I got this idea from a Pinterest post. The final product looks so beautiful that I just couldn’t wait to make one for myself. This was somewhat a different experience from my other regular DIY projects as it doesn’t involve making something from scratch, but turning an existing wood piece into another one. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much and the final product was very satisfying. The tutorial I used is linked below.
I am sharing here a link to the detailed tutorial written by Pete at diypete.com, who shares the step by step process for making a wonderful barrel coffee table from scratch. He also tells you what items you’ll need for this project and where to find them. For example, you can buy an old whiskey barrel online or from a local whiskey store for a few bucks, if you haven’t already got one.
Sometimes when I notice a pattern in the emails I receive and realize that many people are asking the same question, I decide to just go ahead and write a post about it! Because clearly, there’s a need for good and EASY beginner woodworking projects to help those of you that are ready to dip your toe into the amazing and creative world of woodworking.
Google is probably the first place where most people would start searching for woodworking plans, but often the top results can be a mix of articles and how-to pieces that just aren’t detailed enough. Sometimes they’ll link to the plans (like we try to here at Lifehacker), but other times, they’re just showing off a cool project. There are better, more precise ways of finding what you’re looking for.

This time I surprised one of my favorite dice games and took it outside. I made a set of wooden dice in just a few hours, and instead of sitting in the room and doing nothing, we are taking our dice game out into the yard. With this set of wooden dice, dice games are becoming our favorite backyard game. Check out the step by step tutorial below so you can make your own.


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This plan is probably the easiest plan ever added in the list. The one who is working on this project, don’t need any professional skills but just knowing some basics of woodworking will be enough for this DIY. You will get step by step detailed process of this tutorial in the source linked tutorial. This tutorial will surely help you to build this plan quickly.
You can decorate your favorite areas and corners of your house by placing stylish wooden vases. These wooden items give a classy look to your interior furnishing. You can also make a wonderful variety of wooden vases easily at home. It is actually very easy and interesting to make. You must know you should have a bit of woodwork skills to do this innovative and exciting work. All you need are a few pieces of wooden boards, wood cutter, electric drill, hammer, screws, and plates. You can easily make these hanging wooden pots by joining equal size wooden pieces of square shapes. You can also do easily. This creative project is entertaining as well as good activity at the same time.
The best thing about this wine rack is that it is very easy to build. All you need is the basic understanding of woodworking and a few tools to get started. You can modify your wine rack any way you want or build in a design or color different from this one. The basic steps to build a wooden wine rack are the same for all variants. I have included here the video tutorial that I followed in order to build myself a pallet wide rack.
Make It: Cut an oval from chipboard; paint it and three clothespins yellow. Add black paint to the tip of each clothespin as shown. Once the paint has dried, let your child use his fingertips to create brown paint spots all over the oval body and clothespin legs and neck. Clip the legs and neck onto the body and glue in place. Glue a yellow pom-pom face onto the neck and adhere a folded chenille stem along the back of the neck to complete the giraffe.
In your home, you are always in search of a rectangle shaped rack. In this rack, you can keep your books and some other material inside. You can also keep a photo frame inside it. I found this online such type of a rack by myself to keep my things in a right place. This way, your valuable items and accessories cannot be misplaced. Let’s have a look at the pictures mentioned below.
The article explains step by step process for making this awesome piece of wooden art. Although it looks like a job for an intricate carpenter or woodcarver. But it is not. It is actually very easy to make one. All you need are a few pieces of wooden planks, a saw, screws, and plates. I must remind you here that a bit of woodworking skill is needed here too. So if it’s your first rodeo in carpentry, you might need some help from someone experienced. This DIY project is fun and a good sport at the same time. It is as easy on the eyes as it is to build one. If you don’t fancy writing instructions, here’s a video to help you understand its making.

I am sharing here a link to the detailed tutorial written by Pete at diypete.com, who shares the step by step process for making a wonderful barrel coffee table from scratch. He also tells you what items you’ll need for this project and where to find them. For example, you can buy an old whiskey barrel online or from a local whiskey store for a few bucks, if you haven’t already got one.


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.
Isn’t this amazing that instead of having to throw that old furniture piece away, you can now reuse it to build something even more beautiful? If you do not like this particular idea, there are many other re-purposeful furniture items you can build from an old dresser. Just search the internet for other DIY project ideas. Here is a link to the video tutorial that explains the same procedure in a more practical manner that you can easily follow through.

Woodworking is a great stress-reliever, art and hobby. But it takes a skilled hand, a sharp eye and plenty of patience to fully master the fundamentals of building with woods creatively. And I must admit, the journey isn’t as easy as it seems. So, I started searching online the easy yet inexpensive woodworking projects for beginners and came up with 45 on the list which we will talk later.
Make this Wooden DIY dog bed and give a treat to your dog. I searched it on the internet a couple of months back when I was looking to buy a good bed for my dog. Besides, the dog food table, I also tried to do this by myself and I succeeded. It isn’t that difficult to make as it looks. It just took me 2 days to complete this item and my dog loves it. He doesn’t sleep anywhere else now and this has decreased my tensions regarding my dog. If I can make this item, surely you can make it too.
The article explains step by step process for making this awesome piece of wooden art. Although it looks like a job for an intricate carpenter or woodcarver. But it is not. It is actually very easy to make one. All you need are a few pieces of wooden planks, a saw, screws, and plates. I must remind you here that a bit of woodworking skill is needed here too. So if it’s your first rodeo in carpentry, you might need some help from someone experienced. This DIY project is fun and a good sport at the same time. It is as easy on the eyes as it is to build one. If you don’t fancy writing instructions, here’s a video to help you understand its making.
Ever looked up your walls and fancied something minimalist yet classy? Then fret no more because this is just the thing to spice up your walls. I came across this antique looking, minimalist set of wooden arrows as shown in the picture and I am actually thinking of making one for myself. It is utterly cool and easy to make too. It is one of those things that when you finish them, they turn out to be exactly what was the image it in your head.

The items you’ll need for this project include wood board, power drill, tape measure, adhesive, etc. Read the tutorial for details. Follow the steps properly to make a nice and strong wall rack. This rack makes use of magnets to hold metal items. The tutorial explains the procedure for building this beautiful wall rack. Make sure to use only high quality items for any woodworking project. Use the rack only to hang items that are not too heavy for the magnet to hold. Also, be careful while working around this wall rack and beware of the knives falling off the rack.
Building a wine rack is usually a very common beginner's woodworking plan. Creating a wine rack is an easy plan that can most of the time be completed in a day or half, depending on how large and detailed you would like it to be. And the better news is that this free wine rack plan will let you build you a great looking wine rack for much less than it would cost.
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A bottle carrier is a bucket like carrier used to carry beer bottles and so. Yes, the same one you must have used to carry your six-pack. Drinker or not, a bottle carrier is a useful item for everyone. It can be used to carry around or store small items around a household. And it is also very easy to build one. I have several of these lying around my house. Also known as wooden beer totes, this is one wood item you will absolutely love to make. It is also super easy to build.
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.
You can decorate your favorite areas and corners of your house by placing stylish wooden vases. These wooden items give a classy look to your interior furnishing. You can also make a wonderful variety of wooden vases easily at home. It is actually very easy and interesting to make. You must know you should have a bit of woodwork skills to do this innovative and exciting work. All you need are a few pieces of wooden boards, wood cutter, electric drill, hammer, screws, and plates. You can easily make these hanging wooden pots by joining equal size wooden pieces of square shapes. You can also do easily. This creative project is entertaining as well as good activity at the same time.
This is the most interesting wooden item I have come across in recent times. I was searching for one for quite a while until I found this and I made one to hang in my garden. The birds visit it for playing along and it is very easy to make as well. I made mine in only 2 hours. You can also make it in the same time. Make one and save yourself a lot of cash.

This is another example of small woodwork projects that require good time and woodworking skills. This item is built using multiple wooden parts. Each part is shaped in a specific design and then all parts are attached together to make the final TV set. I have never tried building this one, mostly because I don’t own an iPhone, but also because making this item is not an easy task. By the way, it works fine with all kinds of phones.
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