2x4 lumber is typically used for construction, but you can use it for furniture too! Here are 25 easy DIY 2x4 project ideas to inspire you!
When you're on a budget, 2x4 lumber is a great deal! Sure, it takes a bit of effort to make it look nice, but the results are totally worth it! You'd be surprised what you can build with a few basic studs.
I've found 2x4 projects for every room of the house, and built quite a few of them myself! If you have a circular saw or miter saw, you can make any of these projects. Let's get building!
2x4 Bench Project Ideas
2x4 boards are cheap and easy to work with, but they're usually meant for construction projects. But with a little elbow grease, you can turn those rough boards into a bench you can use indoors or out!
Here is another 2x4 bench, only this time the bottom is painted and the top is stained. This two-toned color scheme is still popular and would look great outside on your porch or inside in your entryway.
2x4 Project Ideas for the Garage and Workshop
The garage is the perfect place to use those construction grade 2x4 boards! Turn them into custom storage, or create an entire workshop!
No more moving bikes out of the way to get to what you need! Save precious floor space in your garage with this DIY bike rack for the wall! Hang bikes and stabilize the tires with this quick and easy 2x4 project idea.
You need this DIY miter saw station in your workshop! It combines up to four major tools in one small footprint to maximize space and productivity! All you need is 2x4s and plywood to get your workshop organized.
Instead of a flip top tool stand, try this clever alternative! A mixer lift slides the sander under the DIY tool stand, but pops up in seconds! The optional bottom drawer holds more tools and accessories.
These DIY garage shelves are a super easy 2x4 project you can make yourself! I've included three different configurations in my woodworking plans, so you can choose the best size and shape for your garage space.
These 2x4 storage shelves are even bigger, and they're the perfect size for those huge plastic totes you probably have in the garage!
This DIY outdoor coffee table may look complicated, but if you have a pocket hole jig, you can make it easily! This coffee table was inspired by an expensive West Elm piece, and can double as an outdoor bench too!
Save yourself from the aches and pains of repotting and prepping plants on the ground. Make gardening easier with this DIY potting bench with a built in sink that attaches directly to your garden hose!
This great 2x4 project idea makes hanging out outside nice and cozy. The table itself is built entirely of 2x4s, while the fire pit box is made using 1x4s. You can build it in a day and be relaxing by the fire that night.
2x4 Project Ideas for Kids
Kids grow so fast, so save some money on their small scale furniture by building it yourself out of 2x4 lumber!