Best Woods for Making Toys

The 3 Best Woods for Making Toys

When it comes to making toys, there are a few different types of wood that work best. In this article, we’ll take a look at three of the best hardwood woods for the job.
Hardwood vs. Softwood
When it comes to making toys, there are two types of wood you should know about: hardwood and softwood. Hardwood is strong and less likely to break, which makes it a great choice for toys that will be played with a lot by smaller children who are teething. Softwood is lighter and more flexible, which makes it a good option for toys that need to be able to bend or twist.
So, which one is best for making kids’ toys? It…

How to Make a Wooden Fidget Cube

When you think of a fidget cube, the two basic production materials that come to mind are plastic and silicon. Wood may not be the best material for mass-producing fidget toys, but adding a wooden fidget cube to your collection of fidget cubes does not hurt. Unlike Fidget spinners, fidget cubes are less distracting and help your kid focus on what the teacher is explaining in class. However, fidget spinners are easier to make compared to fidget cubes. Discover how to make a wooden fidget cube by following the steps discussed in this guide…

Top Essential Home Improvement Tools

Before you become too excited about your first woodworking project and get your hands dirty, make sure you already have the essential tools in place. Skim through the tips below in case you do not know what tools to use for beginner projects. Moreover, refer to the user manual that comes with each tool.
Power Drill

Best Pieces of Advice on Woodworking for Starters

Any aspiring beginner may find it hard to get started doing woodwork, but there is no need to worry. The following pieces of advice are handpicked as the best tips for newcomers to the woodworking field.
Simplify Your Workspace Layout
For beginners, it is always best to start on a smaller scale and apply a simple workflow. Have a separate space in your home for your woodworking materials and tools. Even with just a makeshift workshop table, a couple of sawhorses, several newly bought wood pieces, and other basic tools, you can kickstart your first woodwork project.
Familiarize Wood Types and Dimensions

How to Make a Blanket Ladder

Nothing feels more satisfying than having made at least one do-it-yourself (DIY) household article and found it useful every day. In this beginner woodworking project, you will learn the following steps on crafting your blanket ladder.
Before you get started, the materials you need are two pieces of 2×3 lumber at 8 feet, a few 1 1/4″ (1.25-inch) round wood dowels at 6.5 feet, a 1 1/4″ spade drill bit, a masking tape or painter’s tape, wood glue, and wood stain that should complement the interiors. The tools that you must use are one measuring tape, a miter saw a speed square, a power drill, and a mallet hammer…

Decorative Shelf Making

Do you have plenty of reading materials in your room? Are your books scattered everywhere? If these questions have been bothering you lately, it’s time that you craft a wood shelf where you can keep such items in a presentable manner. Of course, our decorative shelf carpentry workshop will be of great help.
With a duration of about three hours, this session recommends participants to make use of a chop saw, several hand tools, a nail gun, and a router table. These items are accessible throughout the entire masterclass.
Initially, participants will cut a few pieces of pinewood in various sizes and piece them together …

Coffee Table Carpentry

Whenever you feel like taking your carpentry skills to a higher level, try making a coffee table from the ground up with the help of our workshop designed specifically for this craft. Doing the said handiwork is a more affordable and practical option compared to buying a brand new coffee table at your nearest showroom.
This module lasts approximately six hours, but partakers should not worry because they will get refreshed with food and drinks on site. The allowed toolset for this masterclass consists of a chop saw and table saw, wood glue, a planer, a router table, and a few articles for sanding and oiling.
In this session, …

Wood Cutting and Sanding

Come on and join our wood cutting and sanding workshop to learn more about many different power tools that are used mostly in woodworking. If you do not mind having your hands dirty and becoming covered in sawdust, this is the best workshop to partake.
Most of the time, the session takes between two and three hours. Tools that are available for use are a chop saw, a drill press, some hand tools, and a router table.
This masterclass starts by having participants pick out any portion of hardwood, but the walnut board is the highly recommended piece. Once entrants have picked out their board, they cut it on the chop saw …

Six-Pack Caddy Woodcraft

Our six-pack caddy woodwork clinic is calling eager participants to showcase their talent in crafting. The only tools and materials used during this workshop are a few hand tools, a brad nailer, chop saw, drill press, router table, and oil finish.
At the start, attendants will learn how to use the chop saw to hack a piece of reclaimed redwood into smaller bits. Second, they proceed to add detail to the smaller pieces on the router table with engravings. Then, partakers should nail all those bits in one piece. Finally, they are encouraged to use sandpaper to flatten any rough surface manually.
The overall session takes around …