21 Things You Can Build With 2x4s

Here are 21 brilliant woodworking projects that begin with basic 2x4s

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 an outdoor Jenga set

Make a giant game of Jenga to play with your friends. (Tutorial: Squirrelly Minds)

2. DIY Bench

Easy DIY bench made from 2x4s

Turn inexpensive 2x4s into a rustic x-leg bench with built in storage underneath. (Tutorial: The Kim Six Fix)

3. Floral Centerpiece

Floral centerpiece made out of 2x4's

Create a beautiful centerpiece for your kitchen table. (Tutorial: Infarrantly Creative)

4. Coffee Table

Beautiful 2x4 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

2x4 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

Make Half-Lap Bar Stools from 2x4s

Are you looking for bar stools for a kitchen island or breakfast bar? Clone these beautiful DIY bar stools! (Tutorial: Jay’s Custom Creations)

7. 2×4 Flag Blocks

Easy 2×4 Flag Blocks

These American flag wooden blocks are great decor for patriotic holidays or a rustic Americana decor theme. (Tutorial: Simply + Kierste)

8. Rustic X Console

Build a rustic X console

Perfect accessory for the hall or a media console in the living room. (Tutorial: Ana-White)

9. Outdoor Sofa

2x4 Outdoor Sofa

With just some 2×4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer! (Tutorial: Life on Virginia Street)

10. Kitchen Cart

Build a Kitchen Cart with 2x4s

This mobile kitchen cart is perfect for keeping kitchen essentials within reach. (Tutorial: More Like Home)

11. Test Tube Bud Vase Centerpiece

Test Tube Bud Vase Centerpiece

There is no better way to show off gorgeous flowers than with a fun DIY vase. (Tutorial: Shanty 2 Chic)

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7 thoughts on “21 Things You Can Build With 2x4s

  1. p3orion

    Thanks for the ideas. These are nice, creative, and attractive projects.

    OK, except for the coffee table. That is the ugliest damned coffee table I’ve ever seen!

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  2. Jorge McMillan

    I really like the coffee table you displayed in #4! I think that would be a fun project to work on this month. I like how simple yet unique it looks. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Nikki Comma

    Love these ideas! I want to try the outdoor plant shelf since a previous owner seems to have built something like it onto our house so I have the wood part done for me!

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