As Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner at Brit + Co, Anjelika Temple brings her voracious consumption of all things creative and colorful to DIY projects, geeky gadgetry finds and more. When she's not DIY-ing her heart out, you'll find her throwing dinner parties with friends or adventuring with her husband David, their daughter Anokhi, and their silly dog Turkey.
We’ve already done rope, and now we’re on to another rustic material we love: wood! It’s as basic of a material as clay and is constantly reinvented by DIYers, crafters, artists, hackers, and carpenters. To get inspired to create our own batch of cool wooden objects, we turned to our favorite fellow makers to see what projects they’ve come up with. Scroll down for our top DIY wood project picks.
Surely, some practice and expertise are required to make this wooden dog bed for your dog. With proper learning, you can make it easily without spending much time and cost. Learn proper and make your dog the bed, he deserves. I made this item with another one so it was easy for me to build it with precision. You might need some practice, but it isn’t impossible to make.
Through learning, you can make this simple and designing photo frames. I spent whole one week to learn the proper way to carve the ends and give it an attractive look but believe me it was worth it. A few weeks back when I searched this on the internet, I never thought I could make it until I started it and completed it in just hours. The carving took extra time, but besides that, it is easy to make. If I can make this, surely you can also. So make these interesting photo frames and hang them on your walls.
This particular tray is made using reclaimed barn wood but the author of the project Beyond The Picket Fence surprised everyone with one fact: reclaimed barn wood has often some areas turned pink due to cow urine. If you check the project more closely, you’ll also notice some areas of the tray being almost bright pink. That’s something you don’t see every day!
At your home, there must be a proper place for keeping a guitar as you have to take it with you while going out. Normally you get desperate when you are not finding your guitar. You always have a fear of breaking that guitar. Have you ever heard about a guitar holder? I found this online it by myself because I was desperately finding a proper place for keeping my guitar. So, I am sharing some of the pictures with you. Have a look at them.
For me, this project is really important because I wanted to represent the different style of Christmas tree. Those who love creating this project are best for them. Always welcome the new ideas which come into your mind and convert in wood DIY are an art. You don’t need any professional skills for making wood art simply creativity is important because you can rock the world with the help of the creative mind. Here is the other link about making the wood tree; in this video many styles of DIY wood art are available.
Have you got an old whiskey barrel at home that you haven’t used for ages? If yes, this project is for you. You can make a really beautiful coffee table from that old whiskey barrel in a few easy steps. Apart from a coffee table, whiskey barrels can also be used to build several other furniture items. But that is a talk for later. Here, we will discuss how to make a coffee table from a whiskey barrel.
Have you ever seen a calendar which is everlasting? In your home or office usually, you use such calendar which is made of paper and torn out after use. But this is the calendar that can never be outdated, as it is a wooden calendar and you can change the dates and months on it with your own will. At the cubical shape bars you can see there are the months’ names and on the square shape boxes, there are the numbers. I am sharing some of the pictures of this calendar. Have a look at them.
In the office, you always need a card holder to keep the important cards to remember. I found this online a card holder to fulfill your need. You can keep your essential items in the card holder too. This one is not very difficult to make, so the beginners out there, don’t need to be worried. Your necessity can be fulfilled like this, so I am sharing some pictures with you of this card holder. Just have a look at the pictures in the link.
To corral shelf-dwelling books or DVDs that like to wander, cut 3/4-in.-thick hardwood pieces into 6-in. x 6-in. squares. Use a band saw or jigsaw to cut a slot along one edge (with the grain) that’s a smidgen wider than the shelf thickness. Stop the notch 3/4 in. from the other edge. Finish the bookend and slide it on the shelf. Want to build the shelves, too? We’ve got complete plans for great-looking shelves here.
The free woodworking plans are sometimes very straightforward and easy, and sometimes only for someone with a high level of woodworking artistry. When you find something you'd like to build, print out the free project and instructions while they are still available. Make a point of checking the material lists before buying your building materials for accuracy.
I think this is my one of the best wood project because the uniqueness tells in it. You can make the Christmas tree with the different style all of you need a creative mind. You just need the exact material so that you can make a beautiful wood tree for Christmas purpose. If you want to make something delightful Christmas tree with the help of wood you need to watch this video. The step by step procedure of making a wooden tree is shown in this video.
If you and your kids are playing on the ground, you can use these kinds of dice while playing. There are some mathematical games in which you can use these dice. I found this online them as I usually play in the yard with some of my friends. I play some kind of mathematical games, so these dices help me a lot. I am sharing some pictures of these dice with you, have a look at these pictures.
By video tutorial, you will get step by step process instructions of making a nice wooden folding sling chair from scratch. However, my first wooden chair was not the best one, but it was good enough to motivate me to make some more folding chairs like this one. If I can make this, you too can make one yourself. You can browse the internet for more folding sling chairs ideas and start making one now.
From the image above it seems that you do not require a big tutorial to help you to build this candle holder. All you need is a wood panel, a hook and some nails/screws and do exactly what you see in the picture. Attach the hook to the wood panel using two screws and then, attach the panel to the wall using more nails or screws. That’s it. I hope this gets the job done.
These 25 projects are absolutely stunning, to say the least. I would love to try out some of these designs all by myself and get started with some serious woodworking that I have been procrastinating for a long time. My favorites among these 25 are definitely the desk organizer, the bowling lane, and the tiered planter, but nevertheless, all are good in their own ways. I believe these projects only require hand tools and basic power tools like a rudimentary router and a jigsaw.
Aside from the privacy it offers, a latticework porch trellis is a perfect way to add major curb appeal to your home for $100 or less. The trellis shown here is made of cedar, but any decay-resistant wood like redwood, cypress or treated pine would also be a good option. Constructed with lap joints for a flat surface and an oval cutout for elegance, it’s a far upgrade from traditional premade garden lattice. As long as you have experience working a router, this project’s complexity lies mostly in the time it takes to cut and assemble. Get the instructions complete with detailed illustrations here.