Woodworking projects that even beginners can make from scrap wood include cutting boards, artwork frames, drink coasters and bird nests. Other items include outdoor mats, kitchen cabinet doors, console tables, wine racks and headboards.
At the Bob Vila website, there are 10 simple woodworking projects with full instructions suitable for beginners, including a cutting board and frame. Making the board requires only a few tools and materials, such as a circular saw, sandpaper and food grade mineral oil for the board as well as untreated hardwood oak. The wood frame project is also fairly simple and involves pine wood, wood glue and wood joiners. There are instructions for frames with or without mitered corners.
The website This Old House has 10 wood projects for scrap flooring boards. One very simple project involves making an outdoor doormat from flooring planks and entails cutting planks into 18-inch pieces, drilling holes through them and then connecting the planks by stringing a rope through the holes on each side.
At the Country Living website, there are 17 wood projects that require wooden pallets for materials, including benches, deck drink cooler stands, clocks and arrow signs for walls. The site also offers in-depth tutorials for these projects.