Before fall comes around, you just have to make this great pumpkin décor from those leftover 2X4 scraps. These look like decorations that you can get at Hobby Lobby and other similar stores, which typically run around $50 for the set. You can make them yourself for under $5 if you have the boards on hand. Just paint them orange and add your decorations. This is such a simple project and it gives you such lovely décor for fall.


This little cart won’t take you long to make and it will be a great table for the hallway. If you love the industrial look, this is a great way to incorporate it into your home for less. If you prefer something a bit more farmhouse style, you can change the hardware and give it more of a country rustic look. Once it’s finished, use wicker baskets to hold loads of items. This would also be a great bathroom cabinet for extra towels if you have the room.

Take those old 2X4s and put them to great use building this easy DIY bike rack. If you have kids, and those kids have bikes, you know how those bikes can be left out or topple over, getting in the way of everything. You can build this great basic bike rack in the garage, on the porch, or wherever you normally store your bikes. It keeps everyone’s bike separate and keeps them from falling over when they’re not in use. Plus, it’s a really easy build.
This plant stand is a really easy build and it looks so professionally done when it’s finished. You can use this to display your favorite plants and keep them close to the window for the sunlight that they need. You need about four 2X4s and some other supplies to build it. It’s a pretty easy project – you can have it finished in just a couple of hours, including paint and stain time. And, it only costs around $10 to make.
If you tend to do a lot of DIY projects, particularly with wood and the like, you’re probably going to want a great shelf to store all of those cans of paint. You don’t necessarily need something fancy, just big enough, right? Those 2X4s can be used to create a huge shelf that will leave you plenty of room for storing paint cans – or anything else that you need to store.
Here’s another wonderful DIY centerpiece idea that you can create with those leftover 2X4 pieces. This one has small holes all around the base that you can put bud vases in. Just fill those little vases with whatever flowers you want to display. You just put all the pieces together, drill the holes and then stain or paint. You can use test tubes for your vases and then just add your favorite blooms.
Here’s a traditional Swedish farm accessory for gunk-laden soles. The dimensions are not critical, but be sure the edges of the slats are fairly sharp?they’re what makes the boot scraper work. Cut slats to length, then cut triangular openings on the side of a pair of 2x2s. A radial arm saw works well for this, but a table saw or band saw will also make the cut. Trim the 2x2s to length, predrill, and use galvanized screws to attach the slats from underneath. If you prefer a boot cleaner that has brushes, check out this clever project.
This wall art is amazing and will certainly draw attention from all of your guests. It’s made from 2X4 scraps and is pretty easy to build despite how complicated it looks. The board blocks are toggled to give it dimension and overall, it’s a stunning piece of art that you are sure to love hanging. You could stain or leave the blocks plain or even paint them different colors to add even more dimension.
There are lots of online sources for bun feet, but I wasn’t going to spend $30 or more when I could make my own for free. I gathered up some 3/4-in.-thick wood scraps, glued two layers together and cut out circles with a hole saw. After sanding the rough edges, I screwed each foot to a scrap of wood to hold it securely and rounded both sides with a round-over bit. A 3/4-in. round-over bit will cost you just as much as factory-made bun feet would. But spending on tools is always the right thing to do, even for a cheapskate.
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!
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.
This coffee table is so unique and it’s really easy to build. You’ll need a few 2X4s which you basically stack, toggled to create a beautiful design, on top of a metal leg base. I love the look of this one. It combines that great rustic look with a wonderful 1960’s look that is perfect for any living room. You could use the bench style legs or wooden legs – or even build the legs yourself from the leftover pieces of your boards.
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