking to wood that is of high-quality while still being affordable. We can also provide more specific recommendations based on the project in question.