17 Practical Woodworking Projects To Do at Home

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#2 DIY Birdhouses

Birdhouses are wonderfully useful small projects that require you to drill a straight hole and build a durable joint where two pieces of wood come together. Our sample birdhouses feature, not only stained fence wood for long years of service, but also shingles!

These birdhouses are put together with a brad nailer and a manual staple gun. When working with either of these tools, it’s important to work with clamps and straight edges. A metal square is a great tool for setting up a 90-degree angle, but it’s not a clamp.

#3 DIY Headboard and Bed Frame

Headboard and Bed Frame

If you’ve got a futon but need a bed, this flexible DIY project will give you the chance to play with lumber, upholstery foam, quilt batting and stain for the base. Paint can also be used on your bed frame, so have fun. This project is easy to construct, endlessly flexible and will travel easily.

This is one of the best DIY furniture projects for older children. Not only can they spend some time learning about tool safety and proper handling, but they can customize the project and having something designed to their preference and built by themselves.

Please note that this project includes spray foam adhesive, which may be flammable. Work this project with plenty of ventilation and avoid using this project near fire, such as your furnace or hot water heater.

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