Now, as crazy as this may sound, one of the first pieces of furniture that a novice woodworker can create themselves is a miniature statue. Now, as you know the statue does not have to be amazing. You aren’t looking to sculpture a creative masterpiece. But generally, the smaller things such as an object recreation or even an animal can be created. You can also use woodworking to create more structured and complex statues.
Statues do not have to be amazing constructs. All that really matters is that you were willing to begin to hone your craft. Once you begin the process of learning how to work with wood, you can begin to learn the craft itself. That is what makes the initial idea of working with statues preferable to trying to construct actual furniture.
Now, a lot of working with wood to create statues involves initial sawing, and then chipping and chiselling. This is how you can begin your process of learning how to work with wood to begin with. A lot of carpentry is dismantling and constructing pieces of wood to create into furniture pieces.
One of the things that can be done to ensure learning carpentry and woodworking while working with statues is to create the bases more than anything else. This is one of the smaller things that you could do, but a great way to construct the initial processes on how wood working works.
While it will be tough at first, especially when you consider how difficult the initial learning curve that you have is, it is achievable to learn how to be a decent carpenter or woodworker while only working with the basics in a short amount of time.
I hope that you get a chance to start working with wood and start testing how to become a DIY carpenter.