29 Contemporary Woodworking Projects

Are you new to woodworking? Are you looking for free woodworking projects and plans? If you have all that talent which a woodworker has, then look no further! We have hand-selected some of the best guides and woodworking tutorials to getting started and even advancing your woodworking skills!

Best craftsmanship begins and ends with good work habits, so make the following steps part of your daily routine workshop practice. If you have any questions about how to proceed with a project, always discuss them with shop instructor.

Carefully and fully review your plans and instructions before putting a tool to the project lumber.

Wear safety goggles.

Work sensibly and safely.

Wear the appropriate respirator while working with thinners or other solvents. After completing your session, clean up your shop area and put away all tools.

1) DIY Playhouse Plan

Its great being a kid! This plan is a great way to begin the adventure. Sure you can go to a department or chain hardware store and buy a pre-made plastic kid house, but it's just not the same as building your own unique creation, whether it's simple or complex. This Playhouse Project gives you the ability to add that interior fun to your own backyard. However it's as simple as the free plan shown below or one of our more tangled designs, getting kids out of the house and into the great outdoors is the goal.

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2) Sideboard Console

Are you following trends? Console table is perfect for living and dining room of your home. Decorate it with moldings and paint it white. Obviously, your handmade will look more awesome. You can personalize console with different colors to make. A sideboard console like this isn’t only practical but also looks classic and beautiful painted white and decorated with moldings and arabesques. It can easily be personalized by painting it with the color(s) of your choice to match your decor.

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3) Build a Queen Bed Frame

Want an awesome Queen bed for your mate? Follow this tutorial; it will help you to build an amazingly awesome new designed bed. We take it with different wood weathering techniques and settled on using steel wool and apple cider vinegar to create an oxidizing stain. We are happy with how it turned out and are sharing our plans if you are interested in making your own!

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4) Build an Easy Bed Frame

Yes Seriously! We can help you to build frame for your bed following some easy steps. You can build it yourself without any other’s help. As everyone knows the starting point of any bedroom is a gorgeous bed. Not only this but you needs something that lets you enjoy peaceful slumber in comfort and warmth, but since the bed took as the focal point of the room, you may need something that looks really good too. Woefully, big, beautiful beds can get very expensive, however if you can find the time to put your hands to work, then you can be able to build your very own gorgeous customized bed for a fraction of the price.

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5) Build a Double Chair Bench

If you are willing to build great looking chairs for your patio you’ve come to the right place. This step by step woodworking project is about double chair bench plans. We have designed this outdoor furniture for patio so you can build a unique project. This bench with table will be a real conversation piece and it will add value to your property, while you enjoy the comfort of your new build.

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6) Kids Vanity Plan

Are you wanted to make your kids happy? Don’t be worried! We have an interesting plan for you. A play vanity that is both adorable and easy to build. Features four cubbies, large top surface, make some decorated furniture for your children’s to make them feel comfortable and happy. Build Kid’s makeup vanity for your children just following some steps.

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7) Kid’s Craft Table with Paper Roll

You are talented to do DIYs? Have you time for kids? Obviously yes! You might be crazy to do some new things for kids. Give your children a nearly endless surface for drawing and painting. Install paper roll on Carolina Craft Table and they’ll love to create big works of art alone or with friends. Take a bow! Follow our tutorial’s steps and make a Craft table for your kids and see them happy like shinning stars.

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8) Easy DIY Bench – Modern or Farmhouse

There’s nothing complicated about fun. The only energy needed is your child’s. Our safe and fun toys motivate your children to develop gross and fine motor skills, social skills and through role play, logical thinking, imagination, creativity and movement. Make this bench which is easy to build DIY bench with only a few boards. You can make sleek and modern or rustic farmhouse, with one easy bench builds. It’s one bench two ways. Here’s all you need to get started.

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9) Upholstered X-Bench Project

I have had my eye on a few X leg furniture plans, X leg stools, and X leg benches for awhile now! I don’t know quite what it is about the simplicity and beauty of X leg furniture, but I am loving it all! Build an awesome upholstered x-Bench for your bedroom. Just follow the project tutorial and you will be able to do that. This upholstered x-Bench needed no experience and no help from others to build. Being completely honest, this project probably shouldn’t have been beastly or terribly hard for the one who’s built something from scratch before.

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10) Round Pedestal Table Project

Want to make some awesome stuff to place in dining room? Here, follow this tutorial and you will be able to make an awesome round pedestal table for your room. We wanted to build a round table that would seat a full Monopoly game. To do this we needed about a 5' diameter tabletop. The base was made consistent with the plans. Follow and Enjoy!

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11) Garden Bench

Every beautiful garden needs a beautiful bench. These plans call for cedar but you can also use the traditional teak or white oak, redwood or cypress. If you want to fill your garden space with less costly, elegant and comfortable bench or seat, you should have to follow the following, amazing and fun ideas to craft your own furniture. This plan requires nothing but a few hours and some loud music so that you don’t feel bored – have Fun!

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12) Computer Workstation Project

This project will make you proud and save your money: the computer workstation. If you are an advanced woodworker then you will enjoy the challenge of creating a custom–made piece of functional furniture. The advantage of this project is that you will learn some new woodworking techniques, like component or modular building; that is building sections which are later convene to complete the piece. In Addition, this computer workstation plan will help you to improve certain skills you already have, like edge-joining, design and layout.

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13) Adirondack Chair

The Adirondack Chair, a classic American favorite place to sit. It stirs up your memories of lazy days and long summer nights. If you’re a skilled intermediate and advanced woodworker, you’ll find this a great project. Take a look at these project plans and create a family heirloom. These cozy Adirondack chairs would look delightful on your porch with their rounded backs and comfortable seats.

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14) Recycle Tower

Want an awesome looking recycler? Here is the project, which will guide you to build your own Recycle Tower for room. Create this modern recycling tower to collect all of your household plastic bottles, metal containers and other recyclables. This recycling tower is a good-looking and also easy-to-build way to organize all your recycling material. Make one or several; put one in the home or kitchen or office; or stack three out in the garage. With its awesome angled shape, hand-hold cutouts and mitered edge sticks, this project is just delightful for woodworkers with intermediate skills.

Source: http://www.minwax.com/wood-projects/pdfs/intermediate-recycle-tower.pdf

15) Swiveling Storage Project

If you need more help in managing clutter and getting organized, take this unique idea: a swiveling storage unit project. This project will help you to make an incredibly awesome swiveling storage unit. You just have to follow some steps given in the tutorial. . If you need some help in managing the mess in your room while helping you stay organized, you should consider this unique idea: A bank of large shelves that would swivel 360° with bonus coat hooks for hanging anything and a cork board for pinning everything.

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16) Snack Bar and Stools

This table is good for whatever is popular with your family: projects, schoolwork, wrapping presents or playing cards and games. You’ll have to practice cutting compound angles and making mortise-and-ten on joints with a router and table saw. This project will develop your skills in cutting compound angles, with making mortise-and-tenon joints with a router and more. And after you build these pieces, you will learn more about applying these stains and finishes to enhance the natural beauty of wood and ensure that it’s well protected.

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17) Pipe Leg Table Project

Want to build more amazing stuff? Want some easy but awesome projects for weekend? Here’s a project of pipe leg table. Build pipe leg table in this project and place it home/office or wherever want to. A coffee table is the best centerpiece in a living room, literally. This is why it is such an important focal piece. This task is for advance woodworker then this project is must be listed for you.

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18) Curvy Side Table Project

Are you looking for a side table that won’t cost you much? But can still make a statement in your living room? While flipping through a DIY magazine, I saw an adorable cute little side table with awesome chunky curvy legs. I thought the table would be cute in my room, and knew it would be a pretty simple DIY. This curvy side table looks adorably cute and only cost $12 to make! This project will took only one weekend of my time to complete.

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19) Adirondack Chair and Love Seat

These awesome Adirondack chair and matching love seat are designed for outdoor comfort. These are designed for easy assembly, so that every woodworker can build them. And these projects can build from inexpensive, durable wood that, once stained, looks beautiful. This love seat combo is just awesome and perfect for outdoor lounging. This chair seat has a nice curved recess to fit to your body, and wide arms to hold your favorite snack and drink.

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20) Painting Bench Project

You can complete this light, but strong bench project in about 4 hours. Use it as a table and as well as for sitting. This bench, costs less than $20 to make and is great for taking a break while completing long jobs. It is one pro painter's favorite ever tool! It needed to be the fine height to stand on for high brush work and to sit on for breaks. It need to be easy to move, so gave it a handle. Then it will be easy to haul through countless doorways.

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21) Basket Stand DIY

Have you seen chests of drawers? Well, here is a “chest of baskets.” Which can be used in nearly any room, the bedroom for workout clothes, also in the bathroom for storing towels and the entryway for organizing hats and gloves, even in the kitchen for veggies or hand towels. The secret to this handsome Basket stand, this is a biscuit joiner, which creates super-tough joints without exposed wood dowels.

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22) Entryway Storage and Organizer

Organize your entryway with a simple storage locker for Clothes, hats, jackets, shoes and other stuff that clutters that area in the room. It's an awesome organizer that you can build in a day. You may need a home for all the coats, toys, books, shoes and many other stuff that accumulates next to your entry door. These adjustable shelves and hooks has made this open locker the perfect catchall. Construction is pretty simple, just cut the pieces to length and nail them together.

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23) Simple Storage Cabinet

CDs, kids’ books, household tools, craft supplies, everyone’s got a collection of something they should need to store. And we have got just the cabinet for this job. We have designed it with simple joints and details so you can build it in a morning, even if you do not have any cabinet-building experience. This storage cabinet is designed with simple joints and attractive, classic details. You can complete this project in just a few hours with a table saw and a drill.

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24) DVD Wall Cabinet

Do you have DVDs scattered all over the room? Well, we offer this handsome cabinet as one solution to the all that clutter. The cabinet is 42 inches wide and holds about 60 DVD cases. You should Go ahead and expand the width to better hold your collection or to fit on a particular spot on the wall. Pull out your table saw and we will show you how to build a simple cabinet for your CDs and DVDs.

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25) Build a Wooden Bench for Less

You need outdoor seating in a hurry? This simple bench which based on author and ecologist Aldo Leopold's classic design, can be constructed in a short period of time. All it takes is 18 screws and two boards which costs less than $25. You have to assemble this sturdy bench from two 10-foot 2x8s, glue and a handful of screws. A novice can complete it in a few hours.

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26) Dinning Set from Recycled Pallets Plan

Want awesome cute dinning set for your home and that’s too in low cost? Here, we will guide you to build a cute dinning set by the pallets you have recycled. We are going to show you how to build a table and set of 4 chairs, perfect for your garden or balcony. Try this under-weekend project and build a cute dinning set for your balcony.

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27) Tiered Garden Shelf

Ongoing week's forecast is reading like the report card of an average student and my little port city is thawing. This means a lots of good things to do: school is almost over for the summer, there are clothes to be refashioned for this season, and new life is growing everywhere! Tiered Garden Shelf project is a very simple woodworking project, so don't let anything to discourage you. It would be great for beginners as well as more experienced carpenters. Check out the tutorial below!

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28) Build a Pergola Right in Your Backyard

It's a special architectural blend that places you both inside and out at the same time. This structure is called a pergola. Pergolas were common attributes of Italian Renaissance gardens, usually covering walkways or serving as grape arbors. In this tutorial, the same design can be used to define a passageway or frame a focal point in your garden. You can add a climbing plant such as wisteria or grapevines, and your pergola will provide color and shade as well.

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29) Band Saw Box DIY

I have tried all sorts of box projects with kids. Some are pretty simple and good, some were not. Most kids wants a small box with drawers in it. This band saw is perfect for this but most designs I have tried are really tough for kids to do. One of the main limitations I have found is that the box designs require sharp corners which most of kids find really tricky because they are inclined to just TURN the piece rather than push and turn. Go figure!

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After seeing our list of contemporary woodworking projects, now you should know that wood isn’t that hard to work with. If you have the proper tools and you know-how, I’m sure you can make one or fifteen of these projects. From planters to tables, get your working gear on and start working! With some inspiration and motivation, I’m sure you will do wonderful things with these contemporary woodworking projects!

So, which woodworking projects are you trying at this weekend? Let us know below in the comments!

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