7 DIY Woodworking Projects That Anyone Can Make

If you're so over the impersonal, mass-produced, cookie cutter items to be found in every home furnishings department and local furniture shop, these 7 woodworking crafts are just the thing for you. And you certainly don't have to be a master carpenter to pull them off! Decorate your home in no time with these fun and easy-to-replicate projects.

1. Secret Storage Table

If you live in a smaller space, or just want to keep things tidy and give yourself some more room, you'll love this handy DIY craft that will make your life so much easier – a hidden compartment table! Building your own table may sound complicated, but just wait until you see how fast and easy it is. Plus, you'll love all the extra space you'll have from here on and out, and won't it be nice to finally have a mess-free table? Yes! Learn more here.

2. Relaxation Spot

When you've have a rough day and need to switch off for 5 minutes, it's important to have a place where you can relax. Thankfully, we have just the idea as our DIY relaxation spot is perfect all year round. Once it's fitted with comfy cushions and decorated with flowers, you have a cozy relaxation spot for the garden that can double as an eye-catching piece of furniture in your home. Learn more here.

3. Coat Rack

As the days get shorter and colder, it's inevitable that you'll increasingly spend more of your free time inside than outside. This cozy idea will help you stave off boredom and create something practical at the same time. You can't help but admire something you've made with your own hands, and what's more, it's something sustainable you can use too! Learn more here.

4. Spice Rack

The right combination of spices is the key to a good meal. However, finding a way to stylishly store 100 different containers and baggies in your kitchen is a different issue. But worry no more, this easy idea allows you to store your spices in a decorative and super convenient way. So what are you waiting for? It's time to spice up your kitchen with a stylish homemade spice rack! Learn more here.

5. Shelf Unit

As beautiful and simple as ready-made shelves from furniture or DIY stores can be, they often come with the disadvantage that you can't flexibly arrange them. In most cases, you can't even change the distance between the shelves. In contrast, we're going to show you how to build and customize a set of shelves to meet your needs at home. Learn more here.

6. Sun-Etched Cutting Board

Etching or engraving the name of a friend or family member onto a chopping board is a great way to craft a unique gift, without a lot of effort. All you need is a wooden board and a laser! What, you don't have a laser at home? No worries, you won't need to break into a lab and steal one. The sun is your friend, but you'll also need a few other things, so let's get started. Learn more here.

7. Pallet Sofa

DIY furniture made from wooden pallets is the latest craze, and will remain so long after summer has officially turned to fall. And it's no wonder, because the charming wooden constructions are cheap to build and very flexible. In this case, the upcycling of pallets results in a comfortable, homemade couch which is perfect for both outdoors in the garden and inside in your home. Learn more here.

All you need to put these ideas into practice is wood and a little manual labor. You'll love all your new handmade pieces that are so much more personal than any of the overpriced stuff you'll find in a shop.


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