Easy woodworking projects are a great way to test your DIY skills. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to woodworking, these wood craft ideas are cool projects for everyone!
Easy Woodworking Projects for Beginners to Start With
It’s always such an accomplishment when you finish a DIY project you spent time and effort on. Ever since I learned how to use my hammer and nails, every finished project feels exhilarating! True, woodworking projects can be intimidating at first, especially with all the tools you must use. But after completing my first project, I realized it’s just the same as any craft project I work on. Each project just needs a little time and effort… and some passion too! Check out these easy woodworking projects I have for you today!
I want to start off this list with a DIY woodworking project that will be very helpful to you. A saw horse always comes in handy, especially if you plan to do tons of woodworking projects in the future. My husband already built us a pair at home, and it’s been working hard ever since! Before you get started on this woodworking project, get one of these extension cords with built-in outlets to help you out!
2. DIY Hanging Planter
Hanging planters are a big hit nowadays, which gives you no excuse as to why you shouldn’t even attempt to make your own DIY hanging planter. Learn how to work a jigsaw and make this stunning planter to hang in your home.
I’ve got tons of wood wall art signs in our home, and I want more! I used to buy them all, but now, everything’s personalized and customized by yours truly. If you want to try your hand at making these wood crafts, this pallet wood sign tutorial will guide you through.
4. Glowing Table
A glowing table? Is this for real? You bet! There’s actually no chemical equations, magic, nor sorcery involved in making this; it’s just plain woodworking and some glow in the dark paint! I think the kids will really love this amazing glowing table!
Apart from loving rustic designs, I also have a place in my heart for industrial designs–which is why this DIY metal pipe table is on my list of wood crafts to do. I like the rugged appeal! But best of all, it’s sooo easy to make!
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6. DIY Utensil Organizer
I’ve already made my own DIY utensil organizer and man, I love it so much! I’m planning to make another one for my daughter and use it as her personal art kit organizer. You really must do this project because it’s very useful!
7. DIY Wooden Clothes Rack in Under 15 Minutes
This fast and easy woodworking project will give you more space for your clothes. It only takes 15 minutes to finish this project. I think this simple DIY wood clothes rack will be the kids’ go-t0 coat hanger from now on.
8. DIY Circle Wood Shelf
Oooh! So classy and beautiful, and it just landed a spot on my list of woodworking projects to do ASAP! I can already envision it… potted flowers, a cute small clock, and a couple of picture frames on that DIY circular wood shelf. Effortlessly beautiful!
9. Minimal X-Shaped Coasters
I don’t think there’s going to be a woodworking project as easy as this one! Do yourself a favor and make these chic X-shaped coasters because it will come in handy when there are guests around.
10. DIY Office Supply Tray
Having a hard time finding your office supplies? Put them all in one place with this great DIY organizer. Trust me, you won’t even break a sweat!
11. DIY Holder for Wine Bottle and Glasses
Here’s a craft project for those wine lovers out there. Make this DIY wine glass holder and bring your wine bottle and glasses wherever the party is.
12. Wooden Bookends
This project is really cool! If you have reclaimed wood at home, this is a good project to take on. Add these DIY wooden bookends to your room, and let it be the accent piece your table or bookshelf deserves.
13. Rustic Hook Decor
Create a rustic hook that doubles as home decor and a great place to hang stuff. I’ve already made a similar wooden hook before. and it has been very useful for storing our clothes.
14. DIY X-Brace Bench
This DIY X-brace bench is just too gorgeous not to try to make. It does look a bit intimidating, doesn’t it? I might enlist the help of my husband here, which I’m sure he’ll be happy to do. This bench will look so good in our backyard!
15. Tiered Garden Shelf
16. DIY Wooden Spoon
You’ll never run out of wooden spoons once you’ve learned this simple wood craft. They make great cooking tools, as well as excellent personalized gifts to friends and family any time of the year.
17. Cute Side Table
Have you been looking for a side table that won’t cost you much, but can still make a statement in your living room? This curvy side table is adorably cute and will only cost you $12 to make!
18. DIY Bottle Vase
Do a little upcycling while you’re DIYing. Make this simple DIY wood project and repurpose old bottles into adorable vases. A wooden vase holder adds rustic charm to the whole project!
19. DIY Bottle Opener
This is a cool, simple project to do for the outdoors or for those who actually have a man cave. This DIY wooden bottle opener makes opening bottles a lot easier, plus, it stores the bottle caps, as well.
20. Easy DIY Birdhouse
Introduce the kids to woodworking with this easy birdhouse project. Have them help out with painting the birdhouse, too. You don’t need to have birds to recreate this project; they also work well as simple home decor!
21. DIY Wood Cutting Board
I like to keep our chopping boards clean and germ-free, which is quite impossible (but I try!). I end up just replacing them every now and then. But since we have a lot of leftover wood, we figured it’s best to just keep making new DIY wood cutting boards instead of buying them!
If you’re up for an afternoon of building, try this DIY headboard and bed frame. Believe me, it’s not as complicated as it seems.
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After seeing our list of easy woodworking projects, now you know that wood isn’t really hard to work with. If you have the proper tools and a little know-how, I’m sure you can make one or twenty-two of these DIY wood projects. From planters to tables, get your woodworking gear on and get to work! With some motivation and inspiration, I’m sure you’ll do wonderful things with these easy woodworking projects!
Which easy woodworking projects are you trying this weekend? Let us know below in the comments!
And if you need more help with your woodworking projects, check out these 8 DIY Hacks To Make Your Woodworking Projects Easier!