Need outdoor seating in a hurry? This simple bench, based on author and ecologist Aldo Leopold’s classic design, can be constructed in a couple of hours, even if you are a novice woodworker. All it takes is two boards and 18 screws, for a cost of less than $25. You’ll find the simple how-to instructions here.
Create durable pieces for your outdoor living space such as an Adirondack chair and love seat, a garden bench, chest, planter, and trellis. With a on outdoor finishes, you’ll be sure your handmade items will be built to last!
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.
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
Use only good quality stain and finish as you will most probably be using this doormat outside the house where it is expected to see a lot of rough use. We are also sharing a link to a video tutorial that teaches you to make a wooden stake doormat. In case if the above tutorial is not easy enough for you to follow, you can always go for the video.
You’ll need to sand your the bits and then paint them the way you like – you can paint them colorful as in this tutorial or get minimalistic and paint them black and white. Why not include kids as well and let them paint an entire village? That will be one afternoon well spent!
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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.
This simple and elegant planter bench project is ideal for the porch, patio, or pool. Filled with plants and flowers, it will define a corner of the porch or patio with style. Featuring all straight cuts and modular construction, the project allows the builder to decide what combination of planter boxes and connecting benches works
I browsed many items and the one I like the most is the one in the image above. This was also my first ever wooden sofa sleeve cup holder that I built myself. Thanks to this awesome tutorial from the source link I shared below, I could easily make one by following the simple steps mentioned in the tutorial.
Some tools required for this project are hole saw, drilling machine, pencil, tape measure, clamps, etc. This tutorial explains every step properly with images so that anyone can make a wooden sofa sleeve easily. Those, who prefer a video tutorial, can visit the below link to a YouTube video that illustrates the process of building a DIY Sofa Sleeve Cupholder.
Begin by cutting off a 10-in. length of the board and setting it aside. Rip the remaining 38-in. board to 6 in. wide and cut five evenly spaced saw kerfs 5/8 in. deep along one face. Crosscut the slotted board into four 9-in. pieces and glue them into a block, being careful not to slop glue into the saw kerfs (you can clean them out with a knife before the glue dries). Saw a 15-degree angle on one end and screw the plywood piece under the angled end of the block.
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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.
Bring a bit of nature indoors with this simple branch-supported shelf. You’ll have to find two forked branches about 1 in. in diameter, with one relatively straight side that will sit flush to the wall. Find all of the simple how-to instructions for building this shelf here. And for lots of hints and tips on hanging shelves, check out our guide.
Are you having trouble with your (or your children’s) pencils constantly getting missing or just rolling off the desk? This adorable pencil holder fixes that problem once and for all. Not only is it practical, it looks great on the desk, especially when you decorate it with something meaningful like it has been done in this particular project.
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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.
The wall planter is made using pre-made wooden pallets which can save you a lot of time – just go to your local craft store to find something similar or use old wooden boxes, both will do the trick. A little paint and sanding is all these need for the perfect rustic look.
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Cut the back, sides, shelves and top. Align the sides and measure from the bottom 2 in., 14-3/4 in. and 27-1/2 in. to mark the bottom of the shelves. Before assembling the unit, use a jigsaw to cut a 1 x 1-in. dog ear at the bottom of the sides for a decorative touch.
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Chip Carving: In this method of carving wood, selected portions of wood are chipped away to give shape to a particular design. Theoretically speaking, in chip carving there are only two levels on the wood, one is the wood surface and the other is the point where the cut meets. Free form patterns or geometric shapes can be carved through this technique. Even this this style of carving wood, is one of the simplest, but it needs considerable time and patience to master it.
Store shoes up off the floor in clean, natural wood racks. This simple storage system can handle everything from winter boots to summer sandals, with no mud buildup or scuff marks on the wall. Build one to share or one for each member of the family! Find complete how-to instructions here.
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Five plastic containers, six 2x2s and screws, and one hour’s work are all it takes to put together this space-saving recycling storage rack. Our frame fits containers that have a top that measures 14-1/2 in. x 10 in. and are 15 in. tall. Our containers were made by Rubbermaid.
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.
Thanksgiving is a time of harvest, bounty and family. This is a 1 page pattern. Make multiple corn cutouts and place together in layers and paint different colors. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level using a jig saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.