The thought of taking on a woodworking project can seem daunting for beginners. You likely picture needing special tools and a high level of skill to build a project for your home that you love. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Sometimes, starting with a simple project can help give you the practice and confidence to move on to slightly more complicated projects. Lucky for us, there are tons of great easy woodworking projects that are perfect for beginners – and these ones will add function and beauty to your home.
In this article, we found 20 easy woodworking projects to make your home more beautiful. Most of these projects include plans and materials and tools lists, so you have everything you need to get started. Now the toughest decision you need to make is which great project are you going to try first.
Modern Pegboard Shelving System
We love this shelving system because it's simple, yet pretty, and can be configured in multiple ways. It's also very easy to make, with a little precision and patience.
I Turn Wood Into Things What's Your Superpower? Mug
Ok so this isn't a woodworking project, but I absolutely love this mug and thought I'd share it with you.
DIY Wooden Key Shelf
Build a simple welcome home shelf to store your keys and display your favorite plants!
Copper and Wood Side Table
You can never have enough side table! Especially when they're made by you and are this cute!
Via Look What I Made
Stud Earring Rack
Jewelry is one of those things that’s often out of sight, out of mind. When stud earrings are tucked awayin drawers, they don’t get worn much so why not make a beautiful and practical rack to keep them on.
Via DIY in PDX
X-Shaped Magazine Holder
Here’s a simple but sophisticated project. Make this X-shaped, modern wooden magazine holder in a few simple steps.
Via Passion Shake
DIY Beauty Dock
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Create this simple mirror beauty dock in 5 minutes.
DIY Blanket Ladder – full tutorial to do it yourself – easy to make and you will love having a place for extra throws.
Via Refresh Style
Farmhouse Wood Headboard
This simple DIY wood Slat headboard tutorial is up on the blog. The total cost was under $70!
Via DIY Weekend Wife
Williams Sonoma Inspired DIY Bench
This easy modern DIY outdoor bench was made with $35 of materials – and uses no nails or screws! Looks just like a Williams Sonoma one for $1,400.
Via DIY Candy
This DIY Wood Doormat is pretty and functional – the boards scrape the mud off your boots.
Chunky Wood Shelves
Dress up that blank wall in your space with these $10 statement shelves!
Rustic Modern Wood Bench with Hairpin Legs
Use this tutorial to build a rustic hairpin bench for your front porch or just an empty spot in your home.
This DIY Farmhouse Bench adds both stylish seating and storage! Learn how to build and stain this bench!
Via Cherish Bliss
Rustic Closet Doors
If your closets are looking a little shabby and are in need of a makeover, why not give them a rustic update and incorporate something a little more stylish into your room.
Minimalist Wooden Soap Dish
If you’ve been thinking of trying a light woodworking project this wooden soap dish is an excellent place to start. The only specialty tool this project requires is a miter box and saw, which is very inexpensive at most big box home improvement stores.
Wood and Leather Wine Rack
Make your own modern, minimal wine rack simply using plywood and leather.
Stylish and Simple Sofa Table
It can be hard to find a console or sofa table that is just right for your home, am I right? The style, the size, the color — there are lots of variables, lots of great options, and lots of different ways to decorate it!
Easy-Build Box Shelves
An empty wall is one more opportunity to stash your spare toiletries. Build and mount this simple set of wooden shelves to easily double—if not triple—the existing storage in your bathroom.
Via Bob Villa
Mirrored Console Table
A DIY Mirrored console table to rival furniture from any high-end store. A complete step by step tutorial.
Via Anika’s DIY Life
X Leg Bench
The X-leg ottoman is an extremely versatile piece that can be used for extra seating anywhere you need it because it’s so lightweight and moveable.