Summer Woodworking Projects: All Made in 1 Day or Less

Summer Woodworking Projects: All Made in 1 Day or Less

Summertime is here! That means it’s time to combine the best two things: Summer and Woodworking. We’ve gathered the very best in summer woodworking project ideas perfect to complete your outdoor space and make your hot summer seem easy and breezy.

  1. The Classic Beer Caddy

With how many barbecues and pool side parties you’ll be going to, this caddy is always a hit! Use it as a dad-chic way to spruce up the usual six pack and with a variety of beers. You could even give it as a gift to the party host!

Time to make: 3 hours

This project is super simple to make in our workshop and can even be done in one evening!

2. The Colorado Flag

Show off your Colorado pride this summer (or your other favorite state!) With the simple graphic design of the mountain state it makes it easy to do a statement piece for your backyard or home!

Time to make: 2.5 hours

Using live edge boards or even reclaimed pallet wood, all you need is a little bit of color and letter “c” and you’re done!

3. Mountain Key Holder

Another way to show your love for the mountains with woodworking is to make a key holder!

Time to make: 1.5 hours

So simple, anyone can do it. At I Made It, we can teach how to make this fun and easy project in an afternoon!

4. Cornhole Game

A summer classic, and now a summer woodworking classic! You can leave the look of natural wood or paint them however you like to reflect your style!

Time to make: 4 hours

Cornhole boards are easy and straightforward to make!

5. Reclaimed Book ends

Lazy summer afternoons are the best days to catch up on your reading list, so why not have your book shelf look amazing too! These bookends don’t require a ton of measuring and precision which can make them so fun to make.

Time to make: 1 hour

Summer woodworking just got easier. We can help you make a pair of bookends (or several more!).

6. Wooden House Number Box

Spruce up the front of your house with this easy summer woodworking project! You can even add a little box to put flowers or succulents in!

Time to make: 2 hours

This project is great because you can use any type of wood and it will still look good! Perfect project for any level of woodworking skill!

7. Hanging plant frame

Are you in need of some serious curb appeal? This is the perfect project for you! The frame could be stained or painted to match your decor!

Time to make: 3 hours

This project is similar to making a picture frame! Being a square this is a great summer woodworking project!

8. Napkin Holder

Tired of your napkins blowing away in the wind during your perfect outdoor picnic? This is the best solution for something functional yet sophisticated!

Time to make: 1 hour

One of the easiest projects to make in our woodshop! Using just two pieces of wood and dowels, you’ll feel like a woodworking pro after making this project!


Every one of these projects can be made in 1 day or less all right here in Denver at I Made It Workshop! You can sign up on our website for our free Orientation or just come right into our shop to get started!

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