A birdhouse adds charm to your yard and is a great project for beginning woodworkers. You’ll need a saw, drill, pine board, plywood, PVC pipe, and a dowel rod. This little home is easy to nail together, making it a fantastic family-friendly project. Here’s a tutorial.
Who said building a bed should take loads of time? This step-by-step guide is not only easy to follow and a real time-saver, but it’s also budget-friendly – you can easily build this bed with just $50! And the only tools you’ll need are a drill, a Kreg Jig and a miter saw.
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.
Here’s a free woodworking project that will take you a day to build for often less than $100. These free dog house plans are a satisfying project that will shelter your dog and look great in your yard.
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Here’s a traditional Swedish farm accessory for gunk-laden soles. The dimensions are not critical, but be sure the edges of the slats are fairly sharp?they’re what makes the boot scraper work. Cut slats to length, then cut triangular openings on the side of a pair of 2x2s. A radial arm saw works well for this, but a table saw or band saw will also make the cut. Trim the 2x2s to length, predrill, and use galvanized screws to attach the slats from underneath. If you prefer a boot cleaner that has brushes, check out this clever project.
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).
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.
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 to 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.
This tiered planter is great for colorful perennials or trailing plants like strawberries. Made from redwood, cedar or pine, the project is simple and inexpensive to build with our tiered planter box plans. It calls for standard lumber, galvanized nails, sandpaper and sealer. Construction is a simple matter of cutting the pieces to size and
The tree slice photo hanger you see in the background is just one example of what comes in a Makers Kit – a monthly craft box that lets your kids actually build some pretty cool stuff with their hands.
The tutorial that I am sharing here was written by someone who built this pallet art just to improve the value of a property they wanted to sell fast and they succeed in it. So you can imagine how wonderful this item must look I am assuming you do not just want to make this beautiful pallet art so that you can also sell your property easily. Well, whatever your reasons are, this beauty is able to attract anyone who visits your house.
The beauty of this project lies in the simplicity. All you need are 3 pieces of wood of your choice (though we must admit natural hardwoods will look incredible), sanding block, clamps, wood glue and finishing product. The hardest step of the whole tutorial is measuring – as always, measure 9 times, cut once! You wouldn’t want to finish your project and then realize it doesn’t have enough space to fit your DVD player, would you?
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If you are looking for a stand-out wedding gift, this one is a nice choice. The tutorial illustrates all the necessary steps, but you still need to have some basic woodwork knowledge to be able to handle the task. Here is a link to the video tutorial to make the task easier for you.
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, handmade projects in no time.
I have rounded up 25 projects from some of my favorite building bloggers. I’ll include a note about what tools you’ll need for each so you can easily select projects that fit with what you have. Go ahead, give it a try. And I would just be thrilled if you shared a photo of what you build so we can brag it up a bit!