This common lumber stock can be used to make almost anything.
2 x 4s are available everywhere, which make them an easy and inexpensive building material. They can be cut down into smaller sizes or used as-is to make furniture and projects of all sizes.
One important tip before you build 2 x 4 projects: Run your wood stock through a jointer and a planer if you have one, to make sure your boards are flat and square. That’s because the 2 x 4s you find at the lumberyard are often warped and twisted, which doesn’t make for good furniture.
1. Modern Bench
This bench from Modern Builds is an easy project that requires little more than cutting the 2 x 4s down to size and using a good amount of glue and clamps. After sealing and staining, you’ll have a bench that can be used indoors or out and will look like it cost you a lot more than it did.