75+ Things to Build with 2x4s and Other Structural Lumber

And just like that, we’re wrapping up another of our week-long series of themed posts… #2x4andMore is in the books, but never fear, we’ll have more building projects coming up because you know we just can’t quit 😉 In case you didn’t get the memo during all of our posts this week: structural lumber is sooo versatile for projects both indoor and outdoor, functional and pretty (and both!). So we picked some of our favorite things that you can build with 2x4s and other structural lumber a a sign-off to this week of great projects! 

75 Projects You Can Built With 2x4s And Other Common Structural Lumber | Satisfy the building bug with more than 75 projects you can build with 2x4s and other common structural lumber -- from furniture to patio benches and more.

One of our readers shared these upcycled tailgate benches that he built — great job, Michael

Build With 2x4s, Patio Bench With Upcycled Tailgate Back, Michael Naugle Featured On @Remodelaholic

A few 2x4s come together to make a barstool or plant stand with this tutorial from Sawdust Sisters.

Build With 2x4s, Diy Barstools, Sawdust Sisters

Refresh Living built this potting table from only 2x4s and a bit of chicken wire — love the green! 

Build With 2x4s, Potting Bench, Refresh Living

And this farmhouse table and benches by The Purple Hydrangea are both from all 2x4s as well. 

Build With 2x4s, Farmhouse Table And Benches, The Purple Hydrangea

The diagonal pattern on this bathroom vanity by Mylove2create is just the right touch. 

Build With 2x4s, Small Bathroom Vanity, Mylove2create

Keep it simple with a 4×4 hose holder at Bower Power. 

Build With 2x4s, 4x4 Hose Holder, Bower Power Blog

Let’s not forget that 2x4s make fabulous budget-friendly strong frames, like this built-in window seat bench by Pink Little Notebook. 

Build With 2x4s, Built In Window Seat Bench, Pink Little Notebook

Make your yard welcoming with a beautiful gate pergola like Two Feet First built. 

Build With 2x4s, Building A Fence Pergola Over A Gate, Two Feet First

DIY Huntress will show you how to make this bench for just $30 in materials!

Build With 2x4s, Rustic X Bench, DIY Huntress

How do you make a garden bench better? Add an arbor! Get the tutorial from Mylove2create. 

Build With 2x4s, Bench With Arbor, Mylove2create

Nobody’s patio table is COOLER than this one that The Handyman’s Daughter built — get it? 😉 

Build With 2x4s, Patio End Table With Built In Ice Bucket, The Handyman's Daughter

Pneumatic Addict built this tiered display table for her porch, but it would be a great indoor table, too, for the seasonal decorations. 

Build With 2x4s, Outdoor Tiered Display Table, Pneumatic Addict

When you make a concrete table top like Uncookie Cutter, you need some sturdy 4x4s in the table base, and doesn’t it look great! 

Build With 2x4s, Concrete Tabletop With 4x4 Truss Beam Base, Uncookie Cutter


To start off our week of 2×4 and structural lumber projects, we teamed up with some amazing bloggers to create another 14 projects for our #2x4andMore challenge — be sure to check these out, too!
14 Amazing New 2x4 Project Tutorials! All of these projects are built using 2x4s and other budget-friendly structural lumber, and they are perfect for your home, yard, and garden.

garden arbor | Remodelaholic
15 minute coffee table | The Ugly Duckling House
tiered corner plant stand | Charleston Crafted
single-board rolling bar cart | Woodshop Diaries
outdoor bench w/rope detail | At Charlotte’s House
wall planter and herb garden | Making Joy and Pretty Things
upholstered x-base bench | Frazzled Joy
jumbo tic tac toe | Ginger Snap Crafts
porch bench | Everyday Party Magazine
console table | Hertoolbelt
farmhouse patio table | North Country Nest
easy flower planters | Our House Now a Home
treadmill incline | Practical and Pretty
patio side table | Small Home Soul


And now that you’re ready for more…. here you go! Thanks to everyone who shared their amazing projects! 

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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