Great beginner projects


The best thing about small woodworking projects is they can be made in a weekend or sometimes in just a day.

The projects can be great home decor and be functional.

They are almost always easy to make.

They can be great to give as gifts!

easy to build

You can make them using simple tools and in most cases you can use scrap wood.

wooden step stool

A step stool is a must have for kids or for reaching things in tall cabinets or closets.

Plywood clock

Made with scrap plywood it has a reclaimed pallet wood look.

jewelry organizer

Organize all your jewelry with this small woodworking project.  

clock with metal inlay

Small woodworking projects give the opportunity to try out different techniques, like this metal  inlay.  

candlestick holders

Candlestick holders are an easy beginner woodworking project.  Add any detail to them you want and paint them in the color of your choice.

DIY lap Desk

Another small woodworking project to use to try out a new techinque.  This is a great project to use for epoxy resin.

DIY Picture Frame

Custom picture frames can be expensive! Try making your own with half-lap cuts. It's not hard, I promise!

Dry Erase Menu Board

Perfect for meal planning and it looks great too!

DIY Lazy Susan

You can make this small wood project using scrap plywood. I really love how it turned out!

easy weekend projects

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