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Woodworking Crafts That Will Enhance Your Home

by Michael Rothstein, GRI 05/17/2021

If you have recently moved into a new home, one of the best ways to make it feel like yours is to add a few personal touches. Crafting in your new house can help you feel more comfortable and at ease, and you can always use the finished products as furniture, decorations or accent pieces in your house.

These are a few woodworking crafts that will enhance your space and help you make your mark on your new home:

Wooden Blanket Ladder

If you are looking to make your home a more cozy and welcoming space, then the wooden blanket ladder is the perfect craft for you. You can use thin and long pieces of wood to craft a ladder that will rest against the wall of your home. Some people may opt to stain the wood a natural color, while others may prefer to paint it to match the color scheme of their home. It's recommended that you create at least two or three rungs on the ladder, as this is where you will hang your blankets. This is a craft that features beautiful results and a practical application.

Wooden Birdhouse

One of the best ways to feel at home in your new house is to welcome guests to it - so why not allow your new feathered neighbors to seek refuge in your yard? You can create your own birdhouse using a wooden birdhouse kit or by creating your own design. This simple craft typically requires wood, a saw, some nails and a hammer. You can decorate it as you see fit and display it in your yard in order to attract the birds.

Reclaimed Wood Picture Frames

Reclaimed barn wood has become one of the most sought-after craft supplies in the last several years, and it is a beautiful way to pay homage to the past within your own home. If you have some reclaimed barn wood on hand, you can use it to design your own picture frames that will hang your treasured photographs on the walls of your new house.

Wood Welcome Sign

There are a variety of wood welcome sign styles that you could make for your own home. A small piece of wood could be decorated with the word "welcome" and hung on your front door in place of a wreath. Alternatively, you could use a larger, flat piece of wood to make a standalone "welcome" sign that sits next to your door on your front porch.

Personalized Wood Charcuterie Board

If you plan to entertain in your new home, then you may want to use a spare piece of wood to create your own charcuterie board. You could sand and stain the wood in a color that you prefer, or paint it with your own unique design. This board would become an instant conversation piece the next time you have friends over to sip and graze.

Woodworking is one of the most rewarding crafts to take on, because it allows you to work with your hands and create something useful out of natural materials. Whether you want to create one or two of these products to use in your own home or you are going to give them as a gift, you will find that the process of making them is personally fulfilling.

About the Author

Michael Rothstein, GRI

Active in residential brokerage since 1985, Michael enjoys a loyal following of past buyers and sellers. Prior to entering brokerage, he studied culinary arts and managed restaurants in the Boston area. Born and raised in Newton, Michael is very familiar with the Greater Boston area. His seven-day-a-week commitment to his profession serves his clients and customers well. His educational background includes The Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, The Lee Institute for Real Estate, and The Tom Hopkins and Floyd Wickman Sales Training courses. 

In recognition of his completion of the prescribed courses in real estate practice and ethics, Michael has earned the distinguished GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation. He continues his long-standing membership in the National Association of Realtors and is an avid fly fisherman, musician, and outdoor enthusiast. 

 Michael was recently honored by Ryan Gorman, president of Hammond’s parent company: "Congratulations! I am pleased to recognize you for being named among Realogy Brokerage Group’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates. With more than 50,000 sales associates across Realogy Brokerage Group, this outstanding accomplishment has earned you an elite standing amongst your peers. Your continued dedication to providing an unparalleled level of service to your clients, even in these unprecedented times, is an inspiration to us all.” Michael was awarded the International President's Circle Award for sales expertise, market knowledge, and dedication to clients for 2020 and 2021.