31 Days Challenge - Simple Wood Projects

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The Inspired Room will be hosting a fun event during the month of October.  It is a fun challenge to post on a certain topic everyday for 31 days, the entire month of October.  The participants will share their fun ideas and awesome projects revolving around their selected theme or topic.

Well, that sounds like fun!  Doesn't it?

Even though many of my projects are a bit long and time consuming...I decided the event will be something truly motivating to me.  Like most Type A people, I work well under pressure of deadlines and having a guideline from a specific topic.

Which topic did I pick?  Woodworking.  What else? 

Unfortunately, I am better with a nail gun than a glue gun.  Not that I don't own a glue gun, but I have had the same packet of glue sticks in my basket for about five years.  It only gets used about once a year.

I have read many of your comments (actually I read them all and love getting them and responding) saying how they would love to do a project, but don't have the skills to do some of them I share.  That breaks my heart. 

I wasn't born with a power tool in my hand and I'm quite certain that makes my poor mother happy since I was already a ten pound baby.  BUT, I did learn many things in my dad's workshop at a young age.  He was one of those guys who required his daughter learn how to do things for herself.  Somethings I embraced, like power tools and fixing things myself.  Somethings I ran from, like changing the oil and a flat tire.  You should have seen me and my friend on the side of the road trying to figure out how to get the spare tire down from its hiding place on the side of the highway...in skirts...during morning rush hour.  Yeah, it was awesome. 

Ooops, I'm rambling again. 

Anyway, I am going to prepare a series of 31 very SIMPLE woodworking projects.  One simple project everyday for the entire month of October.  I'm even going to recreate my very first project.

See?  Now that I put it out here on the blog, I have to do it.

At this point, I'm going to say the projects will be simple enough to use a hammer, nails and a handsaw.  Also, the projects MAY BE posted without paint or stain due to the time crush (just warning you in advance).  Hmmmm, that could lead to a November series on paint & stain techniques?

I'm working on my list of 31 projects.  If you have any ideas, please throw them at me soon before I start sorting through the supply lists and timeline.

Thanks for visiting.  Hopefully, you will follow me and stick around for the entire month of October (or longer).


  1. Woo Hoo! So excited. Love this idea! I can't wait to learn.

  2. Yay! I have about 50 ideas I need to knock down to 31. I'm really looking forward to this.