Things to make out of scrap wood : 15 DIY Woodshop project ideas

In my early days of woodworking, I used to work in my basement with my woodworking project ideas. Those days were hard. I didn't have a handful of professional woodworking tools. I transformed my basement into a amateur workstation with my father's rustic circular saw and Palm sander. And trust me, they are worse than you can ever imagine.

I still remember hack sawing my ideas into little pieces so that they can be adaptable for a beginner like me. And starting from there, I didn't have look back again for anything. It was the sheer passion and devotion that taught me a lot of things. And the most important of them was that you don't need to be a professional to do any woodworking DIY projects ! All you need is your raw, enthusiastic creative mind !

Nowadays i see a lot of easy small wood projects which are pretty much mind blowing and it makes me wonder, why are people so damn creative ? It literally costs you nothing !

You can create this wallet friendly woodwork projects just by using scrap woods that you were about to throw away. I personally don't believe in wasting stuffs neither do you. So why waste stuff when you create anything out of it ? Here are some cool wood projects for you guys. Try them out, Cheers !

1. Scrap Wood Wall Art

Why waste your money on abstract art pieces when you can easily make one of your own ?

Have any unused scrap wood that you just wanna throw away ? Listen to me, Don't be hasty. There is a great artist inside you, just reach out and let him out.

Look at this elegant piece of work that Fix This Build That has created. Just using nothing but scrap woods and glue !

Scrap Wood Wall Art

Required Tools -

  • Saw
  • Adhesive
  • Clamps.

DIY Instructions - Fix This Build That

2. Pallet Birdhouse

Just look at that ! Bold, Beautiful and simple. Palletlist are one of the finest craftsman in this game.

So don't leave those pallets laying around forever, make the best use of them. You can find lots of innovative birdhouse ideas that you can buy or DIY.

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Pallet Birdhouse DIY Woodwork project

Required tools -

  • Saw
  • Adhesive
  • Hooks

DIY Instructions -  Palletlist

 

3. Colorful Wood Block Candle Holders

This is neat.
Classic !

This is how you utilize a simple useless woodblock to turn it into a candle holder.

Hats off to Mark montano for his creative work, he can bring the best out of anything.

Colorful Wood Block Candle Holders

Required Tools -

  • Saw and color.

DIY Instructions - Mark montano

4. Phone charging station

I don't know about you, but I do suffer a lot charging my phone. I saw this DIY instruction of Home made by carmona and Voila !

Now I have one of this , haha!

This is way too graceful to be that simple.

PHONE CHARGING STATION

Required Tools -

  • Router

DIY Instructions - Home made by carmona

5. Scrap Wood Vase

What can be more wallet friendly than this ? This is the monalisa of downtown.

This creative grace is made by Shanty 2 chic, They really know their stuff.

Scrap Wood vase

Required tools -

  • Saw
  • Nails
  • Glue.

DIY Instructions - Shanty 2 chic

6. Simple mirror frame

People spend hundreds of dollars for decorative mirrors like this. But you don't have to.

Just follow this these simple steps constructed by Jaime Costiglio. Ornate your living space like a boss, without costs.

Simple mirror frame

Required Tools -

  • Jigsaw
  • Adhesive.

DIY Instructions - Jaime Costiglio

7. Serving tray with interchangeable backing

I made one of these trays in my dorm life. That tray literally was my dining table for every meal, not kidding !

These things can serve you more than you can ever imagine (No pun intended).

My tray didn't have a interchangeable backing like Our House Now A Home. She really has a creative mind in this game.

Serving tray with interchangable backing

Required Tools -

  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Glue
  • Plexiglas.

DIY Instructions - Our House Now A Home

8. Wood slice clock

It's the perfect 'Time' to build a clock. I just love the way how The Summery Umbrella has created this amazing clock out of a simple

scrap wood slice. Stylize your home in the smartest way. Simple and powerful.

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Wood slice clock

Required Tools -

  • Wood slice
  • Clock mechanism.

DIY Instructions - The Summery Umbrella

9. Wood clip boards

I just love this stuff. Look how neatly a big naked wall has been covered. Old House To New Home just invested nothing but their time.

Took some scrap wooden boards and renovated the whole thing in a pretty decent way. And its easier than you think. Go, give it a shot.

WOOD CLIP BOARDS

Required Tools -

  • Scrap wood boards
  • Clips

DIY Instructions - Old House To New Home

10. Rustic Hanging Art

I really do have a problem with big naked walls. I just hate to see them empty. Recently, I have made a beautiful big kite to cover up the passage between my living and dining room. It took a whole day and loads of effort to accomplish that, and now I'm seeing this !

Can you believe this ? Why didn't I check this out before ?

This Rustic wooden hanging wall art is clean and sophisticated, just love the way A Shade of Teal did this. Hats off.

RUSTIC HANGING ART

Required Tools -

  • Staple Gun
  • Jute Twine
  • 4 pieces of Scrap wood.

DIY Instructions - A Shade of Teal

11. Farmhouse Style Shiplap Wall Key Holder

Sometimes, I wish if I could make a phone call to my keys just to ask them where the heck they are !

They are as much as annoying as tangled earphones , really. They just tend to disappear in a blink of an eye.

The moment they are here, and snap! they are gone. Well, I'm sure gonna try this one. This key holder created by Saw Dust Sisters gonna be the prison for my renegade keys, Mwahhahahhaha. . . . .(still laughing in a dark voice).

FARMHOUSE STYLE SHIPLAP WALL KEY HOLDER

Required Tools -

  • Scrap Woods
  • Decorative hooks.

DIY Instructions - Saw Dust Sisters

12. Driftwood Mirror

Another beautiful mirror you can try without any professional tools. That's how elegant it looks mounted on a wall.

Sustain My Craft Habit always jumps ahead when it comes to crafts and arts.

DRIFTWOOD MIRROR

Required Tools -

  • Driftwood
  • Mirror

DIY Instructions - Sustain My Craft Habit

13. Log slice table

Nowadays Tree decor is the thing. Because of the natural texture, beauty and obviously low cost.

Those bark looks pretty adorable. I must admit Seakettle had the most amazing idea to turn a Log slice into an end table. Grate job made.

Log slice table

Required Tools -

  • Chain saw
  • Orbital sander

DIY Instructions - Seakettle

14. Tree To Table

Trust me, it's not even close to complicated. This earthly decoration is created by the amazing Camille Styles.

Spacious and practical woodworking is the best thing you can get. Now I know where my books are gonna stay

for the rest of this month.  Cheers.

TREE TO TABLE

Required Tools -

  • Spray paint
  • Cork sheets
  • Chop saw
  • Ruler
  • Pencil and Hot glue gun

DIY Instructions - Camille Styles

15. Entry Way Bench

This rustic scrap wood entry way bench is pretty fashionable. Covers up the empty spaces that you were dying to fill up. And those texture really takes it to another level. Pure Serenity and tranquility. One of the best of Handmade-haven.

 

ENTRY WAY BENCH

Required Tools -

  • Scrap woods
  • Screws, Screws and Screws.

DIY Instructions - Handmade-haven