Ways to Use Old or Salvaged Wood

1. 16 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood in Your Home

From an awesome drift wood head board, to a stool made from a boat that washed up on shore, this article on Bobvila.com, gives you a bunch of ways you can use reclaimed and salvaged wood in your home. Who knew that you could repurpose shipping crates and create your own fabulous wood flooring or tile your shower with reclaimed wood tile? With a bit of creativity and some farsighted vision, you can create beautiful and functional items for your home using salvage wood that you might normally have thrown in the trash. For all the details, read the full article here.

2. 35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets

If you’ve got some old pallets lying around, or you have access to some that you know the owners don’t know what to do with, then you’re going to love this article from dumpaday.com. With fabulous photographs and detailed descriptions, this article gives us so many ways to use old pallets that you’ve probably never thought of; you might start lurking around warehouses to stock up on pallets. From fabulous planters, to amazing wall art, to awesome bedroom and living room furniture, there’s literally almost nothing that you can’t adapt to be made from used pallets. For all the fabulous ideas and photos, read the full article here.

3. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

With today’s emphasis on reuse and recycle, author Kelsey Keith, writing for dwell.com, brings us this fabulous article on various ways you can take reclaimed lumber and other building materials and create beautiful home renovations. Reusing material is less costly and much kinder to the environment and gives your home and furniture a familiar feel that will make you feel warm and cozy. From fabulous furniture to “like new” wood flooring at a fraction of the cost, you can make your home a retreat that’s wonderful for you and friendly to the environment. See all of the amazing photos and get all the helpful tips by reading the full article here.

4. Building a Reclaimed Wood Tabletop

If you’re considering reusing some of your old wood to make some amazing new furniture, then you’ve simply to see this incredibly informative video and woodwork by Mitchell J Rudman for hffcom. In the video, Mitchell takes some dirty old hemlock and reworks it to create an amazingly beautiful new table top. This incredible video takes us from the very start of the project, with that beat up old wood, all the way through the process, step by step, to the gorgeous finished product. To get all the information, watch the full video here.

5. Pallet Furniture: How to Choose and Prepare Reclaimed Wood for DIY Projects

The folks at apartmenttherapy.com are always looking for ways to reuse, recycle and reclaim in an effort to make your space look fabulous, while doing it in an economical and environmentally friendly manner. In this article, they give us a wealth of information on how to choose, clean and prepare those fabulous pallets you’ve picked up to make your next do it yourself project. There’s a lot to consider both in which pallets to chose and where to use them. Get all the tips, tricks and details by reading the full article here.