close up of circular saw and saw dustThe circular saw is one of the most heavily used wood working tools on the planet. While they are mostly used for utilitarian projects, they can actually be used to craft gorgeous pieces of wooden arts and crafts.

Picture Frame

Circular saws are perfect for crafting picture frames because of their hand-held nature. Simply measure the length of your picture frame, cut the proper length, and cut each end at a 45-degree angle.

Make sure to set your saw to a medium-speed setting. Anything faster will tear a bit too harshly through the wood and make the cut too jagged for a decorative picture frame.

Now, use your saw to cut a small groove about 1/4 of an inch thick and deep and about 1/2 an inch from the side of each board. Cut a small piece of glass about 1/2 an inch shorter than the overall length and width of your frame.

Slide your glass into the grooves of your board and nail them together carefully. Now, place your picture behind the glass and add a properly sized piece of cardboard to the back to finish.

“Cornhole” Box

Cornhole is a fun outdoor game that requires throwing bean bags at a hole in a small wooden box. Creating your own boxes can save you money and create highly a highly personalized game.

Start by using your circular saw to cut a rectangle of wood about two by three feet long. Now, cut two more rectangles about five feet long and cut a 45-degree angle from the top to the bottom.

Nail the original rectangle of wood to the inclined planes. Cover the bottom of the box with another piece of wood, sand everything, and paint your own unique designs.

Last, but not least, cut a hole about six inches in diameter in the middle of the inclined board.

If you get good enough with your circular saw, your projects might become professional enough to sell. Just make sure you sand each project and enhance their beauty by either staining or painting.