Curbly · May 30, 2016

Roundup: 10 Beginner Woodworking Projects Using Basic Skills and Tools

DIY woodworking projects can make your home decor unique on a budget. The problem for most beginner DIYers is they don't have the tools to make them happen. Here are 10 simple woodworking projects that require using basic skills, and basic tools that most people have or can borrow.

Passion Shake

1. Wooden Magazine Holder

This DIY magazine holder only requires a jigsaw, an angle ruler, and some wood glue. Check out the tutorial on Homedit.

Style By Emily Henderson; Photo David Tsay

2. Dowel Rod Coat Rack

This simple coat rack project, made by Emily Henderson for Red Book Magazine, doesn't even require any tools.

The Merry Thought

3. DIY Hanging Table

This hanging table is made from a natural wood slab. If you don't have to cut the wood slab you simply need a drill. Check out the tutorial over on The Merry Thought.


4. DIY Spice Rack

This minimal spice rack from Curbly is an easy way to get organized. All you need for this project is a hand saw and some wood glue.

A Pair and A Spare

5. DIY Ladder Shelves

All this project requires is an old ladder, a drill, and some L-Brackets. Check out the tutorial here.


6. DIY Wooden Crayon Holder

This project is easy with a little stroke of genius. This is on my "to make" list. You can have the wood cut at your local store but you will need a hole saw drill bit and your drill.

A Beautiful Mess

7. Wooden Sofa Sleeve Cup Holder

Elsie and Emma have this tutorial over on A Beautiful Mess. The only tools you need are a chop saw, clamps, hole saw drill bit, and woodglue. If you don't have a chop saw get your wood cut at your home improvement store.


8. Wood Block Edison Bulb Lamp

For this project all you need is a miter saw, a drill, and a spade bit.You can find this tutorial here on Curbly.

Scarlet Words

9. Rustic Wood Phone Charger

The only tool used to make this phone charger was a drill and a Dremel. Check out the tutorial here.

Momtastic via Pinterest

10. DIY Wooden Swing

This DIY wooden swing from Momtasic is simple and a fun addition to your outdoor or indoor space. Check out the tutorial here. If your wood is already cut (at your local store or friendly neighbor) all you need is a drill.

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If you are wanting to start your woodworking skills maybe try these projects and borrow or rent the tools needed. If you love it, then slowly start filling your own tool shed one project at a time.

Do you want more easy woodworking projects? Check out this Curbly post here.

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