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Top 100 Easiest Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Based on our research and reviews, here are the easiest woodworking projects for beginners:


Woodworking can be pretty intimidating, especially for people who don’t have a clue on when to use a chainsaw or which wood to use. Carpentry techniques and power tools are sometimes really complicated, too.

Not all experts started their woodworking journey already knowing what a jigsaw is for and how it is different from a reciprocating saw; nor did they perfected their first beveled cut or got all their measurements correctly.

And who says you have to start your projects by building a massive tree house or a complicated piece, anyway?

Woodworking and DIY projects don’t always have to be on a larger scale, especially for beginners.

Start with easy wood projects, then you can continue building your way closer to create those bigger carpentry projects.

Yes, we’re talking about taking baby steps to get you there, and the key to start that journey is actually learning woodworking for beginners.

There are simple woodworking plans for beginners that don’t need a lot of tools and wouldn’t take a lot of your time are ideal for newbies. To help you out in picking your first official DIY project or woodworking project, we have listed top woodworking projects for beginners you can choose from.

*Note: the difficulty level of all the following do-it-yourself woodwork and woodshop ideas is at beginner/easy level only. Thus, those looking for more complicated projects may find these beginner woodworking projects too basic.

On the other hand, all newbies and beginners can feel comfortable trying out any of the following, and if you got time on your hands, challenge yourself and create more than a few!

100 Beginners Woodworking Projects:

 

1. Simple Wall Shelf

 

Simple ShelfFull Details: Pallet University

 

2. Porch or garden table

 

Porch or garden tableFull Details: Dorsey Designs

 

3. Sofa Sleeve and Cup Holder

 

Sofa Sleeve and Cup HolderFull Details: A Beautiful Mess

 

4. Candle Holder

 

Beginner Woodworking Candle Holder Project
Full Details: Simply Country Life

 

5. Wooden Media Box

 

Media Box
Full Details: Homedit

 

6. Address Number Wall Planter

 

Address Number Planter
Full Details: Shanty 2 CHIC

 

7. Cookbook Stand or Tablet Holder

 

Cookbook Stand or Tablet Holder
Full Details: HGTV

 

8. Scrap Plywood Candle Holders

 

Scrap Plywood Candle Holders
Full Details: jenwoodhouse.com

 

9. Bird Feeder

 

Bird Feeder
Full Details: 100 Things 2 Do

 

10. Tree Swing

 

Tree Swing
Full Details: Momtastic

 

11. DIY Wine Rack

 

DIY Wooden Wine holderFull Details: Camille Styles

 

12. Pencil Holder

 

Pencil HolderFull Details: Cherished Bliss

 

13. Welcome Mat

 

Welcome MatFull Details: Martha Stewart

 

14. Scarf Hanger

 

Scarf HangerFull Details: Skip to my Lou

 

15. Lazy Susan

 

Lazy SusanFull Details: REMODELaholic

 

16. Cedar Planter

 

Cedar PlanterFull Details: Dorsey Designs

 

17. Hanging Basket Stand

 

Hanging Basket StandFull Details: Shanty 2 CHIC

 

18. Wood Wall Art

 

Art DecorFull Details: Bigger Than the Three of Us

 

19. Triangle Mirror

 

Triangle MirrorFull Details: Bigger Than the Three of Us

 

20. Bookends

 

BookendsFull Details: HomeSteady

 

21. Over-the-sink wood shelf

 

Over-the-sink shelfFull Details: Stow and Tell U

 

22. Basic Drawer

 

Basic DrawerFull Details: Build-Basic.com

 

23. Bottle Vase

 

Bottle VaseFull Details: Nur noch

 

24. Office Supply Tray

 

Office Supply TrayFull Details: Build-Basic

 

25. Coffee Bar

 

Coffee BarFull Details: Nur noch

 

26. Side Table

 

Side TableFull Details: Her Tool Belt

 

27. Wooden Toolbox

 

ToolboxFull Details: Felt Magnet

 

28. Framed Burlap Sign

 

Framed Burlap SignFull Details: Simply Country Life

 

29. Wooden Arrow

 

ArrowFull Details: Cherished Bliss

 

30. Bowling Lane

 

Bowling LaneFull Details: Handmade with Ashley

 

31. Ironing Board Holder

 

Ironing Board HolderFull Details: Sawdust Sisters

 

32. Vegetable Storage Bin With Divider

 

Vegetable Storage Bin With DividerFull Details: Anika’s DIY Life

 

33. Planter Pot and Table Combo

 

Planter Pot and Table ComboFull Details: Bigger Than Three of Us

 

34. Wooden Shiplap Placemats

 

Shiplap PlacematsFull Details: Handmade Heaven

 

35. Pet Bed

 

Pet BedFull Details: Shanty 2 Chic

 

36. Hammer Coat Rack

 

Hammer Coat HolderFull Details: The Kim Six Fix

 

37. Shiplap Wall Key Holder

 

Shiplap Key HolderFull Details: Sawdust Sisters

 

38. Drawer Divider Insert

 

Drawer Divider InsertFull Details: Sawdust Sisters

 

39. Tiered Planter

 

Tiered PlanterFull Details: Anika’s DIY Life

 

40. Bar Stool

 

Bar StoolFull Details: Sawdust Sisters

 

41. Hanging Garden

 

Hanging GardenFull Details: Homemade Modern

 

42. Mid-Century Inspired Plant Hanger

 

Mid-Century Inspired Plant HangerFull Details: Bigger Than the Three of Us

 

43. Do-It-Yourself Clothes Rack

 

Hanging solution for ClothesFull Details: Chloe Larkin

 

44. Minimal X-shaped Coasters

 

Minimal X-shaped CoastersFull Details: Homedit

 

45. Glasses and Wine Bottle Holder

 

Glasses and Wine Bottle HolderFull Details: Down Home Inspiration

 

46. Blanket Ladder

 

Blanket LadderFull Details: Bigger Than the Three of Us

 

47. Tiered Garden Shelf

 

Tiered Garden ShelfFull Details: The Cwafty Blog

 

48. Pieced Wood Headboard Tutorial

 

Pieced Wood Headboard TutorialFull Details: Remodelaholic

 

49. Wine Caddy

 

Caddy for WInesFull Details: Shanty 2 Chic

 

50. Wood Star

 

DIY Stars Using Wood GlueFull Details: Jaime Costiglio

 

51. Mug Holder

 

Mug HolderFull Details: Shanty 2 Chic

 

52. Handmade Ruler

 

Handmade RulerFull Details: Sawdust Girl

 

53. Storage Cubbies

 

Storage Cubbies needing Basic Stuff like Wood GlueFull Details: Pretty Handy Girl

 

54. Stools

 

StoolsFull Details: Rogue Engineer

 

55. Chair Drink Holder

 

Chair Drink HolderFull Details: Build Basic

 

56. Utensil Organizer

 

Utensil OrganizerFull Details: A Beautiful Mess

 

57. Outdoor Chalkboard

 

Outdoor ChalkboardFull Details: Addicted 2 DIY

 

58. Napkin Rings

 

Napkin RingsFull Details: Sawdust Girl

 

59. Ring Toss

 

Ring TossFull Details: My Love 2 Create

 

60. Football Toss

 

Football TossFull Details: Rogue Engineer

 

61. Circle Shelf

 

Circle ShelfFull Details: The Merrythought

 

62. Makeup Storage

 

Makeup StorageFull Details: Burkatron

 

63. Plant Stand

 

Plant StandFull Details: Jaime Costiglio

 

64. Bike Organization

 

Bike standsFull Details: The Heathered Nest

 

65. Rustic Wood Mirror Frame

 

Rustic Mirror FrameFull Details: Tag & Tibby

 

66. Long Hexagon Tray

 

Long Hexagon TrayFull Details: My Love 2 Create

 

67. Napkin Holder

 

Napkin HolderFull Details: The Inspired Hive

 

68. Lamp

 

LampFull Details: Décor and the Dog

 

69. Wooden Keyholder

 

KeyholderFull Details: By Brittany Goldwyn

 

70. Pocket Business Card Holder

 

Pocket Business Card HolderFull Details: Snapguide

 

71. Do It Yourself Wood Round Headboard

 

DIY Round HeadboardFull Details: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

 

72. X-shaped Magazine Holder

 

X-shaped Magazine HolderFull Details: Homedit

 

73. Reclaimed Wood Floating Shelves

 

Floating Shelves
Full Details: Stacy Risenmay’s Not Just a Housewife

 

74. Wood Slice Photo Transfer

 

DIY Slice Photo Transfer
Full Details: Parental Perspective

 

75. Bathtub Shelf

 

Bathtub ShelfFull Details: Snippets of Design

 

76. Wooden Shoe Rack

 

ShoerackFull Details: A Bubbly Life

 

77. Marbled Clay Hooks

 

Marbled Clay HooksFull Details: Design Sponge

 

78. Floating Bookshelves

 

Floating Bookshelves
Full Details: It’s Overflowing

 

79. Wooden Baby Gym

 

Baby GymFull Details: The Merry Thought

 

80. Earring Stand

 

Earring StandFull Details: Houseful of Handmade

 

81. Wall-Mounted Desk

 

DeskFull Details: Pretty Handy Girl

 

82. Upholstered X-Bench

 

Upholstered X-BenchFull Details: Anika’s DIY Life

 

83. Bamboo Wind Chime

 

Bamboo Wind ChimeFull Details: The Spruce Crafts

 

84. Teapot/Hotpot Stand

 

Teapot/Hotpot StandFull Details: Steve’s Workshop

 

85. Oak Book Stand

 

Oak Book StandFull Details: The Spruce Crafts

 

86. Whittled Peg Rack

 

Whittled PegFull Details: Minwax

 

87. Lantern

 

LanternFull Details: Just The Woods

 

88. Modern Mason Bee House

 

Modern Mason Bee HouseFull Details: A Beautiful Mess

 

89. Hanging Table

 

Hanging side-tableFull Details: The Merry Thought

 

90. Minimal Wood Spice Rack

 

Minimal Spice HolderFull Details: Curbly

 

91. Rustic Pencil Holder

 

Rustic Pencil HolderFull Details: Homedit

 

92. Wooden Edison Bulb Table Lamp

 

Edison Bulb LampFull Details: Curbly

 

93. Wooden iPhone Dock

 

iPhone DockFull Details: Scarlet Words

 

94. Leather and Wood Mail Organizer

 

Mail OrganizerFull Details: eHow

 

95. Hammock Stand

 

Hammock StandFull Details: Kelly Liegh Creates

 

96. Corbel Sconce Lights

 

Corbel Sconce LightsFull Details: Shanty 2 Chic

 

97. Circular Rope Swing

 

Circular Rope SwingFull Details: Dukes & Duchesses

 

98. Nightstand

 

Strong build NightstandFull Details: Lily Ardor

 

99. Wind Spinner

 

Wind SpinnerFull Details: SunCatcherStudio

 

100. Rustic Photo Display

 

Rustic Photo DisplayFull Details: Making Joy & Pretty Things

Conclusion

Woodworking doesn’t have to be complicated—there are a lot of simple woodworking projects you can build when you are at the starting/beginner phase. These 100 easy woodworking projects are just a portion of all possible wood projects for beginners that you can take on. You don’t have to produce perfect results after building some of these basic woodworking projects. After all, you’re still a woodworking beginner.

Many of these easy diy wood projects aren’t just decorative; they can be really functional, too. So go ahead and get your woodworking tools ready, and start taking each easy wood project for beginners at a time. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to build something you can share to others.

Robert

Robert Johnson is a woodworker who takes joy in sharing his passion for creating to the rest of the world. His brainchild, Sawinery, allowed him to do so as well as connect with other craftsmen and women. He has since built an enviable workshop for himself and an equally impressive online accomplishment: an extensive resource site serving old timers and novices alike.
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