This collection of 20 free, easy woodworking projects tell you everything you need to know from start to finish. Some are truly woodworking projects in the convesional sense of the word, others involve working with wood or cheating in a smart way to avoid having to do woodworking. The collection progresses from easy woodworking projects to one’s that require little woodworking in themselves. I have built all these free, easy woodworking projects in my home, designed them myself from start to finish then did battle with the plan until the results were up to scratch. I hope you too have fun with these free, easy woodworking projects and make your home a little more homey when you’re finished.
#1. How to Build a Wooden Shoe Rack
A simple woodworking tutorial for building your own wooden, two-tiered shoe rack from inexpensive 2×4 lumber. Of all the woodworking projects I have done around the house, this is the easiest, fastest and most handy. Truly anyone can built this wooden shoe rack following this simple step-by-step tutorial.
#2. How to Build a Workshop Table
Free woodworking tutorial on how to build a heavy duty workshop table inside the room it will be used, so as to avoid size restrictions imposed by the width of the room’s doorway, as well as weight restriction. Just follow this step-by-step guide which will show you my woodworking plan and execution, including pictures of the finished workshop table.
#3. How to Build a Patio Pet Door
Create a custom-sized patio pet door for a fraction of the cost of ready-made patio pet doors, and add a simple internal locking device to keep your sliding patio door locked even with the patio pet door in place. This is a really fun woodworking project that you can build in about 2 hours. When you read this simple tutorial, be sure to check out the picture of my dog flying through the flap door.
#4. Heavy Duty Adjustable Shelf That’s Easy to Make
For narrow spaces, a heavy duty shelf that’s also an adjustable shelf can offer storage solutions in places that would otherwise remain unused. This heavy duty, hanging shelf is easy and cheap to make. Just follow this simple tutorial.
#5. How to Build Dog Stairs for Beds
It’s hard to find store-bought dog stairs high enough to help dogs up to queen-sized beds, without being too steep. Here’s how to build dog stairs with varying heights and step sizes, as well as highlighted paint for dark nights. Just follow this step-by-step tutorial to see how I built my dog stairs for my old Pomeranian.
#6. How to Build Dog Stairs Yourself
Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial for building elegant wood dog stairs to fit your exact needs, for a fraction of the cost of store-bought pet stairs. These stairs are ideal for living room sofas, where you want more elegant though lower stair elevation. Just follow the simple step-by-step article.
#7. How to Add Shelves in Kitchen Cabinets
Simple wood working tutorial for adding shelf pin holes and cabinet shelves for an affordable way to customize your kitchen cabinets to your exact needs. It’s a very easy woodworking project that added so much functionality to my kitchen cabinets. Just follow this simple step-by-step tutorial to build shelves in your kitchen.
#8. How to Build Cabinet Doors
This simple woodworking tutorial will teach you have to build cabinet doors for enclosing open shelves. See the author’s pictures of the cabinet before and after doors were installed and be inspired to do the same for your furniture. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through the woodworking plan and execution.
#9. How to Build a Walk-in Closet
Simple instructions for building a cheap yet customized walk-in closet with shelves, rods and shoe racks. Just follow this step-by-step tutorial in which I show my woodworking plan and execution. You can also see the pictures of my finished walk-in closet shelves.
#10. Simple Cube Bookcase Woodworking Tutorial
This tutorial will walk you step by step through the process of building a cube bookcase that measures 37x37x11. All you need is wood cut at your local home improvement store, wood pegs (dowels), screws, a drill and a hammer. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to see the woodworking plan and execution that I followed in building my cube bookcase.
#11. Deck Restoration Tutorial
Deck restoration takes advantage of the good wood remaining in your old deck and will save you thousands of dollars over replacing your old deck with a new one. Follow these steps for restoring your old deck yourself. Though restoring your deck is a big woodworking project, it is also an easy one. Just follow the steps in this article to restore your deck yourself.
#12. How to Build a Chic Coffee Table
This step-by-step tutorial will walk you through every step of building a chic coffee table for your home. No prior woodworking experience is required, and you don’t need extraordinary tools or expensive materials. Here are the step-by-step instructions.
#13. Easiest Way to Replace Door Casings Yourself
You don’t need a special saw or knowledge of how to miter corners. The easiest way to replace door casings takes advantage of pre-cut, profiled door casing you can find at your local home improvement store. Just follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to replace your old door casings with chic modern ones.
#14. How to Build a Wood Garden Gate
Add beauty to your front or backyards by building a wood garden gate to insert in a hedge or attach to a fence. Make your wood garden gate tall and private, or open and ornate, it’s entirely up to you. Just follow this simple tutorial to build a wood garden gate yourself.
#15. How to Build a Fake Fireplace to Suit Any Budget
You can build a fake fireplace in every room with candlelight and the beauty of a mantelpiece. It’s a beautiful way to decorate your home with warmth, and you can choose different mantles depending on your budget. Just follow this simple tutorial to build a fake fireplace in your home.
#16. How to Decorate a Bathroom with Beadboard Paneling
Discover how easy and glamorous decorating your bathroom with beadboard paneling can be. Hide moisture flaws or simply enhance the beauty of your bathroom walls by decorating with elegant wall panels. Just follow this simple tutorial to install traditional beadboard in your bathroom.
#17. How to Run a Cable Under Hardwood Floors and Across Doorways
Learn how to hide a cable that you have to run along hardwood floors or across open doorways. There’s little woodworking involved, but a woodworking trick will see you through. Here’s how.
#18. How to Add Patterned Window Trim to Old Windows
This patterned window trim is cheap to make and requires no special saw or woodworking skill. Just follow this easy tutorial for adding elegant window trim around your old windows. It’s an easy woodworking project that I discovered in trying to save money on wood. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to add patterned window trim to your old windows.
#19. Folding Closet Doors Repair and Makeover
Repair old folding closet doors and give them an easy makeover. Then add woodworking trim around the doors to enhance their apparent size and beauty. Just follow this simple tutorial.
#20. How to Make Wood Dollhouse Furniture with No Woodworking
Discover how to make wood doll house furniture without doing any woodworking or spending a fortune. It’s an ideal craft for grandparents and grandchildren who want to create a magical world together. Just follow this simple tutorial to build wood dollhouse furniture yourself.
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