Have you been bitten by the 2×4 building bug yet? If not, you might be very soon. It’s such a great and inexpensive way to get into woodworking and building projects for yourself. That’s why I think you’re going to love these 33 Amazing 2×4 Wood Projects you can build.
Seriously, some of these are so easy. And the best part is that a lot of them offer free plans you can download and get started when you’re ready. And many more use basic tools.
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Many of these projects are from last month’s At Home DIY Challenge and others are projects I’ve rounded up from friends and acquaintances in the blogging business. There are so many pretty cool projects.
I’ll do my best to bunches them into similar projects.
2×4 Wood Project Benches
Get ready to be amazed at the design and creativity of these benches. Some for built for outside and some for inside, but I bet you could adapt them for either with the right finish.
How to Build an Easy DIY Wooden Bench
I am a sucker for two-tone furniture and I love the blue base and the light wood top on this 2x4 wood project. It's a simply styled but beautiful bench!
DIY Fire Pit Bench: How to Build a Curved Fire Pit Bench For Under $100
How fun are these colorful chairs that make into a bench? I love that they're different colors for mix and match fun. And they look so great around their round wood firepit.
Easy DIY Bench For Small Entryway (With Free Plans)
What do you do when you have a little section of wall that stick out? You build a bench the same size to make it look purposeful. I really think I need to get one of these Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig's for my house.
How to Make an Easy West Elm Inspired DIY Outdoor Bench
I love the style of this outdoor bench and it's big enough for a few people to sit and enjoy the outdoors.
Outdoor Planter Bench
Purple is my favorite color and this bench is such an unexpected but lovely bright spot on the back deck.
DIY 2x4 Bench - How to Make an Indoor/Outdoor Bench
I love this X bench Anika built for her back yard. It's the first one I saw like it and I really love the style you get from these unexpected legs!
DIY Farmhouse Bench for Small Tables
Vineta built such a cute farmhouse bench. It reminds me so much of a little stool my grandma had in her kitchen by her old Wedgwood stove.
Outdoor Convertible Coffee Table and Bench
If you're going to build bench you might as well make one that converst into a coffee table, right?! Isn't this one that Ashley built brilliant and beautiful? Multi-purpose furniture is great if you're short on space. And I really love the randomness of the sides!
Easy DIY Small Wooden Bench (Free Plans)
Janice built this cute bench for her entryway and the style is so lovely, it really has a modern flare to it.
DIY Upholstered X-Bench using 2 x 4 boards with Plans
And she made an X bench for her bedroom but made it more awesome giving it a luxurious fur topper!
DIY Outdoor Bench Inspired By Williams Sonoma (So Easy!)
Shhh, please don't tell Amy that I want to copy her gorgeous bench. This 2x4 wood project is really easier to build that it seems. And it's perfect for reading a book under a shade tree 😀
And since I just built one not too long ago I have to include my own 2x4 wood project bench in the roundup. I really love this little bench and it's found it's forever spot on our back patio.
ORC Week 5: DIY Industrial Pipe Bench
Ooh, if you're a lover of pipe furniture then you're going to love this bench! I love that they designed it to have a little curve in the supports and not all straight edges!
Outdoor Bench with House Numbers
When you live far from the road it's hard for people to see your house number. This custom 2x4 project with large numbers is a perfect solution.
Repurposed Mirror Coffee Table
This is such a creative reuse for an old bedroom mirror. Not sure what to do with it, build a table-base for it!
Wow, that is a lot of benches, I’m sure you’ll find your perfect 2×4 project in that lineup if you’re looking for a bench to build.
2×4 Wood Projects for Plants
Get ready for some crazy creative projects for all your plant needs.
DIY Cedar Planter Box Tutorial
After seeing these beauties I need to get some cedar and build myself some tall planters!
You guys, I can't tell you how simple this project is to build but what a statement piece this little beauty turned out to be in our very short hallway. And the eyesore out-of-level light switches got a good camouflaging.
How to make a Simple Planter from Scrap wood
It's amazing what you can make with scrap 2x4 wood, so don't throw it out people, ever, even if it drives your husband a little batty 😀
DIY Planter Box Bench Seat: Free Building Plans
The 2x4s in this project combined with a little lattice makes a great spot to sit and enjoy the climbing vines planted on either side.
DIY 3 Tiered Corner Plant Stand
What a great 2x4 project to add height to your front porch. Getting the colorful flower pots off the ground creates a nice focal point.
DIY Rolling Plant Caddy: How to Build an Easy Rolling Plant Stand
If you have heavy houseplants then you need to build yourself one of these rolling plant stands that Brittany designed and built for her growing collection of beautiful plants.
I might need a bigger yard to handle all these projects I want to build.
More Table Projects
Modern Knockoff End Table – Industrial End Table Makeover
Cool Tables to make with 2x4s
This cute little 2x4 table is the first piece of furniture I ever built by myself. I've had many people send me pictures of theirs they built using my plans. It makes me so happy to know that my blog helps other people get into woodworking.
Kids Picnic Table
This picture is a bit deceiving, it looks like a full size picnic table, but it's really for kids. Don't you love it?!?
How to Build a 2x4 Outdoor Bar Table
If bar height tables are your style then you'll love this one. It will even work great as a makeshift bar during parties.
Slatted Outdoor Dining Table Build: DIY 2x4 Patio Furniture
Ooh, another to-tone project for you. They used basic 2x4 wood for the bottom and beautiful exotic wood on the top. I love this table so much!
DIY Farmhouse Outdoor Patio Table made with 2×4’s for less than $60
Here's another beautiful option for a 2x4 table big enough for the whole family.
How to Build a DIY Sand and Water Table | Easy Sensory Table with Lids
This cute little water table is sure to be a big hit on hot summer days. But really kids love playing in the water even when it's freezing outside.
DIY Wood Color Block Table Top from 2×4’s
Aren't these side tables that Stephanie built with painted 2x4s so unique and amazing?
I’m so ready to upgrade my coffee table after seeing a few of these.
Even More 2×4 Wood Projects to try
Even more 2×4 project goodness to get your creative juices flowing for your next woodworking project.
Jumbo 2x4 TIC TAC TOE Board
I'm sure this cute but very large tic-tac-toe board is a big hit with the kiddos, and even the big kiddos.
How to Build Custom Picture Frames out of 2x4's
But these aren't just picture frames, you have to see how she also uses them. What a creative idea!
DIY a Modern Wood Broom from a 2x4: Upcycling A Broken Broom
This is the most creative project to repurpose a broken broom into something that's also beautiful.
DIY Kids at Play Yard Sign
Every neighborhood with littles needs one of these signs. And also the cute little car 🙂
Aren’t they all great, so many wonderful and creative ideas to get you building your next 2×4 project. Which one(s) is your favorite?