45 Awesome - 2 Tool Projects

2 tool projects anybody can build

2 Tool Projects Anybody Can Build.

1. Farmhouse Potting Bench

2 tool potting bench farmhouse potting benchBuild a Farmhouse Potting Bench using a drill a saw and off the shelf lumber!

This farmhouse style potting bench features a slatted bottom shelf, upper shelf with hook bar, and X detailing on the ends. 

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2. Outdoor 2 x 4 Sofa

2 tool outdoor sofa 2 x 4 sofa

Grab some 2x4's and build an Outdoor Sofa!
Built by "14ermom" 

We've made it easy to add comfortable seating to an outdoor space. Check out our sectional plans that go along with this collection too!

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3. 2 x 4 Outdoor Coffee Table 

2 tool coffee table wood coffee table outdoor coffee table

You're going to need an Outdoor Coffee Table after you build your seating arrangement!

Using those same 2 tools a drill and a saw, build a table to set your drinks, books, and decor items on. All you have to do is purchase some extra 2 x 4's. If you want to add an Outdoor Side Table to your seating arrangement, we have plans for that too! Built by a reader of the site.

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4. Modern Outdoor Chair 

outdoor chair outdoor wood furniture
A cool modern spin for outdoor furniture.

This Modern Outdoor Chair is build using some 2x6 and 2x4 lumber create a comfy deep seat for outdoor entertainment and relaxation. We also have the free plans for a Loveseat Version.

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5. Freestanding Garage Shelves

garage shelves diy shelves 2x4 shelves

Garage Shelving that can store tons of STUFF! 

These sturdy and functional Freestanding Garage Shelves are super easy to build and can be modified for any space, with standard 2x4 lumber, a drill and a saw!

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6. Garden Tool Organizer

GARDEN TOOL ORGANIZER TOOL SHELF TOOL HANGERA Garden Tool Organizer that can be built in about an hour and completely clean up yard tools laying around.

If you're looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive storage solution for yard tools, here it is!

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7. Easy Planter Box 

wood planter box easy wood planter cedar planter

Building a Wood Planter Box has never been so easy!

This is our easiest to build DIY planter box.  It is made primarily with cedar fence pickets, so the cost is between $10 and $20 per planter.  You'll just need a few basic tools to construct.

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8. Simple Raised Box Planter

simple raised planter

Okay, maybe building a planter box does get easier...

This Raised Planter is a great first project, or project for a young woodworker. Have the kids build it and then plant their own garden! 

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9. Raised Garden Bed Planter

raised garden bed planter

This Raised Garden Bed Planter plan is easy to modify for any size garden.

Build as many boxes as you need, they can be made taller, longer, and wider to fit your space. Cedar pickets are inexpensive and easy to work with. Built by CHEFWARD

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10. Modern Park Bench

modern park bench diy park bench

Add extra outdoor seating, build a Modern Park Bench.

This plan makes it easy to customize to any size. Using 2 tools and off the shelf lumber, anybody can build this park bench!

11. Cedar Outdoor Storage Bench

outdoor storage bench

Built a Cedar Outdoor Storage Bench with cedar fence pickets and 2x4's.

Perfect to add a little extra outdoor seating. Plus there's a good amount of storage inside for hiding everything from packages to boots and shoes, or sporting equipment and toys.

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12. Simple Porch Swing

diy porch swing simple porch swing

Much like the constuction of the park bench, build a front porch swing, using 2x4 framing with 1x material to plank it. 

Build a Simple Porch Swing to enjoy year round, perfect project for a beginner woodworker. As seen here, built as a first woodworking project by DIYISFUN.

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13. Simple Outdoor Table

outdoor dining table simple outdoor diy dining table

Outdoor dining? 

This Simple Outdoor Dining Table plan is the perfect way to add an outdoor option for mealtimes! We have the free Bench PLANS to! Built by Mr. Thompson

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14. Square Picnic Table

square picnic table outdoor table picnic

Building a Square Picnic Table is easier than it looks!

Grab a drill, a saw and a copy of our free plans and build your own square picnic table. 
Everything you love about the classic picnic table, but in a cozier, updated design! 

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15. Lemonade Stand

diy lemonade stand

This DIY Lemonade Stand can be built using nails or screws. I recommend screws so it can be broken down easily if desired.

Easy to build and refinish from season to season, or kid to kid. The kids are sure to have fun with this one. Build it using fence pickets and have fun customizing a sign!

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16. Birdhouse from One Cedar Fence Picket

BIRD HOUSE DIY BIRD HOUSE CEDAR BIRD HOUSE

Build a little bird house using one cedar fence picket.

A quick, easy fun and inexpensive tutorial. This DIY Birdhouse is a great project as a  kids kit and also great for beginner woodworkers! A Bird feeder is the perfect gift or addition for any yard, balcony, porch, tree branch or garden.

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17. 2x4 Leaning Hall Tree

hall tree leaning hall tree wood hall tree 2x4 hall treeBuild a Leaning Hall Tree. Perfect for narrow halls or a small entryway. 

It's a great way to add hooks to the wall - without having to screw into your walls!  It's a lightweight but sturdy project, so if you are renting, you can take it with you!  Built by Family DIYnamic

18. Wall Boot Rack

boot rack wall boot storage

Store boots easily and affordable with a Wall Mounted Boot Rack.

This simple plan can be used on it's own or incorporated into a mudroom system. 

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19. Farmhouse Coffee Table

diy coffee table farmhouse coffee table

We updared our Farmhouse Coffee Table plan so it can be built with just 2 tools!

This solid wood design is easy to build, and is a nice size. The large bottom shelf will hold baskets or blankets. Stain or paint to your liking!

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20. Super Simple Side Table or Nightstand

easy side table or or diy nightstandOne of our easiest plans to build a DIY Side Table or Nightstand!

As part of our super simple collection, this is a great plan if you just need some extra storage and a surface to set things in a bedroom or living room.

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21. Narrow Console Table or Side Table

naroow console simple console diy console or side table

Build a Narrow Console Table any height and length to fit your space. 

This narrow console is also part of our super simple collection. It is great for a beginner and very inexpensive to DIY. Built by Family DIYnamic

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22. Modern Console Table

modern narrow console table diyAll you need to build this Modern Narrow Console Table is a saw and a nailer.

This gorgeous narrow console table fits anywhere! It's simple design works with most styles, and it's easy to build!  Uses all whitewood 1x boards, and nailed together.  No plywood, no pocket holes, no screws.  

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23. Modern Writing Desk

modern desk diy desk easy build desk wood desk

Another plan from our Modern Farmhouse Collection is this beautiful Writing Desk

Constructed very similar to the narrow console, be sure to check out the entire collection!

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24. Picture Ledges

diy picture ledge diy wall shelf display shelf bookshelfA Picture Ledge can be used in so many rooms in the house for so many things!

Another quick and easy project with a big impact. Built by KELLI224

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25. Simple Crate Toybox

easy toybox diy toyboxIf you have small children a Toybox is essential to keeping the house tidy. 

This 2 tool build is great for beginners just starting on thier woodworking journey! The open design makes it easy to teach little ones how to pick up after themselves. Built by A House 2 Home

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26. DIY Crate

diy crate

DIY Crates, can be used in just about every room of the house for some extra storage!

This plan makes it easy to modify for any size to use in kitchens, closets, consoles, pantries or anywhere you need some extra storage. Built by Family DIYnamic

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27. Easy Pantry Shelving

easy pantry shelvingUpdate your pantry easy and affordably with our Easy Pantry Shelving plan.

Grab a circular saw and a drill and get going on building pantry shelving. This plan makes it easy to modify for any space! Built and shared by a reader of the site. 

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28. Under Sink Storage - H Shelf

under sink storage under sink organizerA quick easy Under Sink Organizer!

Do you need a little help finding things under your kitchen sink. This H shelf works well by adding a top layer of storage so things don't get lost in the back!

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29. In Drawer Knife Block

diy knife storage diy knife block in drawer knife organizer

This In Drawer Knife Organizer will work in any kitchen drawer.

You may have enough scraps laying around to build this knife block for free! Using nails and glue, cut and customize to fit your drawer and your knives.

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30. Spice Drawer Insert

spice drawer insert diy

Have an open drawer? Build a Spice Drawer Insert!

A ridiculously easy diy! This will help you get your spices organized. It could also work in the bathroom for make-up or vitamins, or whatever you want.

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31. Tiered Can Organizer

pantry can organizer canned food storageOrganized your canned goods for even more storage and organization!

This 3 Tier Can Organizer is quick and easy to add to a pantry or cabinet and can be built and modified for any size. Built by Family DIYnamic

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32. Grazing or Charcuterie Board

diy charcuterie board Add a Charcuterie Board to any gathering.

Check your scrap pile for this one, all you need is a nailer some scraps and a saw! Have fun with this one. 

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33. Pallet Laundry Basket Dresser

laundry basket dresser pallet project

Build a laundry organizer out of pallets.

A great reclaimed wood or pallet project, this Pallet Laundry Basket Dresser can be built for free if you have some old wood or a pallet laying around! Built and shared by Pallirondack

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34. Laundry Basktet Dresser

laundry basket dresser

More laundry organization.

A lot like the pallet laundry basket dresser, this Laundry Organizer is extremely versatile. Include in the laundry room as built-ins with a top on it for folding. Build multiple pieces and stack them or push them together, even use in a closet or bedroom. 

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35. Hidden Closet

hidden closet floating shelf closet

A floating shelf with a secret. 

This Floating Shelf Hidden Closet brings so much function and beauty to a space. Perfect for an entryway, guest room, mudroom, closet or bedroom. It's low profile design makes it sleek and sophisticated. We love that it is easy to modify for any wall. 

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36. Wood Closet Shelving

wood closet freestanding closet wood shelving

No closet, no problem.

Build an easy custom closet. This freestanding design will work in any room in the home where you can easily customize for your space. 

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37. Beginner Farm Table

beginner farm table diy farm table farmhouse table

The Farm Table anybody can build!

This farmhouse table will work in any home. Easy to modify dimensions for your space. Using 2x lumber a drill and saw, create a table that will last. Paint or stain to your preference. We have the Beginner Farm Bench Plan available HERE

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38. Farmhouse Counter Stools

diy stool counter stool farmhouse counter stool

Perfect counter height stools.

Stools can be expensive, so when you need 4-8 of them, I created this inexpensive option that will look great at any counter for added seating!

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39. Simple Panel Bed

beginner bed build diy bed simple bedBuild a bed with only 2 tools!

Our Simple Panel Bed plan will work in any room, we have all sizes available. Paint or stain the color of your choice.

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40. Just Add Legs DIY Bed Frame

just add legs to a bed frame, simple bed frameThe only hard part is deciding which legs to install on your new bed. 

Build the bed frame and add legs, it's that easy!

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41. Essential Low Loft

low loft diy loft essential loft storage loft storage bed kids bedBuild a Low Loft to add tons of storage to a kids room.

This is a very simple build, no pocket holes required!  The bed is sturdy and solid, and you can add storage underneath.  We love it with totes for inexpensive, easy storage! Cost about $50 in lumber.  Plan includes step by step diagrams, build video, cut lists and shopping lists. Check out the Bunk Version HERE 

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42. Easiest Hanging Daybed

2x4 daybed easiest hanging daybed

It's almost too easy to build this Hanging Daybed.

Hang them in a shared room at different heights to keep the room feeling open and larger. We also love it as an outdoor version, click the link to see what I mean! Built by a reader of the site.

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43. Treehouse Bed

treehouse bed  simple fort bed

44. Stocking Stand

diy stocking stand stocking holderBuild a stand to hang stockings.

This Stocking Stand is a great option to hang stockings if you're home doesn't have a place. Beginner friendly and inexpensive to build!

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45. Firewood Box

firewood box diy firewood storage Indoor firwewood storage.

Build a Firewood Box from one sheet of 3/4" plywood and some common boards. Holds about 1/4 of a cord of wood.  Very sturdy.  Put together with construction screws (no pocket holes).

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