Whether you have a list of ideas a mile long or you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, deciding what’s going to get your attention first is a problem that’s known by woodworkers all around the world. At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we have all of the essential woodworking tools you need to craft your next project. Whether it’s a birdhouse for the backyard that you’ll make using your new bandsaw or firing up the lathe to turn some legs for a new dining table, you’ll find everything you need to craft a masterpiece right here on our website.

From Timber Wolf bandsaw blades to turning tools to woodburning kits that allow you to place your mark on the finished project, our online store is open 24 hours a day. With fast shipping and a knowledgeable staff, our goal is to help make sure that your next project goes off without a hitch — if you can decide what to make, that is!

Not to worry though, because in today’s post, we’ll be sharing a few great ideas that we think any woodworker would love to tackle. Whether you’re new to the game or you’ve been making things for ages, this post is for you, so keep reading to learn more!

Have You Ever Built One of These Woodworking Projects Before?


How do you approach having tools in your shop? There are several different schools of thought on the subject, and some people only want what they know they’ll use, whereas others love to collect and would rather have something, but not need it. 

Either way, there’s a good chance that there are several tools in your shop. The ones you use on a regular basis can stay in an area that’s easily accessible, but the ones you only need from time to time? Why not build a toolbox to house some of these items? It’s an essential woodworking project that can be endlessly customized to suit your needs.

With plenty of different designs to take inspiration from, this is a project that can be as simple or as complex as you’d like to make it.

Blanket Ladder

If you’re looking for something quick and easy to make for your next project, a blanket ladder is the perfect option. All it takes is some lumber in your favorite species of wood and a few ½” dowels to create something that looks great and provides your home with a practical touch.

Whether you choose walnut, mahogany, cherry, or something else, a blanket ladder is elegantly simple — and it’s easy to build! Like the toolbox, you can customize a blanket ladder to suit your needs. They’re so simple that you could even build several at a time and get a head start on building presents for this Christmas season!


When is the last time you sat down to play a game of checkers? It’s a game almost as old as time, but it’s one that never seems to get old. After all, it’s fun to use your brain to try to anticipate your opponent’s moves and try to play ahead without losing track of where you are.

If you’ve never built a checkerboard before, now is the time. Choose two contrasting woods, cut them into 2” x 20” strips, and glue them together. Once the glue is dried, flip your piece and cut it into strips again. Finally, glue the new strips up in a checkerboard pattern, clamp it up, and let it dry. Sand it, apply your finish of choice, and call it good, or you can build a box to hold your checkers in. Once again, a project that you can make as simple or complex as you like. Sounds like a win/win to us!

Stay Tuned For More

Whether you’re in the market for traditional woodworking tools or you just love our blog for all of the helpful advice and ideas that it provides, we’re glad to have you here. Be sure to stay tuned for our next post where we’ll be sharing a few of our favorite projects to build for the shop.

In the meantime, take a look around and take advantage of our low prices and fast shipping on the woodworking supplies you need. 

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