20 Cool Woodworking Projects for Beginners

20 Cool Woodworking Projects for Beginners

The most common problem associated with woodworking projects is this….They are tough. They are not beginner friendly and they sure don’t convert well when I do it at my garage.

Let us address all of these issues in this beginner woodworking project guide where we will not only be talking about some easy to do wood projects for beginners but will also give you a step by step guideline on how to actually finish your woodwork and not leave everything in the middle of it.

Presenting 20 Cool Woodworking Projects for Beginners

 

1. Candle Holder

Wooden Candle Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It would be wise to start with something simple and that’s exactly what a candle holder is. Almost all beginner woodworking projects will feature a candle holder and there’s obvious reason behind that. The legs and the body would be super easy to make and this should be the first thing you create as a beginner.

2. Shelfs

Wooden Shelfs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A shelf is something that everyone needs and in case if you don’t, you can always offer this as a gift to somebody. Shelfs are easier to create and most importantly, they don’t require a heavy use of cutting tools which is what beginners are afraid of in most of the time.

3. Pen Holder

Wooden Pen Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You plan it once, you cut it once, a few polishes and you are done. If you want to impress someone with your woodworking projects for beginners but you don’t want to invest too much time into it, pen holder is your way out.

4. Cup Holder

Wooden Cup Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wooden cup holder is not something you always see around, however, this is an easy way out for beginner woodworking projects. Simply take measurement of your current cup that you use to drink and prepare a holder of it. Most cups are universally sized and the same holder should work for everyone.

5. Number Plate

Wooden Number Plates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The project seems simple but it isn’t. The regular wood board at the back is easy to create, however, don’t forget that you will also have to write on top of it. If you are a beginner and need immediate results, you can use ink to make this process easier.

6. Laptop Dock

Wooden Laptop Dock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody likes putting their laptop on an uneven surface yet that’s what we always do. How about a wooden surface to put our laptop even when we are on bed? Imagine the prospects and get into actions.

7. Phone Dock

Wooden Phone Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similar to the laptop dock idea, a phone dock will allow you to perfectly place your phone on a bedside arena without the hassle of micro-managing it. This can be a simple yet important solution for a lot of people.

8. USB Drive

Wooden Pen Drive Cover Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will not be creating the actual USBs as you can collect them from China. You will create the cover with wood which will look lovely in every aspect.

9. Key Rings

Wooden Key Rings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden key rings are very popular these days. They are durable, they are waterproof and they last really long. You can create possibly any shape you want.

10. Wine Bottle Holder

Wooden Wine Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine bottles are heavy and they require a stable holder to keep them in place. Fortunately, wood can also be heavy which is a perfect solution in this scenario, right?

11. Regular Box

Wooden Regular Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes overlooked, regular boxes can be as important if not more as any other complex woodworks for a beginner. You need a box for various reasons, every day. Don’t you?

12. Wall Art

Wooden Wall Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If not a wall art, how about a wall art hanger with your beginner friendly woodworking skills? They don’t get rust, they last long and they look nice which is most important.

13. Bird House

Wooden Bird House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even if you don’t have birds, you can create simple bird houses to hang in trees outside your home. Birds will love it and so will others who will get impressed with your woodworking skills.

14. Pet Feeder

Wooden Pet Feeder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about a small bowl for your cat or dog made of wood? Once again, they are waterproof so you can make it for food or even for water only and they last really long.

15. Doormat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first impression is the most important one and you can now offer an amazing first impression with a quality wood doormat. They are strong and they feel comfortable to stand on.

16. Photo Frame

Wooden Photo Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similar to the wall art hanger, a photo frame can hold your amazing memories for real long without getting rust or having any effect on colors.

17. Bookends

Wooden Book Ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookends help your books to stay strong and upright. Two bookends on each end of your shelf and your books will always have that perfect position.

18. Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t require a wooden spoon to cook? Everyone does and that’s exactly what you can create as a beginner. A wooden spoon will allow you to not only cook for your family and friends but it also makes a great gift.

19. Hanging Planter

Wooden Hanging Planter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone needs a hanger and everyone needs more than one if you can prepare them well. Give it a try. They are not that difficult to create once you can crack the shape of it. You might need support from rods but you can always buy them outside.

20. Napkin Holder

Wooden Napkin Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last in our list is possibly the easiest one which is napkin holders. A napkin holder holds your napkins in a kitchen arena when you are not using them. You can create it in any shape you want as there are no fixed rules.

Woodcraft ideas for beginners are not tough to crack if you have imagination. Think about it for a second. You can possibly create anything that you want as long as you have enough wood and imagination. As you are into beginner woodworking projects, you will not require heavy tools apart from a small cutting device and some wood & some good woodworking plans for beginners.

Try to have fun while you are preparing something. It doesn’t have to be right on the first go and it will not be right either. That is the fun of it. Try to enjoy the process and you will end up creating beautiful woodwork as a beginner that everyone admires.

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