Our Favorite Woodworking DIY Projects

5 years ago neither of us had ever picked up a pneumatic nail gun and we definitely had no clue what a miter saw was. Today, we use those tools on a regular basis whenever we’re tackling a new woodworking DIY project.

Casey working on a woodworking project

Woodworking projects are some of our favorite because they can add so much to a space. Sometimes they add some function (like board & batten with hooks for storage). Other times they simply make a builder basic home look much more high-end and custom. Plus, once you do 1 woodworking project you usually have the skills to tackle any other form of this DIY.

Bridget using the power tools

Today we thought it would be fun to recap all of the woodworking projects we’ve tackled in our own homes. It’s funny because we realized that Bridget has added wood to just about every single room in her entire house. Every room but one! That may seem excessive to you, but it just shows the care and attention she has given each space to truly make it her own.

Our Favorite Woodworking Projects

Nail guns aren't as intimidating as we used to think
Wood Project Ideas for every room

Here’s a list of our favorite woodworking DIY projects. If you get just one of these under your belt, we promise you can tackle any of the others!

Bridget’s Bedroom – Board & Batten

Bridget's board and batten bedroom

Casey’s Hallway – Board & Batten on an Angled Wall

Casey's hallway- board and batten on an angled wallBridget’s Bathroom – ShiplapBridget's bathroom shiplap

Casey’s Guest Room – Navy Wood Accent WallCasey's guest room accent wall

Bridget’s Dining Room – Board & BattenBridget's board and batten dining room

Casey’s Bi-Fold Doors – Wood Trim & MoldingCasey's bi-fold doors

Bridget’s Hallway – Board & BattenBridget's board and batten hallway

Bridget’s Barn Door – Wood & Molding

Bridget's barn door and molding

Bridget’s Laundry Room – Board & BattenBridget's board and batten laundry room

Bridget and Casey taking on the woodworking projects

Writing this post makes it very clear…we are obsessed with adding wood to walls! Ha! But honestly, it’s just because it’s the easiest and most inexpensive way to add personality to your home. All you need are a few tools, wood, and paint to completely transform the look of a space. 

We highly recommend adding these basic woodworking skills to your DIY repertoire. Because once you master those, the possibilities are endless!


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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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