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Reclaimed Wood Revival

Being on a budget doesn’t have to mean giving up quality.

Wood furniture and construction materials can be expensive, and turning to reclaimed woods can provide a sturdy, quality design for a lot less. Repurposing and turning salvaged wood into high end pieces cuts waste and assures an original design.

Check out the following reclaimed projects for some DIY enticement.

Old barn doors are great finds and can be used for many different interior applications.

Creating a sliding door with them can open up more space in a room. Clearance for the opening isn’t needed because it just slides back and forth, which is a budget friendly alternative to a pocket door. This tutorial shows the basics of hanging up a barn door.

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: scraphacker.com

Old doors also make sturdy, rustic looking tables. This hanging design warrants ongoing outdoor dinner parties.

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: indulgy.com

They also make good writing and working surfaces. This utilitarian desk by Manoteca takes discarded doors and turns them into useful items once again. They even have storage pockets created from miscellaneous old wood pieces and door parts.

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: manoteca.com

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: manoteca.com

Don’t be fooled by reclaimed wood pieces that cost a fortune. As more people turn to used materials, some try and spike up the price for objects that can usually be made a similar way for much less. This console table, which has a ridiculously steep price tag, could easily be replicated by someone with basic woodworking skills, and someone who doesn’t mind doing a little sanding.

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: anthropologie.com

Also, this natural look could be recreated by using wood glue to affix thinly cut spare wood branches or small logs onto a cabinet or other furniture piece.

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: anthropologie.com

Wood is easily painted and decorated, but it can also be given an edge by looking at it differently. Dress up a plain wood area, like a floor, wall panel, dresser or vanity with a pattern. Designer Monika Järg creates unique tactile presentations on wood with textiles, ropes, felt and paints.

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: tekstiilruumis.ee

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: tekstiilruumis.ee

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: tekstiilruumis.ee

Only have bits and pieces of leftover wood?

No worries. Scraps of wood can be integrated into what may look like mismatched portions at first, but can come together in a room, like in this wood wall and farm table.

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc. from Houzz.com

Reclaimed Wood Revival

Image source: Amsterdam Media and Holly Marder from Houzz.com

Reclaimed wood projects reduce garbage and landfill waste while creating once again functional, one of a kind pieces.

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