Turning Reclaimed Wood into Home Decor
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Scrap wood is laying around all over the place, but many people are starting to reclaim this scrap wood and are turning into décor for their home. What was once a pallet could become a wood deck. Some break the wood down even more and create other materials. It not only makes your home look good, but also reuses the wood in an environmentally friendly way.
This week, Toolbarn’s web staff has five creative uses for people that are looking for productive ways use reclaimed wood for home décor.
1.) Pipe Handled Wood Tray
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If you’ve broken down a fence or have some extra wood pieces laying around, you can always hammer or glue a couple boards together and create a homemade bed tray that use pipes for handles. This low cost project would provide some coolness to your home while reusing old materials from past woodworking projects. Get the full tutorial here.
2.) Frame Wood Block Art
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Have some extra wood chips laying around? Why not cut them up in geometric shapes and glue them to a frame? Simply cut your wood into geometric shapes, stain them and glue or nail them to a frame. You make a compelling homemade piece and use some scrap wood at the same time.
3.) Salvaged Wood Stairs
Photo Courtesy This Sorta Old Life
Another great way to use reclaimed wood is to cut the boards down to size and use them to create new stairs. It’s a low budget way to fix up your staircase. Just make sure they are thin enough to fit, but thick enough to hold your body weight. Also, add a little color to make it stand out.
4.) Rustic Picture Frames
Photo Courtesy if Little House of Four
Another good use for reclaimed wood is to use some old pallets to create industrial-style picture frames. Stain the wood, insert your picture and hang it on the wall. If you build a few of them, you can have your own gallery featuring your family or other subjects near and dear to your heart.
5.) Wooden Shower Tiles
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A lot of showers or bathrooms have ceramic tiles, but why not use some of the wood you reclaimed and make that your shower tiles instead. This person cut the tiles into 4×4 squares, stained them for protection and mounted them into the wall. It looks nice and is much more cozy than cold, ceramic tiles.
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