Whether you are a beginner looking to expand your woodworking skills or an advanced craftsperson seeking a weekend project, advanced woodworking project ideas can inspire you to get into your workshop. Decide whether you feel like making something practical for your home, a gift for someone you love, or just a fun project because you think it's a neat idea or involves techniques you want to polish.
Look at vintage woodworking magazines. Woodworking magazines are full of tips on advanced techniques and project ideas that require a range of skill levels. Old magazines include designs for what we now think of as "retro" furniture such as hi-fi cabinets and tiki bars. Get inspired to take on a project that is unusual, then spend time seeking out the appropriate materials and any additional tools you might need to make it your best project yet.
Make a cutting board. It may look like a simple chunk of wood, but a great butcher's block is a masterpiece of cutting, joining and polishing. It makes a gift that a cook will treasure, and is a perfect wedding present. This is an excellent choice for an advanced woodworker who wants to spend time making the details precise. Any unevenness in a butcher's block will glare, so you can spend a lot of meditative time making it balanced, even, polished and square.
A trestle table gives you the chance to work on tenon joinery. Try a hallway table with curved legs if curves appeal to you but have previously given you difficulty. Take your time with each step and teach yourself to master the curve. A custom workbench can be an advanced project when you add functionality to personalize it. Mix materials for an even more advanced project; adding glass, tile or metalwork to a furniture piece lets you build on your skills while you create a one-of-a-kind object.