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. 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 Made Out of 2x4s
Create a beautiful centerpiece for your kitchen table. (Tutorial: Infarrantly Creative)
4. Beautiful 2×4 Coffee Table
I love the simplicity of this table, and the staggered edges on the sides! (Tutorial: A Beautiful Mess)
5. 2×4 Wood Greeting Snowmen
Super easy Christmas and winter decoration. (Tutorial: Keeping it Simple)
6. Make Half-Lap Bar Stools From 2x4s
Nice, simple and sturdy looking stools. (Tutorial: Jay’s Custom Creations)