YouTube is a great way to gain more knowledge and inspiration for a wide range of topics. Here, we have rounded up our top 5 YouTubers that produce great quality, informational videos:
‘ThisWoodwork’ is a channel created by Alex Harris, a UK teenager and woodwork enthusiast. His tutorials cover a wide range of things for around the home and while they involve using machinery not typically found in the average home-workshop, his craftsmanship is still worth checking out. Here, Alex creates a tea tray using different types of wood which was part of a collaboration with Steve Ramsey (see below).
Steve Ramsey shares woodworking projects that are ideal for beginners and those who do not have the money to set up their own workshop, “Aside from a few inexpensive tools […] all you need to be a woodworker is the desire to explore your creativity and make some fun projects.” In this video Steve creates a razor holder created through bending wood:
The Wood Whisperer
Marc J. Spagnuolo , US, projects for beginners and multi-part projects for those more advanced. Active since 2006. There are also videos on improving woodworking techniques and reviews of tools. “Producing the Wood Whisperer is a great way for me to combine four of my passions: woodworking, technology, education, and humour.” In this video, Marc shows you how to fix common woodworking mistakes:
Izzy Swan has made over 300 YouTube videos that shows original and varied woodworking projects, from birdhouses to a homemade Bandsaw. In this video, Izzy shows you how to carve a leaf using tools found in most workshops:
I Like to Make Stuff
This channel covers a wide range of DIY projects including woodwork and some electrical projects for beginners. There are also Q&A videos with some of the most popular YouTubers within the DIY community including some of the people listed here. Here, Bob shows you how to make a clock from wooden panels:
Have we missed any YouTubers out? Who are your favourites for inspiring you in DIY projects? Let us know in the comments below!