What Are the Most Popular Wood Crafting Projects for Home Improvement?


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Examples of popular woodworking projects for the home include storage units and simple cabinets. Wall cabinets for DVDs and simple coat racks are also popular do-it-yourself projects.

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What Are the Most Popular Wood Crafting Projects for Home Improvement?
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Storage units are great for organizing shoes, books, toys, coats and other things that end up as clutter around the house. Adjustable shelves and hooks may be added to extra organizing options. Building a simple storage unit typically takes one day to complete. When building the basic box shape, start by sanding the pieces and cutting them to the desired length. Then, make sure the ends of the panels are square and measure the widths to be sure they match.

Paint or stain the pieces before assembling them. Wood glue and nails may be used. Remember to check that the edges are all aligned on the front of the unit. The next two steps are installing the central dividers and adding support to the back and shelves. Add trim and extra storage options as finishing touches.

Building a simple storage cabinet also takes about a day and requires a table saw and a drill. However, rookies are capable of doing this project, as well. A simple coat rack takes about an hour to build, and the hooks may be customized to suit the style of the home and the types of additional items that may be hung on it.

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