Now that spring has arrived, we’re finding ourselves wanting to pick up new hobbies and try our hand at new skills. There’s just something about the fresh new season that makes us feel invigorated an ready for new challenges. That’s probably why we’ve been so interested in the idea of trying our hand at woodworking lately! Of course, every new hobby has a learning curve, so first we’re trying out some very easy projects that are simply made with wood. We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for all kinds of beginner friendly wood based projects!
1. Easy wood slice and hairpin leg table
Even though you’re a beginner to the world of working with wood, are you slightly practiced and feeling up for a small challenge, like making your very first piece of wooden furniture? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Lia Griffith used a cut tree stump section to make a lovely rustic tabletop, attaching hairpin legs for a nice mid-century feel.
2. Foldable wooden frame laundry hamper
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make yourself a wooden project, would you rather create something that’s practical and can actually be used in your house? In that case, maybe you’d get along a little better with something like DIY wooden X-frame laundry basket outlined step by simple step in this tutorial from Gina Michele.
3. Wooden hanging planter stand
Believe it or not, the inside of your house isn’t the only place you can make wooden decor and functional pieces for! There are plenty of easy wooden things that you can make for your porch and outdoor area as well. We have a few family members with a bit of a green thumb living in our home, so we were very pleased indeed to come across this lovely wooden standing planter concept from Shanty 2 Chic. Projects that combine two different things we love are always our favourite!
4. DIY floating farmhouse shelves
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about wooden DIY projects that are also practical and might actually help you out around the house, but you’ve already got a laundry basket that you love using? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Lolly Jane made their very own set of wooden floating shelves with a farmhouse spin on their style!