DIY Reclaimed Wood: Easy Projects You Can Do at Home

With reclaimed wood an accessible and trendy design option, there are tons of ways you can combine it and your love for DIY projects to bring some amazing, creative and stylish pieces into your home. Everyone wants one or more classic but trendy pieces in the home to show off to friends and family, and it’s even better if you have made those pieces yourself and can use them as an opportunity to share your DIY talents! Here are a few quick and easy reclaimed wood DIY projects that you can get started on this weekend. 

Make A Toolbox Style Holder

This is a simple and quick little project that you can use if you are just dipping your toe into the waters of DIY projects or if this is your first time working with reclaimed wood. This toolbox style holder can be used for a variety of things, such as to hold business cards or to hold candles (inside of mason jars). This project requires five pieces of wood, as well as a top bar for the toolbox if you’d like. It can be easily created in under half an hour and is a great way to inject some personality into your home.

Make Wall Shelves

A project that reclaimed wood enthusiasts have widely embraced of late is making wall shelves from reclaimed wood. You can make these shelves specific for books or customize them to hold other items. You can even design them so that you can set your picture frames on them. 

Create a Wood Wall

This is a great conversation piece and can be a trendy way to add flair to any room. It is cheap and easy and will give your whole room a “reclaimed wood” feel. You can add a lot of flavor to your wall by using wood from a variety of different sources. If you’re a particularly skilled artist, you can choose a color scheme to work into the wall that will bring the whole room together. If this renovation sounds like something you want to try but you’re not sure you can commit to a large project, then choose a small wall. Creating a reclaimed wood wall is a fantastic way to add vibrant character to your home. 

Make Your Own Headboard

If even a small wall seems like too big of a commitment for you, try creating a headboard out of reclaimed wood. This is a less permanent version of a wood wall, and it is becoming very popular. You can get intricate with your design or make a headboard as simple as seven wide pieces of wood laid out beside each other. This project can be as easy or as complex as you want it to be. Stain or paint the headboard with your own design to give it a customized finish.

Reclaimed wood is a great way to bring a personal and trendy touch to any room. It is also a very popular design option right now, and it will give your home a sense of class and historicity. Whether you are renting or own your home, there are a lot of creative, easy DIY projects that you can do to make reclaimed wood a part of your living space!

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.