A warm welcome to ‘My World Of Wood Crafts’
This post has links, in alphabetical order, to some of the articles I have written about a wide range of Wood Crafts…… Barrel Furniture, Furniture Restoration, Homes for Wildlife, Intarsia, Jewellery, Kumiko, Marquetry, Outdoor Furniture, Pallet Furniture, Pyrography, Scroll Sawing. Setting Up A Workshop, Tools – Equipment, Toys, Whittling and Affiliate Marketing.
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Barrel furniture encompasses a huge range of useful items from chandeliers to wine coolers and armchairs to wine racks.
The barrels have been made by skilled coopers out of seasoned oak, so they are extremely durable……..
Furniture Restoration repairs the ravages of time….stains, scrapes, loose joints……but with a little tender loving care you can restore furniture to its former glory and enhance its value…..
Homes For Wildlife
Many of our favourite animals and birds are under pressure through loss of their natural habitat or the depletion of the creatures they feed on.
We can help their fight for survival by providing them with suitable homes….
Intarsia uses different shapes, thicknesses and species of wood to form a mosaic like design with a 3D effect. The grain and colouring of various woods are used to create the picture or pattern………
Making wooden jewellery is a highly creative and profitable craft to engage in. Wood is such a versatile material and so easy to work…….
The wooden pieces, which are traditionally cut by hand to an accuracy of 0.1 mm. are arranged with meticulous care.
They are interconnected, without the use of glue or nails, but relying on equally dispersed pressure for their strength……..
We can only marvel at the skill, artistry and patience of the craftsmen of the 17th and 18th Centuries, who worked with rudimentary tools to create great works of art.
A wide range of marquetry techniques have evolved over many years. so I can only scratch the surface with this short post.
Outdoor living needn’t cost a fortune.
Here are a few ideas to transform your garden into an outdoor room….
You can create a wide range of pallet furniture, which is totally unique, including tables, benches, beds, shelves, desks and many more household items.
You can make them to the exact size you want, so they are truly bespoke….
The best wood to use if you are a beginner is basswood with willow and aspen as alternatives. Basswood is light in colour, readily available and has an unobtrusive grain pattern……..
There are three principle ways to source your patterns….
Setting Up a Workshop
First of all you should decide the type of woodworking product you are going to make.
Will you be making tables, cupboards and furniture for the home, or are you more interested in fine woodworking, like turning, carving or scroll sawing…..
Tools – Equipment
Two words of advice before spending your hard earned money….
only buy the tools that you need for the job in hand
and also purchase good quality tools.
There are many reasons why wooden toys are better. They’re long-lasting and more durable………
Whittling…..an age old pastime that goes back to the time of our distant ancestors.
If you are feeling creative but have little space, no tools, no budget and little time, then whittling could be for you….
Today Affiliate Marketing accounts for sales of $12 billion across the globe with this huge sum growing exponentially year on year…….