Easy Wood Projects

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or project inspiration, check out all of our easy wood projects.

WWGOA has easy projects for the wood lathe, wood planer and wood router, and more!

Check out these simple beginner’s woodworking projects. No matter the DIY woodworking project you can find your next gift idea in the wood craft videos listed below.



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  • Butter Board and Spreader Set

    This butter board and spreader set provides a great accent to a special meal. From a woodworking perspective, it is easy to crank out a bunch of these in a single day, and the project also provides a great use for scrap wood. The convenient on-board storage also provides a nice home for the spreader…

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  • How to Make a Paper Towel Holder

    Time is a-wasting. The holidays are upon us. If you’re struggling to figure out one more something to build for a gift, then here you go; learn how to make a paper towel holder. This is a versatile piece since it is not permanently mounted to a wall or cabinet. It can be moved and…

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  • How to Make a Boot or Shoe Jack

    Whether you’re removing tight fitting boots or slip on shoes, you’ll love the quick and easy mechanical advantage of this do-it-yourself boot jack. We’ve laid it all out for you so you can easily learn how to make a boot jack too. We also provide boot jack plans below… Read more »

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  • Wooden Reindeer Pattern

    Post-Haste Project: How to Make Wooden Christmas Reindeer

    Wondering how to make a wooden reindeer so you can give them out as gifts or decorate your mantle? It’s easy! Grab a 2×4, trace the wooden reindeer pattern we provide and get started making reindeer. A warning; when people see these reindeer they’re going to love them, so be ready to make an entire…

  • Making Picture Frames with Router

    Post-Haste Project: No-Miter Picture Frame

    This might be the fastest, easiest way on earth to make a picture frame. And it’s especially handy for woodworkers who don’t like cutting miters. One set up on the router table and you’re ready to cut the rabbet that receives the glass, picture and backer board, AND cut the corner joint. Making picture frames…

  • Make a Magnetic Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher | WWGOA

    Post-Haste Project: Magnetic Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher

    If you’re looking for a woodworking project that people will love, and you can make in a HUGE hurry from scrap, this Post Haste Project is it. Grab a chunk from your scrap bin, bore a few holes, do a little routing, mount the hardware and you’ll have something really catchy. (That’ll make more sense…

  • Quick Video to Learn How to Build Drawers | WWGOA

    Post-Haste Project: Instant Drawer

    If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to build rock solid drawers, we’ve got exactly what you need on how to build drawers. All it takes is a router table, a slot cutting router bit and a little practice, and you’ll be building perfect drawers in no time. Drawers Get Abused Drawers take…

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    Cascading Corner Shelf

    This shelving project can add beauty to any corner as well as house your favorite collectibles. The alternating shelf directions seem to cascade their way down the corner creating a lightness and playfulness that make it a piece of art as well. I first saw a project similar to this one years ago and then…

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  • Jewelry Box Plans

    Jewelry Box Plans

    Even costume jewelry shines when it’s housed in an elegant, handcrafted jewelry box. That’s what makes this jewelry box project ideal for any collection. Made of maple for it’s beauty and durability, the box features a lock for security and a convenient lift-out tray. Utilizing all straight cuts and simple joinery techniques, the jewelry box…

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  • Lawyer’s Bookcase Plans

    As common in law offices today as they were 100 years ago, traditional lawyer’s bookcases are designed for storing expensive law books. Traditionally made of oak, the style is characterized by individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted by glass doors. Use our lawyer’s bookcase plans to make your new project easy. The doors allow for…

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