“I love woodworking”: 130 times woodworking enthusiasts have taken their projects to the next level and shared the results on this Instagram account
Some of our favorite smells include rain after a hot day, freshly cut grass, and fresh sawdust. We don’t know about you Pandas, but these three really take us back to our childhood when our parents and grandparents were working on their latest projects in the garage or the backyard shed.
It sometimes feels like woodworking has fallen out of favor over the past few decades. Almost everyone knew at least a little about woodworking, but now it’s usually a skill only builders and do-it-yourselfers possess. It’s a shame because you can craft some really impressive buildings, furniture, and artwork out of wood. The kind of thing that really makes you want to live in the middle of the forest in a log cabin that you built with your own hands.
We’ve rounded up some of the best woodworking projects, featured on the ‘I Love Woodworking’ Instagram page. Hopefully, this will inspire you to give crafting a try…or take up the hobby again if your tools are dusty and covered in cobwebs. Scroll down, vote for your favorite photos and let us know what you’re working on right now. And watch out for the splinters!
Dr Paul Bones. an assistant professor of sociology at Texas Woman’s University, who works with wood as a hobby, was kind enough to share her thoughts on the craft with bored panda. He gave some great tips for those of you who may be new to woodworking and revealed how he got into the hobby, as well as why he was so passionate about it.
“I love woodworking for many reasons. I’m an academic with a disability, so having the ability to make something tangible, something I can see and hold helps keep my feet on the ground. And relatively sane I also love the fact that there is so much to learn and I started making pens, then making bottle caps, then bowls Lately I have been working with rings and encrusted knives. It’s just great fun to learn new skills, apply them, and watch myself progress. It also gives me time to sit with myself, disconnect from deadlines and emails, and being more present in the moment. That’s what keeps me glued to the carpentry,” Dr. Bones told us. Scroll down for our full interview with the professor. In the meantime, you can find her handmade wooden objects on Etsy.