Welcome to Common Woodworking!

Common Woodworking

‘Common’ can mean something that you share, something that is frequent and something that is everyday, Common Woodworking is an accurate representation of what we hope to achieve with the site. Woodworking can be a difficult subject with which to get started. What tools do you need? How do you sharpen them? Where do you buy them? Slowly, a step at a time, we aim to answer these questions and much more in an easy-to-understand way.

We set this site up to trial a new beginner online class and tool guide format. The site is mostly blank except for the courses page and the guides page.

Our aim is to create guides and easy to follow courses on the basic woodworking techniques and concepts that we think are important to being able to make furniture. Small projects will be used to help convey concepts that can be applied to bigger projects. There are only a few joints and a couple of dozen tools that are essential to making furniture. That is still true of larger more complex furniture. It is however very difficult to make anything if you do not know the steps you need to take. That is where this site can help. Check back to find more information added over time.