Do It Yourself Wood Projects For Beginners

Everyone who lives in an area where the winters are long and the snow is plenty, there are bound to be a lot of scarves. Regardless of whether you live with your wife or with a big family, everyone needs a place to put their scarves, without making the whole house look disorganized and cluttered. That is where do it yourself wood projects come in. You don’t have to be very skilled at woodwork to be able to make something as simple as a scarf rack. However, a basic knowledge of woodwork is essential and can help you get your task done faster. This article outlines the process of making a scarf rack in a step by step manner.

1) Planning for the Space.

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Great example of an easy do it yourself wood project – A scarf rack

The actual dimensions of scarf rack can only be determined by the space where you want to hang it. The ideal pick would be a hallway, so that it is easy to get to, but not visible or cause hindrance when walking around. Carefully measure the height and width of the area and use those measurements as the basis of what you are going to buy.

2) Materials and getting everything ready:

Materials can be easily found in local home stores. Be sure to get everything according to the length you need or more and you can level it out later. Pine is the ideal wood for this kind of do it yourself project. For the rungs, you can get simple copper pipes. After getting to your work area, it is best to use a circular saw to cut the pine, effectively dividing the wood into the bottom, top and sides. You can use an inexpensive pipe cutter to get the copper to the length you require and voila! You have your copper rungs.

Next, you need to sandwich the boards together and drill half inch holes, making sure that they are evenly spaced for the rungs and to maintain overall symmetry. You can use a jigsaw to scallop between these holes. This lightens the overall look of the product. You can class up the edges using an electric router with an ogee bit.

3) Assembly:

Use the pocket holes to keep the frame together, add glue for additional strength. Keep a couple of corner pieces at the bottom end; they will help reinforce the structure as a whole. Once all of that has been put together, you can enter the pipes through the holes, effectively giving your scarf hanger its rungs. You can drill through the front of the wood and into the copper to secure the pipes. Drive screws through the pilot holes and the whole thing becomes perfectly solid.

4) Last touches:

You can add mirror hangers at the back of the frame, to secure it against the wall. If it seems a little bare on the top, you can use some decorative molding, secured with brads, to make it look more appealing. The finished scarf hanger can be hung on any wall with the help of drywall anchors.

The kind of wood that you use and the rungs, are totally up to you. You can get as creative as you like, as long as you keep the structure nice and solid. Such do it yourself wood projects can be a fun experience for the whole family.

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