If you’ve been around the lumber department for home improvement or decor projects you might have already come to the conclusion that supplies can add up quickly. However, humble 2×4 wood used for building can give you a LOT of bang for your buck and is actually quite versatile! With less than $6 I spent on two 8′ common boards –
I organized our new pantry with shelf risers that allow the contents to be more visible. This was a VERY simple DIY that anyone can do, and it makes such a difference in a space like a pantry or inside a spice cabinet!
See our new pantry and how I made these simple 2×4 shelf risers here!
If you’re interested in the DIY antique mirrored French doors visit this post, or check out the whole kitchen renovation reveal here!
There are a million ways you can build and decorate with this inexpensive material. Here are a few fantastic ideas from this month’s At Home DIY series – scroll through to see projects for all skill levels!
2×4 Projects You Can Build Or Make This Weekend
DIY Farmhouse Outdoor Patio Table made with 2×4’s for less than $60
Can you believe this gorgeous table was made entirely of 2x4 lumber? See the step-by-step tutorial to build your own farmhouse style table.
Modern 2×4 Bench – DIY Tutorial
This simple 2x4 bench can be built in an afternoon. Perfect for your outdoor space or in a mudroom!
DIY End of Bed Wood Bench
Another bench build, this one for the end of the bed, uses 2x4s for it's base with a 2x6 for the top. Sherry at Savvy Apron also shows you how to distress the wood to give it a great patina.
How to Build a 2x4 Outdoor Bar Table
This outdoor bar height table built with 2x4 lumber would be a great addition for entertaining on your deck.
Slatted Outdoor Dining Table Build: DIY 2x4 Patio Furniture
This table has a base made from 2x4s. The gorgeous top is stained ipe wood which can stand up to the elements. This is another piece you could customize in size and finish!
DIY Wood Color Block Table Top from 2×4’s
This color block table with stacked 2x4s could be customized in so many different ways to make it your own.
How to Build a DIY Sand and Water Table | Easy Sensory Table with Lids
Build a play table for your little ones with this simple 2x4 build.
DIY Kids at Play Yard Sign
Another great DIY for a home with young kids, and this 2x4 sign design could also be customized for outdoor parties, weddings, and other events!
Kids Picnic Table
How cute is this mini-picnic table with built-in benches built entirely from 2x4s? Your littles will love it!
Outdoor Dog Cabana DIY
Your pups will love this shady spot for lounging outside. Such a great 2x4 project to knock off in a weekend!
DIY 2x4 Bajot Table
Build a custom sized bajot table with 2x4s to add height to elements in bookshelves, elevate a table centerpiece or even to use for serving dishes in a buffet!
How to Build Custom Picture Frames out of 2x4's
This chunky 2x4 picture frame can be used to hang photos or attach a little chalkboard, so clever and easy to bang out in an afternoon.
How To Make a Curtain Rod Shelf Combo
This 2x4 shelf on metal brackets gives you a great space to decorate in a small room with a window, and cleverly incorporates a curtain rod too.
DIY a Modern Wood Broom from a 2x4: Upcycling A Broken Broom Into Functional Art
Teri shows you how to turn an old broom into a pretty piece you can display in your kitchen using a 2x4 and a dowel.
2x4 Wood Porch Pumpkins
For your fall decorating, consider this fun 2x4 project for your front door!
DIY Fall Wood Sign with Vinyl
2x4 lumber is perfect to make decorative signs!
A little Fall decor with an easy to make feather display
I love this unique 2x4 project that is perfect for nature enthusiasts and a great idea for a fall mantle or vignette.
All these furniture builds and decor projects just go to show that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to create something amazing!
I hope you enjoyed this post! For more DIYs, check out the HOME IMPROVEMENT GALLERY here!
Have a great weekend,
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