2×4’s are the most basic pieces of wood available, yet did you realize there are TONS of projects you can do with them beyond just using them as studs in your walls? From everything to furniture, to organization, to seasonal decor, I’ve rounded up 10+ projects you can do with a basic 2×4’s board.
First up you can build an entire farmhouse dining table JUST with 2×4’s! Use it inside or outside and finish it however you wish it will seriously be the most talked about piece of furniture in your home, especially because you built it! See the complete project and link to plans here.
Make an adorable kids picnic table out of 2×4’s! Such a fun project that could get lots of uses especially next to playhouse or swing set. Project by BitterRoot DIY.
DIY picture frames like this are so easy to make out of a 2×4 and customize to the size and color of you choice. Project by Happily Ever After, Etc.
I’ve always admired these wood shelves over curtain rods – such a fun way to add space to display a collection or decor. And you can do it all with cheap 2×4 boards! Project by Kenya Rae.
You can always use more table space outdoors – for serving drinks or food – and this DIY outdoor bar table made from 2×4’s is perfect for that! Could also double as a potting bench too. Project by DIY Dreamer.
Want a sign you can customize with own saying? Use simple 2×4’s to make a simple hanging wood sign and customize with vinyl or paint your own sign using this easy DIY method (no fancy machine needed!) Project by Creative Ramblings.
Love these DIY porch pumpkins made with 2×4’s!! So easy to build and customize to the size and color of your choice/ Could even paint a saying on the front too. Project by DIY Beautify.
I love this slatted outdoor dining table – so perfect for a small space and to hold an umbrella. Project by Brittany Goldwyn.
I absolutely LOVE this DIY end of bed bench! Seriously looks like it was salvaged from the back of a barn someplace but nope, built from a cheap 2×4 from the home improvement store. And so perfect if you just have a little bit of space at the end of a bed – I am adding this to my DIY list for my guest bedroom for sure! Just amazing! Project by Savvy Apron.
I also love this DIY wood centerpiece tray – so many uses for this! Use it on your coffee table, on your kitchen table, kitchen counter, even your hearth… I’ve wanted to make something like this for a while. Would be an easy first project to try using 2×4’s. Project by Zucchini Sisters.
DIY easel yard sign – customize this to be a chalkboard or a welcome sign for your front porch or a sign for seasonal decor. I just love this idea! Project by Shrimp Salad Circus.
DIY water and/or sand table – the plastic versions of these can be expensive! Why not make one out of wood that once your kids grow out of it you could build a basic planked top and turn it into an outdoor side table! Love this idea! Project by Just Measuring Up.
Need some risers to help organize your pantry? Why not build some out of 2×4’s? I am just in awe of this pantry and never even thought of using 2×4’s to create DIY rises for cans and boxes! Brilliant! Project by Shine Your Light blog.
Love this DIY modern wood bench made out of 2×4’s! Would be perfect to build a few to put around a firepit or to add some extra seating around your patio. Project by Girl, Just DIY.