If you’ve ever worked with 2x4s, I’m sure you know just how versatile they can be – and they’re really inexpensive. We’ve put together a list of ten of our favorite woodworking projects which are built entirely from 2x4s, so pick out your favorite and get to work on a new piece of furniture to upscale your home and impress your family and friends.

Find Your Next Woodworking Project Using 2x4s

Build yourself a classic wooden desk, its hard wearing and can be sized to suite that gap in the corner of your lounge or passage.

2x4 homemade desk
From: A Turtles Life For Me

Now this is an original and useful piece, a kitchen phone table to create a bit of extra space on your kitchen counters.

2x4 kitchen phone table
From: Funky Junk Interiors

Add some storage space and a counter for decor to your lounge with a rustic farmhouse console, specially made to suite the length of your sofa or couch. If you’re a bit more experienced with wood work, you could even carving patterns into the legs or turning your own legs on a lathe with a wood chisel.

2x4 rustic lounge console
From: Anna Whie

An ottoman has become commonplace at the end of our beds but why not try building your own bed end bench from 2x4s? You can even choose a stain and fabric colour to match your existing furniture and bedding.

2x4 bed end bench
From: Anika’s DIY Life

Do you have a space near your entrance for a entrance table? It’s a really useful place to keep your keys, wallet, handbag and phone and, with a few decor items, can really brighten up your homes entrance.

2x4 entrance table
From: The Project Lady Blog

If an entrance table is not your thing then how about a more functional bench? We love the two toned colour scheme with the white paint and the stained wood.

2x4 entrance bench
From: The Creative Mom

We’ve already discussed how useful a storage basket or bin can be for getting your home organised and clutter free, why not make a decorative one to fit in with your home’s decor. Here are plans to build your own portable storage basket from 2x4s.

2x4 storage bin
From: More Like Home

This decorative 2×4 garden lantern will look right at home on your porch or under a tree, it’s a great project if you’re just getting started with wood working as the cuts and edging don’t need to be perfect.

2x4 garden lantern
From: DIVA of DIY

This useful little table for your patio or porch is perfect for your evening drink or to do some re-potting.

porch or patio side table
From: Refresh Restyle

If you’re looking for some extra storage space in the lounge or a side table for your bed, this 2×4 side table cart may be just what you need.

2x4 bedstand or side table
From: Infarrantly Creative

We hope this list has inspired you to get your woodworking tools out and start on your next project. Have you built anything useful out of 2x4s? Let us know in the comments section below.

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