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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  • Potting Bench Plans

    This do-it-yourself potting bench makes it easy to get a head start on warm-weather gardening. It features a generously sized work top with a hutch above for tools, seeds and small pots. Below, shelves hold larger items, and a large compartment is just right for bulky bags of potting soil, fertilizer or a covered compost…

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  • Storage Bins

    A true country classic, this build-it-yourself storage bin unit is a practical, convenient and attractive way to keep apples, potatoes, onions and other fruits and vegetables fresh and dry. The secret is the wire mesh on the front of each of the three bins that allows air to circulate freely around the produce. The top…

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  • Tiered Planter Box Plans

    This tiered planter is great for colorful perennials or trailing plants like strawberries. Made from redwood, cedar or pine, the project is simple and inexpensive to build with our tiered planter box plans. It calls for standard lumber, galvanized nails, sandpaper and sealer. Construction is a simple matter of cutting the pieces to size and…

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  • Cedar Birdhouse Plans

    If you spend a lot of time in the yard or garden during the warm weather, then this do-it-yourself birdhouse will make a great summer project. Not only will the birds love it, but as it ages the wood (western cedar) will turn a soft silver color and the copper roof will acquire a handsome green patina.  The project…

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  • Footbridge Plans

    Footbridge Plans

    Like a gazebo or an arbor trellis, a footbridge is one of those garden structures that helps transform a plain backyard into a charming and livable outdoor space. Now doit-yourselfers with a weekend to spare can add a footbridge to their own yard or garden with these easy to follow footbridge plans.  The proportions of this footbridge make…

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  • Kitchen Tongs - Simple Woodworking Projects

    Simple Woodworking Projects: Kitchen Tongs

    Add kitchen tongs to your list of simple woodworking projects. George Vondriska walks you step-by-step through the planning and building process for making a pair of kitchen tongs that you can give as a gift for a friend or loved one or use in your own home. George teaches you the simple woodworking tips and…

  • How to Make a Bandsaw Box

    How to Make a Bandsaw Box

    Learn how to make a bandsaw box. Band saw boxes make great gifts, and provide an excellent use for small, attractive chunks of wood. They’re pretty easy to make, provided you do the work in the right sequence. It’s all laid out here, step by step. Draw or trace a shape for the exterior of…

  • Small Precious Box

    This box is great as a gift. It’s easy to make, using a dowel as a hinge pivot, so there’s no need to mortise for hinges and drill for screws–which saves tons of time. This box could be made with dovetailed corners, but this is the express version, with miters for the corners. While measurements…

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  • Make a Picture into a Wood Jigsaw Puzzle

    Make a Picture into a Wood Jigsaw Puzzle

    George Vondriska shows you how to use a scroll saw to turn any of your favorite pictures in to a wood jigsaw puzzle. He tells you which blade you should use depending on the thickness of your material and demonstrates some of the woodworking techniques you can utilize when cutting out the pieces.

  • Knife Block Plans

    Knife Block Plans

    George Vondriska demonstrates the simple woodworking techniques you’ll need to build your very own knife block that you can use in the kitchen. He gives you the proper measurements and teaches you how to make the cuts for each individual knife slot.