60 Easy DIY 2x4s Wood Projects You Can Easily Build Yourself On Weekends

2x4 projects

If you are a seasoned DIYer or you just like woodworking the chances are you already have a pile of 2x4s in the workshop.

2x4s are one of the most common lumber as they are sturdy, inexpensive and are available almost everywhere.

But, even with your pile of wood, you will not always have an idea of what to do with them. However, with a little time to spare and some creativity, there are endless 2x4 projects that you can try.

And to make sure you do not waste a lot of time brainstorming on what to build with your leftover lumber, I have gathered some easy and inexpensive DIY 2x4 projects for you.

Here are 60 simple, functional and great-looking projects that you can make with your 2x4s.

1. 15-Minute DIY Coffee Table with Hairpin Legs

15-Minute DIY Coffee Table with Hairpin Legs

With some scrap 2x4s, plywood, wood glue, hairpin legs and essential woodworking tools you can have this beautiful table in just one day.

Cutting all the pieces takes just over 15 minutes making this one of the most straightforward 2x4 tables that you can make.

And with the clear directions and pictures from The Ugly Duck House tutorial, anyone can make this table.

2. The 3-Tiered Corner Stand

The 3-Tiered Corner Stand

This corner plant stand would look good on any porch, and I already foresee making it for mine. It is a beautiful piece that is also quite cheap and easy to make.

Apart from the 2x4 s you also need a few other cheap materials such as wood glue and lots of screws. A miter saw also comes in handy when making the cuts.

For this tutorial, you get lots of pictures for all the stages of construction and a video which are more than enough for any DIYer that wants to replicate the project.

3. Easy and Cheap DIY 2x4 Bench

Easy and Cheap DIY 2x4 Bench

If you are thinking about making a bench for your patio or porch here is a great idea. It is one of the most straightforward bench projects that you can do, and it is also quite cheap.

Although the 2x4s are the primary material, you also need screws, wood glue and woodworking tools like the miter saw and drill. But the tutorial provides a list of all the tools and materials.

There are step by step instructions for making the bench and also some pictures for every stage to make things easy for a DIYer.

4. Easy DIY Blanket Ladder

Easy DIY Blanket Ladder

If you have some blankets that you might want to display, a 2x4 DIY ladder will come in handy. It is also a simple project that will cost almost nothing to make, and you can finish it in one afternoon.

There is nothing else you need apart from the wood, screws and some stain. However, the tutorial still provides some drawings with dimensions for the ladder.

You will also get directions for the construction of the 60-inch long ladder from the A Turtle’s Life For Me article.

5. Front Porch DIY Double X Bench

Front Porch DIY Double X Bench

This 42-inch long bench is perfect for the front porch if you do not have space for something massive. It is a simple 2 x4 project that will not require lots of material, and you can make it in one day.

Her Tool Belt site provides some materials (with all dimensions for the wood) and tool list with everything you need for the project.

There are also some drawings with precise dimensions on the 4-step instructions for the bench construction.

6. Simple Outdoor Hanging Plant Stand

Simple Outdoor Hanging Plant Stand

A super fun and easy project like this one is hard to resist and I must try it soon. The hanging plant stand will help to spice up the outdoors. It also makes it possible to add some plants to your front porch or backyard.

There is a small list of material on this tutorial since you will not need a lot of things to make the plant stand. But the step by step guidelines with pictures is what many DIYers will love most.

This stand should take about one weekend to make because the glue and paint take longer to dry.

7. Small 2x4 Outdoor Table

Small 2x4 Outdoor Table

You should not spend a lot of cash on outdoor tables if you have some 2x4 wood pieces since you can make them at almost no cost.

This 2x4 project plan by Small Home Soul explains how to make a 22 1/2-inch tall one over the weekend. It a simple DIY table project and it will not require a lot of materials or any significant financial investment.

The tutorial provides a complete list of materials and a cut list. There is also a video that explains the construction in details and text instructions with some clear pictures and drawings.

8. DIY 2x4 Tic Tac Toe Board

DIY 2x4 Tic Tac Toe Board

There are many DIY 2x4 woodworking projects that you can try out, but this is one of the most interesting.

This project entails making a giant tic tac board with 2x4s, and you will only need a few other supplies like vinyl letters and color stains. For the tools, a nail gun and miter saw are the most important ones.

Although the actual construction will only take a couple of hours, the paint and stain will require more time to dry.

There is nothing much or challenging to do in this 2x4 project, and so the pictures and a short description in this Ginger Snap Crafts article are more than enough.

9. DIY 2x4s Console Table

DIY 2x4s Console Table

A 70-inch long table like this one will make the perfect console for your home. The wood also has a unique appeal that will impress your guest.

If you have 2x4s in the workshop, it will cost almost nothing to make. But even if you need to buy some wood you can still make the console for under $40.

The article from A Turtle’s Life For Me provides a lot of pictures and description of the table. Although they do not have plans for making it, they link out to another site. And so you can still get the complete plan with all material, cut and tool lists and step by step instruction.

10. Easy Spice Rack From a 2x4

Easy Spice Rack From a 2x4

I love the simplicity of this tiered spice rack, and it is an excellent addition to any kitchen. It takes about 30-minutes to make and will cost just about $3.

You will only need one piece of 2x4, a few screws and your regular woodworking tools. Since this is an easy project, anyone with beginner woodworking skills can make it.

Remodelaholic provides two versions of this DIY 2x4 project with pictures and instructions. There is also a short video to take you through the project.

11. Simple 2x4 Scrap Wood Play Food

Simple 2x4 Scrap Wood Play Food

As fantastic and realistic as these pieces might look they are all from scrap 2x4 wood. The play food is not only just for your kids to play with but can also be decorative.

You will need a miter saw to make the cuts and different color paints depending on what you want to build.

And since this is quite a straightforward project the pictures are just enough for the guide. The painting will require some artistic skills, but you should be able to figure it out.

12. DIY Outdoor Seating in 4 Steps

DIY Outdoor Seating in 4 Steps

These outdoor seats showcase another impressive way of using the 2x4s. They are sturdy seats that you can make in 4 easy steps.

You can use the 2x4s you already have at home, but you will still need some pillows. The pillow size will depend on the seat size you want.

The tutorial provides some drawings with the dimensions, and there are also pictures for all the steps in the construction. Although the project looks a little complicated, you can still finish it over the weekend.

13. Under $10 Hanging Nightstand

Under $10 Hanging Nightstand

This hanging nightstand is a unique piece for your bedroom that will cost just under $10 to build.

Apart from the lumber, you will need lots of screws, wood stain, white paint and a drill. There is a list of the supplies on the tutorial.

It will only take a couple of hours to build this 2x4 wood project, and The Weathered Fox provides clear instructions with some pictures.

14. $100 Homemade Open Shelf vanity

$100 Homemade Open Shelf vanity

With the free downloadable plans and the detailed description of the project, anyone with intermediate woodworking skills can make this vanity.

If you have to buy the wood, it will cost about $100, but it is way cheaper than this for those with scrap 2x4 wood pieces.

The 60-inch long DIY open shelf vanity will take one weekend to finish since there is a lot of wood cutting and staining.

15. Homemade Phone Charging Station

Homemade Phone Charging Station

Here is another Remodelaholic project that you can make with your leftover 2x4 pieces. And what I love most about it is that it will only take about 15-minutes to build and you will spend just a couple of dollars at most.

Besides from the leftover wood you will only need some wood stain, furniture glides, and a few woodworking tools.

And despite this being a straightforward project the tutorial still provides lots of pictures and in-depth description of everything you need to do.

16. Cheap and Easy DIY Corner Desk

Cheap and Easy DIY Corner Desk

This desk will cost around $8 to make if you have a pile of 2x4s since you will only need to buy a few 1x6 pieces for the top.

It is a one-weekend project that will also not require any special tools or skills. And with the pictures on the tutorial and descriptions, you can make this 2x4 furniture plan with no difficulties.

The tutorial also provides a link to more comprehensive plans that include the dimensions.

17. Wooden DIY 2x4 Flower Planter

Wooden DIY 2x4 Flower Planter

I must make this flower planter soon because I just love anything that adds some elegance to my outdoor space. The simplicity also means that it will not take up a lot of my precious time.

It uses some leftover 2x4s, and you will also need some flower bins to sit inside the planter. With these materials and a few others and you woodworking tools, you can make the flower planter in just one weekend.

The tutorial from Our House Now A Home site provides pictures for all the stages of the project and detailed description of the construction.

18. Modern Floating Mirror Shelf

Modern Floating Mirror Shelf

It will only take one piece of 2x4, a mirror and some screws to make this super cute hanging mirror. You will also not need a lot of tools because a saw, drill and Kreg jig are just enough.

It only costs about $45 to implement this DIY 2x4 project, but it will spice up the entire room. And it takes just one Saturday morning or afternoon to finish.

There is a material and tools list on the tutorial, and it also provides a comprehensive 8-step guide for implementing the project.

19. The Homemade Upholstered X-Bench

The Homemade Upholstered X-Bench

This 35-inch long bench will only require a few pieces of 2x4 boards and some plywood to build. But, you will still need a few other materials for the upholstered section which you can find in the tutorial’s shopping list.

It is a small 2x4 project, and so it will only take one weekend to finish. And with the drawings that have dimensions and the construction guide on the tutorial, you will not have any difficulties making the bench.

There are separate guides for making the x-bench and for upholstering, but both have pictures for all the steps.

20. $165 DIY Outdoor Couch

$165 DIY Outdoor Couch

It is hard to believe that this stylish and cozy outdoor couch will cost just $165 to make. But, what is even more captivating is that you can do it in only 4 hours.

The tutorial is very straightforward, and it uses lots of pictures to explain the constructions. There is also enough description for all the stages of the build.

With a free Sunday afternoon to spare some 2x4s and a few other materials, you can have this beautiful couch on your back porch in no time.

21. Easy 66-Inch Long DIY Truss Sofa Table

Easy 66-Inch Long DIY Truss Sofa Table

There many things that you can use this 66-inch long table for at home. And although it will take an entire weekend to build it is worth it.

Whether you want a console or sofa table, this project will work for you. You will need lots of high-quality 2x4 pine boards and a few other wood pieces. There is a list of materials and tools on the tutorial with more information.

You can use the pictures, video and text description on the Fix This Build That tutorial or buy the detailed plans.

22. Sturdy 2x4 DIY Garden Bench

Sturdy 2x4 DIY Garden Bench

Although most of the lumber on this garden bench is 2x4, it uses some 4x4s for the legs to make it very sturdy. The finishing is also fantastic, and it will stand out in any yard.

You can make this garden bench for just $60, and you will need a Kreg jig since there are lots of pocket holes that you need to drill.

This 66-inch long bench can fit up to 4 people, and it is also very comfortable. This tutorial provides a drawing with dimensions and pictures, but there is also a link you can use to download free complete plans.

23. Wooden DIY Coffee Table

Wooden DIY Coffee Table

This 2x4 DIY project is quite pleasant, and it will be interesting to build. It is also a super easy project that you can make in just one Saturday afternoon.

The primary materials for the project are the 2x4 boards and hairpin legs, but there is also a list of everything else you will need.

You will not need to do a lot of work on this project, and so if you follow the pictures and text description on the A Beautiful Mess tutorial, you will be okay.

24. Rustic Handmade 2x4 X-Console

Rustic Handmade 2x4 X-Console

A 74 1/2-inch console like this one will be an excellent addition to your dining or living room. The rustic appeal is just fantastic, and it will enhance the appearance of the room.

Like most of the DIY projects by Ana White, the tutorial is very detailed. There is a shopping list for the materials, a cut list and a 6-step guide for making the X console.

Ana White provides 3D drawings of the project to make the construction easy and she also has a PDF version of the plans.

25. The Decorative 2x4 Leprechaun Hat

The Decorative 2x4 Leprechaun Hat

You can also use 2x4s to create decorative pieces. This leprechaun hat for St Patrick's Day is an excellent example of this.

This is an almost cost-free project that you can make with leftover lumber. You will only need three small pieces of the 2x4s, paint, fabric and a ribbon.

This 2x4 DIY project only takes a few minutes, but the paint will require more time to dry.

26. Under $20 DIY Farmhouse Bench

Under $20 DIY Farmhouse Bench

If you are one of those homeowners/DIYers that will prefer to stick with the traditional 2x4 furniture ideas this bench is a must try. It has a simple and basic design, but it still looks fantastic.

The bench is 76-inches long, and it will fit well in most entryways, and you can make it for under $20.

The tools and materials lists on this project will be very beneficial, and there is also a cut list. For the construction, you will get a link to the step by step instructions.

27. DIY $35 End Table Cart with Casters

DIY $35 End Table Cart with Casters

A rustic end table cart like this one will be very functional in almost any room. It is also easy to make, and you can build it for just $35 or even less if you can get some reclaimed 2x4s.

It is a one day project that will also require you to buy some casters and wood stain. You also need to make lots of pocket holes, and so a Kreg jig will be handy.

This 24-inch wide 2x4 craft project will be easy to implement. And this is thanks to the comprehensive guide from Infarrantly Creative that includes some stage by stage instructions with pictures and lengthy descriptions.

28. Simple Homemade High Incline Treadmill

Simple Homemade High Incline Treadmill

If you do not have money to buy a high incline treadmill you can use this tutorial to adjust the height of you inexpensive one.

And you will not need to spend a lot of cash or money to do this. If you have some leftover 2x4 lumber and paint, you will not even need to use any money on this Practical and Pretty project.

This easy 2x4 project is all about cutting and joining the lumber pieces before painting them. The tutorial provides both video and a written guide to help you make the high incline.

29. Outdoor Concrete and 2x4 Side Table

Outdoor Concrete and 2x4 Side Table

A 20 by 20-inch side table like this one will be perfect for outdoor lounging. And it is also easy and inexpensive to build with materials you already have.

Fix This Build That provides a comprehensive guide for this project that includes detailed instructions on making the top and the wooden base with 2x4s. And you can do everything in a single weekend.

There are also some free project plans that you can download. And so you will get more than enough information to implement this 2x4 project.

30. Repurposed Mirror DIY Coffee Table

Repurposed Mirror DIY Coffee Table

The chances are you have an old mirror that you no longer use. If so, this 2x4 table will be an excellent way to use it, and you will end up with an elegant piece of furniture.

There is a long list of the supplies that you need for repurposing the mirror into a coffee table. Also, there is some step by step guidelines for making the wooden table base with 2x4s and instructions on repurposing and attaching the mirror.

Since there are also measurements for all the wood pieces and many pictures for the different stages you will not need any additional information to make this 24 1/2-inch wide coffee table.

31. Simple Functional 2x4s DIY Sofa Table

Simple Functional 2x4s DIY Sofa Table

It is hard not to love this sofa table as it looks fantastic and will add some aesthetic appeal to any family room.

The 40-inch long sofa table will take about a day to make, and you will only spend about $8 on all the lumber you need.

There are some cut and material lists on the tutorial to get you started. The DIY Bungalow article then explains all the construction stages with some pictures and long written descriptions.

32. The 2x4s Paint Storage Shelf

The 2x4s Paint Storage Shelf

Paint is always necessary for most projects, and so the chances are that you have several cans at home. And so storing them can be challenging. But, this DIY paint storage shelf can help solve this problem.

This sturdy and inexpensive shelf will require 2x4s, some wood glue and lots of nails and screws.

You can make this shelf any size that you want, but the dimensions on the tutorial will be very helpful. There are lots of pictures on this 2x4 project tutorial, and so it should be super-easy to follow.

33. 5-Minute 2x4 Pencil Holder

5-Minute 2x4 Pencil Holder

There are many simple projects that you can make from 2x4s, but few are more straightforward than this one. You can make this pencil holder in just 5 minutes and at zero cost if you have some leftover wood.

You will not need to do any measuring for this project, and a drill is the only tool you will need. But despite this being a simple project the Funky Junk tutorial still provides a lot of pictures for the 2x4 project and text descriptions.

34. $10 Homemade Plant Stand

$10 Homemade Plant Stand

A simple and affordable plan like this one will always catch the attention of any DIYer, and so I will also put it on my list of must-do DIY projects.

The 2x4 lumber that you need for the project will cost less than $10. And apart from timber, you will also need wood stain and some paint.

If you follow the specific dimensions on the tutorial, the plant stand will be 4.5 foot long which is enough for several planter bins. For the construction, you will get lots of pictures, but there is also a link for the complete plans.

35. Reclaimed 2x4 Wood DIY Bench

Reclaimed 2x4 Wood DIY Bench

Once you determine the angles and dimension that you want on your bench, this is a super easy project. But the best part is that it will cost nothing since you will be using reclaimed wood.

The finished bench will be 37 inches long and 14.5 inches wide which is just enough for most homes. There is a cut list on this Lipstick and Sawdust tutorial, and so you will not have any difficulties achieving this exact size.

The project guide provides some drawings to make the dimensions easy to understand and 5-step instructions for the construction with photos.

36. Under $40 X-Leg Wood Bench

Under $40 X-Leg Wood Bench

This wooden bench builds around a couple of $3 pallet crates, and the entire project costs just over $40. What I like about the wood bench is that it will provide both storage space and somewhere for people to seat.

You can use the bench both indoors and outdoors, and it will be about 8-foot long. Once you cut all the pieces, it should take about 4 hours to assemble it.

Although the tutorial provides a lot of information and pictures for this 2x4 project the X design on the ends will take some extra effort to figure out.

37. DIY Porch Swing From 2x4s

DIY Porch Swing From 2x4s

There are many 2x4 wood projects that I plan to try out, but this one is my favorite. The porch swing provides a cozy place to relax after a tiring day, and it is also quite easy to make.

Although the Shanty2Chick article does not provide complete plans, there are lots of tips and pictures to help you build it. The tutorial also links out to a more comprehensive guide for this DIY 2x4 project.

It should take one weekend to build this 48-inch long swing and a budget of between $50 and $100.

38. DIY 2x4s Potting Bench

DIY 2x4s Potting Bench

If you are always getting difficulties finding somewhere to do your potting, you need to make this bench. It uses 2x4s entirely, and so it is a cheap project since they are very affordable wood pieces in most localities.

There is nothing complicated on this 2x4 project plan, and so it will make an excellent weekend project. And with the full list of materials and all the 2x4 lumber sizes, you will have an easy time making it.

As for the cost, it will depend on the price of 2x4s in your locality. But since you only need about 11 pieces in total, it should not cost more than $100 to make the bench.

39. Easiest 2x4 Race Track Blocks

Easiest 2x4 Race Track Blocks

Here is a simple 2x4 project that you can make for your kid. It is also a cheap project that you can build in one afternoon.

For this 2x4 DIY project, you will need to cut some leftover 2x4 wood scraps into track and car sizes. You will also need some spray and craft paint, stencils, sander, and brushes.

Since most of these things might be already in your workshop, you might end up not spending anything on this project.

With the simple step by step directions and pictures guiding you, it is possible to finish this 2x4 project in just a couple of hours.

40. The $10 Wood Blanket Ladder

The $10 Wood Blanket Ladder

This Shanty2Chick project will require a total investment of only $10 and a few hours to spare. And if you follow the pictures and description you will end up with a functional blanket ladder that will also add some elegance to your home.

You will not need a lot of lumber for the project, and besides from the regular woodworking tools, you will also need some wood stain.

Shanty2Chick also provides free downloadable plans for this wooden blanket ladder.

41. Easy and Affordable 2x4 Rustic Lantern

Easy and Affordable 2x4 Rustic Lantern

This affordable DIY rustic lantern uses upcycled 2x4s from old pallets. And so it is a cheap project that you can finish in a few hours.

For this 2x4 project, you will need wood screws, wood glue, baling wire, drill bit and a Kreg jig.

The tutorial by Diva of DIY provides some easy to follow instructions for making the lantern, and there is also a cut list for all the lumber pieces.

42. Pumpkin Home Décor with 2x4s

Pumpkin Home Décor with 2x4s

For those that have a pile of 2x4s at home or even one long piece, this project will cost almost nothing. It is all about cutting the lumber into different size pieces and painting them.

You will also need a few other things for this decoration such as raffia and a piece of black wire. But these are items that you use for decorations during the festive periods, and so you probably have them at home.

Even without reading the descriptions the photos on this Creative Me Inspired You tutorial should be enough for any DIYer.

43. Cute Wooden 2x4 Penguins

Cute Wooden 2x4 Penguins

These decorative penguins will require an artistic touch to create, but with the instructions and pictures on the tutorial, anyone can make them.

You will need one piece of 2x4 lumber that you should cut into a few parts. Also, some acrylic paint and thin wood pieces will be a requirement for the small 2x4 project.

This 2x4 craft project is a fun activity to do with your kids, and it should only take one afternoon to complete.

44. Easy 2x4 Wooden Bunnies

Easy 2x4 Wooden Bunnies

Here is yet another cute and simple 2x4 project from the Creative Me Inspired You site that will be perfect for decorations. It will also only take a few hours to implement.

There are various other items that you need besides the 2x4 pine boards, but the tutorial also lists them.

The pictures and easy to understand instructions make this project easy to achieve even for those without any DIY experience.

45. Comfortable DIY 2x4 Bench and Side Table

Comfortable DIY 2x4 Bench and Side Table

The 40-inch long bench on this tutorial will provide a lot of sitting space for your porch, and it is also very comfortable.

Making the bench will require 8-foot long 2x4 pieces and a few other materials that the guide highlights on a list. And you can make it in 7 steps that the tutorial also provides.

The side tables are even simpler to make, but there are also 5-step instructions on how to make them. This tutorial will also provide a free downloadable plan for both projects.

46. Fast and Easy 2x4 Christmas Gifts

Fast and Easy 2x4 Christmas Gifts

You will need only one 8-foot long piece of 2x4 for this project. If you do not already have one, it will cost just $3 hence making this a cheap project.

Most of the work goes into the painting and creating the owl pattern and writing the quote. But, most of the things you need for this are cheap, and you might already have them at home.

There is no step by step guide for these Christmas gifts, but the detailed description and a few pictures should give you enough ideas on what to do.

47. Super Quick Dressed Up Mirror

Super Quick Dressed Up Mirror

This super quick and easy project will only require you to use one piece of 8-foot long 2x4 and a 4-foot long 1x3. And so you will spend about $5 on your lumber.

This Shanty2Chic tutorial provides some measurements on how to cut the wood, and besides from that the only other task is staining and joining them.

Despite this mirror dress up being a very straightforward 2x4 project there is still a lot of pictures and detailed descriptions on the tutorial to help you out.

48. Homemade 2x4 Stocking Hangers

Homemade 2x4 Stocking Hangers

If you do not have any 2x4 furniture ideas to try out or do not have the time here is something simple but functional you can make.

With a couple of 5.5-inch 2x4s, wood screw, screw-in hook, drill bit and something for embellishing the boards you can create these beautiful stocking hangers.

This Crap I’ve Made tutorial provides pictures and describes in detail all you need to do to make the stocking hangers.

49. Easy-to-Make 2x4 Wall Art

Easy-to-Make 2x4 Wall Art

When looking at this beautiful art, you might think that it is very complicated. However, the Instructables tutorial provides a very detailed guide with pictures and step by step instructions to make this a simple 2x4 craft project.

Just like most other DIY projects by Instructables, there is a list of all materials that you will need and lots of pictures for all the steps.

This wall art is relatively cheap to make and will only take a day or two over the weekend.

50. DIY 2x4 Sawhorse Designs

DIY 2x4 Sawhorse Designs

Sawhorses are essential for most construction. If you are looking to upgrade what you have or want to make something for a new worksite, this tutorial will come in handy

These designs will require you to use 2x4 wood pieces that are cheap and sturdy and a few other things like stain and wood screws.

This tutorial comes with videos that will make the construction very easy for you. There are also 5 different sawhorse designs that you can make, and they cost between $12 and $40 each.

51. Modern 2x4 DIY Nightstand

Modern 2x4 DIY Nightstand

You can make this modern 20-inch long nightstand in just one day, and you will only spend about $7.9 on the lumber.

This 2x4 furniture will not require a lot of materials to make, but the tutorial still provides a shopping and cut list. And you can make it is just 4 easy steps that the More Like Home tutorial offers.

There are also some drawings with dimensions for each of the 4 steps, and so this should be a pretty easy 2x4 wood project to implement.

52. 60-Inch Long Floating Rustic Shelf

60-Inch Long Floating Rustic Shelf

This floating rustic shelf provides additional storage space while also helping to spice up the decor in the room. And it is also easy and cheap to make.

Shanty2Chic provides an in-depth description of the project with pictures to make the build easy. Also, they have some free plans that you can download.

You will only need a few pieces of 2x4s, pocket hole screws, wood stain and a few other materials and so this is quite a cheap DIY project.

53. DIY 2x4s Dumpster Dresser

DIY 2x4s Dumpster Dresser

This crate-style dresser will be a great addition to any bedroom, and you can make it for under $300. Ana White provides an 8-step tutorial for the project with 3D SketchUp for each step.

For this project, you will need the 2x4s and a few other boards for the drawers, but there are complete shopping list and cut list for the tutorial.

The 54 1/2-inch dresser will require advanced woodworking skills to make, but anyone that is good at following DIY directions can still make it

54. Cheap Wood Entry/Sofa Table Using 2x4s

Cheap Wood Entry/Sofa Table using 2x4s

This 2x4 furniture can work as both a sofa table and as a wooden entry table. It uses 2x4s only, and it will cost around $20 to make, and you can do it in just one weekend.

You will also need some screws for this project, wood stain, and the regular woodworking tools.

And although the tutorial does not provide a complete tutorial on how to make this table it is easy to figure out. But, there is also a link to Ana White’s site where you can get more details.

55. Easy Homemade Planter Box Centerpiece

Easy Homemade Planter Box Centerpiece

2x4s make some exceptional decorative pieces, and this is an excellent example of this. It is a simple planter box centerpiece that should only take a few hours to make.

If you do not have some leftover wood pieces, you will spend just under $10 for the lumber. You will also need some wood stain and some upholstery nails, but these are still cheap if you do not have them at home.

The Shanty2Chic article provides pictures for all the construction stages, and there are also clear descriptions for each.

56. Floral Test Tube Centerpiece from 2x4s

Floral Test Tube Centerpiece from 2x4s

This pretty 2x4s floral centerpiece is something that you can use to decorate your home for all seasons. The centerpiece is also easy to make, and you can do it in a few hours.

There are only 6 easy steps for making this centerpiece with the most important ones being cutting the lumber and drilling it. The tutorial provides detailed instructions for all the steps and pictures to make things even better.

57. The Homemade Giant Jenga Game

The Homemade Giant Jenga Game

There is always a 2x4 DIY project that you can make even when you do not feel like building furniture. This giant Jenga game is just one of them.

This game is not hard to make, and since it has 54 pieces, you will need about eight 8-foot 2x4s. Once you cut the lumber pieces, the only other step is to sand them.

With the few pictures on the Love Bug Living the build will be quick and easy.

58. DIY 2x4 Half Lap Bar Stools

DIY 2x4 Half Lap Bar Stools

A pair of 24-inch high bar stools like these will be perfect for your kitchen. They are also inexpensive and easy to make with a few 2x4s.

This JAY’s Custom Creations guide is very comprehensive, and it includes everything from the cutting details and pictures to the assembly. There is also a video for this project, and so it will be straightforward to implement.

The cost of making these bar stools will depend on the materials that you have or what you need to purchase.

59. Hexagon Homemade Wooden Wall Planters

Hexagon Homemade Wooden Wall Planters

Each of these hexagon wall planters will require about 2 feet of 2x4, 1/4-inch plywood, wood glue and some wood stain. You will also need a few other materials that are on the tutorial’s shopping list.

The hexagons are 3.5 inches on each side, and so they will make a good size wall planter. Measuring and cutting are the first and also most important stages of the build, but the tutorial provides a detailed guide and some pictures on how to do this.

There are also plenty of pictures for all the other stages of this 2x4 projects and written tutorials for everything you need to do from start to finish.

60. $30 Wooden DIY Kitchen Island

$30 Wooden DIY Kitchen Island

If you would wish to have a kitchen island to provide extra counter and storage space without spending a lot of cash here is a DIY 2x4 project for you.

The 39-inch wide island will cost around $30 to make, and you only need to spare one weekend to make it.

The Mom in Music City DIY tutorial provides a material list with the dimensions and many pictures to make the construction easy.

Now you have 60 different DIY 2x4 projects that you can make with your leftover wood or by buying a few cheap pieces. Hopefully, these easy project ideas will inspire you to put your pile of 2x4s to good use.

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