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10 Simple Woodworking Projects That Are Incredibly Useful

If you have some free time on your hands or just want to create something new, check out these complete plans for 10 great DIY wood projects. Learn how to make an Adirondack chair, a love seat, a painting bench and lots of other projects.

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This Adirondack chair and matching love seat are designed for outdoor comfort. These make for a great piece of patio furniture that will last for years.

It’s one of the wood projects designed for easy assembly, so that a novice can build them. And you can build them from inexpensive, durable wood that, once stained, looks beautiful.

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Build this light, but strong bench in about four hours. It’s an easy woodworking project that even beginners can tackle with multiple purposes. Use it as a table and as scaffolding as well as for sitting. This bench, which is very inexpensive to make, is great for taking a break while completing long painting jobs. It’s one pro painter’s favorite tool!

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The secret to this handsome, durable basket stand is a biscuit joiner, which creates super-tough joints without metal fasteners or exposed wood dowels. It’s an easier item to complete out of the woodworking crafts woodshop projects.

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Organize your entryway with a simple storage locker for jackets, shoes and other stuff that clutters that area. It’s a handsome organizer that you can build in a day.

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Make a nice little jewelry or knick-knack box from a block of wood and your band saw. You can cut it out in minutes and finish it in an hour.

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This wall-mounted storage cabinet is designed with simple joints and attractive, classic details. You can make it in just a few hours with a table saw and a drill.

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Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it’s strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.

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Do you have DVDs scattered all over the room? We offer this handsome cabinet as one solution to the clutter. As shown, the cabinet is 42 in. wide and holds about 60 DVD cases. Go ahead and expand or shrink the width to better hold your collection or to fit a particular spot on the wall. The construction techniques will be the same no matter the width.

Pull out your table saw and we’ll show you how to build a simple, sturdy wall-mount cabinet for your CDs and DVDs.

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Clear up entryway clutter with a simple coat and hat rack that you can build in about an hour. Use the types of hooks that fit the items you want to hang.

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Looking for inexpensive DIY furniture plans? These three projects will show you how to turn stock kitchen cabinets into a TV stand, a storage cabinet and an entry bench.