10 Awesome DIY Projects
DIY or “Do It Yourself” projects is slowly becoming a trend nowadays. A lot of people are hooked to this because it’s very beneficial to them. Aside from being a constructive hobby, it is a cheaper way of getting some things done. It also provides a great feeling of satisfaction every time a project is completed as well as a deeper attachment to the end product. DIY projects offer real hands-on ways to realize your dreams, giving way for your creative juices and imagination to flow.
Anyone can DIY almost everything if they have the proper and suitable tools for their projects. From small creative crafts to woodworking projects all the way to ambitious and complex projects, you can do them by yourself. Most DIYers are tackling woodworking projects which commonly started as a hobby.
If you haven’t tried to do a DIY project, consider having one to understand and experience what makes it a very popular trend.
Most Common Reasons Why So Many People are Taking on DIY Projects
Increased Brain Power: Taking on various “Do It Yourself” projects is a great way to learn new things and gain new skills. Whether looking up some new techniques online, reading tutorials or discovering how a broken equipment ticks, every project or whatever project you will tackle you will teach you something new. Every project will also present some obstacles that will hone your thinking ability to figure out everything.
Enlightening Self-Discovery: DIYing is also a great way of discovering your natural talents and somehow change the way how you see things. It will also point you toward your values and passions revealing the things that matter to you most. “Do-it-Yourself” projects are also a way of expressing a part of your personality, showcasing your creativity and expanding your interests.
Physical and Mental Health: Keeping your mind and body active will make you healthier and happier, and that’s what these projects do! Breaking a sweat while working on something that you can use will keep your body healthy, follow your passion and boost your mental health. Having something that you created on your own also gives an excellent feeling of satisfaction allowing you to feel empowered.
Builds and Nurtures Social Relationships: DIYing can also bring people together because of the same interests, allowing you to form a special connection with other DIY enthusiasts by sharing your interests with each other.
Improved Confidence: Most DIYers don’t rely on products, services, and expertise of others. If they think they can do it, they will take a project on their own. DIY makes them independent, resourceful and most importantly confident.
Are you now ready to take on your first project? To help you get started, listed below are some ideas for woodworking DIY projects. Feel free to read along and get something started.
Adirondack Chair and Loveseat for the Sweetest Spot in Your Garden
A beautiful and lovely garden won’t be complete without something to sit on and offer outdoor comfort. Taking on an Adirondack chair and loveseat as a project is a great way to connect with your garden. These outdoor chairs are very easy to assemble, you can craft them from inexpensive, durable wood that you can stain to add aesthetics.
Industrial Metal Pipe Table Perfect for the Living Room
This is the perfect project for you if you love rustic designs with an industrial feel. You can build this unique piece of furniture by using metal pipes you can get from junk and a few pieces of wood planks. With its rugged appeal, this can be a good conversational piece in your home.
X-Brace Wooden Bench for the Patio
If you love wooden furniture that you can place on your patio, why don’t you try crafting an appealing X-brace wooden bench? This may seem to be a project for more advanced DIYers, but are you craft a relatively easy design. It’s an ideal bench that will make your backyard shine.
Entryway Storage and Organizer for Additional Space
Completing this entryway storage organizer project will help you organise your home. Aside from having additional space where you can place various items, this will also provide a simple locker type storage for jackets, shoes, umbrellas and other stuff that may clutter your entryway.
Tiered Garden Shelf to Organize Your Garden Tools
Taking on this tiered garden shelf DIY project will allow you to have a tiered shelf where you can place your garden tools, use it as a planter box and give your garden a certain appealing atmosphere. It’s easy to construct, and you can get less expensive materials to complete it. A perfect project for those who love gardening and all the green thumbs out there!
Simple yet Useful Wall Mounted Storage Cabinets
If you own a lot of tools and stuff, but you have an insufficient amount of storage space, you can easily build this very simple wall mounted storage cabinet. Design it with simple joints and add some attractive, classic details. You can easily craft this cabinet in few hours just using a table saw, a drill and wood planks.
A Handmade Wooden Wagon for the Kids
Handmade wooden toys can be a perfect gift for the kids. Building a wooden wagon that they can use as a toy is a great way to make your gift a bit cheaper yet more sentimental. This wagon can also be useful in transporting heavy items around the house.
Stylish Wooden Plank Wine Rack
Make use of an extra plank of wood by turning it into a stylish and lavishly looking wine rack that you mount on your kitchen wall. You can also place the wine rack at the side of your bar or on the patio where you can entertain guests. For smaller wood planks you can turn them into a floating wine bottle holder. With a touch of creativity and a little help of your imagination, you can turn your extra planks of wood into a functional and stylish home fixture.
Customised or Personalised Headboard and Bed Frame
Unleash your overflowing creativity and take on a DIY project that will build you a customised or personalized headboard and bed frame adding a new personalized feature to your room.
Build a Backyard Pergola to Define Your Outdoor Space
For those of you looking for a bigger and more ambitious project. Defining your outdoor space with an architectural feat is an option you can consider. Building a backyard pergola that will place you inside and out at the same time, it can be a complex yet exciting project to pursue.