If you’re looking to step up your hobby with some intermediate level woodworking projects, we’ve got a great list for you! Try this to improve your skills!
Woodworking is a great hobby, both to do for fun and to make and sell for a profit.
Woodworking is also a great hobby in that you can really build up your craft over time through trying more difficult builds, expanding your tool collection, and learning new skills
There are tons of beginner-friendly build ideas that use simple tools and simple cuts and are straightforward to put together. These builds typically are quicker to put together and don’t have a lot of complexity.
Beginner-level woodworking also usually involves making smaller items. Smaller things are easier to work with and don’t require as much time, resources or skill.
If you’ve been woodworking for a while, you might be ready for something a little more challenging.
There are tons of intermediate woodworking projects that you can do to up your skills and try something new.
This post will share with you a wide range of intermediate level woodworking projects that you can use to improve your skills and challenge yourself from where you might be.
Or, if you are already an intermediate level woodworker and are looking for more cool things to build for your home or to sell, look no further than this list.
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What makes a woodworking project intermediate?
An “intermediate” woodworking project is a little less straightforward than a beginner level project. It might have more steps, more complicated steps, or use more specific tools.
Beginner level woodworking projects usually minimize the number of tools required, the amount of materials used, and the complexity of steps.
Intermediate level woodworking projects start using more tools and tools that might not be owned by the general hobbyist woodworker.
Think back to when you were a kid and your dad had a number of tools in the garage for fixing things or building minor things, but didn’t actually do woodworking. He probably had a drill, sander, circular saw and maybe a miter saw if he was really adventurous. Those are beginner level tools.
For us, we started out with a drill, hand saw and miter box, and sander on the screened porch of our condo. We were able to put together some signs for our wedding and a coffee table out of driftwood, but it wasn’t until we moved to our first house and bought a miter saw and table saw that we really got into more complex woodworking.
Intermediate level woodworking projects also consist of more difficult woodworking skills. Intermediate level woodworking projects are going to be more than straight cuts and butt joints. There will be some more complex joinery, angles and tapering that you wouldn’t see a beginner comfortable with.
Here’s a good list of our favorite intermediate level woodworking projects that can help you take your woodworking hobby to the next level.
Intermediate Woodworking Projects
Intermediate level woodworking projects
If you're looking to step up your hobby with some intermediate level woodworking projects, we've got a great list for you! Try this to improve your skills!
Create a beautiful (and huge) garden arbor to grace the entrance to your yard or garden.
This traditionally styled crib is perfect for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or friend!
If you or someone you know loves gardening, build them this potting bench that allows them to work on plants at standing height and also has hidden storage for their supplies!
The body of this table is a simple box, but it's the intricacies of the doors and drawers that make this an intermediate level project.
A project as large as this canopy bed automatically moves into the intermediate level category because it involves working with large pieces and precision is key to a good night's sleep.
Arches and drawers make this project a little different than a standard box. Plus, try your hand at edge banding!
This large outdoor sectional couch has a lot of connecting pieces and angles and requires some precise connections.
Like your typically ladder bookshelf but with a slight angle to each part that makes it a little more difficult to work with.
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