The best part is that they don’t require a complete workshop and years of woodworking experience, just a few common tools and some old-fashioned elbow grease.
1. Make a Wooden Chopping Board and Serving Tray
Slice, dice and serve in style on this easy, attractive board.
We’ll show you a simple way to dry-fit the parts, scribe the arc and then glue the whole thing together.
We used a 120cm steel ruler to scribe the arcs, but a yardstick or any thin board would also work.
Also, be sure to use water-resistant wood glue and keep your board out of the dishwasher or it might fall apart.
And one more thing: Keep the boards as even as possible during glue-up to minimise sanding later.
2. Shoe Storage Booster Stool
Build this handy stool in one hour and park it in your closet.
You can also use it as a step to reach the high shelf.
All you need is a 120cm x 120 cm sheet of 2cm plywood, wood glue and a handful of 8d finish nails.
Cut the plywood pieces according to the illustration. Spread wood glue on the joints, then nail them together with 8d finish nails.
First nail through the sides into the back.
Then nail through the top into the sides and back.
Finally, mark the location of the two shelves and nail through the sides into the shelves.
3. Build a Shoe Organiser
Store shoes up off the floor in clean, natural wood racks.
This simple storage system can handle everything from winter boots to summer sandals, with no mud buildup or scuff marks on the wall.
Build one to share or one for each member of the family!