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22 useful woodworking projects

Love woodworking but want projects that actually serve a purpose? Here are a ton of useful woodworking project ideas!

Woodworking is a great and useful hobby. Once you feel comfortable building things out of wood, the options can be endless.

However – some of the options are just fun little do-dads. Like, our Squirrel Picnic table. Funny, yes. Easy to build, absolutely. Useful? That’s questionable.

In this blog post, we’ll explore a spectrum of useful woodworking projects tailored to various skill levels.

Whether you’re a seasoned woodworker looking for a new challenge or a beginner eager to embark on your first DIY adventure, we’ve got you covered.

From charming coasters to intricate furniture pieces, join us as we delve into the realm of woodworking and discover projects that not only showcase your skills but also enhance your everyday life.

Let’s dive in and bring your woodworking dreams to life, one carefully crafted piece at a time.

Safety first!

Remember to always follow safety procedures when working with power tools. That means wearing protective gear such as safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and dust mask and using appropriate tools to ensure safe construction.

Useful woodworking projects

Useful Woodworking Projects

Here are a ton of useful woodworking projects that you can make!

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Organizational Projects

These woodworking projects will help to get your home more organized!

  • Wooden Coasters: Craft stylish coasters that protect surfaces and add charm.
  • Key Holder: Create a practical organizer for keys and everyday essentials.
  • Desk Organizer: Build a functional desk accessory to keep your workspace tidy.
  • Floating Shelves: Design elegant shelves to showcase decor and keep items within reach.
  • Pet Feeding Station: Build a personalized feeding station for your furry friend with storage for pet supplies.
  • Jewelry Organizer: Design a beautiful and functional jewelry organizer with hooks, shelves, and compartments.
  • Wooden Mail Organizer: Create a stylish mail organizer with slots for incoming and outgoing mail, keys, and more.
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Wooden Decor

These wooden DIY projects are perfect for decorating your home.

  • Picture Frames: Personalize your space with handmade frames for artwork or memories.
  • Bookends: Craft decorative bookends that add personality to your bookshelf.
  • Plant Stand: Elevate your greenery with a stylish wooden plant stand.
  • DIY Wood Sign: Add rustic charm with a customized wooden sign for your home.
  • Wooden Tablet or Cookbook Stand: Make a practical stand to hold your tablet or cookbook while cooking or baking.
DIY modern bedside table with DIY canopy bed

Furniture and Storage Solutions

Furniture is as practical as it gets when it comes to home decor!


  • Coffee Table: Construct a central piece that balances functionality and style.
  • Entryway Bench: Create a welcoming space with a storage bench for shoes and bags.
  • Wooden Step Stool: Create a sturdy step stool for reaching high shelves or helping little ones access sinks.
  • Outdoor Seating: Craft comfortable and stylish sectional for your patio.
  • Dining Table: Design a gathering place with a custom wooden dining table.
  • Outdoor Bar Cart: Create a convenient and stylish cart for outdoor entertaining and beverage service.
  • Custom Headboard: Create a headboard that adds a personal touch to your bedroom decor.

Storage Solutions

  • Outdoor Bench with Storage: Build a multi-purpose bench that offers seating and concealed storage.
  • Chest of Drawers: Build a practical storage solution for clothing and belongings.
  • Floating Bedside Shelf: Craft a minimalist yet functional floating shelf for holding bedside essentials.

What’s your favorite woodworking project?!

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