Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: League City, Texas. A.K.A. Hurricane Alley
Depending on your tools, skills, and desire my list of quick and easy projects (and the ones I have done) is...
#1. Step Stool. (My bride is short...)
#2. Clock. I have a nice mantle clock out of pine that is soaking up BLO as I type.
#3. Cutting boards.
#5. Deck Box (outdoor storage for yard toys for the back yard).
#6. BBQ Prep Cart.
#7. Jewelery Chest.
#8. Hall Shelf / Coat Hook Tree.
#9. Picture Frame.
#10. Blanket Chest.
And yeah I know you asked for 10, but I am going to keep going...
#11. Toy vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, boats etc...
#12. Planter Boxes.
#13. Cabinet pull out assemblies for kitchen / bath upgrades.
#14. Band Saw Boxes.
#18. Ice Cream Scoops.
(Yeah I have a lathe...)
#19. Mail Box covers.
#20. Holiday Lawn Ornaments (Plywood, jig saw, sander, glue etc... REAL easy projects...)
I could keep going, but I figure this should give you some ideas.
Cruise the magazines for ideas, as well as the forums.
Honestly, a LOT of my shop projects are skill builders. I mean really, do I REALLY need a dovetailed oak box to hold miscellaneous drill bits in? No but I DID need practice cutting dovetails...
A current project in the design phase is a clamshell tool / small parts cabinet that will integrate slots, dadoes, box joints, rabbets, hinge mortising, and profile routing for a decorative profile. Do I NEED to do this to make my shop pretty? Come on it's a shop. I need to do this to get the practice before I move forward with more important projects.