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Top 10 most popular woodworking projects

Jason
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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.

 

Whether you are experienced on the tools or consider yourself a beginner, there are projects on Workshop that you can replicate for your home.

 

Here’s our top 10 most popular woodworking projects on Workshop by pageviews:

 

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1. Drill charging station by @Wayne 

 

Passionate craftsman Wayne has shared many fantastic projects with the community, but none have been as popular as this very clever storage solution for cordless drills. Wayne also made a fantastic second version, and we have published a full step-by-step guide to making your own.

 

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

 

We love the juxtaposition of cutting edge tech (building your own Google assistant using a Raspberry Pi micro computer) and housing it in a wooden case crafted by hand. Experienced woodworker Andrew even shared a comprehensive how-to video for making your own.  

 

3. Bench seat made with handtools by @AndrewJones 

 

Made entirely with hand tools, this wonderful bench seat features traditional tenon joins rather than any glue, nails or screws. It was made using Pine and Andrew applied three coats of Danish oil.

 

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4. Bench seat using Pine sleepers by @cadsman 

 

This bench seat took about three hours to build from scratch. Creator cadsman loves the wedges at each end and generously shared detailed plans for replicating the project.

 

5. Ute bookshelf by @prettyliving 

 

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

 

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

 

Bunnings Workshop members have greatly admired the detailed work in these bespoke cabinets. It is so satisfying when everything has its place.  

 

7. Engraved bath caddy by @Wayne 

 

Crafted from an old dining tabletop dissected using a table saw, Wayne carved a slot for an iPad, recessed pockets for tealight candles and a wine bottle, and even a cut-out for a wine glass.

 

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8. Twin garden seat by @WoodenGregsWood 

Built with treated Pine based on a design from Buildeazy.com, Greg recommends changing the middle table into a cooler with flip-top lid so you wouldn't even have to get up to get a new drink. 

 

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

 

Workshop member Kiwifr33 chiselled scrap timber and firewood to create rustic house number signs in various designs.

 

10. Bunnings bee house by @MitchellM 

 

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

 

 

More popular woodworking projects

 

We have many other popular woodworking projects shared by Bunnings Workshop community members, including:

 

 

 

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Pallet wood projects

 

The Bunnings Workshop community also has many clever and creative members sharing amazing projects made from recycled pallet timber. 

 

Don’t miss Workshop’s top 10 most popular pallet projects, which includes a pallet bar, bench seats, planter boxes, tables, shelves and lots of other great pallet project ideas for your home.

 

We also have popular 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

 

How to get started in woodworking

 

If you are a beginner and don't know how to start building your woodworking skills, our Best Advice section has loads of helpful suggestions. Advice includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need a hand with your own woodworking project, please don't hesitate to hit the Start a discussion button. We're here to help. 

 

Last updated: October 2021

 

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