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Don’t Put Those Pieces Of Old Wood In The Trash – Here’s How You Can Use Them

Being “green” is totally trendy right now. Sure, doing your part to help the environment is good for the earth, but it can also be good for your home. If you believe that a touch of country charm can be just as elegant as sleek, modern furniture, then the environmentally friendly reclaimed wood craze is perfect for you. By using wood pallets, fallen trees, and pieces of old barns to refurnish your home, you’re cutting down on consumption and making your home look stylish to boot. Check out 18 inspirational ideas for reusing tired timber below.

1. Use slats of wood glued together as a canvas for artwork.

Use slats of wood glued together as a canvas for artwork.

Young and Crafty Sisters

2. Cut reclaimed wood into arrow shapes and hang them on the wall for clean, yet rustic home decor.

Cut reclaimed wood into arrow shapes and hang them on the wall for clean, yet rustic home decor.

Little Brick House

3. Massive, salvaged nails turn this slat of wood into a cool wine holder.

Massive, salvaged nails turn this slat of wood into a cool wine holder.

Decoist

4. Wood planks become a cute garden pathway, no sanding required.

Wood planks become a cute garden pathway, no sanding required.

Funky Junk Interiors

5. Cover a kitchen vent in reclaimed wood to give the room a rustic vibe.

Cover a kitchen vent in reclaimed wood to give the room a rustic vibe.

Buckets of Burlap

This is suggested for electric stoves only.

6. Attach hooks to planks of reclaimed wood to make bathroom towel holders.

Attach hooks to planks of reclaimed wood to make bathroom towel holders.

Etsy / CricketStudioArtwork

Do it yourself or buy these here.

7. Use reclaimed wood and corrugated metal to make a hall tree.

Use reclaimed wood and corrugated metal to make a hall tree.

Beyond The Picket Fence

8. Turn reclaimed pallets into practical shelving.

Turn reclaimed pallets into practical shelving.

The Nest

9. Craft a super-cute end table with an old crate.

Craft a super-cute end table with an old crate.

Black Oak Vintage

10. Make a rustic handrail from a tree branch.

Make a rustic handrail from a tree branch.

I Gotta Create

11. Even if you only have small branches, you can still make a cool picture frame.

Even if you only have small branches, you can still make a cool picture frame.

Ginger Flair

12. If you have some serious DIY skills under your belt, you can make this reclaimed wood sliding door.

If you have some serious DIY skills under your belt, you can make this reclaimed wood sliding door.

DIY Network

13. Speaking of doors, this old door was turned into a coffee table.

Speaking of doors, this old door was turned into a coffee table.

Killer B. Designs

14. A round pallet becomes a wall-art clock with iron numbers.

A round pallet becomes a wall-art clock with iron numbers.

Liz Marie Blog

15. Glue a chalkboard to a slab of wood and hang it in your home for forget-me-nots.

Glue a chalkboard to a slab of wood and hang it in your home for forget-me-nots.

Etsy

16. Line your ceiling with wood planks.

Line your ceiling with wood planks.

Höst

This would look especially cute on a patio.

17. Make driftwood into hanging votive holders.

Make driftwood into hanging votive holders.

Clicky Pix

18. Attach thin pieces of wood to drawers and give a cabinet a rustic look.

Attach thin pieces of wood to drawers and give a cabinet a rustic look.

Place Of My Taste

That coffee table crafted from an old door is so cool! I don’t have the DIY skills to make something like that, but I could easily make a chalkboard for my kitchen. Which one of these projects made you want to grab the wood glue?

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