Woodworking Projects

Woodworking projects for all your home improvement needs.

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  • How to Build a Bar

  • DIYers and pros share their design and how-to tips, with photos of reader-built home bars. Learn how to build a classic wood bar top, install a…

  • How to Build a Bench

  • The sloped seat and backrest make this easy-to-build bench comfortable to sit in and perfect for a backyard deck, patio or firepit. Detailed,…

  • Build a Backyard Birdhouse

  • Build this neat looking birdhouse that the birds will like too. You can do it in about a half day for less than $20, following our step-by-step…

  • DIY TV Stand

  • Organize all your video gear with this simple DIY TV stand. It’s a perfect DIY project: easy building techniques, reasonable cost, complete in…

  • How to Build a Porch Swing

  • Enjoy the gentle sway of a porch swing on a summer night. With these clear how-to instructions and photos, you can build a classic porch swing…

  • Build a Shoe Organizer

  • Store shoes up off the floor in clean, natural wood racks. This simple storage rack can handle everything from winter boots to summer sandals,…

  • Build a Wooden Bench for Less

  • Assemble this sturdy bench from two 10-foot 2x8s, glue and a handful of screws. A novice can complete it in a few hours.

  • Construct a Classic Wooden Cart

  • Build your own garden cart for hauling everything from bags of mulch to flats of flowers. Made from durable, straight-grain white ash, this…

  • Build a Painting Bench

  • Build this light, but strong bench in about 4 hours. Use it as a table and as scaffolding as well as for sitting.

  • Build an Infinity Table

  • Turn on the lights inside this table and you'll be staring into infinity. This woodworking project is easy to build, but makes a dramatic impact…

  • How to Build a Small Bench

  • Carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians and homeowners: give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step…

  • Bird House: How to Build a Wren House

  • Build an attractive birdhouse that will last for a lifetime, yet only takes a few minutes to build. All you need to create a welcoming home for…

  • How to Build a Basket Stand

  • The secret to this handsome, durable basket stand is a biscuit joiner, which creates super-tough joints without metal fasteners or exposed wood…

  • DIY Furniture

  • Looking for inexpensive DIY furniture plans? These three projects will show you how to turn stock kitchen cabinets into a TV stand, a storage…

  • How to Build Mudroom Lockers

  • Neaten up your mudroom with these simple, hide-the-mess lockers. Behind every door is storage for coats, boots, a backpack, hats and other odds…

  • How to Build an Adirondack Chair

  • Learn how to build a classic wooden Adirondack chair. With clear, detailed photos and drawings you'll learn how to cut the graceful curves that…

  • DIY Bench, North Woods Style

  • Build this inexpensive, DIY-friendly wooden bench with just a few pine boards. With classic cloverleaf details, it's perfect for a garden or…

  • How to Build a Picnic Table

  • Looking for different kind of outdoor table? This article will show you how to build a round, Craftsman-style picnic table that's perfect for a…

  • Shortcuts for Custom Built Cabinets

  • Built-in bookcases, shelving and cabinets are faster, easier and better with these tips from a veteran cabinetmaker. Ken Geisen has been…

  • Entryway Storage and Organizer

  • Organize your entryway with a simple storage locker for jackets, shoes and other stuff that clutters that area. It's a handsome organizer that…

  • Space Saving Wood Trim Drying Rack

  • Need to finish a lot of trim or woodwork? Instead of spreading it out over the whole garage to dry, set it on a vertical drying rack. One rack…

  • How to Build a Box With a Band Saw

  • Make a nice little jewelry or knick-knack box from a block of wood and your band saw. You can cut it out in minutes and finish it in an hour.

  • Simple Storage Cabinet

  • This wall-mounted storage cabinet is designed with simple joints and attractive, classic details. You can make it in just a few hours with a…

  • Simple Modern Computer Desk

  • This sleek computer desk has the look of a contemporary classic, but it can be built in a weekend with basic carpentry tools and minimal…

  • How to Build a Garden Bench

  • Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery…

  • Low-Maintenance Mailbox

  • Assemble a good-looking low-maintenance mailbox from super durable materials, treated wood and PVC. It's strong, easy to build and will last a…

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