Easy Woodworking Projects

A list of easy woodworking project I have made over the years.

Shelf woodworking plans

Make something useful for the home with these shelf woodworking plans.

Easy projectsBookends Template

Keep your books organise with this cute pair of bookends woodcraft project.

Something that is easy to make with a scroll saw or even a jigsaw.

How to build a corner bookshelf

free bookshelf plansHow to build a corner bookshelf
Cutting list from one board
How to measure the angles

Click on the image to enlarge. The first image shows a screenshot of the request from Reddit.

The second image shows the cut list from one board. you could show this to your local timber supplier and ask them to cut the board to size.

The third images shows you how to measure the angle. This is what I would do:

Step 1. Mark the sizes of the squares. Because the sizes shown are nominal, your board dimensions  may vary slightly. Make allowance for the width of the blade. Cut the board in half.

One thing to bear in mind when laying out the measurements is that the ends of the board may no the a square as it should be, so you may need to square that up.

Step 2. Rip the remaining board in half. If you are using a table saw, it is entirely within the realms of possibility that the cut will be quite clean, unlike using a hand saw, which will need a hand plane to clean up the saw marks.

Step 3. This is where the third image should be self explanatory. Here is where I would use a sliding bevel to record the angle and transfer it to the other boards.

Make simple toys with a scroll saw

Free plans to build a rocking horse ornament - a small scale version of Andy. Easy scroll saw project.

I made this one using scraps of MDF and painted it with acrylic paint.

A doll size rocking horse in the shape of a Vespa scooter. A simple scroll saw project. 

Also made it with MDF scraps, looks pretty in pink.

Desktop easel for your photos

Here is a perfectly simple and easy woodworking project you can make in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee.

I made this display easel with bits of wood rescued from an outdoor umbrella. 

Artist easel display stand

Another useful project you can make on a budget is this artist easel display stand. 

I made this with lengths of 65 x 19 project timber and a piece of cord.

Make a spice rack for your kitchen

Another easy woodworking project for beginners that you can make using scraps of wood.

Every kitchen needs a spice rack, and you can make this one using hand tools.

A few gift project ideas

Another useful handmade gift item you can make.

This woodcraft project storage bin, with it's decoupage finish and would be a valuable addition to any home.

Ask me anything

Ask me anything, post a comment, upload up to 4 photos of your projects.

Let me know what you think.

If you have seen a picture in a magazine or have a photo of something you would like to make, upload it here and maybe, just maybe I can help you.

Even better, there may be someone else out there that can help you too.