A couple of months ago I joined a group of amazing bloggers in a building challenge of 2×4 projects. As the 2×4 lover that I am, I jumped at the chance to create something beautiful and functional. I was also very excited to see what my friends would build. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint! So, today I rounded up a few of my favorite wood projects you can build using only 2x4s. Eight, to be exact!. Click on each photo to access the tutorials. These are all budget-friendly, beginner projects. Enjoy!!

Are you ready to pick one of these 2×4 Projects?

Project  1

These barstools are not only super cheap to build, but they are a beautiful mix of modern/farmhouse style! Think outside the box here, you can use these as seating of course, but one would be beautiful out on the porch as a plant holder (see the tutorial for a picture!), or indoors as a side or accent table.

 Easy 2x4 projects! Build these barstools using only 2x4s.
Build these barstools using only 2x4s

Project 2

I can’t tell you how much I love this project from Crystal at The Weathered Fox. A beautiful hanging nightstand. What a way to add character on a budget. Be selective on where you put this. Crystal chose her guest room, away from kids’ reach.

Easy 2x4 projects. Build a hanging nightstand using only 2x4s.
Build a hanging nightstand using only 2x4s

Project 3

Crissie from Sawdust to Sequins knocked it out of the park with her beautiful potting bench that can also double as an outdoor bar! Free plans available on her site!

Easy 2x4 projects. Potting Bench Tutorial.
Potting Bench, outdoor bar Tutorial with free plans! Using only 2x4s

Project 4

I can’t even tell you how much I love this table. It’s amazing to see what inexpensive 2x4s can create. Lisa from The Purple Hydrangea did a fabulous job here! This Farmhouse Table would be perfect in any dining room. You should definitely build one!

Easy 2x4 projects. Rustic Farmhouse Table.
Rustic Farmhouse Table By The Purple Hydrangea

Project 5

How cute is this lantern!! Leanne from Diva of DIY used only 2x4s, but really, you can build this beauty from wood scraps! This one is definitely on my to-do list!

Easy 2x4 projects.Rustic Lantern by Diva of DIY.
Rustic Lantern by Diva of DIY

Project 6

Do you have limited space? Karen at Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza (cool name!) created a beautiful piece full of character and function. I love how she embellished it!

Narrow sofa table using 2x4s from Dogs don't Eat Pizza. Easy 2x4 projects.
Narrow sofa table using 2x4s from Dogs don’t Eat Pizza

Project 7

You have to go check out Gail at My Repurposed Life She made this cute bench out of 2x4s. I am in love with the distressed finish.

Simple bench made with 2x4s from My Repurposed Life. Easy 2x4 projects.
Simple bench made with 2x4s from My Repurposed Life

Project 8

And last, but most certainly not least there’s the awesome Bistro Table that Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage built! It’s hard to believe she only used 2x4s! Check out her tutorial with free plans!

2x4 Bistro Table from The Shabby Creek Cottage. Easy 2x4 projects.
2×4 Bistro Table from The Shabby Creek Cottage

Well, that’s all she wrote! I hope you found something here that inspired you to use up those 2x4s you have laying around! Pin this for later. You won’t be sorry!!!

EASY Projects to build using 2x4s. Easy 2x4 projects.

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Janine |Happy Happy Nester|

    Nice post of amazing projects. I wish I was handy with wood and DIY!

    1. Janice

      Thanks Janine! Just a year ago I had never used a power tool:)

  2. Sam@Raggedy Bits

    What a great round up! They all turned out so awesome! Will have to add it to my list of projects to try!

  3. Matthew Burks

    I’m building the bar stool for my own shop. I did make the legs alittle longer because I’m alittle taller. Gonna see how it works out.
    Thank you
    Matthew Burks
    Owner of Patchwerks woodworking

  4. Deb

    I am going to build these. They didnt look as clunky as the ones I.built. thanks

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