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DIY woodworking projects

Woodwork is a cost-effective way of decorating your home. It’s also an excellent way of designing beautiful gifts for loved ones. However, there are countless ideas for woodworking projects, and choosing the right one can be daunting. What are the best DIY woodworking projects to try out? Read on for tips.

35 Awesome DIY Wood Projects For Absolute Beginners

1. Decorative DIY earring holder

A DIY earring holder is an excellent way of adding pop and color to your dressing room.

To make this at home, you need;

  • Wood board
  • Miter saw
  • Glue
  • Nails
  • Nail gun
  • Paint
  • Decorative aluminum


Cut your board into four pieces of the required size. Your frame doesn’t have to be square; you can use a professional CNC machine to carve out a beautiful piece. Make a 45-degree angle on both sides of the boards. Clamp the pieces together using the nails and fasten with glue.

Sand your frame for a smoother finish, apply a fresh coat of paint, and leave it to dry. Cut the sheet of decorative aluminum and tuck it into the frame with small nails. Hammer all the nails securely and start hanging your earrings.

2. DIY Sofa sleeves

Nowadays, we don’t have the luxury of so much space in our homes. If your rooms are tiny, it beats logic to cramp them up with bulky pieces of furniture. You can make sofa sleeves and enjoy tea from your couch. The process is simple, and you require some materials and tools to make it a success.

Things required:

  • Clamps
  • Hole saw
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Power drill
  • Wooden board
  • Wood stain
  • Thin plywood


Measure your sofa armchair to determine the required size of wood. Use the hole saw or jigsaw to cut out a spot on your top piece of wood. Sand the bottom and top of your wood and the inside of the hole, but keep off the edges. Apply a thin layer of glue to the edge of your sideboard and smooth it evenly.

Clamp the glue sideboard to the top board from the bottom. Line up your panels perfectly and tighten the clamps. Apply one coat of wood stain and allow it to dry. Attach the price of thin plywood at the bottom of the hole using the right amount of glue, and wipe any excess glue immediately

3. DIY Wooden doormat

A wooden doormat will make your home more inviting, and you can follow simple steps to make one for your home.

Here’s what you need:

  • Cedar bards
  • Table saw
  • Miter box
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Glue
  • Sandpaper


Cut the wood into different frames using the table saw. Mark the frame’s length and make a 45-degree ankle on all the fame pieces—glue and nail the frame pieces together. Glue the pieces of wood into the frame and repeat until you fill the frame. Leave to dry and sand any rough edges.

The bottom line

Woodworking projects require a few skills and can be intimidating for beginners. Start small, and move up to big projects as you master the skills. Learn from other woodworkers and search online for tips on making the best wood products for your home.

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