Simple Home Projects Using Cedar

3 Dec 2020 Building Supply

If you are looking for an easy new project to do around your home with inexpensive materials, it is worth looking into some simple home projects using cedar. Cedar is a great material for most home projects as it is easy to work with, inexpensive, and resistant to rot and mould. At Country Lumber, we provide a massive variety of cedar products for all kinds of uses. Whether you are looking for a large load of cedar fencing or a couple of small boards for some home projects, we can help.

Ideas for Simple Cedar Projects

The projects that you will be able to complete will vary depending on the kind of cedar you use, the tools you have on hand, and your skill level, but there are some very basic projects that can be done around the house using cedar boards. Some great ideas for cedar woodworking projects that use minimal tools include:

A Cedar Feature Wall

A feature wall can be done very easily with only a saw, some cedar boards, and a drill. There are many patterns for cedar feature walls that can be pursued, so select a feature wall strategy that suits your space and skill level.

Raised Planter and Garden Boxes

Due to its moisture resistance and long-lasting properties, cedar is used all the time for planters and flower bed boxes. It is possible to create a rudimentary yet beautiful raised garden bed using simple tools and cedar.


Shelves are another project that can be made easily using cedar. Cedar can look either rustic or refined depending on how it is finished, so it can suit nearly any home aesthetic. Whether you are creating standalone shelving units or mounting shelves on a wall, there are many options using cedar.

Outdoor Bench

Create some extra outdoor seating space with a simple outdoor cedar bench. You can experiment with designs in order to create something truly unique, or make your bench double as extra storage space for outdoor toys or equipment by setting a seat on a hinge and making the base a box.

Pet House

Depending on the size of your pet and your level of ambition, you can create a truly unique or completely conventional shelter for your dog, cat, or other animal using cedar and some very simple designs.

If you would like to talk more about your next home project or find out more simple home project ideas that use cedar, feel free to contact our knowledgeable team and we would be happy to help you get the information you need to get started.