Have some wood projects you want to do with your family at home? I have some great ideas below to help you get creative and teach your children to work with their hands. I have a variety of family-friendly wood projects you can do with the whole family below.
Of course, these wood projects will need you to help them out when it comes to cutting down wood and anytime using the power tools. But it makes it a family effort from young to old to get the job done.
Easy Wood Projects For The Family
1. Cornhole Boards
Here is an outdoor game you can build and use all spring and summer long. And if you love it so much, bring it in the garage to toss the bags into the hole even in winter. A great tailgating game, that the whole family can help build.
Source & Instructions: Family Handy Man
2. Photo or Art Display Piece
A great woodworking craft to use up scrap wood around the home. Create a place to display artwork, photos, and more. The kids will love to help make this display piece.
Source & Instructions: Ana White
3. Wooden Desk Organizer
Take some wood and with a little cutting, sanding, and painting you can make your own desk organizer. This is a great piece for teens to sit on their desk as they tackle their homework. An easy wood project for the family to help in.
Source & Instructions: The Kim Six Fix
4. Easy Wood Couch Sleeve
Don’t use end tables? That is okay, spend an afternoon making a wooden couch sleeve to sit your warm cup of coffee on as you watch your favorite show. Kids can help with some steps of making this wooden couch sleeve.
Source & Instructions: Ugly Duckling House
5. Wooden Caddy
This wooden caddy would be incredible to sit at a work desk for your child to conquer homework, use as a gift caddy, or craft supplies holder. The options for this wooden caddy are endless, and best of all it is a family friendly wood project.
Source & Instructions: Jamie Costiglio
6. Farmhouse Fruit and Vegetable Stand
Need a place to sit fresh fruit and vegetables, this farmhouse fruit stand is perfect. Let your little fingers step in and help prep and work over the wood. This is an afternoon woodcraft that could be useful and last a long time.
Source & Instructions: Jenn Wood House
7. Earring Stand
If you have a child who has their ears pierced, this could be something fun to sit and make with them to display all their colorful earrings in their room or bathroom. Leave it a wood color or slap on some paint for a new design.
Source & Instructions: House of Handmade
8. Paper Towel Holder Project
A great starter wood project is a paper towel holder. A few steps and you have a place to sit your paper towels in the home. Easy, fun, and great for all age ranges.
Source & Instructions: Woodworkers Guild of America
9. Wooden Serving Tray
Make a wooden serving tray for breakfast in bed, a display piece, or whatever else you can think of. Pick any color you want, to match your home and get to work.
Source & Instructions: Fox Hollow Cottage
10. Wall Mounted Wooden Desk
Create an instant homework station with this wall mounted wooden desk! Great for small spaces where you want to utilize your area. Put it up when you are not using and easily fold down when you want to work.
Source & Instructions: Pretty Handy Girl
11. Laundry Basket Dresser
Let your kids join in and help make a laundry basket dresser to roll in and out to stay on top of the laundry. A really simple layout that should take just a day to build and paint!
Source & Instructions: Infarrantly Creative
12. Easy Milking Bench
Milking benches are a statement piece to sit on your front porch, back patio, or inside the home. With a little wood and supplies, you can transform your room with a pop of color from your bench. A fun project that you can enjoy for years.
Source & Instructions: The Chelsea Project
13. Mail Holder
This is always a great starter project for kids. I remember being in shop class and this was one of the first projects they taught. It is clean and simple lines, with easy directions.
Source & Instructions: Sawdust Sisters
14. Corner Organizer
Here is a fun one that really is fast to do, a corner organizer. Use this in your home office, homework station, or even in the kitchen. Simple and easy to do. Best of all it is a very affordable project.
Source & Instructions: The Handyman’s Daughter
15. Meal Planner Chalkboard
I love the idea of making a meal planner chalkboard to hang up and put on display. Little ones can help with a handful of steps in this project. Give it a try and stay on track to your menu.
Source & Instructions: Reality Daydream
Do you plan to do a woodwork project with the family soon?
It’s a lot of great fun to get the whole family together and accomplish something that everyone can use. I think the wood caddy is the next one on my list, do your kids desks look like mine? Happy building, let us know what project you decide to build.