9 Last-Minute Woodworking Gift Ideas

If you’re in need of a last minute gift idea, then put your woodworking talents to use and handcraft something valuable. For inspiration, we have compiled a collection of nine woodworking projects perfect for gifting when you don’t have a lot of time. These step-by-step demonstrations provide all the information you need to whip up… Read more »

Meet the Woodworker: Charlie Kocourek

Meet Charlie Kocourek, winner of the “Best Furniture Making Blog” and “Best Cabinet Making Blog” categories in the 2016 WWGOA Blogger Awards! This October, WWGOA hosted a competition dedicated entirely to all those talented woodworkers out there who share their work with the blogosphere. We asked you to nominate and vote for your favorite bloggers,… Read more »

Meet the Woodworker: Paul Sellers

Meet Paul Sellers, winner of the “Best Hand Tool Blog” category in the 2016 WWGOA Blogger Awards! This October, WWGOA hosted a competition dedicated entirely to all those talented woodworkers out there who share their work with the blogosphere. We asked you to nominate and vote for your favorite bloggers, and now we’re thrilled to… Read more »

Meet the Woodworker: Steve Good

Meet Steve Good, winner of the “Best Plans & Projects Blog” category in the 2016 WWGOA Blogger Awards! This October, WWGOA hosted a competition dedicated entirely to all those talented woodworkers out there who share their work with the blogosphere. We asked you to nominate and vote for your favorite bloggers, and now we’re thrilled… Read more »

12 Woodworking Projects and Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Much like wood shops, kitchens are full of tools and utensils. Why not customize some of them? You can build lots of useful items for your kitchen right in your own shop! These projects are great ideas for gifts too, who doesn’t like to receive something handmade? Walnut Knife Block Minimize clutter and organize your… Read more »

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Sawdust

Got lots of sawdust sitting around your shop? Of course you do, you’re a woodworker! Whether you burn it, compost it, or trash it, we’ve got some ideas on how to upcycle some of those shavings. PLANT SUPPLEMENTS Some sawdust can be used as a supplement for your garden. However, you should use it in… Read more »

4 Ways to Make a Wooden Bottle Opener

Whatever your bottled beverage of choice, we’ve got ideas on how to open them. You can make a simple handheld bottle opener design, or a wall-mounted number that catches the cap with a magnet feature. In any case, bottle openers are simple and useful projects that also make great gifts. Repurpose Old Openers with New… Read more »

5 Projects to Get You Grilling This Summer

Nothing says summer like grilling. As the smell of sizzling steaks and burgers fills the air, you might start thinking about how you can up your grilling game this season. We’ve got a variety of projects to prepare you for your next barbeque and impress your guests. Smokin’ Hot Grill Caddy Here’s a useful project… Read more »

6 Woodworking Projects for the Garden

Whether you’re planting vegetables, flowers, or shrubs, there’s a good chance your garden could be improved with some custom woodworking projects. Or maybe you’re looking for a gift for the gardener in your life? Either way, WWGOA has a variety of useful gardening projects for you to build this season. Standing Planter Box The standing… Read more »

Tips for Building and Hanging a Bat House

Quite possibly, no creature is more misunderstood than the bat. An important part of our ecosystem, bats do a number of useful things for humans. According to BCI (Bat Conservation International), there are more than 1,300 species of bats, and they all help us in different ways. Insectivorous bats keep the bugs at bay and… Read more »