DIY wood projects

Ideas for woodworking and projects with wood

Broaden your tools’ horizons with our woodworking ideas. These DIY projects enable you to make wood into useful and attractive outdoor items.

Man wearing protective goggles and ear protection sawing a log with a STIHL MS 180 petrol-driven chainsaw

DIY wooden furniture

Wooden outdoor furniture always looks great, and makes a rewarding DIY project. From benches and tables to atmospheric lanterns or a sandpit for the kids – it’s always special if you make it yourself. We have plenty of ideas for wood projects that will be perfectly at home in your outdoor space.
Make your own garden furniture
A man wearing ear protection and gloves uses a STIHL MS 193 C-E carving chainsaw to work on a partly finished wooden sculpture of a bird

Garden ornaments

Whether you’re looking for woodworking ideas that are suitable for beginners, or a more intermediate project, our DIY garden ornament instructions are sure to interest you. Perhaps you’ll tackle decorative owl and star ornaments, or take on something more practical like a bird box.
DIY garden ornaments
A branch that has been sawn with a STIHL GTA 26 cordless garden pruner in order to make a home decoration

DIY home decorations

With the help of our instructions and a few materials, you can create impressive home decorations in no time. You might choose a lamp, side table, or magazine holder – we can inspire you to create accessories to suit any home. Let’s get started bringing nature inside.
DIY home decorations
Close-up of a bee on a pink flower

How to make a wildlife-friendly garden

Make your garden feel like home - not just for you, but also wildlife such as hedgehogs, bees and birds. Our practical instructions make it easy to build your own hedgehog house, insect hotel or nesting box, so your garden can be even more welcoming to a range of animals!
Wildlife-friendly garden

Committed to your safety: protective equipment

Taking on DIY woodworking projects with powerful tools is fun and means you can learn new skills – which is great as long as you have effective and safe protective clothing while using them. Always wear personal protective equipment when working with your chainsaw. This includes a helmet, cut protection trousers, safety boots, and more. The operating manual for your product contains more details on this. Fully familiarise yourself with the tool before you use your chainsaw for the first time, and check it is in flawless condition before each use. On request, your STIHL dealer will be happy to prepare your tool for its first use, and will also advise you on models and sizes of protective clothing that you can try at your leisure. Please remember that personal protective equipment is no substitute for safe working techniques.

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