If you need a sawhorse for all of those woodworking projects, this is an easy one to build. You just nail your 2X4s together to create it and since those boards are a bit heavy, this little sawhorse is rock solid. You won’t have to worry about your boards slipping when you have them on here for sawing. If you don’t have a sawhorse, and you don’t want to spend upwards of $50 to buy a pair, I strongly recommend this DIY project.
We cut the supports 16 in. long, but you can place the second shelf at whatever height you like. Screw the end supports to the walls at each end. Use drywall anchors if you can’t hit a stud. Then mark the position of the middle supports onto the top and bottom shelves with a square and drill 5/32-in. clearance holes through the shelves. Drive 1-5/8-in. screws through the shelf into the supports. You can apply this same concept to garage storage. See how to build double-decker garage storage shelves here.
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.
If you want something really unique from those 2X4s, build these hexagon wall planters. You cut strips of the 2X4 (you only need a couple of feet for each planter) and then assemble them to hold a mason jar. Inside the mason jar, you can put all sorts of fresh flowers or plants. These are so creative and will look beautiful hanging inside your home.
Turn those 2X4s into amazing gifts for your kids’ teachers. Just cut them into blocks, maybe add some design with scrapbooking paper and then a nice little quote fit for a teacher. These are so cute and since the boards cost less than $10 each – and you get about four blocks from each board – you’re getting a unique gift for teacher for less than $3 each!
This lamp has a really unique look and it’s perfect for any room in the house. You build the base, which is pretty high by the way, out of your 2X4s and then just add the lighting kit and a nice lampshade. You can make the lamp as short or as tall as you want or need, just cut those boards however long you need them before assembling it all together.
With technology changing so fast, it didn’t seem smart to sink a lot of money into a TV stand. But inexpensive stands didn’t have the features I wanted: enclosed storage and lots of shelves for electronic components. This stand gives me those things, plus it’s rock solid. Some inexpensive stands are rated to support 75 lbs. or less. This thing would hold a V-8 engine block. It’s sized for a 42-in. TV, but you could easily make it bigger by spacing the cabinets farther apart or choosing wider cabinets. It’s taller than most stands, which may be good or bad, depending on your situation.
You only need a couple of 2X4s to build this beautiful farmhouse style entry table. You could also use this as a console – however you use it, you’re going to love the farmhouse quality. It’s such a simple rustic design and you can build the entire table, even if you don’t have any other materials, for $20 or less. Imagine having this amazing table for less than $20!
When neither paint nor a two-tone look is suitable, I buy unfinished stock cabinets like the ones shown in this article. Home centers usually carry one style only and one wood species only (typically oak). For the projects shown here, I used 12-in.-deep “upper” cabinets. The cabinets you find may not be exactly like mine, so you may have to alter the measurements given in my plans.
You can transfer a graphic on any wood piece of your choice, including a frame, top of a table, etc. The surface should be clean and big enough for the graphic paper. I am also sharing a video tutorial here that explains in detail the process of transferring any graphic to a wooden surface using a freezer paper. Just gather the items you need and follow this video to carve your favorite designs on your favorite wood items.
This is definitely going to be one of the easiest woodworking projects you’ll be reading about today. So why not just get started? The tutorial link is given below. Just do exactly what they are saying in the tutorial and you will end up making a beautiful wooden doormat just like the one in the image above. They are using pine wood to build this doormat. You can choose any wood material that best suits your budget.
I used a 1/2-in.-radius cove bit and cut to a depth of 1/2 in. That’s too deep for a single router pass, so I made three passes, removing and replacing the breakout block after each pass. To make the base top, use the same wrap-and-rout procedure. Round the top and bottom of the banding (see Figure A) with a 3/8-in. round-over bit. Again, use a breakout block to prevent splintering. Repeat this entire process to build the top of the stand, which is simply a larger version of the base top. To complete the top, add scraps of plywood and cove molding on the underside (Photo 3).
I love anything that has that great farmhouse style and this mirror is certainly no exception. It’s made from 2X4s and it’s pretty easy to build. You’ll need a mirror for the base of course and then a few 2X4s to build around the mirror. A dark stain would look beautiful but you can do whatever color or shade you need to match your décor. This would be perfect for a bathroom or you could even hang it in the mudroom and put hooks on the bottom for jackets.
This mirrored coffee table is sure to be a great addition to your living room. It’s also a really easy project to build and the end result is absolutely stunning. You’ll need an old mirror, maybe from a dresser that you don’t need any longer. This one lets you use up some of those 2X4s and repurpose some old furniture at the same time. It should cost you less than $50 to make – as opposed to buying it in a furniture store for a couple hundred.