Woodworking for the Whole Family

Woodworking for the Whole Family

Summer is in full swing! Get the kids involved and create a family-friendly woodworking project together. Make your own birdhouse, planter box, backyard toy, or for the super adventurous, try building your own go-cart.

With an simple internet search, you can find many free, easy-to-follow plans perfect for a family woodworking project. And with kids involved, always remember safety first. A little preparation beforehand can ensure your project is safe and fun for everyone. Put any sharp tools out of reach until needed, unplug any power tools, and depending on the project, safety glasses will come in handy. Another great tip is to make sure children are wearing closed-toed shoes while working, and make sure any extra debris on the floor is cleaned up. 

Family woodworking projects with children can teach them an array of skills like measuring, planning, and the use of basic carpentry tools, as well as the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a project. The time you spend together on a project is priceless, and the best part is, you will have a beautiful piece that you made together to show for it.