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What is woodworking?

Woodworking is the process of making decorative and useful objects from wood, like cabinets, fine tables, instruments, bowls, and more. It encompasses techniques like wood carving, joinery, and woodturning. It is relatively simple to learn basic woodworking skills, and with every project you will gain new expertise.

Wood was one of the first materials used by early humans for tools and utensils, and use of the materials is closely tied to the development of aspects of modern human life. Early civilization is known to have used wood to build hunting tools, vessels, coffins, chairs, idols, and more.

As civilization has advanced, so has woodworking as a craft. While the fundamentals remain largely unchanged, woodworkers are using modern technology to build new equipment and tools and create more advanced projects.