43+ Beginner Woodworking Projects That You Should Try
Are you a newbie woodworker looking for some easy and small beginner woodworking projects to try? You’re going to love this round up with so much inspiration!
If you’re just starting out and learning how to do woodworking projects at home, you’re probably looking for some simple woodworking projects to try out that don’t require a ton of woodworking tools or different types of saws!
Like any other new hobby, it can feel a little overwhelming and scary at first. Especially when you go to the store to buy the wood, so be sure to check out our tips for buying lumber.
Most of these beginner woodworking projects even use very standard and easy-to-find types of wood.
Today’s post is full of SO many ideas for your first wood project as a beginner. Many of these use a limited amount of tools and are smaller projects.
If you want even more help with what to build with wood for beginners, you may want to try some projects that have free plans that go along with them so you have something detailed to follow.
Woodworking is one of those hobbies that just keeps on giving. If you start small and simple, you only need some basic skills and tools to get started!
Once you finish one of these easy DIY wood projects for beginners, you’ll just want to keep going and try more. These ideas add not only functionality to your home, but help make your home more beautiful!
Looking for a present for dad for the holidays? How about making him this DIY watch and accessories display? He’ll love it! This simple project uses pocket hole joinery and incorporates a section that is routed out for the dish, but this part could easily be left out if you don't have a palm router or routing table yet.
These DIY rustic candle holders can easily be adapted to fit any style. If you aren’t into the rustic look, try painting the wood with spray paint or used different rocks or filler for your jars. This one is so simple and easy!
Looking for a fun and easy DIY project to tackle this summer? Make a picnic table for your kids! We're giving away the kids picnic table plans for FREE so you can follow along and build yours just like (even if you're a beginner!)
Looking for a fun DIY wooden Christmas gift that will work for just about anyone? This DIY desk calendar and wooden pencil holder is perfect! The best part is that we're giving away the free woodworking plans for this DIY table calendar holder so even beginners can try this build.
Wall treatments a great place to start if you're interested in getting more into the woodworking and DIY world and looking for basic woodworking projects! This one is so easy and even works if you have textured walls.
You'll love this super duper easy DIY plant pot cover! We decided to add half round trim to mimic fluted furniture texture and I love how it turned out! The only "woodworking" this project requires is simply cutting the trim pieces down to size, couldn't get any easier!
I love the look and functionality of this X sofa table! Even though it has angled cuts, they break it down step by step in the tutorial to explain the angles very clearly, so it's a perfect fit on this list of easy beginner woodworking projects!
Do you have dress up clothes all over the place in your kid's spaces? Make this easy DIY dress up storage rack for kids using our free woodworking plans and tutorial. Your little ones will love this DIY dress up closet!
If you're looking for a fun way to display and store blankets in your house with a modern farmhouse style, you're going to love this simple tutorial for a DIY blanket ladder! It's so simple and inexpensive to recreate this for your home.
This one may be a tad more complex than the other beginner woodworking projects on this list, but if you're ready to start building cabinets - this is the way to start because we didn't use any complicated joinery.
Looking to add more character to your backyard ? Build a wall for vertical garden pots! This beginner woodworking project turned out SO good! We're also giving away the free woodworking plans for this one !
These DIY frames couldn't be any easier! If you’re looking for a really easy DIY frame for printables, you’re going to love this tutorial! Learn how to make a DIY poster frame that is cheap and simple! Also, you can download these free bathroom printables to put in the frames!
I’m loving the simplicity of this DIY rustic coffee table. She uses two wide planks for this table top, but you could easily make a coffee table top with several planks of wood in this style. Best of all, it’s an easy build requiring few tools and not a lot of time to build.
Need a little more storage space in your home? Why not build a bookcase? This rustic bookshelf also has a gorgeous modern feel. It’s a simple DIY project that can easily be customized to your home’s style.
Looking for another shelf idea that's still a very easy woodworking project for beginners to try? Build this picture ledge DIY using our free woodworking plans. These shelves are a great way to decorate your walls.