These 25 projects are absolutely stunning, to say the least. I would love to try out some of these designs all by myself and get started with some serious woodworking that I have been procrastinating for a long time. My favorites among these 25 are definitely the desk organizer, the bowling lane, and the tiered planter, but nevertheless, all are good in their own ways. I believe these projects only require hand tools and basic power tools like a rudimentary router and a jigsaw.
I am sharing here a link to the detailed tutorial written by Pete at diypete.com, who shares the step by step process for making a wonderful barrel coffee table from scratch. He also tells you what items you’ll need for this project and where to find them. For example, you can buy an old whiskey barrel online or from a local whiskey store for a few bucks, if you haven’t already got one.
Give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step stool/tool box/work surface. It only takes a couple of hours to build and you’ll find dozens of uses for it. Check out the easy-to-follow instructions here. If you’re looking for a small bench/step stool that’s a little cuter than this one, here’s one for you to consider.
Pallets are a great resource for the beginning woodworker. The versatile shipping staple can be mounted and modified in countless ways to create many easy woodworking projects with an rustic flair. The expansive wheeled coffee table shown here is just one smart option. For other ideas, check out 5 Things to Do With…Shipping Pallets.
Similarly to benches, you can never have too many chairs. These great DIY outdoor chairs are built using only 2×4’s and screws! Thanks to using just 2×4’s, the chairs look minimalistic and modern – perfect for your backyard.
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If you use different-size containers, adjust the distance between the uprights so the 2x2s will catch the lip of the container. Then adjust the spacing of the horizontal rungs for a snug fit when the container is angled as shown.
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To get a more modern look, you can round the edges a bit as well, but that’s not necessary. The real trick is cutting and assembling the pieces, but thanks to the detailed tutorial by Shanty 2 Chic that’s not going to be a problem.
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The space behind a door is a storage spot that’s often overlooked. Build a set of shallow shelves and mount it to the wall behind your laundry room door. The materials are inexpensive. Measure the distance between the door hinge and the wall and subtract an inch. This is the maximum depth of the shelves. We used 1x4s for the sides, top and shelves. Screw the sides to the top. Then screw three 1×2 hanging strips to the sides: one top and bottom and one centered. Nail metal shelf standards to the sides. Complete the shelves by nailing a 1×2 trim piece to the sides and top. The 1×2 dresses up the shelf unit and keeps the shelves from falling off the shelf clips.
If you’re all about minimalism and you don’t want to have your clothes in a big bulky closet, you should consider building this super easy clothes rack. By ‘super easy’ we literally mean it – according to the project’s author Chloe, it only took 15 minutes to build!
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Bird houses are usually the first projects you tackle when you start with woodworking, so this DIY bird feeder project is the perfect weekend project. It’s simple and practical, but on top of that – it costs just $4 to make and takes only 20 minutes!
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Just as a bit of an aside, I’m fairly new to woodworking and I’ve been looking into some CNC routers for cutting for these projects. I came across something interesting. The guy on this page claims to have put together a homemade CNC router for less than $300. I’m curious to know what you think about it. If you’ve never heard of it and don’t have an opinion, then no problem; I thought I’d ask anyway.
Building a woodworker bench is not an easy task for everyone, but it is for a professional woodworker. So I am here hoping that you can manage to build a good workbench. I am also sharing here a video tutorial that explains the process of making a wood workbench from the start.
We are continuing the list with another fun tutorial, this time for an oversized Tic Tac Toe game. Not only is the game fun, this is a perfect idea for a Christmas present, especially if you paint little Christmas icons on the wooden blocks (just like on the image above).
Good idea for bathroom window.Window screens made from lace curtain fabric. By mounting the lace on a frame inside the room you can change the mood in your room by adding or removing the screen from your window.
This particular tray is made using reclaimed barn wood but the author of the project Beyond The Picket Fence surprised everyone with one fact: reclaimed barn wood has often some areas turned pink due to cow urine. If you check the project more closely, you’ll also notice some areas of the tray being almost bright pink. That’s something you don’t see every day!
A wall rack can be used to hang kitchen accessories, tools, other small items. You can see one in the image below. This rack can be built by reusing old wooden pallets from your house. You need only a few items to build this beautiful rack. I suggest you to make more than one as they can be used anywhere in house for many purposes.
Are you constantly working in your bed with laptop? This folding lap desk is the perfect solution for modern lifestyle and makes your life tons easier! Jen from The House of Wood presented this cool idea as her contribution to the one-board challenge. The challenge was to build something out of one 1×8 board.
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Here’s a simple project that looks great, and could easily burn up some of that scrap wood you’ve been hoarding for years. This elegant trivet will grace your table, and you can be sure friends will be asking for trivets for their tables, too. Download this as a PDF here Prepping the Wood Check the
Clear up entryway clutter with a simple coat and hat rack that you can build in about an hour from a 6 ft. 1×4 and coat hooks. You just cut the boards to fit your space, paint them, outfit them with different kinds of hooks to suit your needs and then screw them to the wall. Check out the detailed how-to instructions here.
Christian Becksvoort gives you four ideas for handmade gifts that will please your friends and family and use up the scraps lying around your shop: a versatile flatware carrier, a two-piece desk set with tray and pencil holder, a tea light holder, and a hanging mirror.
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