Top 5 Awesome DIY Wood Projects for Beginners

Did you know that 2 out of 5 people who failed in their DIY home upgrading projects end up hiring an expert?

Most homeowners get too cocky when it comes to DIYs and woodworking; they take on huge projects too early and end up failing. It’s freaking.

I have done hundreds of DIY projects myself, both succeeding and failing many times. For my experience, I do have a good idea of what kinds of woodworking projects are apt for beginners.

I don’t want you to waste your money and time on projects that are more likely to fail. And I also don’t want you to spend your pernicious time on the internet to find them, so I decided to do this hard part for you.

I have searched for and gathered the best woodworking DIY projects that would set your woodwork journey into a great start. Read the following beginner’s list containing simple, quick, effective, essay-to-understand, and hassle-free projects that any beginner would understand.

Sofa Arm Cover and Cup Holder


  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Power drill
  • Clamps
  • Saw
  • Wooden board
  • Wood glue
  • Plywood
  • Wood stain
  • Steel wool
  • Polyurethanes
  • Sandpaper

Required time: One hour

Description: This project is an ingenious solution for coffee lovers who always look for places for their hot beverages. Few simple steps are required in creating sofa arm cover, or cup holder include cutting the wood into equal size pieces, drilling a hole to serve as a cup holder.

Wooden LED Box


  • Saw
  • Clamps
  • Wood glue
  • Sanding block
  • Finishing spray

Required time: two hours

Description: Achieve a clutter-free and neat TV area by making a wooden TV stand. A wooden stand is a perfect contrast to the technology.

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What you have to do is to cut wood simply into desired dimensions. You can even use an electric saw that is the best oscillating tool to cut the wood without spending extra time. After it, with the help of wood glue and clamps to make its structure and then use spry to give it a final touch.

Candle Holder


  • Bar clamp
  • Bench sander
  • Bench vise
  • Hole saw
  • Drill bit
  • Scrap plywood
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Clear poly
  • Tea lights

Required time: Two hours

Description: if you have got some woodworking tools, scrap wood around your place, then you will have a fun time making this decorative wood candle holder. After making candle holders from scrap plywood, you will get a DIY-er satisfaction.

Garden or Porch Table


  • Drill bit
  • Saw
  • Screws
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Lumber

Required Time: Two-three hours

Description: you will find countless ways to create a table, but this one nice piece can help you to style your garden or porch. Screws and simple cuts are the majority of the making process, perfect for everybody just starting out.

Address Number and Name Wall Planter


  • Electric sander
  • Drill
  • Wood stain
  • Cedar board
  • Cedar fence picket
  • Metal address name and number
  • Plants

Required Time: One hour

Description: Spruce up your entranceway with this DIY project. You can cut a wood piece into the desired size and attach an opened box on it to grow plants. With this wood piece, you will get an address name and number indicator.

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