If you’re looking to just get your feet wet in woodworking then I highly recommend starting with a basic build. I’m sharing a few DIY basic builds that are simple and easy and don’t require a lot of lumber. These projects provide a tiny glimpse into working with wood and building things yourself.
Before you know it you’ll be ready to tackle something bigger but for now scroll through and start with the basics. I divided this post into two parts: 1) totes / caddies / trugs and 2) boxes / trays.
TOTES / CADDIES / TRUGS
Totes are everywhere and you can make one to fit your needs relatively easily. The version above fits mason jars and below holds wine bottles.
Or a caddy for art supplies? This makes a great gift:
Another version I recently posted as part of the art cart is a little longer and has a easy grip handle:
Jen at House of Wood has plans for a toolbox style tote:
If you prefer curvy sides my plans for the trug are super simple:
BOXES / TRAYS
Jenn at Build-Basic shares a beautiful paint stick basket you could try for starters:
And lastly a very simple project that serves such a fun purpose. This diy crayon holder makes an awesome gift idea, I bet you have a little one who could use it right now!
Hope you enjoyed these basic builds. Be sure to share your projects on social media and tag me if you build something from this post!