Wood is a fertile material that can be used not only for making furniture or building houses. There is a special warmth in it, giving a very cozy look to things from it. It’s not so easy to find something wooden for sale - modern manufacturers prefer cheap plastic or glass. You can master the simple principles of working with wood in order to create unique things from this material.
The manufacture of wood products requires, above all, the availability of special tools. If you seriously engage in the creation of such decoration items, you will need to purchase a jigsaw, drill, sander.
Wood carvings require special attention. Special sharp cutters are added to the above described tools for their creation. Wood carvings can be either decorative or have a practical function. Now it is very popular to order carved rolling pins with which you can bake beautiful cookies with prints. Cutting on a tree is reduced to the fact that at first the drawing is transferred to wood, and then they begin to deepen it with chisels, achieving the necessary volume.
DIY wood models:
- Still quite popular models of wood. Some people are fond of not only collecting, but also creating such things. Basically, military equipment is made of wood: ships, airplanes, tanks. Some people prefer to buy ready-made kits with instructions, which step by step tells in what sequence to assemble the model. There are those who create them according to their own sketches.
- Many models can be used as children's toys. It is believed that the tree has a beneficial effect on the development of the child due to its texture and tactile sensations. In addition, most of these toys or crafts made from wood are hard to break.
Wooden ship: manufacturing method
The easiest way to make a ship of wood with their own hands from a whole bar of wood. To do this, it is treated from the outside with a planer, chiseling all the irregularities. Then you need to prepare an approximate drawing of the ship.
In accordance with it, mark keel lines on the treated bar. After that, we begin to gouge the bottom of the model. When it becomes the desired depth, we begin to clean uneven places. We make deck from flat plates by sticking them on top. Prepare a long stick for the mast, which is fastened in accordance with our drawing.
Then we proceed to cutting out the porthole windows and decorating the ship with decorative carvings. At the end of a piece of matter we make a sail and fasten it to the mast.
Making a photo frame
For the framework you need to find the right material. Usually they are made of cut, the width of which should be more than 3 cm. You can also use lumber sold in any hardware store. In addition to wood, you need a saw and a very strong glue. Do not forget about the rulers and squares - they will help to create a flat frame.
Cooking boards for the frame. We need 4 boards, which need to be cut from one end at an angle of 45 degrees (a square will help to measure the angle correctly). From the corner, set aside a distance equal to the height of the frame and trim the board again at a 45-degree angle. Do not forget that 2 boards will be smaller in length if you want the frame to be rectangular.
Put all the boards together. Try to press them as tight as possible to check the corners. If they do not fit snugly, then check the correctness of the calculations.
Spread each corner with wood glue and glue an angle to the other plank to it. Try to stick the sides in stages and for some time firmly press the sides to each other.
When the glue is completely dry, go to the sanding frame. To do this, walk across the surface with a large sandpaper. If you see small crevices in the corners, then putty them.
In order to mount the frame on the wall, drill a shallow hole in the back top side. So the product can be hung on a stud. You can equip the frame with a purchased mount. On the back side, make mounts to hold the photos - saw off small plates of wood and screw them onto the screw, 1 cm each side. In order for the contents of the frame not to fail, cut out a thick cardboard or chipboard rectangle equal in size to the future content.
Cover the frame with the stain of the desired color, and when it dries, apply varnish on top. Insert a rectangle of chipboard. If desired, glass can be applied on top of the frame contents.
If you want to decorate your house with wooden crafts, but you do not have the necessary tools, then you can buy a blank. Usually they are sold for decoration using decoupage technique. In the shops of goods for creativity, you can find wooden boxes, vases, bracelets, boards, key holders, bases for watches. Such a blank can be manually painted, decorated with napkins, or simply varnished, leaving the natural texture.
Also, to create unique wooden products, you can use unnecessary things. To do this, take wooden boxes. With the help of them make coffee tables or shelves.
Decorative woodwork do-it-yourself help revive the interior of the room. It can be not only large items like shelves and coffee tables, but also something less bulky. To create frames, boxes, etc. items you need a minimum of tools - jigsaw, glue, screws and sandpaper. In addition to decorative woodwork, you can also make toys for children and models for collectibles.