DIY wood stain

Many conventional wood stains on the market are made up of toxic and harmful chemicals. Additionally, many of these stains have high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which degrade your indoor air quality and smell terrible. The best part of making your own wood stain is that it is super easy and it will save you money! I spent less than $10.00 to buy all the ingredients necessary to make multiple different colors and shades. You will probably spend even less as many of these ingredients are common kitchen items.

Awesome idea. I always hate the idea of harsh chemicals. This stuff is cheap and easy to make plus looks great.

DIY wood laundry hamper

There is no excuse for using a tired old canvas bag or an open-top basket to stash your dirty duds. We were pleased to find lots of hampers with furniture-like details on the market.

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DIY Natural Wood Cutting Board

The best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in materials. Plus, it’s easy to create even if you don’t have access to a huge forest or wood pile, and doesn’t require a chainsaw or any fancy power tools.

The simpler the better in my book. My wife has wanted one of these for years, but with our family name burned into it.

DIY wood coasters

You can make these DIY Wooden Drink Coasters complete with 4 wood coasters and a coaster holder in just a couple hours of total work.  This walnut and maple wooden coaster set makes a great housewarming gift.


These beverage coasters are made from walnut with a stripe of maple for a little flair, but you can really use any wood you want.  I’ve seen several done in reclaimed pallet wood and they look great too

These are a little fancier than the cardboard coasters I have from breweries sitting around my home. They would definitely look great in a man cave or a dining room.