Build Your Own Furniture: 10 Helpful Tips For Non-Carpenters


I remember how I used to fret carpentry:

I grew up seeing dad and mom being at loggerheads about his undying passion for carpentry DIY projects and his general messiness that mums had to employ help to get cleaned or do it herself. They used to later joke to each other that the money that they saved on the furniture building they spent on getting the place clean!

But I was determined that in case I had to build furniture from the scratch I would be very organized and systematic. My wife who was a teacher was working a full day and I could not let her stress over an untidy home!

That is because I am kind like that! Okays, so I was fishing for some compliments there. Hamah!

Here are ten tips for non-carpenters that I fervently believe in because guys, experience!

Start with the simpler projects:

Don’t intend to start with a bang. Especially if it is the first DIY or first after a very long bout. Create a small table or a footstool to get into the groove of using the toolset al. log on to to check out what carpentry tools are primarily important, to begin with.

Don’t think of justifying the cost in the first:

When you are learning, don’t think that you will justify the cost of making them only if you have parallel jobs going side by side. Finish one thing first then do the other.


This looks rudimentary; however, it is important that you read extensively on carpentry projects, the tools, and the safety aspect before you pick up the tools even.

The Internet is a good tool:

You can look up Youtube videos or people’s vlogs on carpentry to understand what you are getting into.


Like all creative arts, it is imminent that you plan and in black and white. Charting out on paper makes it crystal clear. Try it!

Measure two times:

No haste, please. Measure two times and more if you are going to cut. It is always better to be doubly sure than repent later!

The learning curve:

Don’t get disheartened with small mistakes. Take them in your stride and move on.

Don’t start accumulating tools:

Try to use the right tool but not in a bid to create a collection of sorts. Purchase only the minimum important ones do not create clutter and block your finances.

Take a cue from the spouse:

Look for feedback from family members. If they seem happy to go ahead the stage is all yours.

Don’t rush!

Take your time and enjoy the process. Here’s wishing you a load of luck and Shine!!