Common Woodworking

Getting started in woodworking can be difficult, from knowing what tools you need to knowing how do you sharpen them. The aim of Common Woodworking is to make getting started in woodworking more accessible to all. By following our tool guides and e-courses, they will take you through projects 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. With the use of our guides, we will provide you with all the information you need to know what tools to buy, where to buy them, how to use and maintain them. Our online course will also suit those who may not be new to woodworking but still consider themselves a beginner. We hope to get you started on your woodworking journey.


Happy woodworking!