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Table of Contents:
- An Introduction To Wood Working......................................................................................5
- Popular Wood Working To Venture In.................................................................................5
- Equipment Used in Wood Working.....................................................................................8
- Common Wood Working Machinery...................................................................................9
- Wood Working Patterns Guidelines....................................................................................10
- Wood Working Projects.......................................................................................................11
- Jobs in The Wood Working Industry...................................................................................12
- Starting a Wood Working Business.....................................................................................13
An Introduction To Wood Working
Wood working is a method of building, carving or making
something using wood. Wooden products are seen
everywhere these days.
If you want to enhance the appearance of a room in your
home, then there is no doubt you can find something made of
It requires a great amount of skill to make quality handmade
Basically wood is of 3 types. They are hardwoods that is
obtained from deciduous trees, man made materials that
include plywood and softwoods that are obtained from evergreen trees.
There are many wood workers who have made a mark in woodworking by building some of the finest
architecture, furniture. Some of the popular wood workers of all times are Alvar Aalto, Norm Abram,
and John Boson.
Today wood working tools are used most commonly to make furniture in the house. You will also see a
variety of wood working tools at construction sites.
Most wood working tools are power driven. Some of the common wood working tools that are
commonly used on construction sites are chain saws, nail guns, rotary tools, routers, biscuit jointer and
For inserting a nail into the wood you should use a nail gun. A wood working tool is used for cutting
polishing, carving, sanding and for many other applications. Without these wood working tools you
simply cannot make a wood product. All these tools are easily available in market.
Before operating these tools you should have good knowledge about how to use these tools. If you
don’t have proper knowledge, could cause you injury and the end result will look funny. Generally
skilled workers such as carpenters, train for years to a high standard to handle tools efficiently enough
to produce quality products.
These tools are commonly used to make products such as cabinets, chairs, dining tables. And the better
quality of wood used and top craftsmanship, you can expect the price to match!
Popular Wood Working To Venture In
If you are a homeowner who wants to buy furniture but are unable to decide on the type of furniture or
you have undertaken a home improvement project then this article will solve your problem. This article
will give you a brief description about the popular wood working products.
The best way to decorate your home is by buying popular wood working products. A popular wood
working product for example are cabinets. If the cabinet is spacious and intricately designed then it is
likely to sell fast. Elegant cabinets completely change the appearance of your room.
In fact it will give a royal touch to your room. It is the best way to impress your guests. Wooden
cabinets from teak wood are especially popular as they are hard, durable and give long lasting
satisfaction to its customers.
Cabinets made from teakwood are water resistant. The other reason why they are popular is that there
are affordable. They are simply exquisite in any color. A cabinet is a quintessential piece for your
house. Cabinets have a flat surface that is essentially used for serving food.
The dining room set is a popular wood working product. Your home furniture is incomplete without a
dining room set. A dinning room set normally consists of a big table and 4 chairs. So if you really want
to enjoy your lunch then you must have a dining table. Not only are they available in a variety of
different sizes and shapes to suit everyones home. They are also very durable and will last for years.
Wooden Carved Swing:
A variety of wooden carved swings are available in the market. These swings are attractive as they have
exquisite designs. These swings are made from high quality wood and are intricately designed by
skilled artisans. These artisans have given fine finishing to these swings.
Most wooden sideboards exhibit artistic brilliance. Beautiful designs are carved on them. Superior
finish will surely lure you to buy this piece. Superior quality wood is used in making these products.
These wooden statues are known for their beautiful carvings and designs on it. These wooden statues
represent a perfect reflection of mastery and creativity in wooden work. Wooden statues include figures
of Goddesses and God. High quality colors are used to paint these statues which give them an elegant
A wide collection of curtain rods having unique designs are available today. Materials that are used
making curtain rods are of superior quality. These doors are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to
match your doors and windows.
These doors come in exquisite designs that reflect artistic brilliance. As they are intricately carved these
doors are in great demand in international market. These doors come in various designs and shapes.
The attractive look of antique doors will compel you to buy these doors.
Equipment Used in Wood Working
If you want to make any furniture in your house or you want to
start your own wood products factory then wood working
equipment is a must. Wood working equipment is used to
mould a piece of wood into the desired shape.
Some of the common wood working equipment include biscuit
joiner, chainsaw, drill, nail gun and wood router. They are used
to join 2 pieces of wood.
Some of the hand held power tools are as follows:
Wood working machine: This machine is mainly used to
process wood. These machines are extensively used in
woodworking and are powered with the help of electric motors.
Biscuit joiner: A biscuit joiner also referred as plate joiner is commonly used for joining 2 pieces of
wood. It has a 100mm diameter circular saw blade that is used for cutting a semi-circular shaped hole
in wood composite panels.
Chainsaw: This wood working tool is a portable, motorized, mechanical saw. It is very useful in
logging activities that include felling, bucking and limbing. Felling of trees becomes a easier job using
this chainsaw. It is commonly used in removing branches and foliage that are causing obstruction.
Chainsaws are often used to harvest firewood and to fell snags. So if you want to cut wood for building
structures then you should use chainsaws.
Drill: If you want to make holes in wooden pieces then you can take the help of a driller. Drillers are
frequently used in metal working, wood working and construction sites. Types of drill include cordless
drills, and rotary hammer drills.
Jigsaw: It is a working tool that is extremely useful to cut arbitrary curves that include stenciled
designs into a small piece of wood. Tool kit of most carpenters contains a jigsaw. If you require fine
cutting then you must use a jigsaw.
Nail gun: If you want to insert nails into wood then the best way to do it is by using a nail gun. The
nails are driven by electromagnetism, highly flammable gases that include propane or butane, and by
compressed air. Previously hammers were used to insert nails into wood. By using hammers you may
injure your fingers. That is why instead of hammers many carpenters are using nail guns. It has become
a popular tool amongst carpenters and builders.
Wood Router: It is used to hollow out (route out) an area from a large piece of wood. This working
tool is now replaced by modern spindle tool. This is an electric hand router that performs the same job
and is commonly used for moulding of timber. It is also used to cut grooves, for edge moulding and to
cut some joints.
Sander: It is a powerful working tool that is used to give a smooth finish to the wood. These sanders
are often powered by electric motors.
Rotary tool: This tool is extremely useful as it is a multipurpose power tool. It has many rotating
accessory bits that can be effectively used to cut, carve, polish etc. Rotary tool has low torque; hence it
is safe for freehand use. All these wood working equipment will help in giving an attractive look to
Common Wood Working Machinery
In the earlier days, wood working was done with the tools
that had to be manually operated.
The capacity of these tools was low and it took a long time
and effort for making a single piece of furniture. However
today we have the option of using wood working
This machinery has a motor, which works on electricity or
oil. It not only saves time and effort but it also does a
better job. Some of the common wood working machinery
is table saw, planer, drilling machine and spindle molder.
There is a lot of variety available for the size and capacity of these machines. They can be selected
according to the job for which we want to use them.
The table saws can be called as the most useful of the wood working machinery. There are two types of
wood saws available. They are the ones with a fixed base and the second ones are those with a moving
base. The ones, which are mounted on the table, have a fine grove to on one side of the blade. It is from
here that, the crosscut angle will move. In addition, a fence, which guides the wood for cutting, is
attached to the same side. This machine is useful for giving cuts in parallel to the sides of the wooden
On the other hand, the sliding table saw slides over the table on which it is mounted. Therefore, we can
cut a wooden piece placed it. It is very popularly used for cutting flat panels of wood.
Planer jointer is wood working machinery used for flattening and smoothening of the work piece. It has
blades that rotate in the horizontal direction. It also has guiding fence, which will facilitate to give the
work piece, a 90-degree cut.
Thicknesser is used for cutting the wood to provide it a uniform thickness. This can be done by
smoothening of the wood piece with its help. It is not useful for making the work piece flat. Stationary
drill press as the name suggests is a drilling machine. It facilitates making holes quickly and without
any effort. The stationary drilling machines facilitate to make holes that are more accurate. However,
the non-stationary machines are more popular due to lightweight and their portability.
Spindle molder is the machinery used for larger workload. It works in the same way as the router.
However, it is heavy-duty machinery. The tools that it has are of high speed and high capacity. If it is
combined with the feeding machine, it will be one of the most useful wood working machinery.
Band saw is another type of wood working machinery. It is excellent for rip cuts. It is also ideal for
having fast cuts. The round cuts, which are to be so precise, can be done with ease using this machine.
A band saw generally has a fence which guides the wood so that it can be cut as desired. Moreover, it
has a ‘cross can cut bar’ as well, which allows cross cuts as well.
These are some of the wood working machinery available these days. Constant improvements are
taking place and hence the capacities, as well as the features of these machines, are improving.
Wood Working Patterns Guidelines
Wood working is a job that requires skills and precision. Without
this, there is always a chance that your work will get spoil or will
not be as good as you had desired.
One thing that is very helpful in wood working is preplanning
your work. It is always good to prepare plans before starting the
These plans should include the things as appropriate use of the
resources as raw materials, tools and time. The wood working
patterns are the things that you can include in your plan.
Wood working patterns are the standard and established plans for
making some parts of the wooden furniture.
For example, the wood working patterns for the edges of tables, etc, or the wood working patterns for
making stands, etc are very useful. The purpose of using the wood working patterns is the
beautification of the furniture.
Apart from parts of wooden furniture, the wood working patterns for making and entire piece of
furniture also are commonly used. Most of the people would like unique furniture or at least the one,
which is not very common. Therefore, they will think that wood working patterns is not of any use for
them. However, though the wood working patterns are commonly used and everybody who uses them
makes the furniture of the same type, the external finish can alter the looks.
The wood working patterns are available for making decorative pieces out of wood. Thus using them
beautiful wooden articles can be made.
There are a number of sources from where you can get the wood working patterns. Books are the most
convenient. They are available cheaply and so you can buy one for you too. Moreover, they are widely
available and so you will not need to search for them.
Moreover, you can refer to them at any time. Online sources of wood working patterns are becoming
popular day by day. There are a number of websites, which would provide you wood working patterns
free. Some websites provide them in the form of downloads which you can store on your computer.
There is no need of any training for using wood working patterns. You can learn and use them all by
yourself by referring to books or the internet.
There are a number of advantages of using wood working patterns. The first and the most important
one is that they are designed by professional and skilled people. They are artistic and attractive. Most of
the users of wood working patterns are generally people who are not formally trained in wood working.
Therefore, they are designed such that any body can use them.
Moreover, they are very easy to follow and implement. You will not require using any special or
expensive tools for using them. Their easy availability increases the convenience of using
them.Moreover, they aid in improving your own artistic skills in wood working. You can use them to
make your own wood working patterns as well.
Wood Working Projects
It is always better to do wood working with proper planning. A wood
working project will include finding out the requirements of the
product, preparing plans and executing them. Given below are some of
the things involved in wood working projects.
The first thing in wood working projects is deciding exactly what is
required. For this you will have to consider the different things the
purpose for which the product is about to be used. In addition, you
however consider what capacity will be required what design will be
The planning is a very crucial part of any wood working projects.
During this, you should take in to account the needs, availability of
time, money, etc. All of them play an important role. Then you should
properly prepare a plan.
You should write requirements and the specifications, which you desire. Also sketching the whole
product is a very useful thing in preparing plans.
Prepare proper sketches of the plan. This sketch should have the measurements and also each part of
The next step after preparation of the plan will be, buying the materials, which you are going to use.
There is a lot of variety of timber and wood materials available for making furniture. You should select
what satisfies the requirements for cost, strength, and the look.
For wood working projects, you will also need to buy some tools. There is a great variety for the tools
as well. Some are cheap while some are costly.
While preparing the plans itself you should make such plans that, you will not need to use the costly
tools. Alternatively if you already have some tools with you they may not have been used for quite
Therefore, you will require conditioning them before using them. If the tools have become blunt, it is
very important that they be again sharpened. Use of blunt tools may result in improper and rough cuts
or damage the soft wood material, such as plywood, etc.
Then the next step in wood working projects is their execution. This is the most exiting and the main
part of wood working projects. Great care is required while doing it. Any mistake while execution can
be costly. Do not try anything different from what you have included in the plans.
After this, the next step is to giving a proper finish to the piece. For this, the finish can alter the whole
look of the furniture. Choosing a proper finish can completely change the look of the whole piece, so
Jobs in The Wood Working Industry
Will fetch you good money. Arrays of jobs are available in
wood working industry. Getting a job in the industry is not
a difficult task, as you will be able to find plenty of job
If you are a skilled worker then a job in the wood working
industry is guaranteed. Even by acquiring necessary skills
you can ensure a job in the wood working industry.
In fact if you have the perquisite skills, excellent career
growth are waiting for you in this industry.
If you have a good experience in furniture making then
you can immediately get a job in the wood working industry. In today’s times cabinets are in great
Today beautiful and elegant cabinets are sold within no time. Hence, carpenters who have prior
experience in making cabinets will be hired within no time in wood working industry.
Carpenters who are highly skilled in making fireplace mantels, wall units, railing, stair cases, counter
tops, doors, and windows are also in great demand in this industry.
At present the wood working industry is flourishing and is facing acute shortage of skilled workers.
You can also take help researching the internet to find the desired job in wood working industry. Some
web sites list companies that have been making wood products for years and who are in urgent need of
Engineers or draftsmen who have good knowledge of Autocad and experience in millwork and
cabinetry industry will definitely get excellent pay and incentives are guaranteed for such professionals.
Candidates who have experience in handling architectural millwork projects can work as a project
manager. Such candidates are given excellent pay and benefits such as paid health insurance.
People who have a track record of negotiating and pricing quality projects can work as estimators in
this industry. If you have prior experience in managing and handling a team of estimators and project
managers can apply for the post of an operational manager.
The post of an operational manager is considered to be a very high position in the wood working
industry. Operations managers use modern technology to create quality products. Such people should
be highly energetic as lot of responsibility rests on their shoulders.
Carpenters who have good knowledge of using modern tools such as band saw blades are always in
demand. Craftsman who can build ornate furniture with the help of hand tools and are able to use
power tools efficiently can easily find a job in the wood working industry.
Running A Wood Working Business
If you want to increase your income and love wood
work, then you should maybe about starting a home
A person who has good wood working skills can easily
start his or her business from home, start small and build
a portfolio of your best work.
If you want to make a career in wood working then it is
indeed an excellent idea. There are many examples of
people who have become rich with the help of wood
If you are really serious then it is just a matter of time to become successful in this business. Wood
working business can be regarded as a good source of income. If you love to work with wood then
there should not be any problem in starting a wood working business.
Many have doubled their income by doing wood working part time. Handcrafted wood is in great
demand. If the handcrafted wood has a beautiful design and is of good quality then you can simply ask
the price you want from the customer.
If you are good at wooden toys then it is indeed a golden opportunity to start a wood working business
at home. Children simply love to play with wooden toys.
Most wooden products are marketable today.
If you are a skilled worker in making furniture such as cabinets, chair then you should not think twice
to start a wood working business.
Cabinets and chairs are used every day and also in great demand. Hence there is no way that you will
remain idle if you start a wood working business. In fact the orders of making cabinets and furniture
will be so much that you will have to hire skilled workers.
At present the wood working business is booming. Hence there is no reason that you will be in loss if
you start a wood working business. If you have the skill and talent then you can easily make money in
wood working business.
If you want to start a wood working business then you should know the requirements for opening this
business. More importantly you should be clear about the type of wooden products that are going
produce. From the type of wooden products you will definitive idea about the tools and supplies that
you will need to start the business.
You can also advertise your business through newspapers to attract potential customers. You can also
create your own website where the clients can directly get a glimpse of your products. A website is
indeed a nice way to showcase all your wooden products. You should also the name of suppliers in your
city that can provide various woods as well as wood handling tools.
At any cost sub standard material should not be used in making wooden products. Quality is important
especially in wooden products that would be used daily. A substandard product will definitely spoil
your reputation which will have an adverse effect on your wood working business.
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