I got into the whole online woodworking thing from YouTube.
There are thousands of great, inspirational YouTube woodworking videos out there that are sure to provide you with enough entertainment and knowledge to last a long, long time.
But, I’ve come to realize that not everyone is into the video scene.
And here lately I have also been leaning more toward woodworking blogs instead of video. Don’t get me wrong, woodworking on YouTube is the greatest thing since sliced bread but sometimes it’s OK to change up your normal diet a bit.
Change is good and in this case it’s also inspirational and educational.
So without further adieu here is a list of 50 woodworking blogs and websites that you may not know about. When you find an article or video that you like be sure to bookmark it and let the blog owner know by leaving a comment or two. Also, most blogs have a way to subscribe to email newsletters so you can stay current on all of their new content.
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Ana White is the woodworking DIY queen from Alaska. This site is jam packed full of inspiration and projects that anyone can make.
2 – Close Grain
Steve Branam is a software engineer and woodworking hobbyist in central Massachusetts. A good read for anyone. Especially those interested in learning about hand tools.
3 – Dan’s Hobbies
I’ve had this one bookmarked for a while. The link will take you to an interesting blog series covering the build of a simple yet interesting end table design.
4 – Dan’s Shop
Different Dan, same passion he is a teacher by day, is a hand tool woodworker from Alaska. His blogging journey started way back in 2007 and he has been producing great projects and articles since. Check it out!
5 – DCW Woodworks
Doug has been pursuing his passion for woodworking since 2010. Based in Chicago, IL he has been learning both modern techniques and traditional hand tool methods for building furniture and trim carpentry. As a hobbyist in his 1903 frame house he has been inspired to learn about Chicago’s rich Craftsman, Prairie, and Arts & Crafts tradition.
6 – Design Matters
Design Matters is about building warm inviting furniture and is an extension of George Walker’s column featured in Popular Woodworking Magazine.
A woodworking blog from a proficient cook, an aspiring woodworker, and a general technology geek. I have found many sources of inspiration sifting through his work.
Besides being the creator of this list years ago Jay also puts a lot of time and effort in a lot of content about working with wood.
You will find a lot of gorgeous work here. Plenty of pictures to get drawn into.
10 – Flair Woodworks
Chris Wong is the creator of Flair Woodworks. He is also the creator of many interesting works of art. Chris is also very active on Twitter if you would ever like to get a hold of him.
A Woodworking furniture blog by David Barron.He teaches woodworking courses at West Dean College as well as writes regular articles for Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine.
12 – Fun With Woodworking
An amateur approach to woodworking. Follow Donald as he learns the ins and outs of woodworking.
13 – Garage Woodworks
Brian from Garage Woodworks has been putting out woodworking videos for several years. On his site you will find all of his videos as well as plans and blog posts.
14 – Half-Inch Shy
Half-Inch Shy was started in 2009 after getting interested in woodworking in January of 2008. Through the years he has built a nifty, tool dense shop. There is a lot of content to sift through on this site. He also has a YouTube channel you can subscribe to.
15 – Heartwood
Rob Porcaro has more than 30 years experience in woodworking. His work has been exhibited in premier juried artisan shows, fine galleries, and numerous national and regional publications. His technical expertise is known and trusted in the field of woodworking as a widely published writer and teacher.
16 – ibuildit.ca
John Heisz started his ibuildit website in 2011 and has been posting quality projects, videos, plans, and articles since. Talking with John was one of the big motivating factors that made me decide to create my own website. John Heisz is hands down my favorite online woodworking content creator. I highly recommend you check out his site.
17 – iLikeToMakeStuff
Bob Clagett is a Senior Software Engineer by trade. But don’t let that fool you. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and make some sawdust. Both his site and YouTube channel are completely ad free and are definitely worth checking out.
18 – Jeff-Ferguson.com
Jeff is a good friend of mine who is starting to crank out more woodworking content more frequently. He has a great writing style that is perfect for woodworking articles.
*19 – Wood Workers Woodshop
Besides a seemingly unlimited amount of content they can also set you up with quite the setup if you are a UK reader.
20 – Just Square Enough
David Harms is an application development team manager in Texas who tries to steal as many hours as possible in the workshop to teach himself woodworking. This blog chronicles his project progress. His blog posts have a good flow with plenty of pictures.
21 – Lost Art Press
The founders of Lost Art Press, Christopher Schwarz and John Hoffman, are trying to restore the balance between hand and machine work by unearthing the so-called “lost arts” of hand skills and explaining how they can be integrated with the machinery in the modern shop to help produce furniture that is crisp, well-proportioned, stout, and quickly made.
As the title describes, this is all about Matt’s woodworking in his basement workshop. Matt is one the first (if not the first) online woodworking podcasters. He has plenty of in-depth videos for you to learn from.
The Modern Woodworkers Association is a podcast hosted by Chris Adkins, Dyami Plotke, and Tom Lovino. At the time of this post they are up to 51 podcast episodes.
24 – Paul Sellers
As a man who began woodworking in 1965, Paul has educated thousands and thousands of people over the years with woodworking. Paul adds content on just about anything woodworking related to his blog regularly in both article and video format.
25 – Robin Wood
For the past twenty years he has been making wooden bowls and plates to use every day. This woodworking blog isn’t about project plans but rather the thinking side of woodworking. Lots of inspiration and though provoking posts here.
ALready a lot of inspiration on these 25 gems.
The next one in the series will cover the last 25, in the meantime go check out Ultimate Small Shop for your setup