How to Get Started with Woodworking | Beginner's Guide

How to Get Started with Woodworking | Beginner's Guide

If you’re interested in getting started with woodworking, watch this video. I’ll talk through my story, easy projects, beginner tools, and valuable resources!

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– Kreg Jig:
– Circular Saw (currently using):
– Jigsaw (currently using):
– Sander:
– Drill (first one I owned):
– Belt / Disc Sander:
– Drill Press:
– Jointer:
– Planer:
– Table Saw:


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– Tripod:
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  1. Girish Rateshwar on September 5, 2022 at 12:56 am

    I dont know why youtube recommended this video.. but im glad it did.. thanks for sharing.. learnt a lot..

  2. Tom C on September 5, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Thanks for the info!

  3. Kurt and Samantha Meyer on September 5, 2022 at 12:58 am

    I’m definitely #3. We bought a foreclosure 4 years ago and my interest started with laying down laminate flooring in what is now my office. Bought a nice circular saw for that project and it left me wondering what else I could do. Now I have a pocket hole jig, orbital sander, and a nice double bevel miter saw. I’m doing basic furniture these days. Thanks for your videos. Nice to see someone with a similar perspective on the hobby!

  4. Ryan Haynes on September 5, 2022 at 12:58 am

    All my tools are for machines lol! Well looks like I’m going to feed my tool addiction a bit more!!!!

  5. Freddy Gonzales on September 5, 2022 at 12:59 am

    I am beginner too I want to buy a table saw. Which one do you recommend?

  6. Casual Builds on September 5, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Where are you along your woodworking journey?

  7. Bruno Villeneuve on September 5, 2022 at 1:05 am

    I’m about to start my woodworking journey soon.. I got a handful of tools that I purchased/received as a gif along those years because I built/renovations 3 houses total. Dewalt 10in construction site tablesaw (although it doesn’t support dados), DeWalt 12in mitersaw, Skillz router (although no table yet), not so many clamps (maybe 3-4 pipe clamps and 2 small clamps), a hand plane, chisels, skillsaw, oscilliating tool, dremel… Will definitely buy a Kreg Jig because I had one and I don’t know where it is! I have my eyes on a planer but it’s expensive. It’s just a matter of taking time and learning about all the different kind of wood there is and their main function. My garage is a 24×26 and I have a crazy big amount of space for building a workbench first, and some stations afterwards. I won’t even park the ATVs or any car in there .. just for maintenance lol

    I gotta find the guts to buy decent birch plywood to make some cabinets but it’s crazy expensive here in Canada,Qc. And hard wood too is expensive so it’s not easy to get started, make mistakes and not being ripped off.

    Youtube is indeed full of resources and I can’t value how many hours I spent watching videos of you guys about making stuff and help people getting started with WW and even more complicated projects.

    Also worth mentionning the Woodwhisperer is a very good channel for fine woodworking once you reach a certain level of maturity in the process. Jay Bates has also very decent content. Those two guys are the first few channels I have sub to. And today, i’m gonna sub to yours because I like the approach you have and your video edits are well done too.

    Keep up the good work and keep sharing!

  8. Greg Holtmeyer on September 5, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Would you get a planer or desktop jointer first? I can’t afford to get both at same time. I want to start off by making some cutting boards. Then move up to the rustic table like your changing table. Thanks. Im loving the videos.

  9. Joshua Andrew on September 5, 2022 at 1:06 am

    My first challenging project was a changing table / dresser for my son 16 years ago.

  10. PUBLICIDAD ECOS on September 5, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Glad to have found this channel … Greetings from a new subscriber from México 🙂

  11. Austin Lee on September 5, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Man, this is the second vid of yours I watched and was legitimately surprised that you didn’t have more than 4k followers. You’re doing awesome!

  12. Weston Smith on September 5, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Nice video. Thanks

  13. Anthony Galang on September 5, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Dude… thanks so much for putting out this video. I love watching woodworking videos on YT but sometimes the "beginner" or "minimal tools" required on the videos that I watch aren’t what they are. Props for putting up other channels you follow. You got yourself a new subscriber here.

  14. Meanpaco on September 5, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Nice setup and really enjoy the production of the video. Also some great info. I started when I ended up working in a building supplies dept at a local big box store. I have done a lot of work around the house like deck rails, fences, and installing doors. Now I am trying to get into more finished wood working. Every video I watch teaches me a little more and shows me what tools to go on the wish list. Next project is a simple computer desk for my wife’s home office.

    Thanks for the info again and I will be watching more. I definitely need to look into your dust collector setup!

  15. Vinn Brock on September 5, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Great video thank you. My wife and I are homeschooling our two kids, and we want to include woodshop in their curriculum. So these types of videos are great for all of us.

  16. marlon mendoza on September 5, 2022 at 1:09 am

    What would be a simple project for newbies like me thanks.

  17. S Ali on September 5, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Can I use a portable table saw installed in a work bench to extend the table top?

    Also, which table saw can accept a dato blade? I cannot find much information on this.

  18. Kim Thomas on September 5, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Can you tell which cnc you choose and why?

  19. Faolan Dunphy on September 5, 2022 at 1:12 am

    I am about to build that exact change table for our brand new twins (and 18 month old daughter). Just got my Kreg jig the other day.
    My technical school postponed, then canceled my 24 week carpentry program 4 weeks in because of COVID, so I’m trying to keep busy making things until I can get to work.
    Thanks for starting up this channel, I’ll be following for sure.

  20. Antonia Baker on September 5, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Congrats Tim, on baby Chloe

  21. Brigitte S on September 5, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Thanks for another great video !

  22. Bob Morrison on September 5, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Thank you for this, have only made some bleachers so far but would love to learn more.

  23. Alex C on September 5, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Tim, thanks for this video. Very useful. I’m a beginner woodworker.

  24. Freddy Guajardo on September 5, 2022 at 1:19 am

    What type of cnc are you using? I want to buy something like that.

  25. 20TheGame09 on September 5, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Very first project I did was a three tiered planter box.

  26. Streamin Freedom on September 5, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Best newbie woodworker video I’ve watched. You will have 100k plus subs soon!

  27. Binerman on September 5, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Found you through your sister…the AT hiker!

  28. Pickle Butt Cutting boards on September 5, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Love to see more stuff on jig and best ways to use them

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  31. Easton Pierce on September 5, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Working on a coffee bar right now similar to your other video. I’m making it longer by adding a vertical cabinet between the fridge and shelves. Thanks for all the insight!

  32. Thomas Gojkovich on September 5, 2022 at 1:26 am

    VERY helpful video. I am a beginning woodworker trying to learn as much as I can as I start this journey. Thanks for the advice!

  33. Alex Di Vito on September 5, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Omg i’m terrified. I was thinking of trying to finish my basement but I have literally zero tools except for a drill. I feel like I would need to build so many things including a work bench before I would feel confident enough to tackle a basement finishing.. but at the same time, it would be cool to be able to build all the furniture for this house that I just purchased..

  34. The Aloha Joe on September 5, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Great Video. Very informative and great suggestions for the beginner……….that is me………..Thanks alot!

  35. Keith on September 5, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Sure. I have several thousand dollars to buy these tools with.

  36. Will Lindow on September 5, 2022 at 1:28 am

    I’ve been woodworking for about 4 years as a hobby and this channel is PERFECT for me. Love your approach and content. I don’t get much time in my shop but this has me reinspired. Keep making these great videos.

  37. CplEHT22 on September 5, 2022 at 1:30 am

    My woodworking experience dates back to Woodworking I back in high school, with a little bit of carpentry to boot. I’ve always wanted to get back into woodworking and your video is easy to follow and is great for beginners. Great video!

  38. Ignacio Cantu on September 5, 2022 at 1:31 am

    I’m just barely going to get into wood working myself. I have a handsaw, jigsaw, belt sander, and a orbital sander. What would be the next must have tool for me to start off with? BTW love the chnanel

  39. Peter G on September 5, 2022 at 1:32 am

    I’m just getting started. Thanks for the helpful videos. You need a Casual Builds hat.

  40. KWaterfall on September 5, 2022 at 1:33 am

    I love your channel! How did you make your Miter Saw station? My biggest dilemma with woodworking is I often can’t cut the wood myself because it’s so long and I need someone to hold it. But I would love to just go to my garage and cut it all myself for my projects!

  41. Ryan on September 5, 2022 at 1:34 am

    What clamps do you use ?

  42. Jessica Tran on September 5, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Planning each projects and practicality of using them into the shop, learning along the way, and safety steps when thing just happens and what to watch out for, along with what has mentioned here are good to learn too.

  43. Morgan Wildman on September 5, 2022 at 1:42 am

    I did wood working after school and haven’t done it since, but I’d like to and this video is so helpful. And by school, I mean I was in grades 1-2. Now that I’m an adult and aiming to have a house in the next couple of years, it would be fantastic to take the same approach you naturally followed. Subbed. 🙂

  44. Rough Galaxy on September 5, 2022 at 1:48 am

    I’m just playing around with the idea of getting into woodworking. I remember from back in my junior high days I enjoyed shop class, and being out of work I have the chance to try out some new hobbies and who knows, maybe some day it can even turn into providing for the family. I’ll be checking out some other stuff here for sure.

  45. Nicolás A. Tribaldos Franco on September 5, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Kramer be vibin’ in the shop.

  46. Seamus O'Rooney on September 5, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Great video with helpful information for us beginners. Thanks man!

  47. Clickster on September 5, 2022 at 1:50 am

    I enjoyed this vid. I caught the woodworking bug from my dad. He built some beautiful things in his day. We’d have a ton of fun in the shop together if he were still around.

    First projects on the sked are a mobile stand for the shop vac and separator, then a mobile miter saw stand, followed by flip top mobile stands for the planer and for the belt/spindle sander that will double as work surfaces and outfeed tables for the table saw. It’s going to be fun, and many lessons will be learned, no doubt!

    Thanks for the list of others’ channels. I’m subscribed to several of them, but now need to go check out the others. Keep up the good work, dude.

  48. Reece Young on September 5, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Considering you make alot of projects why haven’t you upgraded your mitre saw to a sliding one it would make your life alot easier it did for me switching from non sliding to sliding

  49. Caleb Carter on September 5, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Hey thanks for making this video. Knowing that you only started a few years ago is inspiring to me. Im just getting started in woodworking myself. I like the idea of being able to build and create things myself. Thanks again.

  50. jetdr on September 5, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Just getting into woodworking, also just found your site on YouTube, I am going to take your advice and start making stuff for around my shop and house. picked up a Basic Kreg Jig, they are simple yet amazing. will need to a Jointer and Planer, do you recommend a combo of those?