2x4s are some of the cheapest lumber you can find in any lumberyard or home improvement store. Dependable, sturdy, and at around $3 for an 8 ft piece, it’s an excellent value for your building budget. They can be cut down into smaller sizes or used as-is to make projects of all sizes.
Here are 21 simple, inexpensive & great-looking projects you can make with 2x4s. Enjoy!
1. Outdoor Jenga Set
Make a giant game of Jenga to play with your friends. (Tutorial: Squirrelly Minds)
2. DIY Bench
Turn inexpensive 2x4s into a rustic x-leg bench with built in storage underneath. (Tutorial: The Kim Six Fix)
3. Floral Centerpiece
Create a beautiful centerpiece for your kitchen table. (Tutorial: Infarrantly Creative)
4. Coffee Table
This DIY coffee table is a fabulous way to add charm and character to any living room. (Tutorial: A Beautiful Mess)
5. Wood Greeting Snowmen
Who doesn’t love an easy Christmas porch decoration for the holidays? These 2×4 greeting snowmen is a perfect way to welcome your guests. (Tutorial: Keeping it Simple)
6. Bar Stools
Are you looking for bar stools for a kitchen island or breakfast bar? Clone these beautiful DIY bar stools! (Tutorial: Jay’s Custom Creations)