Inspirational Woodworking Quotes & Woodwork Sayings

These woodworking quotes will inspire you. Woodworking is the skill of making items from wood and includes cabinet making (cabinetry and furniture), wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging woodworking quotes, woodworking sayings, and woodworking proverbs.

Best Woodworking Quotes

  1. “If I had more time, I’d watch more woodworking or home-improvement shows, but, not enough hours in the day.” ~ Nick Offerman
  2. “But with woodworking, it’s really sort of gratifying to be able to have an actual piece to touch, and then step back and be able to share it.” ~ Luke Kirby
  3. “I actually love woodworking. I’m just getting into it. And I love playing guitar, I’m a big movie aficionado, and I like hiking.” ~ Jordan Gavaris
  4. “It requires a genuine fight to produce one well-designed object of relatively permanent value” ~ George Nakashima

  5. “Fine things in wood are important, not only aesthetically, as oddities or rarities, but because we are becoming aware of the fact that much of our life is spent buying and discarding, and buying again, things that are not good. Some of us long to have at least something, somewhere, which will give us harmony and a sense of durability—I won’t say permanence, but durability—things that, through the years, become more and more beautiful, things we can leave to our children.” ~ James Krenov
  6. “A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.” ~ George Nakashima
  7. “There must be a union between the spirit in wood and the spirit in man. The grain of the wood must relate closely to its function. The abutment of the edge of one board to an adjoining board can mean the success or failure of a piece. () Gradually a form evolves, much as nature produces the tree in the first place. The object created can live forever. The tree lives on in its new form. The object cannot follow a transitory “style”, here for a moment, discarded the next. Its appeal must be universal. Cordial and receptive, it should invite a meeting with man” ~ George Nakashima
  8. “I think one of the worst things schools have done is taken out all of the stuff like art, music, woodworking, sewing, cooking, welding, auto-shop. All these things you can turn into careers. How can you get interested in these careers if you don’t try them on a little bit?” ~ Temple Grandin
  9. “I don’t make things with my hands, although I studied woodworking and made furniture.” ~ Frank Gehry

  10. “Woodworking requires a completely different kind of thinking and problem-solving ability than writing. With writing, you take a set of facts and ideas, and you reason your way forward to a story that pulls them together. With woodworking, you start with an end product in mind, and reason your way backward to the raw wood.” ~ Joshua Foer
  11. “I have been taking some classes in woodworking. It’s really helpful just looking at a problem, and having a very tangible way in constructing it.” ~ Luke Kirby
  12. “I paid my way through college as a carpenter and a woodworker. So I’ve built the house I live in and most of the furniture that’s in it, and I do a lot of woodworking still.” ~ Misha Collins

  13. “Let’s just say I can never be cast again after Ron Swanson. Then I have a life of theater and woodworking and my wife to look forward to, and that doesn’t make me anything but very happy.” ~ Nick Offerman
  14. “I really bridled when Parks And Rec became popular and woodworking publications wanted me to do stuff with them.” ~ Nick Offerman
  15. “If I didn’t have to worry about money, I would be doing the same thing I’m doing now. Additionally, I would maintain other creative outlets — glassblowing and woodworking. I would operate a salon-format venue geared towards deviation; a destabilization of the audience/rock star dynamic.” ~ Jean Smith

With the advances in modern technology and the demands of industry, woodwork as a field has changed.

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