Easy woodworking projects, you say? Then, here are some simple woodworking ideas we promise you won't back down from!
In this article:
- DIY Sawhorse
- DIY Hanging Planter
- Pallet Wood Wall Art
- Glowing Table
- Amazingly Easy DIY Metal Pipe Table
- DIY Utensil Organizer
- DIY Wooden Clothes Rack in Under 15 Minutes
- DIY Circle Wood Shelf
- Minimal X-Shaped Coasters
- DIY Office Supply Tray
- DIY Holder for Wine Bottle and Glasses
- Wooden Bookends
- Rustic Hook Decor
- DIY X-Brace Bench
- Tiered Garden Shelf
- DIY Wooden Spoon
- Cute Side Table
- DIY Bottle Vase
- DIY Bottle Opener
- Easy DIY Birdhouse
- DIY Wood Cutting Board
- DIY Headboard and Bedframe
Easy Woodworking Projects for Beginners and DIY Junkies
1. DIY Sawhorse
This DIY sawhorse will be very helpful to you if you don’t own a ShopBot Buddy. A sawhorse always comes in handy especially if you have more woodworking plans in the future.
Sawhorse Definition: a frame that supports wood during sawing
But before you get started on this woodworking project, get one of these extension cords with built-in outlets for your power tools!
2. DIY Hanging Planter
Hanging planters are a hit nowadays so don't let this opportunity of building your own DIY hanging planter pass! You have to learn how to work a jigsaw, though.
You can also make this stunning planter to hang in your home. Either hang it above your coffee table or put in flowers as a Valentine’s Day gift.
3. Pallet Wood Wall Art
You can display tons of wooden wall art in your home, yet never get enough of it. Then you can also buy popular woodworking wall art but customized projects are just the best.
That's because free woodworking gifts are much more sentimental. So if you want to try your hand at making these wood crafts, this pallet wood sign tutorial will guide you.
4. Glowing Table
There's actually no chemical equations nor magic for this luminescent table. In fact, it's just plain woodworking and some glow in the dark paint!
Your kids will love this amazing glowing table, indeed.
5. Amazingly Easy DIY Metal Pipe Table
If you like rustic, then you’ll love how the industrial design of this DIY metal pipe table will complement your home. The rugged appeal of a wooden table will capture your heart, too. But best of all, it's so easy to build, as well!
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6. DIY Utensil Organizer
You can also build it on top of their study table. One-board woodworking projects like these are very useful, indeed!
7. DIY Wooden Clothes Rack in Under 15 Minutes
This fast and easy woodworking project will give you more space for your clothes, indeed. It also only takes 15 minutes on your cutting board to build this project.
This simple DIY wooden rack can also be your kids' go-to coat hanger to keep their jackets off the furniture.
8. DIY Circle Wood Shelf
This design is oh-so-classy and beautiful. In fact, it’s also one of the finest woodworking projects you’ll want to build today! You can display potted flowers, a cute clock, and a couple of picture frames on this DIY circular wood shelf.
It's also effortlessly beautiful and easy to build! So if you're also looking for Mother's Day crafts, you can include this on your list.
9. Minimal X-Shaped Coasters
There's not going to be a woodworking project as easy as this one since it's so straightforward! Do yourself a favor and make these chic X-shaped coasters because it will come in handy when you don't want to worry about your wooden furniture around guests.
10. DIY Office Supply Tray
Having a hard time finding your office supplies? Then, put them all in one place with this great DIY organizer.
Here's the catch—you don’t need a router table or blades bandsaw for this simple project. You won't even break a sweat, too!
Accent it with some classy vintage knobs and pulls and you won't only have a functional tray but a stylish one, as well.
11. DIY Holder for Wine Bottle and Glasses
Here's a DIY craft project for the wine lovers out there. Make this DIY wine glass holder and bring your wine bottle and glasses wherever the party is. All you need are a few woodworking tools and some scrap wood.
12. Wooden Bookends
This project is very unique, yet stylish at the same time. If you have reclaimed wood at home, then 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, indeed.
13. Rustic Hook Decor
Create a rustic hook that doubles as home decor and a functional spot to hang stuff. Everything from belts and bags to accessories will fit right in, indeed.
You can’t have enough similar wooden hooks because they’re very useful for keeping your clothes and bags off the floor.
14. DIY X-Brace Bench
This DIY X-brace bench is just too gorgeous not to try to build. It does look a bit intimidating, but this bench will look so good in your backyard—it's worth it! It’s like having your own picnic table outdoors, too.
15. Tiered Garden Shelf
16. DIY Wooden Spoon
You'll never run out of wooden spoons once you've learned this simple woodcraft. They make great cooking tools as well as excellent personalized gifts to friends and family any time of 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, plus it will only cost you $12 to build!
18. DIY Bottle Vase
Do a little upcycling while you're on a DIY project as a good DIY junkie does. So, build this simple DIY wood project and repurpose old bottles into adorable vases. A wooden vase holder adds rustic charm to your home, indeed!
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 catches the bottle caps, as well.
20. Easy DIY Birdhouse
Introduce the kids to woodworking with this easy birdhouse project and 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
Chopping boards easily wear off, but most of the time you’ll just buy new ones. That's a shame because chopping boards are some of the easiest woodworking projects you can make.
So if you have any leftover wood, you’ll find it best to make new DIY wood cutting boards instead of buying them!
22. DIY Headboard and Bedframe
If you're up for a DIY challenge, try this DIY headboard and bed frame. It's quite a DIY challenge alright, but not as complicated as it seems.
In fact, its one of the easy weekend wood projects that'll pump up your DIY drive—it'll push you further. You can also make it a bonding project for Father’s Day, or even Mother’s Day!
Want more easy woodworking projects? Then watch this video from Jack Houweling for 5 more:
Now you know woodworking isn't so hard after all since these easy woodworking projects just proved that. Even a woodworking beginner can put these projects into action, easy. So head off to your workroom and get these easy woodworking projects going!
Which easy woodworking projects are you trying this weekend, finally? Let us know below in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 29, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.