2x4 wooden slats are some of the cheapest lumber you can find in any lumberyard or home improvement store. Dependable, sturdy, and at around $3 for an 8 ft piece, it’s an excellent value for your building budget. They can be cut down into smaller sizes or used as-is to make projects of all sizes. From furniture to amazing organization solutions, check out these 21 brilliant woodworking projects that require using basic skills, and basic tools that most people have or can borrow.
Easy DIY Bench
Turn inexpensive 2x4s into a rustic x-leg bench with built in storage underneath.
(Tutorial: The Kim Six Fix)
This bench was designed an customized around a set of crates found at the thrift store.