We’ve never been huge wood workers, but every once in a while our huge appreciation for wooden décor overcomes us and we branch out into the world of handiwork, learning from useful tutorials as we go or asking for help from friends and family to carefully create furniture and décor pieces that we simply must have but won’t find in stores. Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques in building wooden DIY projects, you’ll be surprised how quickly you pick up on new things and how great your finished product turns out, even if you’re a novice. If you have trouble with something you can always ask for help, but the satisfaction of having a beautiful wooden piece at the end is worth all of the effort and learning!
Check out these 15 stunning DIY projects made from wood that range from simple to more complicated, so everyone with any woodworking skill level can get something from reading this list.
1. Barn door headboard
Do you live near some old family farms that are always updating and having farm sales where you find surprisingly useful things? Then keep an eye out for some bigger pieces because you’d be surprised how useful even those can be around the house! An entire stunningly rustic barn door, for example, makes an absolutely beautiful headboard. Old World Garden Farms shows you how it’s done.
2. Pallet section shelves
Okay, we fully admit it: we absolutely adore pallets. Wooden pallets are one of the most versatile DIY and crafting tools you’ll come across if you’re keen on making your own wooden décor but they’re particularly great if you’re not that experienced in working with wood as a material. Pallets already have a little bit of structure, so you can often get away with mostly cutting and altering things. That’s how the little pallet section shelf was made! See the idea in full detail on The Nest!
3. Pallet wood entryway bench
Speaking of working with pallets, projects that take the wood entirely apart rather that using full pieces are a lot of fun to make as well! They’re actually the perfect kind of wood to use if you are just learning about wood working because they’re not expensive, so you don’t have to feel bad if the wood gets marked in your process. In something like this cute slatted entryway bench by My Sophia Ryan, that will only increase the rustic appeal!
4. Reclaimed wood frames with burlap
Just because you’d like to work with wood and add some wooden character to your décor doesn’t mean you have to make something bigger or more complicated. You can absolutely make small décor pieces using smaller pieces of bought or reclaimed wood, and do it in less time! We’re big fans of making our own wooden picture frames because then they’re yours to complete customize. This post on Pinterest suggests filling the inside of your frame with burlap like a backing and attaching a metal binder clip to hold the picture in place.