Learn fascinating details about wood and how it can be used to construct items we rely upon every day! This project develops skills (safe practices, using hand & power tools, making specialized wood cuts) and life skills (decision-making, using science & technology, developing communication skills), in a fun-filled and hands-on supervised learning environment.
How can you showcase what you learned?
What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
- Cloverbud 4-H members: Construct a simple wood object to display at the showcase. Safety should be the first priority and use of power tools would be inappropriate for most Cloverbuds. Ask a trusted adult for help. It is acceptable to assemble pre-cut pieces. Focus on learning about hand tools, sanding technique, gluing, and finishing a project.
Classic 4-H members: You have the option of exhibiting something you’ve made out of wood or a poster. Read the Woodworking Exhibit Guidelines, Woodworking Techniques Skills Chart, and Woodworking Skills Sheet.
- Cloverbud 4-H members--no scorecard
- Classic 4-H members:
Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Yes
How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)
Learn even more about building fun projects with wood using these 4-H resources:
- Woodworking 1, Measuring Up
- Woodworking 2, Making the Cut
- Woodworking 3, Nailing it Together
- Woodworking 4, Finishing Up
- Woodworking Helper's Guide
Visit the Indiana 4-H’s Woodworking webpage for more resources.