As a woodworker, from beginner to journeyman, you are full of passion and enthusiasm, with a touch of intrepidation, perhaps. To ensure your passion grows and is not engulfed with disappointment, you need to follow the advice of the experts and avoid a few pitfalls of woodworking for beginners.
Woodworking plans typically don't tell you if they are for beginners,intermediate or advance woodworker. Don't think that everyone is the same and can do everything. Be honest about your ability. If you buy on the internet, you may not be able to view the contents of the book or video instructions. You should check whether there is a review on the product. Other woodworkers who have purchased the woodworking plan can give you clues as to whether it is manageable for beginners. Be careful! Some woodworking plans for example say they're for the novice, but there still a little intricate.
Master woodworkers may be able to just take plain wood and do whatever they want to do, but if you're a new woodworker, step by step instructions are very important. It is necessary to attempt a reasonable level project in your language, so you can understand what the woodworking plan is saying. You don't want to bumble around just looking at diagrams without being able to read the instructions. If your primary language is English, Get your woodwork projects in English. If you have your heart on a woodworking plan, written in another language, get on the internet. There are as many plans available on internet and woodworking magazines to find something similar in English these days.
Make sure that the plans and instructions are large and clear enough to read and interpret. If the diagrams and numbers are not large enough, you could encounter disastrous effects. You could find yourself with a rail too small or too large drawers.