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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!!
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This is such a great round up Janice! I love them all.
Nice post of amazing projects. I wish I was handy with wood and DIY!
Thanks Janine! Just a year ago I had never used a power tool:)
What a great round up! They all turned out so awesome! Will have to add it to my list of projects to try!
Thank you Sam!
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.
Owner of Patchwerks woodworking
Yay! Good luck Matthew! I’m sure it’ll turn out great!
I am going to build these. They didnt look as clunky as the ones I.built. thanks
Great to hear, Deb!