If there was ever a month to take the time to appreciate building and decorating with reclaimed wood, April is it. With Arbor Day just a couple of weeks away, we''s can help you to not only make use of old, unwanted wood, but use it to create a magazine-worthy home on a shoestring.
Nothing says farmhouse charm like a chunky dining room table. This straight forward DIY breaks down the steps so you can make your own using reclaimed wood.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for 2. Turn barn wood into designer wall art
Project via Lindsay @My Creative Days
So industrial-chic and so simple, this repurposed wall decor is perfect for making a statement on smaller walls, like in an entryway or bathroom.
3. Plant your vertical garden in a pallet
Project via Anne @The Micro Gardener
These vertical gardens are all the rage this spring, plus they''ve got a lot of retired wood on your hands, or you know where to get some, you''s custom fit for you, by using this reclaimed wood DIY tutorial. Can you imagine anything cozier than cuddling into this cottage style bed after a long day of DIYing?
This pallet upcycle is a great one for novice woodworkers. Simply give your pallet a fresh coat of paint, add a reclaimed wood top shelf, and attach it to the wall by your entryway, for a sweet and useful little detail.
7. Use salvaged wood strips to decorate your stairs
Project via Rita @This Sorta Old Life
If you''re thin, so that they''s an eye-catching kitchen stunner that will impress visitors and give some charm to your cooking space.
9. Make a full-sized deck using pallets
Project via Liz @Hoosier Homemade
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Turn a pile of pallets into a sturdy backyard deck to enjoy the warmer weather. If you''ve already got the perfect outdoor lounging area, skip ahead to the furnishing stage. This crafty DIYer upgraded a pallet sectional by adding glossy wood embellishments. Voila -- a classy backyard bistro is born!
Find more ideas. inspirations, and how-to's, on our reclaimed wood page on Hometalk!