5 DIY Wood Projects to Add Charm to Your Space

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Kravelv

The task of turning the house you live in into a welcoming and warm home to come back to at the end of a long day can be as simple as sitting down for some arts and crafts. DIY projects are fun and are a great way to get the whole family involved in spicing things up around the house. 

Wooden furniture and decorations add a touch of homely energy and can provide some classy functionality to your space. Trying your hand at some DIY wood projects to fill the empty space in the room is a great way to get your arts and crafts fix as well as adding the finishing touch of class to your home!


When deciding what area of the home to tackle first, it is always a safe bet to start with the outside. The exterior of your home is the first thing you and any guests see when approaching your home. You want to make the outside look just as charming and inviting as the interior so everyone feels the warm welcome. 

The front door is the focal point of the exterior of your home because it is the main entryway, so adding some natural charm with a DIY wooden door is a perfect way to spice things up! Finding a good solid piece of wood and adding a touch of personal flair is simple and fun! You get the addition of a beautiful DIY project while keeping the functionality of a good front door!

Adding your own taste and charm to the forefront of your home is the perfect start to making some much-needed wooden DIY additions to your home!


Apart from a door, one of the first things people see when approaching your home is the windows dotted across the exterior. While they are often overlooked in the DIY process, creating a brand new rustic look for your windows and frames is another simple and easy way to add some charm to your home!

DIY window frames give the exterior of the home a much more homely vibe and can help it stand out on the block. Designing and constructing window frames is simple enough and with caution and extra hands, the frames can be installed without requiring a professional’s help. 

Using the existing features of your home and giving them a fresh new look with some beautiful wooden design is another perfect way to spice things up and add more charm to your space!

Outdoor decor 

Wood comes from the great outdoors and there is no better way to add some class and functionality to your yard than with some custom DIY decor! 

Furniture is a must-have in a well-used outdoor space and is a fun and rewarding project for the backyard. Building lawn chairs and tables gives you a whole new space in the fresh air to enjoy and adds to the overall welcoming mood of the home. 

Handmade wooden decorations dotted across the lawn give your space a lively and charming vibe. Constructing a simple rim or garden box makes your ordinary planters look more tidy and fresh and keeps the dirt in one place. For the younger members of the family, DIY kids’ play equipment is a nice addition to the functionality and welcoming atmosphere. 

When taking up some DIY wood projects for your home, don’t forget to add some charm to your outdoor space with some fun and functional crafts!

wooden shelf with books

Shelves and storage 

Moving onto the interior of the home, the best wooden DIY projects add charm as well as function to your space. Starting off by tackling storage and shelving is a perfect place to start when adding some homemade natural charm to your home!

Adding reclaimed wooden shelves is one of the easiest and most attractive projects you can try to spice up your house. They are super simple and all it takes is a level and some screws to hang some useful and beautiful wooden shelves to your walls. Style them to fit your decor for the perfect accent. 

The best part about reclaimed wood is the amount of character it will bring to your space! You can choose any color or variety of reclaimed wood that either blends in seamlessly or provides a dramatic contrast to your walls! The same can be done with a mantle that makes your roaring fire look even warmer!

Tables and chairs 

Some of the most functional furniture in the house is the tables and chairs of all varieties. From the full dining room set to a simple side table, taking matters into your own hands and constructing some homemade wooden tables and chairs to decorate is a perfect way to add some charm to your home!

Getting to work on a small coffee table or side table for the end of a couch or bed is a great project for a movie woodworker. You can whip out a quick and simple table and instantly add functionality and charm to the space!

Chairs are a little more complicated but with the right tools and design in mind, they are quite impressive DIY projects for your home! Making a wooden chair for just about any room in the house adds a personal look to the space as well as adding another seat at the table for your visitors!

Trying your hand at some more involved DIY wood projects for your home is one of the best ways to revamp your space and add some functional and charming style to the house!

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Get to work

Getting down to work with saws and slabs can seem pretty overwhelming for the average homeowner, but turning a task into a fun and rewarding DIY project for the whole family is a great way to whip out some additions to the home as well as getting in some engaging arts and crafts!

Taking the time to hand-make DIY wooden furniture, decor, and more is the perfect way to add charm to your space!

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook