You can never have too many benches. While benches are usually considered to be something more demanding when it comes to carpentry skills, this project proves that wrong. This affordable bench plan is feasible even for beginner woodworking enthusiasts.
The step-by-step illustrated instructions, workshop tips, and detailed, shop-tested expert advice from American Woodworker will help you achieve woodworking success so your entire home and outdoor living space can be furnished with well-designed, hand-made projects in no time.
We have included a video tutorial here that illustrates the process of building a wooden oak table. This is not the exact one that you see in the image above, but it can be modified to build any shape or design you want. The video tutorial also has English subtitles to make it easy for anyone to understand and follow the steps.
Here’s 50 great beginner woodworking projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of building with wood. Some of the projects below can be completed in a weekend and others in just a few hours, either way all the projects will help you create something great out of wood.
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.
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This is definitely going to be one of the easiest woodworking projects you’ll be reading about today. So why not just get started? The tutorial link is given below. Just do exactly what they are saying in the tutorial and you will end up making a beautiful wooden doormat just like the one in the image above. They are using pine wood to build this doormat. You can choose any wood material that best suits your budget.
If you’ve ever searched for DIY shelf ideas, you’ve definitely seen triangle shelves. Not only are triangle shelves popular among DIY-ers, you can find such shelves even from furniture shops. You can bet that the price tag there is rather hefty! That’s not the case with this project though.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Cut out a backer board, detail the edges however you like, mount a few clothes pins and you are done! Beginner skill level.
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Carving-in-the-round: This is a more advanced form of woodcarving that can produce sculptures and structures, which are more lifelike with more details and smoother texture. The carving knife alone cannot accomplish the task. Therefore, for this technique of carving wood, the carver needs to make use of tools of various shapes and sizes. Such tools include hand tools like gouges, chisels, etc., and even power tools with various types of blades, burs, abrasive points, etc.
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!
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 wine rack is built to fit 6 wine bottles on it, but thanks to the simplicity of this idea, you could easily make the wine rack as big as you’d like – whether that’s 4, 6 or even 12. You’ll just need a board cut to the size you’d like and some huge framing nails.
Shaker furniture plans like ours are the way to go when beauty and durability are your priorities. We have made three of our best examples available in this PDF for FREE! Why free? We want you to try these projects and see what our woodworking methods are all about, as you build Shaker style furniture.
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This is a simple woodworking project that involves making a candle holder that can be easily mounted on any wall. The holder can be used to hang candles as well as anything else that can be used. I found many wonderful ideas on the internet and liked this one the most.
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Another great woodworking project for a beginner is building a coffee table. Coffee tables can be built using a wide variety of free woodworking plans that range from a simple to a more complicated coffee table with shelving.
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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.
It might not be the easiest project in this list, but if you already have some experience with wood cutting and joinery, it won’t be any hassle at all. Thanks to the extremely detailed instructions it shouldn’t really be a problem even if you’re not very familiar with woodworking. This could actually be a great project for refining your woodworking skills as a beginner!
Build this handy stool in one hour and park it in your closet. You can also use it as a step to reach the high shelf. All you need is a 4 x 4-ft. sheet of 3/4-in. plywood, wood glue and a handful of 8d finish nails. Cut the plywood pieces according to the illustration. Spread wood glue on the joints, then nail them together with 8d finish nails. First nail through the sides into the back. Then nail through the top into the sides and back. Finally, mark the location of the two shelves and nail through the sides into the shelves. Don’t have floor space to spare? Build these super simple wall-mounted shoe organizers instead!
Turning an old door into a photo frame is another easy woodwork project. All you need is an old door and some woodworking tools and items. I am here sharing the link to the source tutorial that explains the step by step procedure for building a picture frame from an old wooden door. This tutorial was originally written by Tracy Snyder at athomewithsweett.blogspot.com who also tells you what items you may need and where to find them. If you haven’t already got an old door, you can purchase one from websites like Craigslist.
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From the image above it seems that you do not require a big tutorial to help you to build this candle holder. All you need is a wood panel, a hook and some nails/screws and do exactly what you see in the picture. Attach the hook to the wood panel using two screws and then, attach the panel to the wall using more nails or screws. That’s it. I hope this gets the job done.
Superior dovetail furniture is well within your reach. You already know how to make a dovetail joint, in the basic form, with either a dovetail saw or a dovetail jig. But dovetails don’t stop there, especially when it comes to building accurate period furniture and better-looking dovetail drawers.