You'll find that these woodworking projects for the kitchen will be great additions to your home. If you're fairly new to woodworking, they're also good projects to hone your skills before taking on a bigger challenge, such as building new kitchen cabinets.
As with many other small kitchen projects, they also make great gifts. It often takes only a small amount of extra effort to make ten of a project when you're already making one. Tasks such as setting up machinery, making full-scale layouts, and building special jigs or templates can be fairly time-consuming. You can take advantage of that effort by making several copies of the project at one time.
Using the same setup, you can make slight variations in each copy that will make them truly unique. The most simple change is to use different species of wood for each piece. You could even mix species within the piece to further enhance the character. Another way to take advantage of building multiple copies of a project, while still maintaining uniqueness, is to use different hardware (pulls, knobs, hinges, etc.) on each finished project.
Whether you make one or a hundred of these woodworking projects, take the time to build them well and they'll grace your kitchen for many years to come.
Here you'll find simple plans for a wooden cutting board that will make a great gift or a regular friend in your kitchen. You can follow the dimensioned drawings, or print it out in any size you like before tracing it to your lumber.
Check out these plans for a ravioli press and a great story about food and family heritage. By following the link or clicking on the picture, you'll find more details and drawing files in PDF format that you can view or download.