Woodworking can be a challenging but fulfilling hobby. After clearing out a section of the garage and setting up your own makeshift woodshop with all the proper tools, like a power drill, table saw, a heavy duty work bench with a vise, and rechargeable belt sander you'll need some different types of projects to start on. Unless you are an experienced carpenter or woodworker, it may be a good idea to start out with something small and work your way up to a larger project, so that you can get used to properly managing a project in your new workspace. Check out a few of the projects listed below as starter ideas.
A birdhouse is a simple type of woodshop project that will require your to cut a number of pieces of wood to a specific size, connect them with screws, drill holes for the birds to come in and out of and then sand down and decorate to your liking. It is a simple woodshop project that will use all the basic skills and tools needed in a woodshop and will be a great starter project. It shouldn't take more then a couple hours to properly put together and then you will have already turned out a finished product from your woodshop.
Like a birdhouse, a mailbox is an excellent next step for a beginning woodworker who has limited experience. However, this woodshop project requires a bit more planning and craftsmanship then something for birds to nest in. A mailbox must be built to last, most importantly, and keep water out of it, but should also look good. The artistic side of woodworking will come into play here.
Building a wooden chair is a slightly more involved woodshop project, as you are dealing with larger pieces of wood, which will require more cutting, sanding and planning when it comes to attaching them together to support the weight of an adult. You'll also learn about different types of wood as you embark on this larger woodshop project, learning how some are stronger then others and how some are better to work with on certain woodshop projects then others.