It’s a new year and that means it’s time to make some lists of projects and DIY’s to accomplish in the year ahead. This year one of my goals is to learn some basic woodworking skills. If you’re like me, you might have tons of ideas for DIY’s but you aren’t really sure where to start, especially if you have limited skills with power tools or physical limitations. The good news is that there are plenty of projects that are super easy and some don’t even require the use of tools at all! Today I am sharing a round-up of easy home DIY projects for beginners.
Repurposed Crate Side Tables
Building a side table with character sounds a bit time-consuming, doesn’t it? Well, good news! All you’ll need are some wooden crates!
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Crate side tables are super cute and add tons of character and charm to a room. If you decide to simply use the crates as they are, this is one easiest DIY projects to throw together! You can stack several crates in different ways or simply use one single crate. In addition to adding visual interest and style, crate side tables provide extra storage as well.
For more interest you can add a piece of marble, varnished wood or glass to the top, or legs or casters to the bottom.
There’s no need to spend a ton of money on a table when you can simply make one yourself in a matter of minutes!
Build a Bookcase
Why not try building a bookcase for your next project? Building a bookcase seems to be a very a simple and fun project to try. There are plenty of online tutorials which outline the process step-by-step.
If you don’t have many tools or if you aren’t comfortable building a bookcase from scratch, you can always upcycle an old thrifted bookcase with just little TLC.
Build an Outdoor Bench
If you’re a lover of patio parties or if you just want to add a place to relax to your garden or patio, then an outdoor bench is a must have! The best part about building a simple DIY outdoor bench is that it’s very inexpensive and relatively fast to make.
For most basic designs, here’s a list of the supplies you’ll need:
A few slabs of wood of different dimensions
Screws and nails
A weatherproof stain or paint
Vegetable Garden or Flower Boxes
Recently, a lot of people have begun to grow vegetables in their garden and for good reason too. Everyone wants to eat healthy without having to worry about the dangers of pesticide (for more info check out my post, Clean Eating: Just Say No To GMOs).
Building a raised garden box is a great way to get started. A raised bed can yield quite a big harvest, even when space is limited.
I hope you have enjoyed this round up of easy Home DIY projects. My personal woodworking skills are limited, but I am hoping to improve them in the year ahead. At least I know I can successfully manage the crate end table project! If you’re looking to tackle some DIY home improvements or furniture projects in 2019, just search Pinterest for an almost endless amount of ideas (just don’t go too overboard or you will have to hire Suddath to move you to a new house just to make room for all of your new furniture!)
Do you have a list of DIY’s to try in 2019? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!