3 Different Types of DIY Wood Projects From Reclaimed Wood

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So, you’ve been thinking about getting some DIY Wood Projects going on. Awesome. I’ve been seeing them all over the web and across the county. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Just so we’re clear: we’re not talking about building actual wooden structures here. Nor are we talking about the old-fashioned form of barn construction. We’re talking about building out of scraps, maybe from an old bedroom suite or even a junkyard. And yes, we know it sounds crazy but… We’ve seen it before.

Simple DIY Wood Projects

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Here’s a little experiment you can try in your home (safely, of course)! Take some wood, enough for your project to need, and some paint, and create a rustic wooden wall shelf. The good thing about this project is that the two materials can be used in different ways, and there’s no limit to how many DIY Wood Projects you can try. Why start with a shelf, you ask? Because it’s pretty simple to make one with just a few wooden strips nailed together at the bottom, and a paint sprayer to protect the surface. You’ll need some nails and screws, a hammer, a level, and wood shims.

Here’s one more fun way to build DIY Wood Projects: Make some easy DIY wood projects out of scrap metal. Take broken or unused pallets from your kitchen or garage, and clean them up. When you’ve got a whole mess of scrap metal lying around, it’s so easy to make a useful toolbox out of it. From tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, a saw, and a drill, you can create something as stylish and useful as a shelf or a bookcase out of old pallets.

If you’re into decorating, then why not create something new out of wood, by making a painted love seat. With all the patterns out there today, you should have no problem finding a great love seat that you can customize for your bedroom, or any room in your house. A painted love seat makes a comfortable seat for two, and it’s a really cute addition to any bedroom or bathroom. So if you’re not a master carpenter, why not get started with a DIY Wood Projects that combines craftiness and quality?

Another easy DIY Wood Project that uses reclaimed lumber is a painting bench. How simple is that? All you need is a table or desk, some pine or oak beads, and you’ve got a great new piece of furniture. And another great thing about using reclaimed lumber – you can choose a finish that suits your tastes, since the color is already worn naturally. Some people even choose to paint their pieces in a neutral color for added variety. So if you’re tired of the same look, and want to try something a little bit different, this is the way to go!

Probably the most famous DIY Wood Projects out there is actually a planter box. If you’re like me, chances are you have a few baskets on hand, and maybe even a potting shed. What if you could take those items and transform them into a beautiful, useful planter box? I’ve seen them done before, but if you do a little research, you’ll see how easy they are to make, and you’ll love them once you see them in action. It’s a great project to take on because not only will you find this a great project to make with reclaimed wood, but once you’ve made your own, you can reuse the planter boxes over again!

End Note

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As you can see, there are a lot of ways to use reclaimed wood in your home improvement projects. From planters, to coffee tables, to storage units, the possibilities are endless. Just remember that you don’t have to be an expert woodworker to be able to take these DIY Wood Projects from start to finish. With a little bit of planning, some tools, and a little creativity, you too can create beautiful woodworking masterpieces that you can be proud of.

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