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Small Woodworking Project Ideas

Aparna Jadhav
There are various types of small woodworking project ideas which you can prepare very easily at home and sell them for a reasonable price. Mentioned here are a few of these ideas, so take a look.
Woodworking is a commonly known art of building, carving, or making any useful object or piece of art from wood.
Wood is such a material which can be carved into many different things like furniture, houses, decorative art pieces, and smaller objects like utensils, frames, storage facilities, etc.
This usefulness of wood comes from its varied flexibility and strength, which can be used to cut, shape, and also withstand weather conditions.
Wood is therefore, one of the most well-known materials for domestic and commercial purposes. If you are fond of this art, there are a few ideas you can incorporate to make useful items and either sell them or use them for your own benefits. Since these are easy to make, they can also be taught to kids in schools or at home, and use their creativity as well.

Projects for Beginners

You don't need much preparation for this type of woodworking, as all you have to do is assemble pieces of wood required for the job. If you are someone who is looking for items to sell, these ideas will also help you, as they are either very basic requirements in daily life or some decorative items for homes.


Wooden boxes are surely the simplest among the woodworking items for kids and beginners as you just have to glue four pieces of wood together and use some decorations to make them look presentable.
There are various types of boxes which we use for basic storage purposes like for keeping books, bread, jewelry, tool boxes, etc., along with compartments. These simple items for kids are easy to make and don't require much carpentering abilities.


Making shelves is also one of the simplest projects for kids as well as adults. They are simply planks of wood which are polished and varnished and then used on walls for storage purposes.
Shelves can be very useful in kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and even bathrooms to keep appliances, kitchen wear, show pieces, and toiletries respectively.

Bird Houses

If you have a garden, backyard, or any other outdoor space, you can always have a tiny birdhouse hanging from a tree, or a lamp post.
Birdhouses are very simple to make and can be taught to children and adults who are beginners.
They look very attractive as garden accessories and they can be hung inside the house to improve the visual appeal of the interiors too. There are many designs that can be incorporated to make a homemade bird house.

Wood Toys

These are slightly difficult to make and need some skill and guidance. Since they are wooden toys, they need to be carved in particular ways so that they look like tiny cars, motorbikes, bicycles, trucks, dolls, houses, etc.
These toys are very popular as decorative pieces of wood art that can be displayed in living rooms or in bedrooms as interior decorations. Wooden toys look great when they are simply varnished, and more attractive when painted in bright colors.
Other projects you can consider
● Frames
● Trays
● Walking Stick
● Cutting Boards
● CD Racks
● Bird Feeders
● Business Card Holders
With such a variety, Choose the ones you would like to make and use. So, if you want to learn woodworking, here's a start!