I know that the idea of using power tools can be intimidating to some people — it certainly was to me at first! But now that I’ve learned how to use them, I love them and there’s no turning back. Today I’m sharing a round-up of some of my favorite past power tool projects, including some that are appropriate for all experience levels. I’ll tell you which power tools I used for each project (you can click the title of each project for a link to the post containing a complete supply list and tutorial), plus (bonus) stay tuned at the end of this post for a chance to WIN some of my very favorite RYOBI power tools!
Now, for the projects:
This is a super easy beginner woodworking project. I can build a planter, now if only I could keep a plant alive!
This is a great beginner project if you’re just starting to use a miter saw. Just easy, basic 45 degree cuts.
This is a good intermediate woodworking project, although a beginner could definitely do it with some patience. The chevron paint treatment is optional!
This was a really fun project, and surprisingly easy!
Believe it or not, this was my very first power tool project. A jig saw is a great saw to start with since the blade is smaller and less intimidating.
Power tools used: RYOBI Jig Saw and Sander.
This is definitely a more advanced woodworking project, but just another example of, “If I can do this, so can you!” If you’ve had some practice with a miter saw and can follow basic build plans, you can totally build this!
I love finding ways to use up pieces of scrap wood, and this project was an easy way to do that.
This is beyond easy! No saw required — The Home Depot will cut down your plywood when you buy it — you just take it home and assemble!
Power tools used: RYOBI drill and sander.
If you’ve been considering taking the plunge and using power tools for the first time, I want to encourage you to go for it! You can do it! It sounds much harder (and more intimidating) than it really is. With the right tools, you can make anything! Really.
Will you be trying any of these projects? I’d love to hear about it if so!
RYOBI SUPER COMBO KIT GIVEAWAY!
Now, for the fun part! I am so excited to announce that RYOBI will be giving one of my awesome readers an opportunity to win some of my favorite power tools! YOU could win a RYOBI 18V 4pc Lithium-Ion Super Combo Kit! Trust me, if you have had a desire to build or enter into the world of woodworking, then you want these tools! This is a great kit to get you started, and it includes a drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, compact lithium-ion battery, flashlight, and charger. Did I mention every tool in the kit is cordless and runs on the battery included?
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is CLICK HERE and enter your information to join the RYOBI Nation. If you’re already a member, you will be prompted to sign in. After you’ve joined (or signed in), you will be entered to win!
What is RYOBI Nation? It’s a project sharing community where you can:
- Upload & Share Your Projects
- Comment, vote on & be inspired by member projects
- Compete in monthly project contests to win RYOBI tools
- Receive “How-To” instructions from celebrity bloggers
- And much, much more!
Giveaway ends on Sunday, August 17 at Midnight EST. The winner will be announced right here in this blog post, so check back on the 18th to see if you’re the winner!
UPDATE: CONGRATS TO THE GIVEAWAY WINNER, SUSAN WATSON!
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