Wooden DIY as a Date Night Idea
Have you ever considered DIY woodwork as a potential activity for a date night? But what’s not to like about unfolding a blueprint, opening a toolkit, and then getting together with a trusted companion to work on fashioning an eye-catching piece of furniture to take pride of place in your home? Planing surfaces and carving joints might not seem the most obvious choice as an activity for any romantically-inclined couple. It may seem a far cry from ‘traditional’ date venues, such as restaurants or movie theaters, but more and more couples are seriously getting into carpentry as a fabulous way of bonding.
- Find a Like-Minded Person
In a world where interior design is becoming increasingly homogenized, with vast stores where unimaginative bespoke items can be purchased for any room in the house, there is a growing trend to get into DIY. With night classes widely available and YouTube videos covering practically any aspect that you could care to consider, suggesting bonding over hammers, screwdrivers, and chisels isn’t nearly as far-fetched as you might think. When it comes to embarking on joinery projects, one of the most obvious traits you might be looking for when socializing would be to come across someone sharing your passion. With that in mind, have you ever posed the question, where would be the best place to find a hookup or local girls who might be interested in building something together? If you have never considered digital matchmaking before, then why don’t you check out the various dating websites or apps dedicated to introducing compatible singles for hookups and relationships? As you browse through online profiles, keep an eye out for kindred spirits who profess a talent for woodwork and want to meet for a hookup with someone similar-minded. While developing a rapport with flirty chats, why not get around to suggesting crafting enterprises to collaborate over? You can get so many ideas from TV shows about design or take in the décor inside interesting buildings.
2. Choose Simple but Interesting Projects
– Magazine holder box
Cut a 120cm timber sheet in two (preferably with a jigsaw). Mark out four even lines on one board, using a set square to mark each position, along with a center line. Bearing in mind the wood is 2 centimeters deep, mark a point one cm on either side of the center line. Joining these marks will allow you to create the cross-cut joins of the panels of your magazine rack. Cut into pieces with a jigsaw, then sand rough edges. Now you’ll have two pieces of wood, with a joint cut from each at the same place. Slot these together to make an X-shape – your rack! Now paint it to match your décor, or stain it with varnish.
– Serving tray
This is a straightforward project for beginners. Using a jigsaw, cut base panels from a larger board. Cut out four narrower strips. Make ‘pocket holes’ on two sides to enable easy carrying – again, this can be done with a jigsaw. Attach boards to the base with glue, using small nails for extra hold. Stain the base and side strips to make them more resilient when containing refreshments or even some main courses!
– Wall-mounted coat rack
Another super-simple project. Using 8 x 6 pine wood, decide on the length of your coat rack, depending on the available space. Cut to size. Now pick coat hooks and position them at equal lengths along the wood. Screw the hooks to the wood. Now drill two holes in the wall (referring to online advice about the best fittings to use, as this will be entirely dependent on whether you’re securing to lathe and plaster or wood or whatever. Drill holes in your holder to match these positions. Screw into place. Before mounting, stain or paint the holder to give the best finish; again, this will depend on the rest of your décor. You could choose to simply varnish this or paint it accordingly.
3. Work as a Team and Ensure a Pleasant Experience
Working with wood can be calming and relaxing, with the result producing a glow of satisfaction. Even better than simply building something, you could always take your projects to the next level by selling your produce to earn some welcome income. Collaborating with a partner can help produce masterful examples of woodwork. You can advise each other over trickier aspects, offering guidance and encouragement.
There are so many benefits to woodworking as a serious hobby. As well as providing practical help around the home by constructing useful shelves and furniture, these projects are also excellent for your mental health. It can be immensely satisfying to create something from scratch, watching the piece gradually take shape until you reach the stage where you can step back and admire your handiwork. Even more so when you have been part of a team collaborating to produce these items. This is also tremendous for your respective mental outlooks.