Grab a few 2x4s from the hardware store and whip up one of these simple building projects thumb

A couple of weeks ago I shared the end table cart I made entirely from 2×4’s for my family room. I needed the extra depth to store all my media components and a couple of blankets that had no home. It only cost $20 in wood to build plus $15 for the casters and hardware.

Build an industrial end table cart for $20 using only 2x4s

This little beauty was inspired by the industrial hallway cart I had previously made from 2×4’s for only $18 to fit my narrow entryway.

Build an industrial hallway cart for only $18 from 2x4's!

I adore both of these pieces and was inspired to find more DIY furniture projects that use only 2×4’s. They are sturdy and super cheap, which makes them perfect for building furniture! I found a few projects that include complete woodworking plans, including an adorable way to use up all those scraps. Enjoy!Grab a few 2x4s from the hardware store and whip up one of these simple building projects!


 2×4 Barstools

Make a set of barstools for only $20 using just 2x4s!

Over at Jay’s Custom Creations you can find this “pure 2×4 project” to make your own set of barstools.  The cost was just over $20 for the pair, which you can’t even come close to at a retail store!

Industrial Storage Crate

Make this industrial storage bin entirely from 2x4s!

More Like Home shares the project plans for this wooden storage crate that was built entirely from 2x4s. I love that this storage solution is stylish but also completely functional. I plan on making a few of these and adding a seat on the top!

Farmhouse Bench

This farmhouse bench was made for less than $20 using 2x4s!

I adore this farmhouse bench that Natalie of The Creative Mom made for less than $20. The combination of dark stain and white paint is swoon-worthy, and I can think of so many uses for this budget-friendly bench. The entryway, dining room, kitchen…

Kitchen Cart

Build a kitchen cart for $30 using 2x4s.

Are you short on storage and counter space in your kitchen? Sabine from Mom in Music City shows us how she solved that problem by building a kitchen island from 2x4s. Would you believe it only cost her $30?!?

Hexagon Planter

Make this DIY hexagon planter with leftover 2x4 scraps!

Now, after you build all these awesome 2×4 projects, the question is what to do with the scraps? Follow Jen’s tutorial at The House of Wood to make this stylish hexagon planter!

Don’t these projects make you want to pick up some 2×4’s at the hardware store this weekend?!?

Click on the pictures below to see more building projects:

This slim rolling cart is perfect for adding storage between your washer and dryer!Build 7' tall bookshelves for only $60!

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