Advanced Woodworking Projects: Step by Step Guide

Advanced Woodworking Projects

Woodworking is a fantastic hobby. It is a great profession too that one can pursue for a lifetime. Are you interested in woodworking projects? Below we have described a couple of woodworking projects that are a bit advanced level but accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include plans and a materials and tools list. So, before starting a project, you can figure out what things you need and what you need to do.

Before starting a woodworking project, let us know a few essential woodworking tools. Knowing how these tools work will be helpful for you when you work in a project. Here is a list of basic and essential woodworking tools

  • Biscuit joiners
  • Nail guns
  • Circular saws
  • Hand saws
  • Jigsaw
  • Chisels
  • Wood lathe
  • Compound miter saw

Biscuit Joiners

A biscuit joiner is an indispensable tool in a workshop. It is because without this tool effective joining is not possible when assembling furniture. Using this tool you can assemble two pieces of wood making use of wood biscuits. Biscuits are pretty useful when aligning two pieces of wood together side-by-side in order to get them perfectly aligned and strengthen the joint. If you don’t have a biscuit joiner yet, there are many brands and types out there.

Nail guns

A nail gun is a good replacement for a hammer. It can drive a large number of nails through the wood consistently and accurately. It produces less impact on your work material. Operating the tool is simple and it requires less maintenance.

When you’re ready to buy a nail gun different reputable manufacturers like Hitachi, DEWALT, Makita have brought many great nailing models on the market.

Circular saws

A circular saw is a portable cutting tool. The tool is frequently used in DIY projects to cut large pieces of wood, plastic, metals, concrete and other materials like tiles and bricks. It can make curvilinear and straight cuts.

Hand saws

Hand saws are useful tools in woodworking and carpentry. The tool is used to cut pieces of wood into different shapes.


The jigsaw is another useful woodworking tool. Woodworkers use this tool to make both straight and curved cuts in a wide variety of materials, including wood, particleboard, plywood, plastic, metal, even ceramic tile. It’s also safe and easy to use
The jigsaw can be used to make both straight and curved cuts in a wide variety of materials, including wood, particleboard, plywood, plastic, metal, even ceramic tile. It’s also safe and easy to use.


Chisel tools work on different types of materials including wood, metal, and stone. The tool is used for cutting or carving hard materials.

Wood lathe

This machine is mostly used in advanced woodworking projects. It can form a piece of wood into the desired shape like bowl, spindle, or vase and is a useful tool to make other useful and decorative wood items.

Compound miter saw

It is another useful advanced woodworking tool. It is the most accurate tool for making crosscuts on wood, whether those cuts are square, angled or beveled. Compound miter saws are highly capable of making complex compound cuts on your work material.

Now, let us discuss a few advanced woodworking projects.

How to make a wooden wagon?

In this project, we will make a simple child toy- a wooden wagon. This toy wagon is a great holiday gift. It does not require batteries and it is barely possible to wear out. Your kids will love it since they will find it a useful vehicle to haul your family dog. And if you build the wagon well while your kids are quite young, your grandchildren will also play with this toy!
Step by step process of making a wooden wagon

Step 1: Build the body

Build the wagon box parts and prepare the surface of them with latex primer. Connect the side panels to the front and back panels using nails and wood glue.
Paint the body of the wagon with red or any color you like. However, most wagons are red.

Step 2: Connect running gear

Farm wagons require sturdy running gear to roll on. The same thing is applicable for a good toy wagon also. Make the wheels of this toy wagon using plywood and solid wood blocks.

Step 3: 
Affix the handle and wheels.

How to make a wooden box

A wooden box is the most elemental structure. But don’t think that making a box is simple and follows a unique approach. Woodworkers take different approaches to make a wooden box.

Here is one approach of making a box using wood

Tools and materials list


  • Cordless drill
  • Clamps
  • Wood glue
  • Chisel


  • Plywood

In this approach, what carpenters do to make a box is they make a bunch of rabbets.

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