15 Easy DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects

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Want to try your skills in some easy woodworking projects? Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find something to work on from this list of wood craft ideas.

1. Mini Planter Boxes

DIY Mini Planter Boxes for Centerpiece or Herb Garden!

Mini Planter Boxes

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These decorations are truly inspirational as they are so easy to make, yet give such a meaningful impact to your outdoors. And you can say, I did them! The boxes are painted then sanded down to only leave a small percentage of paint left onto them, creating a shanty, beachy kinda look. These boxes are numbered. These could be to differentiate who made it and in which box, or what is in each box. Either way, this project is meant to be fun and family-friendly too, not simply looking good but also having a purpose behind the creation.

2. Wooden Mail Sorter

Rustic decor could give you the real warmth of nature in your home.

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Put your hands up if ever you have loved receiving mail, outside of your friends or family sending you something. Yes, chances are, these don’t love letters, more so payment reminders. Also, hide the fact that some of these letters aren’t looking after your purse and wallet. However, there is discipline and this makes it even easier not to miss anything important out. It can also go from top to bottom in terms of priority and urgency. So, to organize yourself best in life, this little wall-hanging delight is such a great solution.

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3. Hexagon Wall Planter

Hexagon Wall Planter – DIY wood project to hold your succulents!

Hexagon Wall Planter

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These beautiful, small, and easy-to-look-after succulents have been a fashionable accessory to a lot of homes and also too many professional outlets. If you have been a mathematical genius in your day, then the geometric design will for sure delight you. And, easy to maintain as a bonus as they are very low maintenance. These planters suit most style homes, even the minimalist ones, adding just enough to space without totally taking over it. If watering isn’t your thing, you can get artificial ones that will create a similar effect.

4. X Farmhouse Table

This easy-to-build Farmhouse Table is the perfect addition to any dining or breakfast room. With its industrial touches and farmhouse style, you will love serving meals at this table!

X Farmhouse Table

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If you are all about sharing and building memories, nothing better than literally both constructing it by constructing your very own family and friends table. And, it is so sturdy that this will be kept in the family for hundreds of years. This table is all about the children marking it by stabbing their forks and knives and the rest onto it creating soul and energy. This is a build to remember the good times, and many thousands of conversations you had over it, being good or bad ones. The table in every home is the epicenter of conversation, the only place where everyone comes together during their busy lifestyle. It’s all about sharing even for a short period of time. So, this build makes it the most amazing build you will ever do, unless you wish to take on the actual building a house project!

5. Reclaimed Wooden Headboard

Use repurposed panels, paint with a darker color, and then sand. Create this romantic-rustic headboard appeal and make your room look cozy.

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Reclaimed Wooden Headboard

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The bedroom is very similar to the write-up to the farmhouse table built. This is where the magic happens, but also where two beings come together in one space, a field with love, and endless discussions. The bedroom is such an important space and not only one to simply sleep in. but one that can change things around in an intense way, especially by including nature and a little Feng Shui within it; breaking up the negative energies around you and adding soft, natural and positive touches. This magnificent headboard suits neutral interiors that have longed for a character.

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6. DIY Wine Rack

Use a few smooth repurposed wooden boards to create a vintage-style wine rack? Deconstructed pallet boards are just waiting for you to become functional works of art.

DIY Wine Rack

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Some of you might only require 5 shelf units, and some a lot, lot more. Whatever your wine selection, you can build accordingly, and make a few of them side by side filling the entire wall if this tickles your fancy. It is such a cheap alternative to simply buying the already made ones, and also something that will pre-occupy you during the weekend. These can also be gifted alongside a good bottle to wine amateurs. Trust us, this is a great present.

7. Wooden Table

Recycled pallets – sanded & finished as a table.

Wooden Table

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Recycled pallets – sanded & finished as a table simply will leave you speechless on how good this looks. It will add an industrial look to it and will seem as if nothing will nor can ever harm it! It is a sturdy piece of furniture that will last forever. Even if the wood panels themselves have writing on them, it will only add to its charm once everything is put together. For best results, try and combine as many different shades of wood to get a truly unique and eclectic style in your home doing all the decorating you’d ever need against a plain white wall.

8 DIY Oversized Wood Dice

DIY oversized wood dice. A great way to add rustic farmhouse charm to your house!

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DIY oversized wood dice

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Also, this can add a little Alice in Wonderland kinda theme to any room. You can leave the finished wooden dice as it is, in all its natural glory, or indeed paint it to somewhat recreate the epic children’s movie. And as ever, in your own unique style that better suits your personality. That is what is so great about making your own furniture. There is no real size to work with, they can be as small or big as you fancy. And also, they sure do not have to all be the same size. This is meant to be a fun project, so fun it is. You can use them as a plant pot structure, a downsize bookshelf unit, something to put the tv onto, and just about anything that comes to mind.

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9. Rustic Industrial Pendant Light

Rustic Industrial Pendant Light with free design plans for this beautiful DIY light fixture!!

Rustic Industrial Pendant Light

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Light has to be the most important working decor tool within any home. Get the lighting wrong, and no matter what you do to the rest of the room will be left on the side. Nothing beats the importance of light. It has to match your decor and go within the flow of what you wish to create design-wise within a particular room. Industrial design has been in for some time and still going strong today. What’s fantastic about this, is that you can do most of it by yourself and recycle in the process. You can torch the wood to give it a natural burnt black color, still noticing the wooden grooves within the pieces. You can really do a lot with the finished article. And if ever you get bored of it after some time, you can take it down, and paint it a different color.

10. DIY Address Number Wall Planter

Cheap and easy DIY project!

DIY Address Number Wall Planter

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A truly cheap and easy project for all of you! It doesn’t look like much, but coming home from a busy day at home being welcomed home with this little number wall planter, really does make your day. It has a calming effect before you come right in, giving you all the positive energy leaving all the bad ones dispersed outside. Succulents are used in this, however, don’t rule out the climbing plants that will keep evolving as the months go by. A lovely touch not to be missed, especially being so easy to put up outside your front door. You could even write your house name or the family name as in, Mr. and Mrs. Smith home.

11. DIY Wall Box

Showcase your favorite things and feature them in an individual style cabinet – add a cute furniture piece to your bedroom collection and add a customized collocation to the mixture. It will look both graceful and stylish.

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A fabulous way to get more space to arrange things clearer, and also great to make a bland-looking wall a little more alive. You can change what is inside them, to always make small changes to the way it looks and therefore will change your room entirely. Even from such small details. If you are forgetful, especially misplacing your keys, wallet, and glasses, always asking others where you left a certain item, you really cannot go wrong.

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12. DIY Wood Box Centerpiece

Does your dining room need some serious decor assistance?

DIY Wood Box Centerpiece

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It is all in the details. Small details, not the “neon look at my details”. Big features are great for the immediate wow factor walking into a room, but it takes careful planning to make a room and a home feel extra special with little details dispersed everywhere catching your eyes in every direction. This is what creates character and beauty. And also, these details can be changed as per your wishes, whenever you feel like it. You will have a sense of change with the slightest of rearrangement.

13. I Love Our Home Shelf – DIY

What does it really mean when they say home is where the heart is? This pallet home shelf project is the perfect place to display some of your special things.

I Love Our Home Shelf - DIY

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Also displays positive energy making you have a sense of belonging to your home. Almost as if the artwork welcomes you and is a reminder of how fortunate you are. And there is nothing wrong with a gentle reminder telling you so. It occupies a blank wall and also generates more space within your living area instead of figuring out where to pile on your small statues, picture frames, candles, sent, etc. The way you decorate it is entirely up to you, this is a lovely washed-up example similar to the driftwood you will see in certain beachside areas on the shores, constantly putting you in a holiday mood.

14. How to make a Plain Wood Board Look Rustic

How to Make a Rustic Wood Sign out of plain wood board using stain, spray paint, and Vaseline. Easy DIY Chippy Wood Sign technique project.

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How to make a Plain Wood Board Look Rustic

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What is perfect about this DIY job, is that you cannot really go wrong with it. Some of us might love Ikea, and some will never set foot in this multi-billion dollar factory. Naturally, we reserve no judgment but can tell you that adding rustic elements to a home, always without a doubt adds charisma, character, and warmth. The opposite of stale and characterless really. English walnut stain is used for this, but any other stain that fits you better must be the correct choice. Have fun and attempt something different. And if you don’t like it, sand it down and start again. As easy as one two three.

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15. DIY Coffee Table

Create this custom DIY coffee table in one afternoon. It’s big, it’s solid and best of all, easy to make.

DIY Coffee Table

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This table works wonders with the “X Farmhouse Table” on our top number 4 of this top 15. This is to have a continuity of design correlating and speaking the same language to the other without offending too many shapes and sizes throughout the home. This can quickly become a miss-match in hell. The coffee table is to harmonize your furniture all in one from room to room. The finish of the coffee table in weathered grey, adding a shabby chic note to the finished product. Looks great with a white interior, or something the little Mediterranean going on. Place a woven basket full of your favorite seashells and candles to add the desired home away from the home effect.

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