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It’s always fun to learn something new. Once you find the perfect hobby or talent, the sense of accomplishment is unlike anything else. Woodworking is a good example.
You don’t need to go to a class to be able to make things out of wood. If you want to get started, there are simple projects for any beginner woodworker.
Check out the infographic below for one step-by-step project, or keep scrolling to see a bunch more easy woodworking projects!
1. Ironing Center
Who knew woodworking skills could unlock some practical new home décor options? Build an ironing board cabinet that will keep your laundry process efficient and easy. The cabinet will look great whether you live in your home for a long time or aim to sell it in the future.
2. Outdoor Trash Shed
Most people leave large trash cans outside of their homes. But trash bags that are left uncovered can also attract wild animals, who can tear open your garbage bags and leave trash around your yard. Easily construct an outdoor trash shed to hide your trash cans in a neat and modern design.
3. Closet Organizer
Put together a closet organizer to solve your organization problems. You’ll have shelves for everything that you need, and with an easy paint job, it will look like new.
4. Boot Scraper
Lots of people spend more time outside when spring arrives. But spring also brings a lot of rain showers, which means your shoes are going to get muddy. Try to make your own boot scraper to keep the mud outside the house. You can even make it with a log from your backyard if you want to save money.
5. Simple Bookends
Do your shelves have lots of books and DVDs laying in stacks that don’t look very nice? Cut your own bookends to change the look of an entire room. They’re weighted down, and you’ll love them even more because you made them on your own.
6. Step Stool
Everyone needs help reaching stuff every now and then, so it’s always good to have a step stool around the house. There are free step stool plans online that you can look at to choose the right one for you. It’ll only take one afternoon to get it done.
7. Mounted Coat Rack
Even if you won’t use coats for much longer, you can always make a coat rack to hang umbrellas and raincoats. Build yourself a good coat rack by reviewing an easy guide and getting the right supplies. You can always easily move the rack if you re-arrange your home in the future.
8. Plywood Candle Holders
These simple candle holders are a fun, quick project for when you find yourself with free time on a Saturday afternoon. Create any size candle holders with a little bit of wood and the right tools. Put small, real candles in or battery-powered ones.
9. Wooden Wall Planters
Some people really enjoy gardening indoors with small potted plants. Use wooden wall planters to wrap your plants into your interior design. These shelves will look great and hold almost anything. You’ll feel like you built something straight out of a Pinterest photo.
10. Outdoor Bench
Decorating your yard is a big deal. Put together an outdoor bench to make sure your friends and family have a comfy place to sit. This bench will be cheaper than what you find in stores and you can make it any size and color you want.
Start from the Beginning
Everyone starts somewhere when they want to learn something new, which means every woodworking project started from the beginning. You can start there too and quickly build your skills to increase your range of projects. Each piece is an extension of you and your personality, so jump into a project and stay safe.