Woodworking can be pretty intimidating, especially for people who don’t have a clue on what tool or 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 bevelled cut or got all their measurements correctly. And who says you have to start 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 small and easy, then you can inch your way closer to those bigger projects as you learn along the way. Yes, we’re talking about taking baby steps to get you there, and the key to start that journey is simplicity.
Simple and easy projects 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 or woodworking project, we have listed top woodworking projects for beginners you can choose from.
*Note: the difficulty level of all the following DIY woodwork projects is at beginner/easy level only. Thus, those looking for more complicated projects may find these 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 do more than a few!
Making a simple wall shelf from a pallet is an easy project that wouldn’t stress you out with heavy labor. The most complicated step from this project could be the cutting of pallet, where a sawzall might be needed. All other steps simply include screwing the wood pieces into place and adding your finishing touches.
There are countless of beginner tutorial on how to make a basic table, but this one stands out as its final product is a nice piece that you can use to style your home porch or garden. Simple cuts and screws are the majority of the making process, perfect for everyone just starting out.
Any saw available capable of cutting through lumber
This project is the ingenious solution to couch potato coffee-lovers always trying to find places for their hot beverage. The simple steps needed in creating this piece include cutting the wood into proper pieces, drilling a hole to serve as the cup holder.
Recycle an old chunk of wood and bring to life a rustic looking candle holder with this simple woodworking project. All it takes is a bit of drilling and nailing some pieces into place—a great practice for newbies for no/minimal cost.
A chunk of rough sawn wood or any old plank of scrap wood
Achieve a neat and clutter-free TV area by making your very own media box. The homey feel of the wood is a perfect contrast to the technology the project would support and be useful for. It’s a great conversation-starter when you have guests at your home.
Spruce up your doorway entrance with this multipurpose DIY project. With this wood piece, you’ll get an address number indicator, a wall planter, and a decorative item all out of simple project! It wouldn’t take a lot of time, plus you’ll get to try out your first few power tools.
This simple project will let you come up with a perfect gift for yourself, your spouse, friend or any home cook you know who love experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. Just a few hours of simple work can produce an item can both accommodate traditional and techy chefs, as it can serve as both Cookbook Stand and a Tablet Holder.
2 bar clamps
Orbital palm sander
New or reclaimed wood (7/8" thick)
1-1/4" self-boring wood screws
All natural hemp oil or wood finish of your choice
If you’ve got a few woodworking tools at hand and a lot of scrap wood lying around your workshop, you’ll have a fun time making decorative pieces in this DIY project. After making these candle holders from scrap plywood, you’ll surely get a good feeling and a true DIY-er satisfaction from saving your former “trash” and making them into beautiful wood pieces.
Easy to do, cheap, and simple—bird feeders are always among the first projects anyone tries when starting to learn about woodwork and carpentry. It’s a great piece to work on for newbies, as it would challenge your cutting and assembling abilities. As it will be left outside, it will test the quality of your woodwork, too; based on how long can it stand the weather and other external elements.
Let your kids experience the fruit of your hard work when you make this DIY Tree swing. The simplicity of this project will bring smiles to the kiddos and maybe some adults, too! Have a go at it and see how a few minutes of woodwork can make a difference in your family’s way of having fun.
A few items above this project is a bottle holder, yet it can only hold a single bottle at a time. If you’re more of a wine person and you need more storage for your most prized wine bottles, you have to do a bottle holder that can accommodate more than just one. And you need not complicate it: just a simple wood plank wine rack like this can do.
Drill press (can do angled cuts) with forstner bit (1.25”)
A handmade gift is always a thoughtful gesture, and one of the safe options for gifts to any professional people you know, like your child’s teacher or your colleague, is a pencil holder. This DIY project won’t take you a long time to make and it’s the perfect representation of your thoughtfulness, too!
The doorway to your home is the first thing any family member and guest would enter. While there are many decorative and doormats in stores, a wooden DIY welcome mat has a more homey feel. Besides, it would surely cost less when you have scrap woods you can use, too! This project is so easy you can do it while bonding with your little one.
3/8-inch drill bit
Sixteen 2-by-2s (in your local hardware; or cut any wood by yourself)
Closet organization can be tough, but the key to making your closet neat is by designating places for specific types of clothing and accessories. With this DIY project, you can assign specific place for your scarves and also save some drawer space for other clothing items. It’s cute and a breeze to make!
A wooden lazy Susan can easily cost you over $100 in your favorite home depot or furniture shop. Why not make it yourself, so you can save up some bucks and be filled with pride everytime you look at your dining table’s centrepiece? Believe us, this wouldn’t take all day.
Jigsaw or any saw you can use for circular cut (if you are cutting your own wood)
For gardeners and plant-lovers, a planter is a very efficient way to organize your plants according to their types. But it’s even more helpful for those who don’t have a big lot in their backyard where plants can thrive. An easy solution to that is to make your own planter—quite an easy fix that can satisfy two hobbies: woodwork and gardening!
Jigsaw or any kind of saw
Cedar Fence Planks (6′ x 5.5″) (Note: don’t get pressure treated pine; they contain chemicals)
Get creative when making your first few woodwork projects and try out a few things other than the usual box, stool, etc. We definitely recommend you trying out this gorgeous basket stand, perfect as a decorative piece for your porch or balcony. You won’t have to break a sweat when making this one, it is straightforward and very simple to do!
3 pieces of any wood (2 of 2x4x8; 1 of 2x8x8 that’s at least 24” long)
Never leave walls blank when you can do a DIY to decorate them with wooden art. No ideas of specific style you want yet? Don’t worry, this project will let you come up with a gorgeous décor that you would be happy to look at each time. It’s custom, it’s easy to do, it’s gorgeous—what’s not to like?
One way of making a room look big is adding mirrors on the walls. But you don’t need to add plain and simple mirror all the time, you can spruce it up and add a hip detail to make it look like you bought it from a shop. This DIY will make you feel like a real décor maker!
Book-lovers would agree that book-ends are heaven-sent. They keep your favorite books organized and in place, while adding a style to the room as well. There are many DIY bookend projects for beginners out there, but we chose this one for the rustic vibe it has.
A simple solution to a small sink is to add a counter space that’s one level above the sink itself. How do you do it? Simple—just add an over-the-sink shelf that you can do yourself. The steps are easy-peasy and the materials needed are the most basic carpentry tools you might already have.
Another basic storage solution are adding drawers everywhere you can fit them. Although drawers can be a bit tricky to do, especially the complex-designed ones, there is a simple way to make one. This DIY will walk you through drawer-making like it isn’t a big deal.
A bunch of fresh flowers can immediately lighten up a space, especially when they are presented in a very aesthetically pleasing manner. However, there’s need to purchase an expensive vase just for this purpose. A few clear bottles and some basic woodwork can give you the cutest bottle vases. Although the source website has the instructions entirely written in German, google translate can solve that for you in a few seconds. But in case there are a few confusing statements, the visual aids added to the blog will walk you through the job.
The worst working space is one that is cluttered, because it translates to a cluttered mind. With an office supply tray, you can keep your stuff organized while your mind is free from clutter-stress. Sure, there are many options and designs you can find at commercial place, but where’s the fun in that? Try out this very simple project that only needs your cutting, assembling and gluing skills.
Some people are just too in love with coffee that it needs to have a special place in their house. It can be tricky to find the perfect bar that would fit into that nook in your kitchen, or that one corner in your dining room, so the best thing to do is to do it yourself. This way, you can change the dimensions and design as you prefer.
Just by seeing the picture we know you might feel like this DIY project is a complicated one—but it isn’t. It’s quite challenging for beginners, but it is an easy project that any newbie can make to gauge his/her level of progress in the beginner stage. The part that might give quite a difficulty is the cutting of arc, but all else are quite manageable. Try it for a bit of a challenge!
This DIY project was created as an activity for kids and their surprise for their dads…and that’s how we know this will be really easy for any beginner. If kids can do it, you sure can, right? And it doesn’t need to be a gift for anyone—you can use it as your very own tool box as you collect your own hand tools, carpentry materials and other woodwork stuff.
Lumber (top quality 1" X 8" X 8' board of #2 or better lumber) or plywood
Here’s another decorative piece, because let’s face it, decorations vary per season, and you have to switch up the pieces already adorning your walls. To have more options, here’s a simple DIY you can do to come up with a sweet “Bless our Home”sign that has a nice rustic vibe to it.
Saw (for wooden frame, if you will make it)
Any wood to make the frame (or buy a ready-made wooden frame)
If you want to test your saw abilities, or would like to build up on it from 0%, you must try out this cool and very chic wooden arrow décor. It doesn’t take a lot—just your trusted saw and your enthusiasm to come up with the finished product. Your reward: more saw experience and a fine-looking wall décor that looks professionally-made.
Be the hero of your kiddos and introduce to them fun activities and games that are not played with the iPad. Bowling is one of the fun things kids can do, and you need not to take them to the nearest bowling alley just to play it. Get your basic tools out and some wood, and have fun making this DIY bowling lane.
Important furniture and home appliance need to have their designated area so they can be spotted immediately and they wouldn’t take up so much walking space that may crowd your house. The iron and ironing board are two essential things in a home, and without proper organization, they can take up a big space if you don’t have a good place to tuck them into. Erase that issue at your home and create one!
The thing with perishable goods that don’t belong in the refrigerator, such as fruits and vegetables, is that they often can clutter your kitchen counter. On the other hand, when placed in a single container, finding that one small piece of onion among a bunch of apples can take up a lot of time. So what you need is a storage with a divider, a perfect solution to keep the fruits & veggies fresh and neatly placed in your kitchen. All you need to make your own is scrap wood and minimal experience of woodwork. Easy peasy, right?
Don’t we all love dual-purpose stuff? Especially when you make it yourself, it feels like you have done two things in just one go. Achieve that feat by doing this planter pot and table combo, and you’ll have a new beautiful decorative and useful piece to place in your patio.
Add a bit of character into your dining table with some cool shiplap placemats. Shiplap is trendy right now, and for woodworkers, it’s an opportunity to do some cool projects. Even for beginners (even little kid!s), this basic project will definitely be a piece of cake!
Make a nice gift for your furry buddy with this DIY Pet Bed project, a sure way to save some money and give love to your pet. It is a cute thing to make and fab product that does not need a lot of expertise—just a bit of woodwork experience, wood and some tools.
Feeling like you’re ready to embrace the woodworker’s life? Show it by doing this interesting coat rack made out of hammers. You can repurpose old hammers, or buy really cheap ones from the dollar store, and incorporate them into your house décor—plus, you’ll get to practice your carpentry skills again! But don’t worry if you think this wouldn’t fit the aesthetic of your home décor, it can be used in your basement or workshop as cord organizer, too!
If you’re a farmhouse theme lover, you’d probably have a lot of shiplap decors and accessories around your house. If you’re nodding to that, then this project will absolutely be perfect for you. It’s a very practical item too—place it right inside your doorway and you’ll have no fuzz finding a place for your keys, mails, and even small bags!
Have you ever been so frustrated rummaging through all sorts of stuff piled inside your drawer? If you answered yes, then you definitely need an organization solution. You don’t have to purchase or make a new drawer or cabinet, all you need is a drawer divider that would keep the inside of your drawers clean and neat. Don’t fret—it’s quick and easy, and definitely beginner-friendly!
We’ve featured a few planters in this list already, but this one has a different charm because of the tiered effect that would make your display of plants even more striking. Because the more flowers there are, the more beautiful the space it, right? This project is a fun one to make and doesn’t go over one hour.
Here’s another basic item you have around the house that you can easily make out of the right wood. Barstools are fun pieces to make, but they are very practical to use as well. Making them yourself will not only satisfy the woodworker in you, but save you a lot of money too!
Having greenery in your home is sometimes difficult to achieve, especially when you live on an apartment building where all you have is a small balcony. But you don’t really need to have a lot area to have your own garden—you can improvise with a hanging one in this DIY project.
Here’s another planter for you, just because one can never have too many cute planters. This particular planter has a mid-century vibe to it, making the woodwork even more fun. It isn’t your regularly-shaped planter, too, so you would have an opportunity to try out and sharpen your cutting skills (pun-intended) in making this DIY project.
Modern interior design nowadays involve a clothes rack where one can display the best stuff from his/her closet. We see it in many dorms and teenage rooms, and often in pages of home design magazines, too. But even if you’re not after the aesthetic, a wooden rack can give you more space to hang your clothes onto. It quick, simple, and very cheap—what a total steal!
Wooden coasters are very chic pieces that you can unleashed your creativity into. But if your style is minimalist, you’d definitely love this X-shaped coaster sheets that re adorable and so much easier to do than any other DIY coaster projects you might have encountered already.
We have already covered two kinds of bottle holder, but they didn’t include places for glasses. This project allows you to easily transport a bottle of wine along with 4 wine glasses, and we’re really excited about it. Your friends and guests would surely be impressed when you whip this up from scratch and show off during one of your dinners.
Needing an accent piece to add something to your living room? The use of ladder has transformed over the years, and recently its use as a decorative or a storage piece has become popular. This blanket ladder is perfect for those blankets you need in your living room when it’s extra chilly during your movie nights. It’s chic, useful, and very simple to do—in fact, you just need a few minutes to make it.
If you want more organization in your garden or just a bit more space for your gardening tools, then this project is perfect for you. It wouldn’t take a lot of lateral space, as it doubles the storage space with a tired design. This way, you’ll have more room for plants, fertilizer or what-have-you. Try it out and you might just want to do more after finishing one.
A personalized headboard is always a pride for any wood worker. It might seem like a big project, but in reality, it’s easy to do. All you need are a lot of wood to work with, your trusty tools, and of course, your creativity to put your personal spin on it. You’ll surely feel good every time you wake up upon seeing your masterpiece.
We have more wine holder/caddy for you, because any good host needs to have lot of these, right? This is another simple project that would only take a few hours of your time and would last your party supplies for a really long time. Try it out and see how cute your new wine caddy would be.
Stars are great decorations, especially during the holiday season. You can find them at different stores, sure, but they are usually overpriced. Doing it yourself will make more sense, especially as it would also practice your woodworking skills. You can make just one, two, or maybe three in just one go—they are too easy to do!
Mug holders are a necessity in the kitchen. So before you became interested in woodwork, you might have not known that it’s so easy to make them. Follow this project and you’ll get a beautiful mug holder with much sentimental value in it. Plus, you’ll have the chance to personalize it as you wish!
Handmade stuff are the best gifts one can give or receive—it lets people know that there are a lot of thought and effort put into the gift, as opposed to just those bought in stores. Wooden rulers are a safe option for a DIY gift, as they can be used by anyone: student, professional, DIY-er, and so much more. So next time, you don’t have spend more money buying gifts… just make them!
Let’s admit it—kids are cute but the mess that their toys bring aren’t. So for parents, it’s very important to have a lot of storage where you could tuck all the toys away. Although cheap plastic bins can do the trick, sometimes they look like part of the clutter too, so it’s always better just to make wooden storage cubbies that look more presentable.
Stools are pretty basic, but they can spice up any children’s party—especially when they are the high ones meant for the taco truck, or ice cream station, or dessert bar. Adding fun colors in them make them more attractive too, but the cool thing is, they can be made from scratch in just a matter of hours! So what are you waiting for? Prepare for your kid’s next birthday party and make a bunch of these high stools!
Have you ever gone to your backyard bringing a cold drink only to find yourself in a dilemma of where you could possibly place that glass or bottle? You either end up just holding it or placing it on the ground, which can both bring so much hassle. This DIY project will ensure that there will always be a place for your drink when you sit and relax outside, even when there’s no table around.
Miter saw (or hand saw)
3 1/8-inch Hole Saw (or jigsaw)
Tape Measure (or ruler)
Drill/Driver fitted with a 3/8-inch drill bit
2-foot board (1x4)
Carriage bolt (3-inch 3/8-inch) with Washer and Wing Nut
It’s such a pain to look for that one knife among a stack of forks and spoons, especially when you’re in a hurry. To keep this from happening again and again, you have to do something about your utensil storge—and by “do something”, we mean make your own utensil organizer. It’s a fun project aand wouldn’t take all of your weekend (we promise!).
Vintage wood box (7 1/2" x 12") or milk boxes
Copper pipe brackets with 8" extension
L brackets (optional, to help stabilize wooden dividers)
Give some love to your outdoors by adding decors that can be pretty useful, too. This outdoor chalkboard can be your starting point, as it is a really simple project that can be done quickly and easily. Plus, it can serve a lot of purposes for you and your kids!
Narrow crown staple gun
Orbital sander w/ 220 grit sandpaper
2 – 2×4 boards @ 8′ long
1 – 2′ x 4′ hardboard backing
3/4″ lag bolts
Finish of your choice (This project used minwax gel stain in hickory)
With décor, even the smallest details matter. So when it comes to table setting, especially when you have guests over, you have to put your best foot forward and make sure everything is in order. Let your guests feel more of your hospitality by making an effort to make even the napkin rings—they are very easy to do, anyway.
Backyard game are always fun, but it doesn’t mean you have to shell out a lot of money to find the perfect fun game to play outside. With this DIY Ring Toss project, the fun starts early—when you’re making the material needed for the game itself. It’s easy and definitely a game that everyone in the family would love.
Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig
7/8'' Wood Dowel
1'' x 3'' x 8' Furring Strip Board
3/8'' Rope (you can use any kind of rope this size I used this kind)
Another fun game to play outdoors is the football toss, with a fun-looking goal, of course. We’re sure this will be a hit with the kids…and adults, too! This project is a bit lavish on the details, which may intimidate you, but in reality, they are just some knick knacks that would let you practice your creativity as well.
Minimalist designs have a beautiful impact, even on small décor pieces such as this circle shelf. It has a very homey feel because of the wood, as well as a very minimalist feel with its small storage space just enough for a few trinkets and a little succulent planter. You surely won’t encounter any difficulty with this project because making it is like a walk in the park.
Makeup storage is a big necessity for makeup-lovers, and it can be a problem because they cost a lot of money. To resolve this, all you need is a block of wood and some drilling skills to make a sleek makeup holder. Need more than one? It takes just a few minutes to make one, so you’ll have more time to make some more.
Bringing the greenery from the outside to the inside is a common thing nowadays, especially because plants can brighten up any room. If you have potted plants in your garden, you can easily transfer them and make them look chic inside your home by placing them into beautiful plant stands. This one’s easy to make, just like all the other projects in this list.
If you’re a parent of more than one kid, you know the hassle of numerous bikes parked in different places in your garage. While not all would mind the cluttered-look they give, they can pose a hazard to the kids. A bike rack can really help in organizing the bikes and lessen risks of any accidents in your garage. This project will show you how to make a homemade one, just a few easy steps and you’re done.
Rafter square (or something that measures a 45 degree angle)
A bathroom mirror is usually great on its own, but once you tried sprucing it up with frames, you’ll realize what an upgrade it was… even when it cost like nothing. This DIY Rustic Wood Mirror Frame Project will let you bring your bathroom into another level in just a short span of time and without breaking the bank.
Basic Pine Boards (Cut depending on your mirror’s measurements)
Cool tray DIYs are much raved about today, especially as a main piece on the center table. There are so many styles to choose from out there, varying from marble to steel ones. But if you like a really pristine and homey design, you should be looking—or rather MAKING—a wooden tray. This project will walk you through how to make one with a hexagonal design.
This might be the simplest DIY project in this list, but still, a beginner can learn from assembling such an easy item. This napkin holder may be plain and simple, but that’s all you need to store your table napkins in. If you’re afraid of using saws, hammers or drills yet, this is the perfect DIY project for you.
There’s a certain charm from lamps that are handmade; somehow they feel cozy and inviting. So if you don’t want those flamboyant lamps sold at a high price range, making your own lamp is very ideal for you. It is unbelievably easy, and if you just follow the steps in this project, you’ll be totally fine.
Saw (as needed)
8-Feet Lamp Art Cord Set, Silver
4 inch long, 3/4 inch wide black iron pipe
3/4-1 inch black iron reducer (we painted a silver one)
We’ve got one keyholder project up in this list, yet you may have already felt out obsession with multi-purpose DIYs. This one satisfies that certain itch to build a 3-in-1 item, and we hope you are kinda on the same perspective too. Well if not, this is still a great piece to hang on your doorway to hold your keys, your small succulent plant, and just a few accessories.
We have one word for this project: sleek. Your business card would never look so sleek other than the time it is housed inside this DIY business card holder. It is a very cool way to keep your business card (or other cards) in place, and surely would earn you some solid compliments.
Here’s another opportunity to personalize and add your own touch to your headboard. This DIY project is a cool way to use your dried out wood rounds to come up with a statement piece at the head of your bed. Despite its size, it is very easy to do—surely a project even beginners can manage with just a few instructional procedures.
Display your magazines in a very organized and chic way with this DIY Magzine holder. No more dusty and crumpled magazines all over the place, and no more rusty old steel magazine holders, too. You may both use this either at home or in the office… or both! It’s simple to make, anyway, so start now and get the ball rolling.
Floating shelves are just a beauty to behold, especially when they give you storage solutions like never before. This time you got lucky because this project will teach you how to do some floating shelves, too.
Photos are great memorabilias, but nowadays there are often more digital copies of our pictures rather than printed ones. So try and preserve memories by physically displaying the images you captures with loved ones. This project is a great gift item, too, laden with effort and sentimental value added by the memory of the picture.
Imagine this: after a long day you draw yourself a bath with essential oils, poured yourself a glass of red wine and started soaking to relax your body. Wouldn’t it be great not to stand up or stretch out just to reach the book you are currently reading or get your glass of wine? Yes, it would be great. What would give you that great feeling is this DIY bathtub shelf where you can put everything that you will need during your bath—all within your reach.
4 4″ x 3/4″ pieces of pine (or the measurement of your tub)
For shoe lovers, extensive shoe storage is a must and they won’t just let even just a pair go lying around. It’s hard to cram all the shoes together also, as they may lose their shape and their design might be compromised. This wooded shoe rack will give you more space for your beloved pairs, and also allow you to put them on display. It’s easy to do and not costly at all!
Accessories are some of the hardest stuff to organize, especially necklaces and bracelets that suually intertwine. To prevent that, you must have a designated storage piece for your fun necklaces and bracelets, and what better way to obtain that that to make a DIY piece of it?
We have covered a floating bookshelf a few items before this one, but there’s a difference in the execution and final product of the two projects. Hence, you gotta try both. This particular shelf can be added to your home office, perfect to store your documents and books. It is very chic-looking too, especially when added with decorations.
Baby gym’s costs a lot for something that is only used for a few months, maybe 2 years at the maximum. It isn’t too practical to invest on such item, especially when you can make on your own. This baby gym project will assure that your baby will be kept occupied and entertained, while saving you tons of cash! Great, right?
Jewelry isn’t that easy to organize, especially with drawers that just entangle them with one another, making picking out what to wear harder than it should be. Whip out your basic tools and make your own earring stand not only as an organizer, but a way to display your beautiful pairs!
Wanting a desk space for you or your kid without taking up a lot of room? This Wall Mounted Desk project would be perfect for you especially if you don’t have a lot of space for a new table. It’s simple and quick and wouldn’t need a lot of complex tools. You’ll have a productive space in no time.
Who says a simple DIY project can’t be fancy? Surprise people about what you can do in 3 hours by making your own upholstered bench with a faux fur upholstery! It sure would add a fabulous element to any room, especially where it can get noticed by your friends and visitors!
Have a noticeable rustic decorative piece in your garden or backyard with this DIY Bamboo Wind Chime. A few hours of your time sawing, sanding, cutting, and gluing can produce such a lovely statement décor that is both pleasing to the eyes and the ears.
Add an adorable but useful piece to your kitchen by making this cute teapot/hotpot stand. It is such an easy project that you might want to make two or more of these pieces, which can also let you master how to do curved cuts. With this piece, you’ll be proud to serve tea or food to your guests to show-off something you made with your own hands.
This one is perfect for book-lovers! Make a classy-looking book stand with a beautiful oak wood and to make most of your daily-reading hands-free. This comes in handy for bookstores as a perfect display accessory for some of today’s best-sellers. It’s fun and quick to make, too!
A simple peg rack may be seem to be such an easy project, but it sure can train your woodwork abilities. It provides an added storage too, so after you exercise your carpentry muscles, you'll get a sleek-looking rack for your coat, umbrella and other knick-knacks.
Drill or drill press
1x4 pine or other softwood (oak or other hardwood could work too)
Wanting a simple project with a bit of a challenge? Then this DIY Lantern is just the right project for you. The design and floral cut-out will test your sawing abilities and train your precision. After that bit, everything is just easy-peasy! It all results to an awesome decorative home lantern as well. So it’s definitely a win-win!
Wanting to get on a new hobby aside from DIY and woodwork? Try out basic bee-farming that you can start up with a simple woodworking project! Make this piece one afternoon, set it on your backyard and you’re good to go!
One 2″x 6″ x 8′ board (not cedar; cut into 18″ sections)
Say goodbye to the conventional side table and have a classy and modern-looking one with this hanging table. Not only does it look amazing, but it’s pretty easy thing to do as well. How to make this work: find the perfect wood cross section for an artsy product.
Keep you kitchen counters looking organized and classy with a minimal spice rack made from wood. This will make reaching out for your commonly used spices so easy, and making it won’t take up too much time and effort. A few pieces of wood and a few other materials is all you need, no need for complex electric tools.
Unlike the earlier pencil holder than can hold single pencils up to just a total of 4 in one holder, this project provides more storage even for colors. Larger holes in the wood can accommodate more stuff, perfect for artists, calligraphers, and even just the bunch of art stuff a children owns. A perfect solution against clutter!
One artsy piece of item will come out of a 3-4 hours hardwork with this DIY Wooden Edison Bulb Table Lamp project. It doesn’t only make you come up with a purposeful DIY, but challenge your creativity as you can do freestyle cuts to make the design of the lamp base. Also, who wouldn’t love some good old Edison bulb, right?
Make the most stylish iPhone dock ever that you could personalize to the kind of iPhone you have. This phone dock is a total charmer, far from the cheap looking and tacky ones available in stores. You’ll never have a more stylish way to charge your phone after you make this one for yourself!
We already have another one mail organizer in this list, but this one is a unique version. Incorporating the refined look of leather, this project is such an elevated version of your standard mail holder to keep them from being cluttered.
Cutting board (at least 16-inches long by 6-inches wide)
Ever wanted a hammock but you don’t have anywhere to tie it to? No worries, this simple and affordable DIY would let your finally enjoy a hammock at your porch or your garden. It’s such a fun project with a fun output. Definitely a two thumbs-up from us!
Sconces are all the craze in home décor nowadays, and we see why. They are stylish and easy to DIY, and they keep night stands free to accommodate more stuff. This project is an easy and affordable way to make a cool sconce, perfect for any well-decorated bedroom.
Reward your little boy/girl with a fun bonding activity for a project he/she would surely love. The Circular Rope Swing is so easy to do that it would even a nice project for you and your little kid. It’s very, very affordable, too!
If you have a bohemian theme for your bedroom, you’d love to make this cute and easy-to-do nightstand. With simple materials and a few tools, you can have a nice furniture while shelling out just a few bucks. Overall, this project is practical and enjoyable!
Wind spinners are fun pieces that can add a lot of interesting vibe to your porch or backyard. It is an easy project to make, no doubt, yet the cutting of wood needs a focused intricacy to make them spin perfectly and form a beautiful shape.
Decorations don’t always have to be expensive and complicated. Sometimes, the simplest ones prove to be the standouts, just like this DIY Rustic Photo Display. It only takes an hour out of your day and requires very few materials and voila, you got yourself a nice way to display your special memories.
4 square eye hooks
Woodworking doesn’t have to be complicated—there are a lot of simple projects you can do when you are at the starting/beginner phase. These aren’t projects that are just decorative, they can be really functional, too. So go ahead and get your woodworking tools ready, and start taking on these fun and easy projects one at a time.