If you’ve always wanted to do some reclaimed wood projects, then this collection is for you. I can’t get enough of these cool repurposed barn wood projects – I want to try them all!
I never thought about making things with reclaimed wood before, but lately it’s a trend I can’t ignore. And then all of the sudden I am noticing pallets near the dumpster behind the coffee shop . . . I think it’s time for me to join in and make one of those cool reclaimed wood projects. You know, something cool out of repurposed pallet or barn wood!
DIY Wood Projects
My building skills are limited, but luckily there are quite a few tutorials out there that can help me figure it out. If you’ve always wanted to make something with reclaimed wood, this collection is for you.
Where to Get Reclaimed Wood
You can buy reclaimed wood, but I recommend trying to get it for free first. There’s nothing like doing a repurposed wood DIY when you got all of your materials at no charge! Here are some ideas:
Place an ad in the local paper, on Craigslist, or on Freecycle. Sometimes communities even have their own Facebook pages or groups! Let people know you are looking for old wood or pallets to take off of their hands and how to get in touch with you.
Look behind grocery stores or furniture stores for old pallets. If you see they have some in the back, go to the manager of the store and ask if you can have them. Never just drive away with pallets . . . you could get caught on camera :0
Call local contractors, especially those who specialize in remodeling. They might have some projects coming up that involve wood removal, and will be happy to give you the extras that they won’t have to pay to dispose of.
Contact an excavator. Sometimes excavators take down barns(especially when they build new subdivisions) and will have access to old lumber that you can use.
Are you ready to see some projects? Scroll down to see them.
If you are looking for an easy wood project to start with, this may be the one! Only one piece of wood to work with, a bit of paint and you have a cute decoration. You could even switch out the little wreath to go with the holiday.
I like all these ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Thursday 12th of January 2017
I absolutely love these ideas! I'm doing research on reclaimed wood ideas and these are just great! Thanks for sharing them.
Thursday 2nd of June 2016
Lovely designs. I hadn’t thought of using wood like this!
Monday 30th of June 2014
It is a growing trend. I was looking up some ideas myself for what to do with some old wood pallets I have in my back garden. Rather than taking them over to the municipal dump I got to thinking surely there is something I can make from them. After pulling them apart with a crow hammer I have some sweet pieces of wood left over. Enough to make a nice garden bench or something practical anyway. I came across coolwoodprojects.club site that has some nice ideas on it not sure if you're aware but thought I'd share with you and your readers. :)