Woodworking Christmas Gift Ideas: 2015 Holiday Gift GuideComments (0)
Hello and Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Are you a woodworker looking to make gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? Then, you are in the right place. We have provided a list of woodworking projects that are tailored for each member of your family. Each plan features step-by-step instructions with detailed photographs, exploded illustrations for various project shapes, a cut list and cutting diagram, and a Convenience Plus Buying Guide so you know exactly what supplies are required to complete the project. There is no doubt they will appreciate your handmade and thoughtful gift.
If you are looking to find a unique gift for the woodworker in your life, we are also providing a list of the top 18 tools for the DIYer.
Now, pick the perfect plan below and get to work.
(Items 1 through 10 are Project Plans. Photos show the finished projects, which are not for sale.)
Although it is cold outside, this Adirondack chair will remind everyone of a warm summer afternoon. Give someone the gift of relaxation where they can appreciate your woodworking skills while sipping an umbrella-clad drink. This woodworking plan is well-thought-out and more easily accomplished than you’d ever believe! Measuring 38″ tall, 28″ wide and designed with a contoured back and seat, this chair will become an instant backyard favorite.
2. Student Desk
Do you have a family member who is about to go to college? Then, this is the perfect woodworking gift. Surprise your student with this quality and classic mission style desk. Top off this present with an office chair or school supplies to aid his or her educational experience. Measuring at 30″, high 27″ wide and 55″ long, it is the perfect size for a dorm room or small office.
Newborns might be the best gift anyone could ask for. Whether one is on the way or needs a bedroom upgrade, this pendulum cradle woodworking plan ensures that the newborn is sleeping in the best quality, handcrafted heirloom. It even has a cool storage/travel feature. The cradle’s eight parts fit neatly into your car trunk or store in a closet.
Impress your wife this holiday season with this stylish and practical butcher-block cart. She will really appreciate the additional countertop space, along with the style it adds to her kitchen. The key to this woodworking plan is the end-grain surface, which causes the knife edge to slip in between the wood fibers rather than slicing them off. So throw away your cluster of cutting boards, and make this long-lasting working surface.
Toys for your Family Youth
Everyone should own a rocking horse as a kid. Gift this timeless toy to any of your young family members. It is sure to delight the heart of any youngster and provide a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction for the woodworker. Easy to make, this sturdy, sure-footed pony captures the spirit and beauty of an antique rocking horse.
Perhaps, you have a little girl in the family that just received her first dollhouse. She is going to need somewhere to store her little treasures, doll clothes, doll shoes, and who knows what else. Build her these detailed furniture pieces that will complement her dollhouse and give Barbie some organization.
Perhaps, you have a boy in your family who needs to haul some sand, stones, and wood scraps around. You will enjoy watching the imagination that this toy provokes. Also, it is a great decoration for a play room or bedroom. Build yourself a wooden dump truck, today!
For the Woodworker (or Yourself)
If you want to make your woodworking friends a gift or just want to treat yourself, here are three projects that will not disappoint.
There is nothing is better than a clean and fresh workbench made by you. Plus, you get to customize it to the perfect height. This is a rock-solid workbench ready to tackle the toughest projects. This plan was proven in the WOOD magazine shop by its editors and master craftsman.
9. Tool Chest
This tool chest is another essential for the woodworker. Good tools deserve a good chest built specifically to house, protect, and organize them. Here’s a chest that’s designed to accommodate a good-sized collection of common woodworking tools. Build it for a friend or yourself, and it will provide organization, upkeep of tools, and tool loss prevention.
We saved the best for last. This is for the man cave. Spice up the entertainment center while saving room with this flat panel TV cabinet. There is plenty of room for all electronic components and accessories. Kick back and relax after completing this project … and after your holiday shopping is done … and after you set up all the wiring.
We hope you find this guide useful for discovering the perfect gifts for your family members. A handmade gift speaks volumes and will be cherished from generation to generation.
Remember to stop by your local Woodcraft store and pick up all the necessary woodworking supplies where our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you complete your project.
Again, Happy Holidays from Woodcraft!
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