If you need help finding wood to repurpose, head to your local lumber yard or hardware store to look for scraps, which are usually set at a low price. Otherwise, utilize materials you no longer need. Think old fence posts or scraps from a past project.
6 Items That You Can Make With Repurposed Wood
You can also find reclaimed wood on local buy/sell/trade websites for cheap (or even free) or by asking local businesses if they have any used pallets they’re looking to part with. From there, you’ll need to put your handyman skills to work. Be careful when doing these projects!
1. Wooden Kitchen Shelf
The word “shelf” seems to limit itself. In fact, a shelf can make for a number of things, not just books. Use it to store pantry essentials, travel souvenirs, photo frames, and more. Grab some reclaimed wood and a few power tools and get to work building your own impressive furniture. Attach this shelf in the kitchen to make more storage.
2. Wooden Wall Art
Exposed brick makes any space look hip and modern. Unfortunately, it’s not always an option. Fortunately, you can make this tutorial using reclaimed wood to make faux-brick wall art. It will take some forethought and planning, but you’ll end up with a timeless piece perfect for hanging wreaths and displaying anywhere in your home.
3. Reclaimed Wood Mantel
It’s always disappointing to see a fireplace without a built-in mantel. Mantels are perfect for displaying artwork, knick-knacks, and photos in style. Plus, they’re essential for hanging stockings during the holidays. If your fireplace doesn’t have a mantel, make your own out of wood. It’s easier than you think!
4. Wooden Memo Board
No matter where you work, keeping things organized is key. This DIY memo board will definitely help you with those organization efforts.
5. Vintage Wooden Tray
The idea of building your own shelves can sound intimidating to those of us who aren’t expert woodworkers. Well, we’re here to show you that it isn’t as daunting as it seems. This small DIY wooden shelf is the perfect project for beginner woodworkers to get the hang of things before moving on to bigger and better things.
6. Wooden Bottle Opener
Once you start making these handy bottle openers, family members and friends won’t stop pestering you to make one for them. Lucky for you, this project is simple and relatively cheap once you have the supplies.