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4-H Youth Development

Wood Science

This project requires that you enjoy working with wood, using tools and building things. Can you see yourself building a table, a wood toy or a chair? As a beginning woodworker, you can build many items. As your skills grow, you will be able to make most of the objects in your house or even help build a home. No matter what you make, the joy of completing a wood science project is great! From the basic skill of measuring, to using advanced equipment such as routers and jointers, this project has something for everyone.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Level 1

  • Identify woodworking tools
  • Practice woodworking safety
  • Learn how to measure and mark boards, use a square, hand drill and a hand saw
  • Make a sandpaper block and a household item

Level 2

  • Identify types of lumber and select wood based on grain
  • Learn about more woodworking tools
  • Use a combination square and make a miter cut
  • Make a bird house

Level 3

  • Learn to use a powered circular saw and radial arm saw
  • Discover technology in tools
  • Explore career opportunities
  • Make an advanced wood item

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Wood Science


State Fair Wood Science Information

Career Connections