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Looking for wood ideas for your home? Do you need some new woodworking ideas? You have come to the right place. In this article I will share with you one idea that has worked for our household. I call it my “snow white” collection and you might find this collection of wooden toys and wall art a little unusual among other ideas you have collected in the past.
The concept is really simple. Instead of using standard plywood wall or furniture pieces, use wood. Why plywood? Because it is an excellent choice for furniture construction due to its sturdiness and ability to be painted or stained.
There are several ways to start your new collection of woodworking ideas. You can buy some woodworking plans and do it yourself or you can hire someone to build it for you. In my case, I tackled it myself. I purchased a couple of woodworking plans and I got on an adventure.
My first woodworking ideas were mostly small projects like woodworking bookshelves and coffee table plans. These were actually just smaller versions of the larger furniture projects that I eventually ended up building. But I quickly discovered that I could finish one project after another very easily. Some of these projects took me a little more time than others, but once I was done I had something that was already made. This gave me plenty of woodworking ideas for future projects.
A few weeks later I needed a new project. I couldn’t find any good plans for a snow blower, so I decided to make one myself. This was a big mistake! I built a pallet rack from two pallets and since that afternoon, strange wood ideas started to flow into my head. So I started to plan what kind of furniture to make using the wood and woodworking tools that I already had.
Drag chain legs are probably my favorite woodworking tools of all time. So I started to plan out some really cool looking legs to attach to the pallets that I was building. I found some really awesome looking metal bars and saw a neat way to make my own drag chain legs with these. I used my drag chain legs to hold up the two pallets that I had built earlier and these are the tables that I used at work and at home now. The cool thing that I found out was that I didn’t have to go buy any hardware to build this!
The next woodworking idea that I had was a great coffee table for the den. I had some old wooden pallets and a table saw that I cut into small pieces. I figured that if I put wood and stain over the top of these old wooden pallets, then I could make my own coffee table for my den. So I did some research and found many different ideas that I could incorporate into this one.