Having your very own jigsaw is exciting, especially in the beginning. The number of creations that could be done seems endless, and it can be difficult to decide on a single project because of the overwhelming possibilities.
If you are new to making your very own pieces of furniture to add to your home, why not start with something simple? A stool comes to mind — it is straightforward, functional, and has a design that can help you sharpen your control over straight and curved cuts.
The endeavor may seem daunting to a beginner, but there is little cause for worry. So long as the proper safety measures are taken beforehand, then all one needs to do is to follow the steps carefully.
There may be finishing touches by the end to make the furniture distinct, but we will deal with the basics first. Here, we have summarized the process for easier consumption of aspiring craftsmen and women. So, without further ado…
Time allotted: At least a day
The stool will be created mostly using a jigsaw. There are many models with different strengths and weaknesses and would cater more to some of your specific needs, some of which we have compared previously. Besides a good jigsaw, you will also need a drill, a router, round-over bits, screws that are at least an inch, laminated sheets, sandpaper, sanding sealer, polyurethane, and wood glue.
The wood necessary for the project depends on the size of the undertaking. Besides differences in dimensions, the process for both is more or less similar. A single sheet of plywood can be made into more stools than one.
Creating furniture, and in this case, a stool is not at all necessary. But for someone looking to start the craft, then it is one way to get things rolling. Becoming involved in woodwork, like any hobby, would have you start from simpler projects before jumping to more ambitious ones.
A less daunting task such as creating a stool will also hone your skills without taking too much of your time. Any devoted craftsman or woman can attest to the satisfaction of creating something out of nothing, or in this case, scraps of wood and tools that are separate from each other and pretty much useless unless something is done with them.
The benefits also cover more than just having a new hobby and even beyond the positive psychological impacts on the creator alone. Furniture buying is not cheap; crafting your own is just one way to stick to the budget.
The canvass of products can take time, and having them delivered to your doorstep are added expenses. Moreover, even finding the piece that you like and would complement other sections of your home can be time-consuming.
You can personalize the pieces as desired, and customized furniture undeniably gives your home more character just as much as ornate products bought off the store would. Even if you focus on functionality, then your creation can be modified to fit you and your family’s specific needs.