Upcycle scrap wood, skids or pallets into stylish and functional pieces for your home.
April 24 is Arbor Day. If you can't celebrate by planting a new tree, perhaps upcycling is the next best thing. Reclaimed wood is not only practical and sturdy for home furnishings, but it also has an irresistibly rustic vibe. From wall art to furniture, these DIY found-wood projects will add an earthy tone to any home.
Have the world right in your living room with this wood pallet world map
. Using a map template, paint each continent onto a pallet for a worldly piece of wall art. While the process may be time-consuming (and a bit challenging), the results are worth it. Inexpensive and eco-friendly, this gorgeous piece will inspire anyone to see the world.
Add some rustic charm to your home with a simple but lovely wood pallet bench
. This tutorial features easy-to-follow steps and reaps functionality and naturalness. Perfect as an outdoorsy addition to a sunroom or porch, this little bench provides aesthetic appeal and a place for relaxing.
Extend the natural look to your walls with this pallet shelf
. Store bottles, display pottery, stack toiletries — do whatever you please with this piece. Keep it its natural earthy hue or paint it to complement your living space.
For an exquisite DIY headboard
put your pallet skills to the crafty test. For a cool and eclectic
effect, use different colored wood panels on the frame. This headboard
will match any style room and taste. The staggered strips add a
multi-dimensional look worth emulating as well.
The coffee table: a place to gather around and chat, a convenience to keep your favorite books and magazines handy, and now a DIY conversation piece. This pallet coffee table
features little storage cubbies and adds a sleek, neutral tone to your living or family room. Whether in a rustic or modern space, this little table will be the center of attention.
Vases are typically made of glass or ceramic, but why not show off your green thumb with a unique wood vase
? Cheap, easy and fast to make, this DIY vase is stylish and versatile in the most natural ways. With glue, nails and wood scraps, you can't go wrong when you craft a vase as cool as this one.