Since this DIY wood pallet project is both cost effective and also can help save the planet due to its sustainable material, reclaimed wood has become the ultimate DIY project material. You can use this type of wood or salvaged wood for some projects like home renovation, flooring, paneling, and decking. You can have a more creative and out of the box projects too with these materials.
Here is a list of 6 fun DIY projects that you can incorporate reclaimed wood from barns, old doors, and fencing materials into:
1. Reclaimed Wood Headboards
You need to know well how to finish the wood in order to create a nice recycled wood headboard. The finishing process includes cleaning, sanding, and staining or painting the wood. The reclaimed wood furniture is placed near your sleeping area, and that is a good thing. That is why you cannot use some materials like pressure treated wood to avoid nasty splinters. This headboard could made from various things like a solid cross section of tree or even an old abandoned stretch of fence, all you need is your own creativity.
2. Reclaimed Wood Shelving
You can use this reclaimed wood shelving to organize your room, office, living room, or other places. You use any flat of stretch wood like driftwood to make a charming shelving unit. It would take more skills to create entire bookcases from reclaimed or salvaged wood, while hanging recycled wood floating shelves would be easy for most people. The steps listed below are for creating reclaimed or recycled wood floating shelves;
– Locate the studs position in the area where you want to hang the shelves
– Make a hole into those studs by drilling it and slide 3/8 inches holes into each of them
– Create the same holes into the section of the reclaimed wood which will face the wall
– Hammer the shelf onto the rods as the final step, and fill those holes or you can purchase blind shelf supporters instead.
3. Reclaimed Wood Tables
Reclaimed and recycled wood can be used to create many kinds of nice and practical furniture; from coffee tables to dining surfaces with formal look. You might find some difficulties in looking for the templates and design of reclaimed wood furniture on the web, yet you still can create a beautiful table from reclaimed wood by just relying on yourself and not forgetting to conduct some dangerous factors like pulling out the nails on the process. If you are not confident enough with your own woodworking skill, you can purchase a reclaimed wood table top available in the market and for the finishing touches on the base, legs or garnishes, you can do it by your own.
4. Wall Art
Reclaimed wood either can be the canvas for the painted message or be transformed into individual letters to create words for wall art signs.
5. Wood Pallet Turned Instant Shoe Holder
Creating an instant shoe holder out of wood pallet sounds like a very easy project. You can get wood pallets from most warehouses for free since the warehouse managers could profit from it through being free from a disposal fee. All you need to do is clean the pallet, turn in on the skinny side and prop it up against the wall. That is it. Now you can store the shoes by putting the toes of the each shoe between the pallet rails.
6. Reclaimed Wood Wine Rack
Creating a storing place for your great collection of wines from a reclaimed wood would complete these awesome project ideas. This might be also useful for you to start collecting wines. Keep reading to find out the steps to transform reclaimed wood into a wine rack.
-Firstly, you need to find a large extended piece of wood that could hold several rows of wine bottles, perhaps around 32 inches length-wise
-Cut 3/4i-inches cylinders into 9 inches long pieces.
-Spare 6 inches of space at the top of wood piece and4 inches until the bottom of the rack, and don’t forget to mark horizontal lines across the wood.
-Then mark the center on each horizontal line. Mark 3 inches to each side of the top center line. Do the same process on alternate rows to the bottom of your reclaimed wood item. While 1.5 inches mark to each side of the center line are for the other rows.
-Make holes for each cylinder with a ¾-inch drill bit. Place a hole on every meeting point of the vertical and horizontal lines.
-Now sand the tips of the cylinder and the wine rack base.
-You can opt paint the salvaged wood with paint, stain, or polyurethane and let them dry completely. Note that this step is optional.
-After gluing a cylinder into each hole, do not forget to clean the excess glue.
-Use scraps from lumber and a hinge to make a kick-stand for your wine rack.
Alright, there you go.. 6 DIY wood pallet project. That would sum up the creative ways of utilizing reclaimed wood products.
image source: Reclaimed Woord wall art