Looking for last minute DIY wood projects that would be great woodworking ideas?
Here’re 20 great beginner woodworking projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of building with wood. Some of the projects below can be completed in a weekend and others in just a few hours, either way all the projects will help you create something great out of wood.
Wooden Phone Amplifier And Charging Station
To make this you need a table saw, miter saw, bandsaw, sander, clamps, scroll saw or jig saw. Source.
Modern Outdoor Chair
Similarly to benches, you can never have too many chairs. These great DIY outdoor chairs are built using only 2×4’s and screws! Source.
You’ll need a fair share of tools for this project – a miter saw, bar clamps, a power drill, a router and a random orbital sander. Other than that, the detailed tutorial makes it incredibly easy to replicate this cool desk organizer yourself! Source.
DIY Tree Swing
To build the swing, you’re going to need some wood planks, wooden beads, rope and a few other items that you probably have laying around the house already. Besides the project being so easy that all you need to do is drill a few holes, the finished swing looks great too! Source.
DIY Wooden Knife Block
To build one, you only need a 3/4-in. x 8-in. x 4-ft. hardwood board and a 6-in. x 6-1/2-in. piece of 1/4-in. hardwood plywood to match.
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.
Cut the 6-1/2-in. x 3-in. lid from the leftover board, and slice the remaining piece into 1/4-in.-thick pieces for the sides and end of the box. Glue them around the plywood floor. Cut a rabbet on three sides of the lid so it fits snugly on the box and drill a 5/8-in. hole for a finger pull. Then just add a finish and you’ve got a beautiful, useful gift. If you don’t have time to make a gift this year, consider offering to do something for the person.
Wooden Magazine Storage Containers
You can build four bins from one 2 x 4-ft. sheet of 1/4-in. plywood and two 6-ft.-long 1x4s. And cutting the wood is easy with a jigsaw or band saw. Source.
DIY Wooden Birdhouse
One good thing about small wood projects is that you don’t have to spend money on items like wood. This birdhouse built using the cedar wood scraps left from rocking chair project. It can become a small and nice house for your pet birds. It hardly takes 2 to 3 hours to build this one.
Wooden Pencil Holder
Having to keep pens and pencils organized on a desk without a good pencil holder is quite a difficult task. And you can make one of these simple, yet elegant pencil holders with nothing more than a couple of pine boards from an old pallet and some wood glue. Source.
Simple Wooden X Table
Want to accomplish your summer DIY project over the weekend? The “X” table from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs is the perfect place to start. Source.
Wooden iPad Stand
To learn about the best router for woodworking. Source,
A Beautiful Bandsaw Box
The project is also really easy on materials because the kids cut it out from one big piece. Source
Wooden Beer Bottle Crate
These crates each hold 12 bottles and are sturdy enough to take a beating yet aren’t so heavy that one person can’t carry two of them at the same time. Source.
DIY Hammer Ipad Stand
This is probably the most amazing, and yet the least practical iPad stand I’ve ever seen. It is made from a pair of hammers, a screwdriver and some old coins and bolts. source
Simple Wooden Airplane
This is very simple woodworking project for beginner and you can make it for your kids as a gifts. Source.
You will need these materials: 18″ of 2″ x 12″ material (for the head), 12″ of 2″ x 10″ material (for the plaque, could use plywood), 4 3″ wood or deck screws, and wood glue. Simple Wood Deer head miniature from Wood. Source.
DIY Bowl From a Flat Plank
This is a great way to get a nice large bowl from a cheap piece of wood. To make this bowl from a single plank of wood, using only a jig saw and wood glue, the bowl could be mounted on a lathe to clean it up but is not necessary. Source.
DIY Painted Wooden Spoons
You’ve likely seen this one kicking around Pinterest, but it’s so bright and colorful we just had to include it. Source.
DIY Leather-and-Wood Shelf
To make this Leather-and-Wood Shelf you only need Belts plus wood? Done. Source.
Wooden Toilet Paper Holder
Cool, isn’t it? And yes, you can build one yourself. It is one of the easy woodworking projects that usually take 3-4 hours to build. You can use it as a toilet paper or something else. I have one that I am using for Kleenex. You can even customize that smile you see at the front.