You guys know how much I love building my own furniture! I love the satisfaction I get when someone asks where I bought a piece of furniture in my home, and I can say “I built it”. But the thought of building your own furniture can seem so overwhelming. So today I want to share 17 simple furniture building plans for beginners. These plans are from some super cool bloggers who know what they’re doing, and will walk you through every step of each project.
DIY Farmhouse Bench – The Creative Mom.
This farmhouse bench cost less than $20 to build and only took me an afternoon (with no help from the husband!). It’s so quick and easy. It’s the perfect project to start out with.
Farmhouse Coffee Table – The Creative Mom
The cool thing about this table is that the “bones” of the table are from Ikea. So you just add the planking to the top. Super simple and super inexpensive. It’s a great project to bust out some glue and your saw.
Twin Bed with Faux Raised Panel – Her Tool Belt
This bed has been on my list to make for my little girl for a long while! It is a piece of furniture that will last the test of time. And it’s pretty adorable too. Amy has the full set of plans on her site, Her Tool Belt.
DIY Planter Box Centerpiece – The Creative Mom
If the idea of a full-blown piece of furniture seems a little overwhelming, start with something simple to put on a table top. Like this Planter Box Centerpiece. It only cost 8 dollars, and took an hour or so to build. It’s a great project to start with.
DIY Cupcake Stand – Shanty 2 Chic
Another simple building idea is this sweet cupcake stand. It is the perfect plan for a beginner, and would be a great piece to pull out on special occasions. Then dazzle everyone by saying you build it yourself!
Entryway Organizer – Sawdust 2 Stitches
How perfect would this entryway organizer be for your house! And how much better would it be if you built it yourself! This would be a great build.
Step Stool – Her Tool Belt
I need a stepstool in my home so badly. This is an easy build, and would be so useful. I think I’m going to have to add it to my list of projects to build.
Farmhouse Kids Craft Table – Jen Woodhouse
Farmhouse tables are the greatest thing that ever happened to a DIY gal like myself. But it can seem overwhelming! So why not try your hand at a miniature version instead!
Bike and Scooter Rack – Her Tool Belt
Any family with kids needs this bike and scooter rack. Not only is this a cool build, but it’s such a genius idea. This one is going on my list for sure!
Lemonade Stand – Ana White
No furniture plan roundup would be complete without something from the queen herself, Ana White. How cute is this lemonade stand? It would be such a fun build!
Easiest Stools Ever – Rogue Engineer
These stools are an awesome build. They are the perfect project for a Saturday afternoon. And such a fun color too!
DIY Desk – Shanty 2 Chic
Can you believe this desk only cost $70 to build? How cool is that! If you are looking to start building furniture, definitely put this one on your to-do list.
Bookcase – I am Homemaker
Bookcases make the perfect beginner build. Everything is nice and square and even, so you don’t need to worry about too many things going wrong. Love this one from I am Homemaker.
Bedside Table – Rogue Engineer
Bedside tables are on my to-build list. I think I might have to give these babies a try. It definitely looks like a simple build. And that hardware makes the piece really pop!
DIY Breakfast Bar – I am Homemaker
A great idea when starting to build furniture is to build something that calls for simple 2×4 boards, like my farmhouse bench, or this breakfast bar. I love this one!
Floating Shelves – Shanty 2 Chic
Aren’t these floating shelves dreamy? I love them so much! They would be a great project to start out with. The best part is they could go in any space!
DIY Dog Bed – Shanty 2 Chic
If building furniture for humans seems a little over your head, try building something for your pet! This simple DIY dog bed from Shanty 2 Chic. So cute, and so simple!