Equipping Americans with better building plans and experienced advice can save money and frustration, publishes minimalistwoodworking.com
Elmhurst, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2014 -- Statistics from the retail industry indicate the prices of wood furniture have escalated more than 70 percent over the last 20 years, leading many Americans to consider building their own home furnishings. While tens of thousands of free woodworking plans are readily available online, most have been found less than helpful. In fact, countless consumers report inaccurate measurements, incomplete material lists and instructions that are spotty at best. This leaves numerous disheartened would-be do-it-yourselfers trudging back to the over-priced furniture stores in the wake of failed attempts to follow shabbily contrived plans.
With these issues in mind, Chad Harris recently launched the Minimalist Woodworking website for sharing advice and effective furniture plans. Said Harris, "Our site provides links to more 16,000 woodworking plans, and we will continue to add to that number. This is a compilation of the most comprehensive plans available for a number of different types of furniture. We also offer blog posts from an experienced woodworker who began his DIY journey as a novice just as many of our viewers will be."
Among the most popular home furniture building projects are Adirondack chairs. The new website supplies plans for the basic style of Adirondack chair as well as those for several variations, such as the love seat and rocking chair versions, along with a few others only revealed to site visitors. This collection of plans and helpful tips for such a project can be found at http://minimalistwoodworking.com/adirondack-chair-plans. Also available is a list of the various building media that can be used.
Another in-demand DIY task is wooden gun cabinets. Many gun cabinets found in stores are considered unsightly or overly expensive by most consumers in the market for them. Harris advises this is a project to be taken seriously as it should be designed for safety. Though the builder can customize a gun cabinet through choice of wood, pattern style and intricate details, the core functionality of the project should not be overlooked.
Craftsmen typically envision a glass panel in the door for displaying their firearms; however, caution should be exercised. Using a standard pane of glass is not recommended since it could easily be broken, leaving the weapons inside exposed. Shatterproof glass or a sheet of acrylic should be implemented instead as these offer greater security. The wood used and the construction itself should also be strong enough to support the see-through panel. These plans and additional advice are available at http://minimalistwoodworking.com/gun-cabinet-plans.
Concluded Harris, "These are only a couple of examples of what our website has to offer. Our goal is to help our visitors hone their woodworking skills and develop a hobby or trade they can enjoy. At the same time, we can help save them a great deal of heartache by equipping them with the knowledge they need to create beautiful furniture with their own hands.
Anyone interested in woodworking may Visit http:// minimalistwoodworking.com to find out more"
About Minimalist Woodworking
Offering advice gained through first-hand experience and access to more complete plans than those offered by typical woodworking websites, Minimalist Woodworking helps do-it-yourselfers of all skill levels create beautiful and well-built furniture to be proud of.