Kreg Jig projects are some of my favorites! I just puffy heart love a good, simple DIY project that takes a pile of fairly useless boards and turns them into something beautiful and useful. But even more than that? I love tools that help make those projects easier and simpler.
That’s why I am so thankful that I bought a Kreg Jig when I was setting foot into the great adventurous world of do-it-yourself. This simple tool has helped me make a number of useful and pretty projects for my home. I’d say it’s one of the most valuable tools in my garage! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
10 Amazing Kreg Jig Projects
This chalk and chalk board eraser holder (tutorial here) is one of my most favorite projects. It’s so simple and keeps the chalk and eraser right next to the chalkboard for easy access! I love not having to go rummage around in the “junk drawer” or go to the art cabinet if I want to use a piece of chalk! Oh, and it’s cute, too! When form meets function, that’s a win in my book.
Open shelves are all the rage these days and I don’t think they are going anywhere soon. The awesome thing about them is not only are they function and pretty, but they are fairly easy to install! These DIY Floating Wooden Shelves from Shanty 2 Chic are perfect to the beginner DIYer. I love them in the bathroom. And come to think of it, I have the perfect spot for them in my bathroom! #wheelsalwaysturning
This adorable and simple DIY Farmhouse Wood Box from Love Grows Wild is the perfect centerpiece filled with mason jars and flowers. Or you could use it with mason jars for bathroom essential storage or in the kitchen. The possibilities are endless and it’s so easy to make. It’s definitely on my list if small projects to do this year!
I’ve been wanting to make my own coffee table for years now, so this beautiful DIY Turned Leg Coffee Table from Shanty 2 Chic grabbed my attention right away! Those beautiful logs really are the show stopped and the rest is easy peasy! Although I’m trying to decide if I want to upholster the top of mine… hmmm. Decisions, decisions. But to make a simple coffee table with a Kreg Jig? That’s a no-brainer!
This lovely sign was my very first Large DIY Painted Pallet Sign (tutorial here) and I loved using my Kreg Jig for this project! You are able to truly secure each board side-by-side without the possibility of it shifting over time. It really creates a sturdy joint between each wood piece. I do sometimes put a couple of wooden braces across the back for extra support, but it’s probably not necessary. I’ve since made several pallet board signs and I love them! (P.S. I know there is a misspelled word on the sign. 😜)
How about creating your very own DIY Storage Bench like this one from The House of Wood? I love that it has storage built right in and you’d never even know it. There’s not enough room in my mudroom/hallway of a bench, but I think it would be awesome in my garage, just outside the door. That way we could have a place to sit when putting on our shoes and storage for beach gear or whatever we want to keep in there!
The project that I’m most proud of in my home is my DIY Farmhouse Dining Table. This is the project that actually got me to buy a Kreg Jig. I convinced my husband that the cost of the wood and the Kreg Jig combined was worth the time and effort it would take to built it. Granted, it was all my time and effort on the table, but he’d have to wrangle the kiddo while I did it. I absolutely am so proud to say that I built my own dining room table. You should try it sometime!
I think a good Pottery Barn knock off is the best of all the worlds! You get the gorgeous, traditional farmhouse look on less than half the budget! This Outdoor Buffet from The Take of an Ugly House is the perfect combination of form and function and it’s a super simple project!
I’ve been wanting to make some $10 Ledge Shelves for probably 5 years now, and I finally put some in my youngest daughter’s nursery. She loves to read and I’m wondering if it’s the shelves and the access she’s had to books her whole life. 😉 I really do think it makes a difference when a child sees books and can grab one whenever. You can also use shelves like these for photos in a gallery wall.
And last, but not least, my DIY Sliding Barn Door that separates my friend’s formal dining room from her kids play room. It add some seriously cute farmhouse and industrial stay and functions as a real door, as well. Would you make one of these?!
I’d love to hear about your favorite Kreg Jig project in the comments!
Or what would you make first it you HAD a Kreg Jig?
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