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Top 10 most popular woodworking projects

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The Bunnings Workshop community includes many skilled and experienced woodworkers sharing innovative projects and valuable knowledge.


Some of the most inspiring creations posted on Workshop cost very little – with community members utilising recycled pallet wood, salvaged timber or offcuts from another project. There are also plenty of projects for beginners as well as those experienced on the tools. 


Here are the top 10 most popular woodworking projects on Workshop by pageviews: Drill charging stationDrill charging station


1. Drill charging station by @Wayne  


Experienced Workshop member Wayne's clever wooden storage solution is a great way to keep drills organised and charged. Our guide on How to build a drill charging station contains step-by-step instructions on building your own. 


2. D.I.Y. Google assistant by @AndrewJones  


We love the juxtaposition of building your own Google assistant using a Raspberry Pi micro computer and housing it in a wooden case crafted by hand. 


3. Power tool cabinets and workspace on wheels by @Arcc  


This budget-friendly mobile storage cabinet was built using repurposed wood from crates and pallets. Ute bookshelfUte bookshelf


4. Ute bookshelf by @prettyliving  


Jess built a creative ute-shaped bookshelf with storage behind the door and headlights that can be used as a night light.


5. Bench seat made with handtools by @AndrewJones  


Woodworking expert Andrew's bench seat features mortise and tenon joins. It was made using Pine and finished with three coats of Danish oil. 


6. Bench seat using Pine sleepers by @cadsman  


Built in three hours, this outdoor bench seat was made out of three Pine sleepers. The design was later updated to include a back rest. Wooden Mack truck model toyWooden Mack truck model toy 


7. Wooden Mack truck model toy by @Wayne 

Built from scratch, Wayne's wooden truck model features detailed work in the chassis and undercarriage.


8. D.I.Y. timber house number signs by @Kiwifr33  


These eye-catching rustic house number signs were created using scrap timber.


9. Bunnings bee house by @MitchellM  


Mitchell made this familiar-looking home for solitary bees using Meranti timber and bamboo.


10. Engraved bath caddy by @Wayne  


Sculpted from an old dining tabletop, this engraved bath caddy features a slot for an iPad, recessed pockets for tealight candles and a wine bottle, and a cut-out for a wine glass. 


How to get started in woodworking


If you want to improve your woodworking knowledge and skills, our Best Advice section has loads of helpful suggestions. Advice includes:



We also recommend checking out our How To section which includes step-by-step project guides such as How to build a tool organiser cabinet, How to build a vertical garden and How to build drawer dividers, along with handy tips on topics like How to choose the right timber for the jobSkinny bench using reclaimed timberSkinny bench using reclaimed timber

More popular woodworking projects


Bunnings Workshop members have shared many other woodworking projects, including a skinny bench using reclaimed timber by @marliemakesit, a wooden storage tray by @JoeAzza and a hardwood outdoor table by @softwareburnout.


Pallet wood projects


For more inspiration, don’t miss our Top 10 most popular pallet projects. These include a pallet bar, bench seats, planter boxes, tables, shelves and lots of other great pallet project ideas for your home.


We also have several step-by-step How to guides for pallet projects, including How to build a raised garden bed using pallets, How to build a pallet timber table and How to build a pallet cubby



Last updated: November 2023


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