How Wood Can Rid You of Stress & Put Cash in Your Pocket

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How Wood Can Rid You of Stress & Put Cash in Your Pocket

Now you have settled in your country home, and left the stressful city lifestyle behind, what next.? Well, there’s lots to do: getting familiar with your new green environment is one. Meeting the neighbours at the local pub perhaps, another. But, recalling my own situation when we moved from the London area some years ago the first thing I wanted to do was just RELAX. Moving is stressful. I remember I didn’t want to do anything but chill out for the first week or so. Much like being on holiday but minus the fun!

There are so many things in this world that produce stress and the main problem with stress is that it can affect your health. Therefore it is imperative that you try to eliminate all forms of stress. It will not be easy to do, but there is hope. One of the best ways to reduce your stress levels is to take up a relaxing hobby. There are many enjoyable hobbies to choose from. For example, let’s consider woodworking as a hobby that will help you to reduce your stress levels.

Woodworking is definitely one of the most relaxing and rewarding hobbies that a person can pursue. Woodworking projects are not only a great hobby, but they are also a practical hobby. Whatever you decide to construct is something that can be used in your home. Woodworking is definitely a countryside passion. It has become one of the UK’s major homeworking hobby, and in fact, has developed into paid work for the self-employed.

You don’t need to have a deluxe woodworking shop full of all of the latest tools and gadgets to enjoy this wonderful hobby. All you need are simply some basic tools such as a saw, hammer, drill, and maybe a few bar clamps. With this, you will be able to get started on your new venture and build yourself,( or others) some beautiful furniture.

There are a few things that you should know before you start your woodworking projects. For example, what type of wood are you going to use for your project? When you look around your house you may notice that there are many different furnishings and items that are made from wood. Even more so in these “greener” times.

Maybe you have flooring that is either solid oak or maple, the baseboards around your home and the windowsills are maybe a type of alder work pine. Take a look around your kitchen and you may see that the cabinetry is made either from cherry wood, oak, or pine. Plastic is definitely out!
So, depending on what project you’re thinking of starting, you are going you need to make sure that you choose the right type of wood.
Each type of wood has its own strengths and weaknesses. So before you begin the project, decide on the proper type of wood that you will need.

For example, when deciding on a piece of wood, check to see if it is warped or split at the ends. Also, there may be knots that could fall out and make your furniture not as attractive. Also, look for any insect holes or markings caused during shipping. Any of these different defects will make your project less attractive.

So think about how you are going to use a piece of wood before you buy it. There are courses on Udemy and some great books and materials on Amazon.

Just think of the possibilities; One, you get rid of all that stress, Two you’re learning a valuable craft, and Three you could set up a lucrative sideline right where you are!. Are you feeling the stress oozing away?… Good.

We’d love to hear how you get on.

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Author: Kenneth Eden


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