The world is full of DIYers, and there are also many people in the arts and crafts world that love to build things for themselves. One of the most popular things that people like to do in their spare time is to make things from wood.
But I’m not talking about random objects that people might make just for fun or out of boredom, I’m talking about useful things that can be used on a daily basis!
Check out the following 10 project examples that you could work on at home using nothing more than ordinarily household tools and things like hot melt glue!
1. Wooden tea light holders
Image Source: Fiona Crawford
Tea lights are typically used to set a romantic mood in any home, but they don’t look particularly attractive unless they are contained in something, such as these beautiful wooden tea light holders.
2. Wooden photograph holder for walls
Image Source: Connie Jane McAuliffe
Many people have some kind of photograph holders that they use on their walls, and some people even opt for those frames that you can put multiple photographs in. But if you want something truly bespoke, how about creating some wooden photograph holders?
3. Wooden shabby chic signs
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Shabby chic is a popular way to decorate your home, and essentially refers to rustic-looking furniture. Using some spare bits of wood you have and some paint, you can achieve the same effect yourself to create some stylish wooden shabby chic signs!
4. Wooden coffee table
Image Source: Rachael Austin
Coffee tables made from wood are nothing new; after all, such tables have adorned the living rooms of many a home around the world for decades, and even centuries. If you’re looking for something unique rather than a flat-packed mass-produced design, how about using bits of actual tree to create your own bespoke wooden coffee table!
5. Wooden magnetic key holder
Image Source: Joanne Taylor
Standard key holders made of wood are so last year! Instead, why not create one that’s got a magnetic inside of it, so that you can simply fling your keys onto it rather than them being hooked on?
6. Wooden wall mirror frame
Image Source: Jack Bishop
Wall mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, but if you are bored of the way your one looks, why not create an awesome new frame for it using reclaimed wood?
7. Wooden bench
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Loads of people have some wood lying around in their gardens or sheds, or even in their garages, for example. Consider using some of that wood up to create an easy-to-make bench!
8. Wooden laptop case
Image Source: Albert Sackey
Laptop owners tend to buy fabric ‘sleeves’ for their laptops, but if you want something more durable, why don’t you create a wooden laptop case!
9. Wooden children’s tree branch mobile
Image Source: Tara Williamson
Here’s a useful way to repurpose an old tree branch: turn it into a children’s mobile for a nursery room!
10. Wooden smartphone dock
Image Source: Joneliot Hyman
Do you hate leaving your smartphone and charger cable lying around on your desk, making it look messy? If so, build your own wooden smartphone dock!