Using wood for DIY projects is the best way for any budding DIY professional to start. There are many different home decor designs and accessories that can be made through wood crafting, so it can be hard to get started. That’s where the MakeByMe solution comes in: as well as providing a tool to plan and view wood projects in virtual reality, you can browse ideas from our inspiration feed to gather inspiration before embarking on your DIY woodworking project and creating your personal DIY home decor.
Wood bed frame DIY concepts for custom bedroom design
Crafting a wood bed frame is one of the easiest DIY projects for home decor wood projects. You can make it as minimalistic or as intricate as you like. Whatever your design plan, creating a custom bed frame using the MakeByMe solution means it will be entirely unique.
You’ll first want to consider the type of wood that would be suitable for your DIY project. Contemplate the level of woodworking skills that you or the people you are working with possess. Wood for DIY projects can generally be put into three categories, enabling you to make an informed decision as well as produce high quality finished products. Solid woods, such as hardwood lumber and oak; softwoods, such as pine; sheet woods, such as plywood and MDF.
The types of wood for a wood bed frame DIY project vary depending on which part of the bed they are intended for. For example, sheet wood may be more suitable for the headboard than solid wood. Furthermore, solid wood may be best suited for the frame and base elements.
No matter what material you choose, the best way to start is by building the frame itself. Once the frame is complete, you can then move on to a headboard. Start by cutting each piece of wood to the correct size, then use a drill to create pocket holes where the pieces will be joined. Lay out the frame (do this where the bed will eventually stand so you don’t need to carry the large frame at a later date!) and screw the pieces of wood together where you made the pocket holes. Subsequently, attach the legs and attach supports and the frame is ready!
Don’t worry if it sounds complicated – the MakeByMe solution will give you step-by-step instructions to follow once you’ve created your design.
As a final touch, you may also consider sanding, painting, staining, or blow torching the wood for an eye-catching effect.
Combine style and functionality with wooden desk DIY projects
Another task that is great for starting out is DIY wood desks. After you’ve designed your wooden desk DIY project in MakeByMe, you can either shop online for materials or choose to get them yourself. Head to your local lumber yard for hardwood lumber to be cut into specific dimensions for you or use scrap wood from other furniture pieces – old outdoor furniture works great. Or even take a trip to a local junk yard. Once you have your material, you can cut these easy to work types of wood to the perfect size for your wooden desk DIY project.
Your cut list will start with the desktop. You can either buy a solid piece or sheet of wood for this, or as a cheaper alternative you can cut various wooden boards to the same length and then clamp and glue them together.
Once you have your desktop, you’ll want to sand it down to remove any sharp edges. Then either purchase pre-made legs or make your own by repeating the clamp and glue technique. Use screws to then attach the legs to the desktop.
A wooden desk is a great first project as it is not too technical, and you can have some fun in creating and positioning it. You can view your wooden desk DIY project in virtual reality in the HomeByMe solution to figure out where the best location in your house is. And when it comes to the design, you have full control. You can keep it as simple as a refresh of your existing wooden desk or consider painted stained options for something new.
Using wood for DIY projects has never been easier with MakeByMe
As you can see, the possibilities offered when using wood for DIY projects are endless. From selecting the type of wood to view your DIY home decor item in virtual reality and creating the final piece with easy instructions. MakeByMe accompanies you every step of the way. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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