Many things were different back then when our parents were young. Woodworking was popular back then and the majority had the abilities and skills to build wooden things with their own hands. A lot of people had their own woodworking project and they worked on it every spare time they have.
Today, things look a little bit different. Few people can designed and built their own woodworking projects and the majority of the people just contact with a professional if they would like to have some good wooden furniture for themselves. Furniture made of wood considered classic and stylish and most of the people like them, but it will be easier (and cheaper) if every family or individuals could create their own wooden furniture.
Now it is easier!
Today It’s not so hard to start and get woodworking knowledge, everyone can do it. The net is a very good source where you’ll be able to find a great variety of carpentry courses which will guide you how to start with simple woodworking projects. You need to read and practice a lot until you will be a professional, but I promise you will enjoy every second of it.
What I need to buy for start?
Before start you need to make sure you have the necessary tools. Make sure you buy a quality kit, it will be easier work and your results will be much better accurate. However, stick to your budget, those things cost a lot of money and you need to be calculated.
My recommendation: use the internet! The net is a great source to buy all the tools you will need and I can honestly say that in 99% of the time, the prices will be lower than in the stores. Make a list of all the essential tools you will need for starting your woodworking project, remember to compare prices (www.amazon.com is a goldmine) before you make the purchase.
Please read my other post “How to purchase used woodworking tools” to fully understand the subject.