First experience about wood working

Since my last post I went 2 times to a DIY store, because I had to buy more wood laths and new tools and and and …

And I’m sure it wont be my last visit there.

Before I started this project I knew exactly what I wanted …. on paper!!! I’m a  newbie with an idea and no experience. But everyone has startet off small lol

So I went to the store not exactly knowing what I could get to implement my plan.

I found many different wood laths varying in widths and depths.

The only thing I knew for sure I’ll need, has been the highs of wood lath for the doors. Everything else was dependent on what I would find.

I chosed some wood laths in different widths and depths and went home. At home I started with the first door and what can I say? It didnt look like I wanted it to be and I found out I had bought too less wood laths You know this feeling, too? You have a precise idea how something has to be?

In the meantime I searched for tips in the internet: what tools do I need, how to work with wood and so on.

I went back to the store, this time knowing exactly what I wanted ! So I bought more wood laths, glue, small nails and so on. All things you need when working with wood.

The internet is also very helpful for ordering tools. Sure I had already a saw, hammer, a drill and other tools. Who hasnt? But I needed a tacker, large and small clamps and so on. I spent a lot of money for this tools. First I wanted to save money and buy cheaper tools. But then I have seen how much fun I have working with my hands .At work I’m sitting most of the day on analysis devices or computer. I decided to buy better quality tools for later projects (I have no ideas so far, but I’m sure I will find new ones)

Here is the picture of the wood parts for ONE door.


I got my large clamps today and started to glue the first frame. Guess what!! It has been crooked because I didnt made it on a table, I put it on the carpet. I have seen it early enough to save my work. Puuuuuh

NOTICE to me: never use the carpet again

Here my frame with the clamps on the table


and the next problem appears ……


see the edges or better the not anymore existing edges?

Next NOTICE to me: dont use an abrasive sponge at the cut edges anymore.

Because I prepared only this door, I can change my work with the rest of the doors.

Day 1 to learn about wood working has been very interesting.

Lets see, what will happen tomorrow 🙂

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