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25 Best DIY Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Woodworking can seem daunting, but you don’t have to start with a big project like an entertainment center. Begin with smaller projects, and as you gain confidence, tackle more complex ones.

There are many great tutorials perfect for beginner woodworkers, and here are some of our favorites!

DIY Wood Herringbone Coffee Table with Hairpin Legs

Thanks to many furniture retailers, unassembled hairpin legs are easy to find. Buying them unassembled makes DIY projects like this herringbone wooden coffee table easy to achieve.

DIY Wood Herringbone Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs from Remodelaholic

DIY Address Number Wall Planter

Impress your guests with your woodworking skills by creating this DIY address number hanging. A nice plant adds a multimedia touch that makes this project look impressive without requiring expert skills.

DIY Address Number Wall Planter from Shanty2Chic

Mid-Century Inspired DIY Plant Hanger

Implementing plants into your home gives the space life and a calming vibe. Show off your woodworking skills with a stylish DIY plant hanger like this one.

Mid-Century Inspired DIY Plant Hanger from Bigger Than The Three Of Us

Mountain Wall Hooks

Express your love for nature with these wooden mountain wall hooks. Enjoy the beauty of nature from the comfort of your own home.

Mountain Wall Hooks from Ana White

DIY Modern Outdoor Chair Free Plans

You can never have enough lawn chairs, especially when they look as good as these. Find the plans you need to make your own outdoor chair in this easy-to-follow tutorial.

DIY Modern Outdoor Chair Free Plans from Cherished Bliss

Wooden Sofa Sleeve with Cup Holder

If you live in a small or minimal space, adding end tables or TV trays everywhere might not be practical. Sofa sleeves can save the day, making it easy to lounge on the couch with a hot cup of tea. This tutorial shows you how to make your own sleeve to fit your sofa.

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Wooden Sofa Sleeve With Cup Holder from A Beautiful Mess

Simple DIY Wine Rack

A simple, chic wine rack can liven up your space. Even if you’re not into wine, these elegant DIYs make excellent gifts. All you need is a few basic supplies and some elbow grease.

Simple DIY Wine Rack from The Spruce

Wooden Beer Caddy

Are you more of a beer person? This is the perfect beginner woodworking project for you. Like the DIY wine racks, these wooden beer caddies are great for gifting and come complete with a handy bottle opener.

Wooden Beer Caddy from DIY Candy

DIY Wooden Arrow Tutorial

Wall decor doesn’t need to be complex to look beautiful. These DIY wooden arrows prove it. They look great above the bed, next to the front door, or in the bathroom.

DIY Wooden Arrow Tutorial from Cherished Bliss

DIY Wooden Doormat

Make your home’s entrance look good with a DIY wooden doormat. This tutorial shows you how to create a stylish, functional, and budget-friendly mat that’s perfect for drying off wet shoes.

DIY Wood Doormat from The Merry Thought

DIY Bathtub Tray

Bathtime isn’t just for getting clean. Add a good book, a glass of wine, and your favorite candle for a relaxing evening of self-care. This tutorial will help you create a handy bathtub tray using your woodworking skills.

DIY Bathtub Tray from Love and Renovations

Simple Serving Tray

Make breakfast in bed even better with a customized DIY wooden serving tray. Follow the steps in this tutorial to create your one-of-a-kind piece.

Simple Serving Tray from Fox Hollow Cottage

Easy DIY Earring Stand

Instead of splurging on fancy wall art, display your beautiful jewelry to add a pop of color and elegance to your bedroom. Create this wooden stand to show off your stylish earrings, even when you’re not wearing them.

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Easy DIY Earring Stand from Houseful of Handmade

DIY Lawn Dice

When the weather is nice, bring the entertainment outdoors. Summertime barbecues and family gatherings are even better with these adorable and fun-for-all lawn dice.

DIY Lawn Dice from The Spruce

Farmhouse Style Shiplap Wall Key Holder

Prevent the frantic search for your keys with some DIY! Use beginner woodworking skills to create this wooden key and mail holder for a handy and adorable storage solution.

Farmhouse Style Shiplap Wall Key Holder from Sawdust Sisters

DIY Pallet Wood Candle Holder

Wood pallets can be used for many DIY projects, including this pretty tea light holder. This project is so simple, you only need one power tool to get it done.

DIY Pallet Wood Candle Holder from DIY Huntress

DIY Cutting Board

Complex cutting boards and cheese boards can be expensive, but you can make your own with simple woodworking. Follow this tutorial to create a quality cutting board without intricate designs.

DIY Cutting Board from The Spruce

Folding Lap Desk from One Board

Working or studying in bed is a dream come true, but it can be difficult without a lap desk. This tutorial shows you how to make one using just one wooden board.

Folding Lap Desk From One Board from The House of Wood

DIY Mid Century Nightstand

Add flair to your space with classy mid-century furniture. It may look complex, but most mid-century furniture is an easy DIY away. This nightstand is a perfect example.

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DIY Mid Century Nightstand from Burkatron

DIY Wooden Picture Holders

Display your favorite photos with these creative DIY wooden photo holders. They’re small and simple but pack a mighty design punch and are much cheaper than fancy frames.

DIY Wooden Picture Holders from Passion Shake

Oversized Tic Tac Toe Game

This DIY will be a hit with the kids, allowing you to take the classic game of tic tac toe to new and bigger levels.

Oversized Tic Tac Toe Game from The Tool Belt

Pet Bed DIY

If you have a furry friend, you know how important their comfort is. Ensure they are comfy and cozy in their own customized wooden bed complete with fluffy pillows.

Pet Bed DIY from Prodigal Pieces

DIY Wooden Pencil Holder

This DIY will be easy if you have an electric drill. Drill a number of holes into a piece of wood to create a unique pencil holder that is stylish and serves as a helpful reminder to stay on task.

DIY Wooden Pencil Holder from Cherished Bliss

DIY Large Wood Sign Tutorial

Decorative wooden signs add charm to any space, but they can be pricey. Say “no” to manufactured signs and make your own. The process is easier than you think!

DIY Large Wood Sign Tutorial from Christina’s Adventures