Do you have scrap MDF wood in your shed? Do you have time to work on some easy DIY wood projects? If you say yes to these questions, then get ready to work on these 50 scrap MDF projects. These projects are easy; even beginners can work on them ASAP.
MDF wood is the top choice for wood projects because it’s tough and easy to cut and paint. MDF is also available everywhere, plus you can easily recycle this type of wood. So without further ado, here is the list of the hottest MDF projects for you.
50 Projects Made from Scrap MDF Wood
1. MDF Letter Board on Wall
With MDF, you can make signs like this one, one letter at a time. The letters and the black lines are made from scrap MDF. You can make this letter board bigger or broader depending on the words you want to display. You can make a letter board in your living room, bedroom, or study.
2. MDF Planter Stand
Keeping plants indoors is great for cleaning indoor air, and with this planter stand, you can display two plants in style. This is from scrap MDF wood, cut and fastened together. You may paint this or stain it, but as you can see, these are ready to use once you’re done.
3. Scrap MDF Doormat
Let this lovely doormat made from scrap MDF wood greet you once you get home. This is great for your front door to keep dirt and dust from entering your home. You can make a small doormat just like this or create a wider or longer one if you have more wood scraps.
4. MDF Countertop Garden
Create a tabletop garden with these plants and a simple stand. This one is easy to make as you only need a few pieces of scrap MDF. You can make a wider one if you want to display more plants or just a plank to keep a few on your table.
5. Scrap MDF Wall
Do you have a lot of MDF scraps? Don’t throw these away! In fact, you can make this kind of wall with scrap MDF. Make this your accent wall on your study, den, or bedroom. The rough and uneven surface makes a great accent.
6. MDF Wood Embroidery
You can embroider straight through the wood using very thin cuts of scrap MDF. Cut a circular shape and use a pattern just like this. You can use this as a drink coaster for your table or as a trinket you can keep or display.
7. MDF Wood Silverware Holder
Use your scrap MDF to update your kitchen or dining area. Cut and attach your MDF wood to a plank of wood to make this silverware holder. Although this is already a great piece, you can paint this or stain wood to preserve the surface.
8. MDF Wall Jar Storage
This is wall décor and handy makeup keeper in one. It’s easy to make as it’s made from small pieces of scrap MDF wood and a few jars. Use sturdy metal hooks to keep the jars in place as you prop this on your bedroom or bathroom wall.
9. Scrap MDF Bench
This is a straightforward project that you can make in just a few hours. This is a full-size bench with sturdy feet and legs. Place this practical and usable bench in your kids’ room or guest room.
10. Scrap Wood Pet Bed
Why buy a pet bed when you can make one out of scrap MDF wood? This is a cute bed that uses only a few pieces of wood, caster legs, and a soft cushion as a bed. The wheel legs help place the bed anywhere in your home.
11. MDF Wood Low Table With Wheels
This lovely center table has wheels so you can move it quickly when you clean. It’s compact, practical, and easy to make. You only need scrap MDF to construct this table. Use a good dark stain to bring out the lovely MDF surface patterns.
12. MDF Laptop Table
Are you working from home? This portable laptop table made from scrap MDF pieces will surely be your favorite companion. You can create one to fit your laptop size. Just prop this on the bed and place your laptop on top, and you’re ready to work comfortably in bed.
13. Wall Herb Garden
Make your own herb garden at home with these scrap MDF panels. This is a convenient and practical project that you can make at home. You can use mason jars or any kind of glass jar for this green project.
14. Tea Light Candle Holders Made from Scrap Wood
These candleholders are simple, easy to make, and festive. Depending on your preference, these are made from only a few pieces of scrap MDF, painted, or whitewashed. You can make simple candle holders or make exquisite ones using a router.
15. Hidden Wooden Bar
Hide this outdoor bar in plain sight by just lifting the table. Pull it down, and you’ll find a small shelf for your fine wines, some glasses, and condiments. This is made from scrap MDF and other pieces of wood attached to a solid wall for support.
16. Creative House Bookshelf
Keep a few of your favorite books within reach with this creative house bookshelf. You’ll only need five pieces of scrap MDF to do this project. But you can always expand to hold more books if you wish.
17. Vegetable Basket from Old Wood
Keep your veggies crisp and ready to eat with this wooden vegetable basket. It is made from scraps of wood, and the handle is made from an old banister. You can paint this any color or whitewash it for a warm rustic style.
18. Produce Bin from MDF Scrap Wood
Instead of keeping your produce in a basket, organize them in bins just like this one. Make this from old MDF or other wood. You can keep veggies in one compartment and fruits inside the other. Add cute labels on each bin for that country-style effect.
19. Small Table Desk
Use scrap MDF to construct this cute letter desk. You can lift the top of this desk to keep paper, pens, and other stationery. You can use paint or stain this to match your other wooden furniture.
20. Wall Flower Holder
One plank of MDF can be transformed into this cute flower holder. Attach metal hooks to hold these rustic glass bottles. Add a small amount of water and a few blooms indoors. You may also use this to store hats, scarves, and keys.
21. Scrap Wood Cooler
Create this rustic cooler made from old MDF or old wood. Inside this cooler are padded walls to keep ice and cold drinks longer. The side has towel holders and a convenient bottle opener.
22. Wooden Jewelry Holder
Keep your jewelry safe as you display them in this wooden jewelry holder. You can make this holder in under an hour because it’s made from simple, easy-to-find materials. You can use this simple design or create the peg longer to keep more watches and bracelets.
23. Colorful Scrap MDF Tray
This colorful tray is made from old pieces of wood and an MDF middle. The tray handles are old cabinet handles repurposed by polishing the metal. You can use just about any type of wood, but MDF is the preferred material because it’s easy to cut to shape.
24. Hanging Shelves
You can make this unique hanging shelf with just a small piece of MDF wood and some rope. You can display small ornaments, a small plant, or a picture on this interesting shelf. You can also make a longer or bigger shelf to hold more stuff.
25. Plate Risers
Arrange your table for guests with this plate riser. This is made from scrap wood, painted or stained to match your table color. Use a riser to emphasize a dish or to add more room for plates and other tableware.
26. Wine Bottle Holders
This creative wine bottle holder is a great piece to add to your mini bar at home. Two pieces of scrap wood are attached to a big plank to accommodate four wine bottles. You can always expand this holder if you want to display more bottles.
27. Wooden Clip Boards
Announce important things at home or the office with these scrap MDF clipboards. This is from a few pieces of MDF or other types of wood and a small holder clamp. This project is so easy to make; you’ll have two or more clipboards ready for every room in the house.
28. Scrap MDF Signage
Create these excellent signs out of MDF wood and some paint. Use these rustic signs to create a country-style room or home. You can put up signs like these in stores, shops, or in your home office as well.
29. DIY Wood Wall Clock
Have a few scraps of MDF? Arrange these with a clock set, and you’ll have a cool DIY wall clock. Improve this project by staining your clock face or using elaborate numbers and clock hands.
30. Mini Play Houses from Scrap Wood
These cute mini playhouses are perfect for your child’s playroom, bedroom, or study. These are from scrap wood and painted in different colors. Use pens to draw windows, doors, and other designs on wood.
31. Storage Ladder
You don’t need to spend so much on bathroom cabinets! With just a few pieces of scrap wood, you can create this towel holder and storage ladder in just a few minutes. Install this at the back of the toilet or near the sink, so getting what you need from the shelf is easier.
32. DIY Toy Crates from MDF Wood
Do you have so many toys your kids can’t keep up with? Teach your kids how to keep their toys away and keep their rooms tidy with these rigid toy crates made of MDF wood. You can make several of these if you have so many toys to keep. Place one indoors and outdoors to keep indoor and outdoor toys organized.
33. Pendant Lamp from MDF Wood
This lovely light will look great on top of your dining table. It’s made from scrap MDF and other types of wood fitted with electrical wiring and bulbs. This is a simple lamp design, but you can make a more elaborate one by changing the shade design.
34. Cookbook Shelf from Scrap Wood
This unique shelf can keep all your cookbooks and still have some space to hold your favorite spices. It is made from pieces of MDF wood and paint. Attach this to your wall using hidden holders or brackets to keep the shelf safe and still.
35. Vertical Plant Hanger
That bare corner of your living space will look great with this vertical plant hanger made from scrap MDF wood. This is an efficient plant hanger that can hold four plants. You can make a larger version to accommodate more plants but make sure to use solid and durable rope for this project.
36. Mini Photograph Holders
Even something as simple as a block of MDF wood can be used as a photo holder. Use sandpaper to smooth out uneven and rough surfaces. You can add a coat of paint or wood stain, whatever fits your taste. Then, make a small cut on top of the wooden piece. This is where you’ll slide your photos for display.
37. Planter Boxes
These cute and colorful planter boxes can house your favorite indoor plants like cactuses, succulents, and herbs. This is made from small pieces of discarded MDF and other types of wood. Make sure to create a small hole at the bottom of each plant holder to drain excess water from.
38. Creative Wall Organizer
This wall organizer is so easy to make and is a very practical project. Use scrap wood to make pen holders, phone holders, and slots where you can keep scissors, rulers, and stationery. Use this in your home office or at work. You can add more spaces and holders to accommodate more office stuff.
39. Colorful Wooden Toy
MDF wood is excellent for projects, ornaments, and toys, just like this one. This is a colorful stacker toy for babies and toddlers. It is made from scrap wood, but the edges and surfaces are made smooth to keep those little hands safe as they play. This toy also helps toddlers recognize shapes and colors and help them improve their skill.
40. Scrabble Tile Wall Art
This Scrabble tile wall décor is perfect for any home. You can make letter tiles to spell out your family members’ names or to make a wall décor for your friends and class at school. This is made from scrap MDF, stained to create the perfect Scrabble tile. Just make sure to follow the correct letter score for each tile!
41. Cute Reading Area from MDF Wood
Create this child’s corner reading area from scrap MDF wood. The back of this seat has a picket fence design, while the seat is padded with a triangular piece of foam. A small bookcase is added at the back so your child can easily reach for their favorite book.
42. Cute Stars Trinket Boxes
These are cute trinket boxes with cutout stars. You can make these out of scrap MDF wood and some nails. Use these to keep trinkets, small plants, pens, or as a cellphone holder. How to make the star cutout design? You can get patterns online and use your router to cut these out perfectly.
43. Christmas Candy Storage
Christmas is the time for gifts, candy, and sweets. Use this lovely Christmas candy storage to hold your favorite candy and desserts. Place this on your kitchen countertop or at your Christmas dinner table to impress your guests. You may use this pattern for inspiration, but you can always expand this design to accommodate more items and sweet gifts.
44. Mario Bros. Mushroom Mystery Box
Are you a fan of Super Mario Bros? If yes, then this mystery mushroom box is the perfect gift for you. This is made from scrap MDF wood, paint, and some glue and nails to create a seamless box. You can make different versions of this box or use this design to make other boxes inspired by other Mario Bros. characters like Luigi, Princess Peach, etc.
45. Roblox Wall Art from Scrap MDF
Grab scrap MDF wood and some paint to make these colorful wall décor based on Roblox characters. This interesting wall art is excellent for a child’s room, playroom, or den. You can make simple 4×4 wall figures or create larger versions instead.
46. MDF Lego Storage
This is a Lego-inspired side table and drawer made from pieces of MDF. This wood is perfect for making furniture like cabinets and drawers. To create the perfect color for this kind of project, use only brands that will work with MDF wood. For drawer hardware, prefer easy slide components, so your Lego side table drawer closes and opens without effort.
47. Crayon Block Holder
Turn a wood block into a crayon holder with just a hand drill. You can make a simple 8-crayon holder to keep the primary colors. You can also make a larger holder to accommodate 69 lovely colors! You can also use this pattern to make pen holders and other office supplies. This is so easy to make; it may only take a few minutes to complete this project.
48. MDF Easy Shelf Inspiration
This modern cabinet is painted and protected from MDF to create a flawless look. This shelf has bins for storage to keep your stuff more organized. Use this design to create a cabinet with a larger capacity. Construct more shelves and use more bins to hold more books, toys, clothes, and other stuff you want to store.
49. Cool Signs from Scrap MDF
Use scrap MDF to make these rustic signs. As you can see, these are arrows leading to some make-believe place from a movie or fictional story. But you can make signs for local places, countries, your favorite places, etc.
50. Scrap MDF Dollhouse
No MDF project list is complete without a dollhouse. This simple dollhouse design is made from scrap MDF wood, glue, and some nails. You can make a simple dollhouse or an elaborate doll mansion, whichever your child prefers!
MDF is a versatile type of wood that you can use to make all these projects and much more. So if you have scrap MDF wood, keep these in a dry and cool place to preserve its strength, shape, and form. You can make all kinds of projects without spending a dime with scrap MDF pieces.