In the DIY world, there are few crafts as versatile as DIY wood projects. Whether you’re building furniture, making art, or creating decorations. If you’re working with wood, you have countless options to choose from. It can be difficult to find the right project, to begin with, especially if you don’t have much experience in woodworking. We’ve created this guide on DIY wood projects that are easy to make in order to help you get started crafting beautiful and useful items right away!
Sink bench for laundry room
This is a fantastic DIY wood project that makes use of scrap wood to create a rustic sink bench. If you don’t have a laundry room, you can put it in your bathroom or kitchen as extra seating. The size of each piece will vary depending on what you need it for and how big your room is. Just make sure to include measurements in your materials list. Then all you need to do is drill holes for plumbing and voila! You’ve got an instant sink.
A DIY floating shelf with shutters
If you’re looking for an easy way to give your home a rustic, country-style vibe, look no further than our DIY floating shelf with shutters. Not only is it super easy to make yourself, but it’s budget-friendly and can be completed in just a few steps! It also makes for a great addition to any room in your house or apartment. Here’s how to make one of these simple shelves.
Floating desk built from old table legs
I love it when I’m able to build something for my home using materials I already have on hand. This project doesn’t use any new wood, so you can literally build it with old table legs that you have around your home. It also doesn’t take long to make: just a few hours of work, and you’ll be on your way to a cool new addition to your home or office space.
How to build a kitchen island with wood
There are a lot of steps that go into building a kitchen island, but it’s not hard to do. You just need to be sure you have all your tools together before you begin and make sure that you take your time when working with power tools. (See our post on how to properly use a circular saw .) It might seem intimidating at first, but if you follow these steps in order, your kitchen island will be ready in no time!
Wall-mounted bookshelves made from wooden crates
If you have extra wooden crates lying around, or you know a business that does and can ask for a few, here’s an easy project to create wall-mounted bookshelves. These are ideal if you have kids since they’re sturdy and there are no small pieces. You will need to sand your crates down first, though; glue won’t stick well to raw wood. You can also decorate them with paint or decoupage mediums for an added touch.
Reclaimed wood coffee table
When it comes to woodworking, you can’t really go wrong with reclaimed wood. You can work with any type of reclaimed wood – from barn wood to older furniture – and give it a fresh look that will be totally unique to your style. In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at how you can use reclaimed wood for one of your favorite pieces of furniture: a coffee table.
Pallet bed frame and headboard by wood
DIY wood projects don’t get much easier than making a bed frame or headboard out of pallets. It’s an incredibly simple process, but it will add some real character to your bedroom. Check out how to make a wooden pallet bed frame and headboard with basic tools and minimal equipment in our step-by-step tutorial.
Building an industrial style wall shelf with wood
Industrial style is all about straight lines and 90-degree angles, so if you’re looking to build a shelf in an industrial-inspired room, here’s one design option that doesn’t require advanced carpentry skills. You can use any width for your shelf boards, but we used 1×4 lumber for our DIY wall shelf to help with attaching it to a wall.
Pros and Cons of DIY Wood Projects
Asking for feedback is a great way to get constructive criticism and you never know what someone else might notice that you’ve missed. When people see something broken, they often want to fix it or offer suggestions on how to make it better. If you feel comfortable with your woodworking skills and don’t need any outside help, that’s okay too—you don’t have to ask anyone if they think your DIY project looks good. But if you are just starting out, making mistakes can be scary because of their potential impact on both your wallet and self-esteem.