Are You Into It?
Woodworking is a valuable skill for a hobby, household repairs or even a career. Learn
about types of wood, uses for various kinds of wood, how to make connections and joints,
safety tips, common tools and project ideas from the very simple to the impressive.
• Develop an understanding of fiber products from the forest.
• Develop skills in the selection and uses of various types of wood and wood products.
• Develop skills in the selection, care, and safe use of woodworking technologies including
tools and machines.
• Learn about and develop responsible attitudes toward the science, engineering, technology
and math behind the woodworking process
• Learn about environmental protection and the wise use of natural resources.
• Develop problem solving and logical reasoning skills.
• Gain experience in problem solving and decision-making using science process skills.
Here's What You Can Do All Year !
Take Woodworking Further !
Here are other opportunities to explore woodworking:
• Contact the Extension Office for local woodworking workshops, activities, or
• Visit a cabinet making business to see how they apply what you’ve learned in their craft
• Use online resources to learn advanced techniques
• Explore local woodworking groups and shows to find ways to connect and to learn more
• Visit your local community college to learn about woodworking careers and degrees
• Use your wood working skills to engineer a solution to a problem at home. Enter your design in
a local science fair.
• Is it county fair time? Consider taking an exhibit, a piece of your project learning to the fair for
judging and to show off what you have learned. It might get selected to go to the Kansas State
• Attend Kansas 4-H Youth Conference and participate in workshops, motivational speakers and a
community service project, bringing ideas back to your community.
• Interested in a college education in the area of woodworking, architecture, industrial technology
or engineering? Schedule a visit with Kansas State University to explore those majors.