If you’re stuck on a project, need some inspiration or just have a keen interest in woodworking then YouTube is a great way of expanding knowledge and finding project inspiration! We have rounded up 5 YouTubers who we think produce great quality, informative videos.
Frank makes is a woodworking channel created by Frank Howarth. He is an architect and woodworker based in Portland, Oregon and is best known for his stop-motion videos, creative designs and woodturning. His YouTube channel consists of a variety of wooden creations including bowls, chairs, bookshelves and wooden boats. One of his recent creations is this Maple bowl with maple and padauk inserts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgEfL08KDM8
Darin Orvar is a woodworker and YouTuber from Sweden. Woodworking and crafting are taught in schools across Sweden so her passion for woodworking started from a very young age. Darin says “Among my many interests that either inform or influence my woodworking and making include a love of science, technology, and history. On her YouTube channel, she shares projects (building, making, and construction), podcasts and vlogs. You can find everything you need or there from household and garden furniture ideas to maintenance and tools. In one of her more recent videos, she shows you how to make floating LED cube shelves… it’s a video not to be missed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5Lm-Feb-jM
Paul Sellers is a lifelong amateur woodworker who teaches woodworking online, in classes and in books. On his YouTube channel, Paul shares woodworking videos (ideas and how to achieve better results), his own experiences, and instructions. Some of Paul’s latest videos include how to make a Bandsaw tool tray, his top 10 woodworking tips and a couple of Q&A’s. In his latest video, Paul shows us how to make a plywood workbench, you can learn more about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53PrmkFpdI0
April Wilkerson is an American self-taught DIY woodworker who focuses on metalworking projects around the home. She has been making her own furniture since she first picked up a tool back in 2013. Her YouTube channel includes DIY projects for the home (building a free-standing pantry, laundry hamper baskets, and a coffee table with storage), outdoor projects (building front porch steps, a bin enclosure and an Adirondack chair) and live edge furniture (Floating epoxy waterfall river table, live edge slab coffee table, building a giant 12″ live edge conference table). In her latest video, April shows us how to create a corner nursery bookshelf.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK6SqFLx880&list=PL8eqcjvgrQ4Wjs-F7z5_Fx-hptGjx7-AR&index=1
John Heinsz is a Canadian woodworker and YouTuber. John was a carpenter by trade before he started Youtubing and has worked in commercial construction since 1985. His YouTube channel includes woodworking tutorials and how-to-guides, some of his most recent work includes how to make a drill press, making a card scraper holder and how to make a storage unit. Click on the link below to see more of his creations!
Have we left any YouTubers out? Which woodworkers do you find the more inspiring? Let us know in the comments below and we will be sure to include them in our next round up!