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Reclaimed Wood Projects You’re Going to Love

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!

Over 25 Reclaimed Wood Projects You'll Love

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!

Reclaimed Wood Ideas

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.

Reclaimed Wood Projects

Tables, a walkway or even an entire wall! There are so many cool reclaimed wood projects DIY out there. Here is a collection of over 25 ideas.

If you’ve always wanted to do some DIY wood ideas, then you’ll want to watch this video I made – I show you four places you can get reclaimed wood to use in your DIYs:

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Barbara Moore

Friday 20th of July 2018

I like all these ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kevin Hansen

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.

Saurabh Sharma

Thursday 2nd of June 2016

Lovely designs. I hadn’t thought of using wood like this! Wonderful ideas!


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 site that has some nice ideas on it not sure if you're aware but thought I'd share with you and your readers. :)