Woodworking is a hobby that can look rather daunting; reviewing the tool setups possible on some videos make you wonder how you can ever find the space or afford the tools. But there are many simple and practical woodworking projects to do at home that can be easily worked in a small space and with just a few tools.
In fact, many skilled woodworkers enjoy finding practical woodworking projects that can be built using just a few tools. If your space is small, keep an eye out for projects that offer more storage options such as small shelf units. Other helpful projects include storage boxes that can serve both, as a side table, and as a covered storage for out-of-season garments or blankets.
#1 DIY Wine Glass Holder
This wine glass holder is a great reminder of the beauty that can be found in small pieces of wood. To complete this task, you need a piece of wood 7.5 inches square. Make sure that if there are any knots, they’re not in the middle of the board or at any of the corners.
A knot in a piece of wood points to an area of the living tree where a branch died and fell off. While knots can be pretty, be aware that the wood around a knot and inside the knot will be a much different texture than the wood around it; it may be harder to cut and may fall out as you work around it.
The pattern for the wine glass holder is fairly straightforward. The hole in the middle of the board fits over the bottle top, and the slots in the corner hold the wine glass stems. You may find that you’ll get a better fitif you taper the center hole to flare down over the wine bottle so it doesn’t wobble.
However you finally decide to design this, you’ll wind up with a useful bit of craftwork that would make an ideal gift presentation!