For those of you who no longer want the height of your DIY experience to be assembling an IKEA bed or table, finding the jumping-off point to bigger and better things can be tricky. Shooting too high with an overly ambitious endeavor can lead to disappointment, or perhaps even an injury. The key is choosing something that provides a challenge and an opportunity for you to learn new skills, while not having to perform tasks that go far and beyond your comfort zone.
Enter the wooden crate. The unassuming, everyday item is a great resource for those starting on their DIY journey because of its building block like potential. They are already constructed into individual segments that you can then piece together for whatever your desired end product is.
Before transitioning from pre-packaged tools that come with the furniture components to working from your own blueprint, be sure to arm yourself with the necessary items. Here is a simple guide to using basic woodworking tools.
Check out these wooden crate upcycle examples and get your creative juices flowing.
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