I’ve been working on learning to woodwork since 2021. Here’s some of my creations in more-or-less chronological order:
My friend wanted a very specific couch, so we made a simple frame, bought/scavenged some upholstery materials and sewed a cover.
Designs from https://theweekendwoodworker.com/. I would definitely recommend the courses on his site for introductory projects. They’re laid out in a great progressive style that doesn’t require a million different tools to complete projects. I ended up scaling this up quite a bit to cover a fire pit in my backyard when it’s not in use.
I need to dig up a finished project picture, but it’s currently outside with some bonsai trees on it. Designs from https://theweekendwoodworker.com/
My first real excuse to buy some hardwood from the fancy hardware place down the street! This was canary wood and white oak.
Washi Tape Boxes
These were a request from my girlfriend for something to store her washi tape in (basically like fancy decorative tapes). Good excuse to try out using a box joint jig for the first time.
Designs from https://theweekendwoodworker.com/
Designs (slightly) modified from: https://www.peacelovebonsai.com/post/how-to-build-a-bonsai-bench-step-by-step-instructions
Sanding Stuff Organizer
Design from https://theweekendwoodworker.com/. (It’s the one on the left here)
Wood wall organizer
Again from https://theweekendwoodworker.com/.
I made a tiny walnut box to hold a ring. I actually made one very glaring mistake and turned it into a design element. I made a jig for the tablesaw to make 45° cuts clean and easy.
I designed this with sketchup and then spent a long while building it. I’d designed something with some tricky new things to figure out (like a waterproof top).
Wood scrap organizer shelves
I designed this one myself with pencil/paper. I think used https://www.cutlistoptimizer.com/ to plan out the plywood cuts. One lesson learned here is that I have to be better at accounting for the depth of my dado cuts when planning for the cuts I need. I mostly got it right, but ended up with one section that was too short and had to recut to get a shelf to fit.