Welding is a relaxing hobby that lets you build things that will last for many years and even generations. It’s also a great way of generating some side income. Below are some of our favorite welding project ideas for you to try out.

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Before you start welding: If you’re new to welding and you’re looking to try it out – there’s a few things you’ll need. Firstly you’ll need a welder to start welding with. A MIG welder is usually your best bet due to the affordability, quality of results and ease of use.  You’ll also need to make sure you have all your welding safety equipment.

Quick jump:

Workshop & Practical

Here are some of our favorite things to make for your workshop or garage.

1. Welding Cart

A welding cart is the perfect place to store your welder. Some of the more powerful welders can be very heavy and tough to carried, so a wheeled cart is perfect for moving it about.

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Learn to make a welding cart

2. MIG Welding Gun Holder.

This handy holder for your torch is useful if you want to put your gun down but not place it on your workbench. It’s attached to a clamp so it’s easily transportable.

mig torch holder

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3. Workshop Table. 

There’s never any harm in having an extra table around the garage to store stuff or work on if you have the room.

Learn how to make a workshop table

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4. Pencil Holder. 

This is a cool little project to practice your skills with smaller pieces of metal and won’t take much time. It looks really neat and is a nice touch to a desk in your workplace.

Learn how to make a pencil holder

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5. Garage Shelving

Shelves are excellent for storage because you can keep loads of items in close reach to your workbench – but out of reach of children! This is a good design made from steel tubing.

Learn how to weld shelving

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6. Shop Stool

A welding stool is a simple project that takes just a couple of hours to build. Everyone needs to sit down so it’s a great addition to your workspace. All you need is 4 legs, 8 frame pieces and a seat.

Learn how to weld a stool

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Interior and Furniture

There’s loads of welding projects you can do too make something great for your home or as a gift to a friend or family. Here are some of our favorites.

1. TV Side Tables.

These are a really useful thing to have next to your sofa. It has a simple design and can be used as a side table, food tray or laptop table.

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2 Industrial Coffee Table

Another type of table, this one’s a bit sturdier. They look really neat, and will probably last longer and be cheaper than getting one from a store.

Learn how to make a coffee table

welded coffee table

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3. Horseshoe Coat Rack. 

This is a quick and easy project that looks great on the wall. Simple get hold of some old horseshoes and weld them in a row. Mount it on the wall and you’ll have something cool to hang your coats on.

coat rack horseshoes

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4. Horseshoe Wine Rack.

Horseshoes are really cool for welding projects because there’s loads you can do with them in different styles. Try a horseshoe wine rack  in any design you like.

horseshoe wine rack

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5. Book Ends 

Book ends is a common first welding project because they’re small and don’t require much intricacy. Welding an L shape out of two sheets of metal will give you a solid basis. They also make a great present and can be easily personalized.

welded book end

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Outdoors

1. Fire pit

With half a sheet of steel you can make a fire pit. Fill it with wood and it’s perfect for sitting round the fire with a friends and a few beers.

Learn how to make a fire pit

fire pit

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2. Firewood Rack 

Store all your fire wood with ease with a firewood rack. Below is an example of a large rack, but you can easily create them with more simple designs and a solid U shape should do the job.

welded firewood rack

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3. Barbecue

Why not show off your welding skills by making your own barbecue. This also works well if you have a metal barrel that you can use.

Learn how to weld a barbecue

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4. Metal Trellis climbing plants 

A metal trellis is a more durable option that usual wooden ones. If you have climbing plants such as vines in your garden that will offer good strong support.

Learn how to make a metal trellis

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Welding Art

1. Animal Sculptures

There’s no end to fun designs you can choose to weld animals. If you have spare bits of metal lying around you can easily try to weld them into something that could make a great gift to family member.

welded dog

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2. Car Sculptures

Old nuts and bolts can turn into something amazing. Try your creative skills by creating a sculpture of a mini car or other vehicle.

welded car art

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3. Spoon Flower

If you have too much cutlery or are getting new set – rather than throwing spoons away or having some lying around that you don’t use, try making a simple spoon flower out of them. They’re make a great addition to your garden!

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Learn how to make a spoon flower

Hopefully these gave you some ideas for your next project! If you have any to add to this list please send them in to kingsofwelding[at]gmail.com thank you.