In this article, we’ll talk about some of the best DIY Websites where you can do your custom woodworks. Some of them are more than a decade old. So, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about them. In the end, we have also given you their Social Media links from where you can follow them and also join the forums to get your questions answered.
1- Woodworking for Mere Mortals
This is one of the best websites when it comes to DIY work. It is run by Steve Ramsey who has devoted his whole life to woodworking. He has a huge Facebook and Instagram following where you can follow him and keep yourself updated with the latest posts. The Woodworking for mere mortals Site was created in 2008. According to Steve, he has seen his dad working with wood and repairing things while growing up that has inspired him. He loves power tools like lathe machine, table saw, drill press, and more.
According to him, when it comes to woodworking, a lot of people have this misconception that you have to have big tools. But on his site, you would learn a lot of stuff with essential hand tools which will be helpful if you are a beginner. Steve believes in creating something amazing you don’t need a lot of tools, a lot of space and a lot of money; instead, you need the skill and hard work.
2- Ana White
She is the queen of DIY Woodworks and has millions of followers around the world. She lives with her husband, and two kids in Alaska make some cool furniture with very basic tools. If you don’t want to spend money on your woodworking plan and want to keep things affordable. This is the website that you should bookmark right away. She has spent the last decade working on different woodworking projects. You’ll get to know how to renovate your bedroom in just $500, how to put horizontal shelves on your garage and much more.
You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube Channel, or have a look at different cool Stuff on Pinterest. According to Ana, her goal is simple, to improve their homes on a limited budget with essential tools. You’ll learn about how to get mattresses removed from the floor, and a customized dining table organized closets fitting your clothes and needs, and more. She also uses a couple of basic power tools which includes miter saw, a drill, brad nailer, Kreg jig, and circular saw. You can also email her on [email protected], and probably she will reply to you as well.
3- Paul Sellers’ Blog
This is also a great blog where you will learn a lot of woodworking. Paul has been doing woodwork for the last 50 years. There are also different woodworking courses available on his website. With a free membership, you’ll learn the basics of woodworking if you want to go advanced, you can go for premium woodworking masterclass. He considers himself a lifestyle woodworker who will help you in improving your life with basic and advanced carpentry skills. What i love about his blog that you’ll learn a lot of new techniques of woodworking that you’ll not find anywhere else.
He is very well known among celebrities and Politicians. His designs have renovated the homes of Senator Gramm and President Bush. Two of his cabinets are also the part of the White House permanent collection that itself shows the quality of work he does. What i appreciate about his work is diversity. You’ll see the more significant projects and some smaller cool DIY stuff as well where he makes a cello with his son. In every episode, you’ll see something new and unique. According to him, woodworking is an art where learning never ends.
4- FUN WITH WOODWORKING
This is the website run by Donald LeBlanc and has a very active community of like-minded people. The site has everything for you, different plans, recommend tools, DIY Projects, and their merchandise t-shirts as well. The site was launched in 2012, and since then, it has received a lot of fan following around the world. To access the site, firstly you need to register yourself to have an account. You’ll get access to a lot of indoor and outdoor projects. There is a lot of fun DIY stuff that also you can try. You can also contact them through their Contact Us Page, and they are very quick to respond.
No matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced in woodworking, there is always something new to learn. Their website is well organized, and you’ll find all the related content in the respective websites. You can also submit your woodwork to the community and get feedback from other like-minded people. They have a very active community of people. Though their group is not very big, but that’s good, which allows you to have individual attention and better feedback.
5- Design Matters
Design Matters is one of the most popular woodworking Design websites which mainly focuses on furniture to enhance the lifestyle. It is managed by George Walker who is the author of some well known Woodworking & Tools Books. This is not the main woodworking website instead of it is about building a design which is the core of woodworking. Here, you will learn a lot about basic hand tools. If you are a beginner, this could be a good place to enhance your designing skills.
You’ll learn a lot of creative angles for making a design. He is very traditional when it comes to the work he does. He loves to talk about art and philosophy. His inspiration comes from some legendary art collections from which he tries to emulate the things in his work. You’ll also come across a lot of contemporary work as well. This blog is unique of its kind. You’ll not get to a lot of DIY Work over here; instead, it will push you to think differently and create something unique of your own.
6- Woodworker’s Journal
This woodworking magazine is a must for every woodworker. They have been in the industry for the last forty years and have very good authority in the industry. It is not just focused on woodworking; you’ll also learn a lot of carpentry. Starting from lumber management to making a cozy mini house for your dog. They have a huge Facebook and Twitter following where you get new stuff very frequently. This is not an individual site; instead, a whole team works behind it to bring something new.
They have a lot of free content, which is good enough for beginners. If you want to learn advanced stuff, then you can go and buy premium content as well. The choice is for you.
This magazine keeps you updated with the recent trends about tools, materials, and new techniques. What i love about their content that most of their videos are shot in high definition. You get very clear detailed information about their projects. If you have something new in mind, you can also become part of contributing bloggers. You can signup for the website by entering your email, and you’ll receive the updates weekly, so you always remain ahead in the world of woodworking.
7- The Wood Whisperer
This website is the perfect combination of woodworking and fun. This site is owned by Marc J. Spagnuolo who is the author of Hybrid Woodworking. He is also a video producer, podcaster and funny at the same time. You might have seen his article getting published in a lot of woodworking Magazines where he talks about different woodworking skills and projects. He used to work in the biotech industry but later on his life; he started woodworking as a hobby with the support of his wife. He started working on refining and some other clients, and now this website is his main primary business.
What i like about Spangnuolo is the way of teaching things. You’ll never get bored, and he teaches you everything with a tinge of humor. The site is very well organized, and you’ll find all the related contents in the respective categories. He works on a variety of DIY Stuff that includes Outdoor Table, Dining Table, Barbeque Cart, Gaming Stuff for kids, and more. They also have live shows where you can ask your questions and get them resolved. You can also submit your projects to their website and get a chance to get featured.
8- Jays Custom Creations
In this website, you’ll learn a lot of trendy stuff. Jay, who is the owner of the site, brings you a lot of cool stuff around the web. You will get information about different tools, shop, and some cool DIY projects. They have a very active community as well where you can ask your questions, and somebody will reply. You can also submit your post and become part of the featured creator’s group. Jay started woodworking as a hobby and made a lot of mistakes in the starting. He doesn’t want his readers to make the same mistakes.
The site has cool categories like “Trash to Treasure,” CNC, “Pocket Hole Project,” and more. What i love the website that once in a while you’ll meet some creative featured woodworks where you learn completely new things. He has huge social media following where you can be the part of the community and do some cool DIY stuff. The Site has a variety of content that starts from making a Chinese checker game box to making a barbecue tray.
9- Basic Woodworking
If you are a beginner, this site is going to be the perfect fit for you. Here you can learn the woodworking and carpentry skills from basics. Though this is not a very popular website but a good one to give it a try. There are different categories to explore. You can learn about software, tools, various DIY projects, Reviews Plans, and more. Apart from covering the different projects, they also cover the important questions that people have as a beginner like “Why do painter wear white,” “Different types of wood” and more.
They also have some basic woodworking plans for children as well, which is a good part. So, whether you are 10years old or 60years old grandpa, this site has something for everyone. You can also submit your projects and get a chance to be featured on the website.
10- Teds Woodworking
This is one of the best woodworking guides that you can go for in 2019. It has received really good reviews online. Few consider it the Bible of Every Woodworker. The Site is owned by Ted who spent his whole life in woodworking. His work has been widely appreciated domestically and internationally. What i really love about his website that you get step by step instructions starting from design, tools, cost, and all other important aspects. The kind of details that he provides is hard to find on any other website.
This is a premium website where you get access to more than 16000 DIY projects. It is suitable for both beginners and advanced woodworkers. The detailed schematics and view from different angles help you to become the master of woodworking. This website will challenge your beliefs about woodworking and teach you new skills so that you can bring your imagination to reality.
There are also some different forums that you can join and get the answers to your questions. In case you have doubt, you can also let us know in the comments below, we’ll try to respond as soon as possible.