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12 DIY Band Saw Projects You Can Build Today

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Band Saw Projects You Can DIY Today

If you have been looking for a unique DIY challenge to fill your spare time, the band saw has unlimited potential for creativity. This saw is great for cutting difficult shapes regardless of the thickness of the wood. Not only that, but you can also use the saw for re-cutting pieces and repurposing wood.

Below, we have found the 12 DIY bandsaw projects you can get started on today. Take a look below to see our favorites.

1. Jewelry Box by Instructables

Jewelry Box by Instructables

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The jewelry box DIY project provided by Instructables is a great place to start with your bandsaw. Not only is the skill level on the easy side, but it will stretch your legs (so to speak) and allow you to get the feeling for your tool. What’s more, this simple box will make a great gift for a family member, friend, or even yourself.

Specifications

Skill Level: Easy

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Table saw
  • Planer (optional)
  • Drum sander
  • Web clamp
Materials
  • 3’ X 3½” X ⅜” maple
  • 28” X 2” X 3/16” walnut
  • 20” X 4½” X ¼” walnut

2. Coat Hanger Rack by Instructions

Coat Hanger Rack by Instructions

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This fun DIY by Instructions will provide versatility in your home. Not only can you hang your coats and hats, but it is also a place to put your mail, hang keys, and leave notes. The moderate skill level project will provide you with all the details you need to get started on this plan right away. It is cute, unique, and will provide a sense of style that is not easily duplicated, either. Though you will need morderate skill for this project, it is worth the extra effort.

Specifications

Skill Level: Moderate

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Hand saw
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Drill
  • Four-millimeter wood drill
  • Flat drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint brush
Materials
  • Glued spruce wood board
  • Wooden clothes hangers
  • Piece of paper
  • Cabinet suspension brackets with screws
  • Paint
  • Runner band
  • Clear wood wax

3. Name Plaque by Reality Daydreams

Featured Image Credit: Reality Daydreams

Featured Image Credit: Reality Daydreams

Name plaques have come back into style recently, but they can be on the expensive side to have custom made. Thankfully, Reality Daydreams have come up with a DIY solution. Although this is one of the harder projects, it will be well-worth the effort when you have your unique and hand-made desk-knack.

Specifications

Skill Level: Moderate to advanced

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Chalk marker
  • Drill
  • Scroll saw
  • Roundover router bit
  • Orbital sander
  • Staple gun or nail gun
Materials
  • Hardwood
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Chalk marker
  • 1” X 10” pine board
  • ¼” plywood
  • Heavy-duty picture hanger

4. Scoop by Four Oaks Crafts

Scoop by Four Oaks Crafts

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Though this may seem like a very simple DIY, it is actually a versatile project that requires a few more steps and a little more time than other designs. The great part, however, is the scoop can be added to other DIY projects to add a personal detail. For example, attach the scoop to a hand painted coffee jar or use it with a homemade ice cream cake. Regardless, the extra time is worth it especially with the step by step instructions from Four Oaks Crafts.

Specifications

Skill Level: Easy to moderate

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Hand drill or drill press
  • Belt sander
  • Forstner bit
Materials
  • Chunk of wood of your choosing
  • Sandpaper
  • Food grade mineral oil

5. Toy Plane by Instructables

Toy Plane by Instructables

Featured Image Credit: Instructables

If you are looking for a unique and personalized gift for a baby shower, birthday, or other occasion, a handmade toy plane is a great choice. Instrucables has provided this DIY bandsaw project that will make you the favorite in the little tykes eyes, Follow the plan below, but remember you can customize this project as you see fit.

Specifications

Skill Level: Easy to advanced

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Drill paper
Materials
  • Wood of your choosing
  • Super glue
  • Paint or stain (optional)

6. USB Cover by Crafts & DIY

USB Cover by Crafts & DIY

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This is a tiny DIY project that brings new technology to a vintage vibe. Using Crafts & DIY project plan, you can create this USB cover made out of wood. You can paint it, stain it, or leave it in its raw form for a truly rustic feel.

Specifications

Skill Level: Moderate

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper
  • Various sized clamps
  • Safety goggles
Materials
  • Small piece of wood of your choosing
  • Wood glue
  • USB Flash drive

7. Dinner Table by Saw Hub

Dinner Table by Saw Hub

Featured Image Credit: Saw Hub

Saw Hub is responsible for this larger bandsaw DIY project that you can start today and finish in your spare time. This plan is detailed, precise, but still allows you enough room to be creative and add your own personal touch. Whether you have a rustic vibe, modern, feel, or even a beachy and coastal decor, this project will be able to walk you through designing the perfect dining room main focus.

Specifications

Skill Level: Moderate to advanced

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Orbital sander
  • Goggles
  • Measure tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
Materials
  • Wood of your choice
  • Wood screws

8. Three Drawer Night Stand by Fix This Build That

Three Drawer Night Stand by Fix This Build That

Featured Image Credit: Fix This Build That

A night stand is a basic bedroom accessory that can be made fairly simply with a bandsaw and other basic tools as long as you have the right project plan. Fix This Build That has provided a step by step tutorial that will outline all the details to not only create this design, but also add all the finishing touches you are looking for.

Specifications

Skill Level: Moderate to advanced

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Kreg jig
  • Kreg face clamp
  • Table saw
  • Miter saw
  • Orbital sander
  • Cordless drill
Materials
  • (5) 8’ 1 X 6 pine boards
  • (3) 8’ 2 X 2 poplar boards
  • (10) 8’ 1 X 4 pine board
  • (3) pairs of full extension drawer slides
  • (3) drawer pulls
  • 1 ¼” pocket hole screws
  • Stain or paint

9. Succulent Planter by Home Crux

Succulent Planter by Home Crux

Featured Image Credit: Home Crux

If you want a statement piece for your modern and lux decor, the succulent planter is perfect. Although this project looks simple, Home Crux’s design will get you started today with all the tools and materials you need. They also share an easy to follow guide on how to put this unique piece together one step at a time.

Specifications

Skill Level: Advanced

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Tape measure
  • Sand paper
Materials
  • Wood of choice
  • Wood glue
  • Decorative rocks
  • Succulents (real or fake)
  • Stain or paint

10. Wooden Bowls by Instructables

Wooden Bowls by Instructables

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There is nothing better in the summer time than enjoying a crisp salad in the yard that is served in the traditional wooden salad bowls. If you want to jump into a DIY project with your bandsaw that can help move this picture into reality, Instructables has the design plan you need to start and finish the project today. Not only are these bowls excellent for hot, humid salad days (no pun intended), but they are also a great starter bandsaw do it yourself hobby.

Specifications

Skill Level: Easy to moderate

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Calculator
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
Materials
  • Wood of choice
  • Wood glue
  • Food grade mineral oil

11. Travel Mug by Woodworkers Guild Of America

Travel Mug by Woodworkers Guild Of America

Featured Image Credit: Woodworkers Guild Of America

Since we went with the wooden salad bowls, we thought we would share the wooden travel mug, as well. These unique pieces will catch the eye and make your friends and family believe you have been spending some cash. The Woodworkers Guild Of America has created an easy to follow DIY design that will be easy to follow, and you can start the plan right now.

Specifications

Skill Level: Moderate to advanced

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Clamps
  • Hose clamps
  • Dowels
Materials
  • Two-tones of wood
  • Wood glue
  • Metal insert
  • Wood glazing
  • Cap
  • Bottom disk

12. Wooden Sunglasses by Instructables

Wooden Sunglasses by Instructables

Featured Image Credit: Instructables

Our final DIY bandsaw project is by Instructables. They have provided us with a fun wooden sunglasses project you can create for yourself, kids, or the whole family. The best part is they can be customized for different members. Paint them different colors or add other details to personalize them and make them your own. You can also display them on your desk or wear them out!

Specifications

Skill Level: Easy to moderate

Tools
  • Bandsaw
  • Pencil
  • Fabric tape (optional)
Materials
  • Hardwood of your choice
  • Ordered lens
  • Ordered hinges
  • Print out design (see project)
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Stain
  • Transparent wood glaze

Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed these 12 bandsaw DIY projects. The great thing about this tool is not only can it create the odd angles that are difficult for most saws, but it also can accomplish many other cuts that you need to create beautiful, unique, and personalized projects that will catch the eye.

Featured Image Credit: WorldSkills UK, Flickr