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38 easy & small woodworking projects

Ready to start woodworking? Explore 38 easy and small woodworking projects perfect for beginners! These projects are simple to build, use minimal materials, and are great for selling too.

It can be intimidating to get started woodworking. It is much easier – physically and mentally, really – to start with smaller projects.

Smaller projects are also easy to make in bulk, store and sell for a profit!

Today we wanted to share some of our favorite small woodworking projects that we have made and have step by step tutorials for!

32 small woodworking projects

Basic woodworking information for every project

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Remember to also always use safety equipment while woodworking and using tools. Make sure you have proper eye protection, ear protection and a good mask to keep yourself safe.

What small things can I make from wood?

Here are some of the best small woodworking project ideas:

  • Wooden signs
  • Cutting boards
  • Candle holders
  • Coasters
  • Trays
  • Boxes or crates
  • Picture Frames
  • Kids toys
  • Birdhouse or bird feeder
  • Planters
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What tools do I need to get started?

There are a few basic woodworking tools for beginners, but try to buy or borrow:

  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Handsaw + miter box OR miter saw
  • Sander or sanding block
  • Tape measure
  • Straight edge like a long level
  • Workbench or table of some sort

Click here to read our guide to getting cheap and free tools!

How to Use a Miter Saw - Charleston Crafted

Small woodworking projects

Here are some of our very favorite small woodworking projects that we have made!

Small woodworking projects

Want to start small with your woodworking hobby? Here are a ton of small woodworking projects that you can make this weekend!

Before you go…

Are you a practical person? Then you’ll love our list of useful woodworking projects!

What are your favorite small wood projects?

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