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14 Videos of Easy (and Trendy!) Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Make something cool for your home and get into woodworking, too, with these easy-to-follow video tutorials.

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Sofa Arm Tray Table

No space for an end table? This one fits right over the arm of your living room chair! Keep your reading materials, coffee and electronics close by while relaxing with this amazingly easy sofa arm tray table. Plus, you can learn a new joining method during this super-simple woodworking project. See just how easy this project is: click here to get the full plans.

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Cantilever End Table

Defy gravity and add a modern splash to your living room by making this incredible cantilevered end table in about an hour.  Ready to DIY? Click here for the full plans and how-to photos for this great project.

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Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench. It’s a lot easier than you may think to do it yourself! Here’s how.

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Pour-Over Coffee Maker

This non-electric, pour-over coffee maker highlights the simplicity of brewing fresh, on-the-spot java. Plus, it’s adjustable for filling both standard and travel-size mugs. Get the step-by-step plans here, and make one of your own today!

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Laptop Stand

Make this ingenious, compact laptop stand in an hour with only a jigsaw, a drill, sandpaper and ten bucks worth of materials. Find the plans, including technical art and material list here.

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Desktop Catapult

Annoy your coworkers by making this desktop catapult using some basic dimensional lumber, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. This also makes a great handmade gift for kids! Click here for the full plans of this great project

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Hexagon Shelves

These trendy, decorative shelves come together quickly with a table saw and glue. You can build a trio for your living room and even more to gift to your friends and family. See just how easy this woodworking project is: Here are the step-by-step plans.

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Grab & Go Cord Rack

This one-hour project provides a simple way to organize and store extension cords, rope or air hoses in your garage or workshop—and it keeps them off of your work surfaces! Click here to get the full plans.

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Industrial Bookends

Build these industrial bookends for your desk or bookshelf using wood and steel plumbing parts, and learn a cool hardware “aging” tip, too. Get the full step-by-step plans for this project here.

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Giant Jenga Game

If you have a miter saw and some 2x4s, you’re ready to make an oversized version of this classic game. You’ll need six 8-ft. 2x4s, a miter saw and a sander. Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than this. And your friends will be super impressed!

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Simple Tablet Stand

Following online recipes is easier with a tablet stand. Make this one for less than $10 in materials and only a couple of everyday power tools. Find the full plans here.

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Wood-Framed Chalkboard

How many times have you forgotten an appointment and kicked yourself for not remembering? This oak-framed chalkboard is a fun project that will help you stay organized and on top of things. Build this for your house! Get the how-to steps here.

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Fold-Up Workbench

The best part about this simple workbench is that you can fold it up and out of the way when you’re not using it. Check out the plans, tech art and how-to photos here.

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Stacking, Rolling Storage Totes

Perfect for a kid’s room or entryway, these stacking totes will hide a lot of clutter but still keep items easily accessible. Follow the step-by-step plans and tech art here to build one (or 10!) of these simple storage containers.