Woodworking is a hobby that appears to be making a comeback and more and more people are looking at ways in which they can make items with their own hands. In some cases this leads to a cottage style business.
In order to fully enjoy your woodworking and to perhaps take it to a level where you can sell items to the public there are a number of things that you need to have.
Space – a dedicated space to create your items in is the best way to be able to concentrate and fully enjoy your work without having to worry about getting in other people’s way. This could mean working from your garage or perhaps a garden building of one description or another. You may want to have somewhere that has electricity in case any of your equipment needs a power source. You will also need somewhere that is large enough for you to store the timber that you get from Timber Merchants Southampton way such as http://www.timbco.co.uk/ to make your items.
Workbench – in order to create your items you will need a workbench of one type or another. This enables you to fix your projects into a static position so that you can cut, plane and paint them as well as giving you somewhere that you can leave your item when you need to glue sections and leave to cure overnight.
Equipment – the equipment and tools that you need will depend very much on whether you are making little wooden trinkets or larger furniture pieces such as garden furniture. You will most probably need number of different saw, planes and screwdrivers and hammers.