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.
Now this is an original and useful piece, a kitchen phone table to create a bit of extra space on your kitchen counters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This useful little table for your patio or porch is perfect for your evening drink or to do some re-potting.
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.
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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My name is Michael Klements and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love fixing, renovating and building – I’m always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I’m happy to have you here.