You love doing woodworking projects, spending hour after relaxing hour creating with your hands. But, right now, you’re not ready to take on another big project that will take weeks to complete. You want a project that’s fast, easy, and fun.
Or maybe you’re a beginning woodworker who’d like to start out with projects that are simple, but also useful.
Well here are 10 woodworking projects you can complete in just a few hours. Not only are these projects fast and easy, they’re a great way to use up those scraps you have left over from other projects.
1. A Birdhouse. Of all the woodworking projects you complete, creating a classic birdhouse will probably be what impresses your kids the most. When it’s time to hang it up, you’ll have no shortage of volunteers. And you’ll be surprised how excited you feel when actual birds take up residence in something you built.
2. A Bookcase. If you’re like many woodworkers, you have plenty of crafting books and woodworking magazines lying around. So it seems somewhat fitting to make creating a bookcase your next woodworking project?
3. Boxes. Creating boxes might sound a little too simple. But boxes are a great way to try out new woods and woodworking techniques. Many woodworkers can create boxes that are works of art. And when you give someone a gift in a box you made, they’ll appreciate that gift even more.
4. A Lazy Susan. A lazy Susan might not be something you really need. But, once you’ve made one and started to use it, you won’t want to do without it.
5. A Pot Rack. Need more cabinet space in your kitchen? Building a simple pot rack is a quick and easy solution. Every pot or pan you hang on the pot rack will mean extra space in the cabinet.
6. Shelves. Walls are just free storage space waiting to be used. And shelves are a great way to take advantage of that space. You can create shelves for books and magazines, framed pictures, candle holders, or anything else you can think of.
7. Side Tables. Tables, especially small side tables, are one of the easiest woodworking projects you can take on. Not only are tables functional but, when you make your own table, you can choose wood to match your décor perfectly.
8. Storage Crates. Who doesn’t need more storage? Sure, you can use plain cardboard boxes to store things in. But why not use those leftover scraps of wood to create attractive storage crates with a vintage flair?
9. Window Boxes. Not only are window boxes easy to make, they’re a quick way to liven up the exterior of your home. To improve your home’s curb appeal, you can grow decorative flowers in your window boxes. Or, for something more practical, you can use your window boxes to grow fresh herbs.
10. A Wine Rack. Some wine bottles are so beautiful, it feels like a shame to hide them away in a cabinet or pantry. A simple wine rack is a great way to keep those beautiful bottles on display. And if you know anyone who collects wine, a custom-made wine rack would make a great gift.