To corral shelf-dwelling books or DVDs that like to wander, cut 3/4-in.-thick hardwood pieces into 6-in. x 6-in. squares. Use a band saw or jigsaw cut a slot along one edge (with the grain) that’s a smidgen wider than the shelf thickness. Stop the notch 3/4 in. from the other edge. Finish the bookend and slide it on the shelf. Want to build the shelves, too? We’ve got complete plans for great-looking shelves here.
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A wooden doormat makes a warm welcome, plus it offers the perfect spot for scraping mud and dirt off boots and shoes. While the bloggers at The Merry Thought used their chop saw and nail gun, this one is an easy beginner DIY project, and can completed with old-school hammer and nails, miter box, and some wood glue.
All you’ll need for the project is a few cedar boards, wood clue, screws and a few simple tools. Cedar is recommended for this mainly due to it’s great durability outdoors so you don’t even need finish, but for extra protection you can of course use a finish of your choice.
A DIY feeding station for your favorite canine can be put together in an hour, with a pine plank and pre-fabricated furniture legs. Customize it for your space and style with paint and your own special touches. Visit East Coast Creative for the full tutorial .
Isn’t this amazing that instead of having to throw that old furniture piece away, you can now reuse it to build something even more beautiful? If you do not like this particular idea, there are many other re-purposeful furniture items you can build from an old dresser. Just search the internet for other DIY project ideas. Here is a link to the video tutorial that explains the same procedure in a more practical manner that you can easily follow through.
Contrary to most woodworking projects, you don’t have strict measurements to follow because the size of the chair will solely depend on the size of the pallets you use. That gives you complete creative freedom!
Working on one side at a time, glue and nail the side to the back. Apply glue and drive three 1-5/8-in. nails into each shelf, attach the other side and nail those shelves into place to secure them. Clamps are helpful to hold the unit together while you’re driving nails. Center the top piece, leaving a 2-in. overhang on both sides, and glue and nail it into place. Paint or stain the unit and then drill pilot holes into the top face of each side of the unit and screw in the hooks to hold your ironing board. Mount the shelf on drywall using screw-in wall anchors.
When you have your design printed, mount it to your wood blank with a spray adhesive. I bought a cedar deck board, cut it to shorter lengths, and then ripped the rounded edges off with my tablesaw. Once the edges were jointed I glued and clamped the boards to make up the panel. Use the
The bed, including a comfy cushion, can be built with less than $30 and you’ll need just a few basic tools – like a drill, a jigsaw, a miter saw and a few other things. The tutorial also features instructions for building the custom cushion.
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If you’re a cooking enthusiast but you’re tired of getting your cookbook pages dirty during food preparation, then this minimalistic cookbook stand comes to the rescue. Not only is it fitting for a cookbook, you could also use it as a tablet stand – that way you can watch cooking videos from Youtube easily.
Of course, when magazines and online sites sell each individual plan for $10-$20, it’s only natural to think a package containing 16,000 plans and that I poured years of my life into creating might be unaffordable.
Love the look of vintage crates, but having trouble finding ones that fit your needs and budget? Then, make your own! There’s nothing intimidating about these beginner woodworking projects. So, grab some salvaged wood and start cutting.
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!
“I just got this package a few days ago, and I’ve had a hard time putting it down. There are lots of full-color pictures, with thorough descriptions of every step in the project. These turned out to be even better than I’d hoped!
A home just wouldn’t feel the same without any plants, don’t you agree? This wall planter looks delicate, cozy and is big enough for both your plants and books. A planter and a shelf at the same time – this is a must have!
I built my first platform bed by following the steps mentioned in the tutorial and the end result was everything I expected. It was as beautiful as comfortable and strong. It only cost me around $60 to build this one from the scratch. And if I can build it, anyone can. What you need is a little bit of woodworking experience and a lot of confidence. Collect the items as suggested in the video and start working now.
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This mid century style nightstand looks like it just jumped out from the cover of a decor magazine. Simple rectangular shape and hairpin legs look simply brilliant together, especially when the wood is untreated.
Contributing Editor A.J. Moses makes a business out of using salvaged wood. In fact, he calls his company Castaway Woodworks because so much of the material he uses has, literally, been cast away by someone else. He takes a lot of pride in giving those materials new life. Working with reclaimed wood Using salvaged wood
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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Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. These are not a pattern project, but a technique that we have found to be great for personalized gifts and can be quite profitable! Beginner skill level.
Woodworking is the skill that allows you to work on various wooden projects, such as doors and tables. Particularly, this is one of those skills that you are not born with, but can be learnt with practice. Anyone, who is passionate enough, can easily learn woodworking. Believe me; I have.
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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.
Drill four 5/8-in.-dia. 1/2-in.-deep holes on the large disc?inside the traced circle?then use 5/8-in. dowel centers to transfer the hole locations to the underside of the small disc. Drill four 1/2-in.-deep holes on the underside of the small disc and a 1/2-in.-deep hole in the center of the top for the dowel handle. Glue in the dowels to join the discs, and glue in the handle. We drilled a wood ball for a handle knob, but a screw-on ceramic knob also provides a comfortable, attractive grip.
This is another budget-friendly plan that could be built from reclaimed wood if you happen to have some laying around in the house. Besides that, you’ll need a miter saw (for that, check our best miter saw guide), clamps, orbital sander, drill and few screws.
If you’re looking for a way to display your family photos, but find it tough when photos have different dimensions, then this clever project comes to the rescue. Thanks to this cool idea, you can easily showcase all photos, no matter their size – and you don’t have to worry about finding picture frames with the right dimensions.