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5 Beginner-Friendly Welding Projects

You must be incredibly excited if you are about to buy your first welder. Welding can be extremely fruitful, especially if you take up projects for your own home.

However, you might never have used a welder before. If you have spent hours researching the best welding supplies and obsessing over welding videos, you’re not alone.

Although jumping into the deep end of a big project without prior experience might not be the wisest decision. To help with this, the article will take you through five beginner-friendly welding projects to help you grow your skills and confidence as a welder.

1.    Pen Stand

Start small. A pen stand is easy to design, and you can build it within a day. With a small project, you will be able to gauge your precision with the welder and then improve upon it.

In addition, it is something that you can actually use or display in your welding workshop. Additionally, you are less likely to create any clutter with your first project because of its simple design.

Here is a list of things you will need to make your pen holder.

  • Welder
  • Vice
  • Hacksaw
  • Welding files
  • Steel sheet and tube depending upon the size of your project
  • Welding jacket
  • Hood and eye protection
  • Gloves and earmuffs
  • Any additional safety equipment

If you do not like the unfinished look of the steel, you can use spray paint to jazz up your creation.

Note: Before undertaking any welding projects, read through and follow the Australian safety standards for welding.

2.    Floating Wine Holder

If you want something genuinely artistic and spectacular for your first project, a floating wine holder is a way to go. Made with welded chain links, the holder creates the illusion of a floating bottle.

Here is what you will need for this project:

  • Welder
  • 5 ft of steel chain (non-galvanized)
  • Spray paint
  • Clear coat spray
  • Welding jacket
  • Hood and eye protection
  • Gloves and earmuffs
  • Any additional safety equipment

3.    Shop Stool

Once you are sure of your welding basics, you are ready to graduate to slightly bigger projects. What better way to do that but with a shop stool!

A workshop stool is something that you will use regularly and will serve as a great token of your progress. Moreover, it is very straightforward and involves simple techniques that allow you to practice with bigger sizes of metal. You will need the following welding supplies:

  • Welder
  • Angle iron
  • Chop saw
  • Cutoff blade
  • Clamps
  • Rubber grommets
  • Ruler
  • Welding jacket
  • Hood and eye protection
  • Gloves and earmuffs
  • Any additional safety equipment

4.    Steel-Wood Staircase

Continuing with trying new things, a mixed medium project like this can help you get the hang of woodworking as well. Use the metal to build the outer framework of your design, and then add the tread using plywood.

If you are only building this for trial, you can go with a small staircase with three or four steps. These are all the tools you will need to build your staircase:

  • Welder
  • Around 1” thick plywood for the tread and handrails
  • Square steel tubes
  • Steel sheets
  • Nuts, bolts, washers
  • Spray paint
  • Welding jacket
  • Hood and eye protection
  • Gloves and earmuffs
  • Any additional safety equipment

5.    Barbeque

If you like to entertain, this one might be the perfect creation. Buying an outdoor barbeque can be expensive, and building your own can be a great alternative. Additionally, you get to put your skills to the test. So, these are the supplies you will need for this project:

  • Welder
  • Chop saw
  • Cutoff blade
  • 1” steel tubes
  • Steel rods
  • Steel sheet for the ash catcher
  • 1” square steel mesh
  • Nuts, bolts, and washers
  • Welding jacket
  • Hood and eye protection
  • Gloves and earmuffs
  • Any additional safety equipment

●     To Sum Up

Welding is one of the most productive interests today. The joy of creating something for your own home is unparalleled.

Your journey only starts when your welding supplies arrive. So, gear up and practice your techniques to prepare for all your ambitious projects.