If you have scrap wood lying around, try one of these easy Scrap Wood DIY Projects For Your Home to add charm and character to your spaces.
I have preached and preached for years to always keep a scrap wood pile. There are so many things you can do with scrap wood and it will save you so much money when a project idea comes about. Another way to save money on wood is to pick it up when you find it at thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, and Restore. Whenever Matt and I are out and about and find some great wood pieces at a good price, we pick them up. I am always coming up with ideas for projects and I am not a patient DIYer. When the idea comes, I want to see it come to fruition ASAP. Having a scrap wood pile makes that possible.
Let’s get to some of the scrap wood DIY projects we have made over the years.
This birdhouse made the perfect wall and door decor.
Lanterns are so popular. You can make them easily with scrap wood!
We have made so many mantels from our scrap wood pile. It is a beautiful way to make use of scrap wood.
If you have a fallen tree in your yard, you have scrap wood you can use for so many things!
A simple bench can be made with scrap wood.
Pallet wood is something hard to take apart but it can give you some great wood to work with.
This next project is another great way to use limbs and stumps from a fallen tree.
Tiered stands are one of my favorite things to make with scrap wood.
Once you know how to make a box, the possibilities are endless. This is a great starter project to try with your scrap wood pile.
You can make a pedestal out of scrap wood. The legs are a little unexpected on this one. Can you tell what they are?
Two scrap boards and you can create a mantel.
Letterboards are so much fun. You can create one for free with your scrap wood pieces.
These wood stockings are so fun for Christmas. They are easy to make with scrap wood pieces.
Signs and trays are a great way to repurpose scrap wood.
Halloween is no match for a scrap wood pile. We made this lantern with an old door, but the same build can come from scrap wood.
I found the window frame at a sale. Our scrap wood pile made it into a sign that still hangs in our entry today.
I found the table legs in our neighbor’s dumpster. The top was made from scrap tongue and groove boards we found at a sale.
Someone has the metal parts to this picnic table on the side of the road for free. We picked it up and used some scrap boards to create a picnic table for our backyard.
This set was set out for the trash. It was just the metal shells of each piece. We used scrap wood and paint to make them into a usable set again.
A wood caddy can be used for all kinds of things. Use your scrap wood pieces to create a few.
We pulled this dresser shell from an old barn. It did not have any drawers. We took what we had in our scrap pile and made boxes instead.
You can make so many things from a scrap wood pile. Always keep your scraps and always be on the lookout for wood when you are at sales and different thrift stores.
Which one of these Scrap Wood DIY Projects is your favorite?