Have you ever had the urge to build something using your power tools in the Philippines but simply could not find the time to do so because you just became a new dad? While it may seem that DIY projects like woodworking seem like a real hassle and something that takes a lot of time. The truth is you can actually comfortably get started with a few DIY projects over the weekend or even over the weeknights.
There are a lot of simple DIY projects out there you can do as a first-time father, whether it is your first build or even your thousandth. Get motivated and inspired by these few ideas for DIY projects for newbie dads using power tools.
Are you tired of having all the cords from your television and speaker system from getting all tangled? Sick of having your entertainment area being cluttered? A DIY media box project is a great way to seamlessly fit together with your DVD player, gaming consoles, television set, and surround sound systems while helping you organize these appliances a bit better.
The beauty of a DIY media box project lies in its simplicity. For the most part, all you are going to need are three pieces of wood of your choice, wood glue, clamps, a sanding block, finishing product, and a few essential power tools. If you’re in the Philippines, there are natural hardwoods that are easily available which would make your project look incredible.
The most difficult part of the entire project is probably getting the measurements correct. As always, keep in your mind the age-old saying of “measure twice, cut once” The worst thing that can happen to you is finishing the media box project and then realizing it is too narrow to fit your television? After you get the measurements right, simply glue the pieces together, leave them clamped until the glue sets, and brush the surface with a clear finish.
There is a common misconception that building a bed should take a lot of time and effort. Building your own modern platform bed is not only easy to do, it can also relatively be time-saving to do. A DIY modern platform bed can also be budget-friendly, with most beds only costing you 3000 pesos at most!
The only power tools you are going to need for a DIY modern platform bed are a jigsaw, miter saw, and a drill. The real trick with this project is cutting the pieces correctly and then assembling the pieces. Luckily, there are a few handy guides available online so this is probably not going to be a problem. You can also round the edges of the bed a little bit in order to achieve a more modern look, although it is not necessary.
Last, but certainly not the least, do not forget to use a wood stain to protect the surface of the bed and make it last longer, as well as giving it a better look. With the right tools and proper guides, a newbie dad such as yourself can easily build a simple modern platform bed in just a few hours without any trouble.
If you are a dad who is not only obsessed with making projects for your kids but also a longtime fan of the Star Wars franchise, building your kid some Star Wars-inspired furniture for your kids can yield amazing results!
One piece of Star Wars furniture you can build for your kids is an incredible rocking horse that is inspired by the iconic AT-AT. Another DIY Star-Wars inspired furniture you can build is an AT-ST high-chair. These furnitures can be part of the childhood of your kids and will complete any budding Star Wars fans’ bedroom.
If you are curious about the process of building your own, there are a few guides and videos available out there so you can have an idea of how long it might take to put them together. Fair warning though, it is going to take a lot of skills to complete this project. Take all the safety precautions you need because the last thing you would want is for all your hard work to go to waste because of one simple error.
As a new dad, you are probably going to do a lot of cooking for your kid or kids. Avoid getting the pages of your cookbook dirty with a DIY minimalist cookbook stand. Not only is this project suitable for a cookbook, you can also use it as a stand for your tablet so you can watch recipe videos on YouTube and follow along easily.
This budget-friendly project can be built from reclaimed wood if you happen to have some laying around your house. You are also going to need the use of power tools like an orbital sander, miter saw, and a drill.
DIY projects for your kids are an easy way to express your creativity as a new dad. Anyone can be creative, but they all need somewhere to start. DIY projects are very easy to get into even if you don’t know where to begin. So get your power tools out and spend the weekends bonding with your kids doing projects that are going to last for a long time.