Turn your imagination wild and come up with a great wall art made of scrap wood! There is nothing to worry if you have smaller pieces of wood — you can combine them using high-quality wood glue to create an artistic shape that will add texture to your wall.
One great idea is to re-create your country’s or favourite place’s shape on the map using scrap wood. You can then drill and hang it on your wall, whether you want to retain its rustic colour or give it a little splash of colour.
2. Scrap Wood Cutting Board
One of the easiest ways to create a DIY wooden coaster is by cutting a piece of log that’s approximately 3.5–4” in diameter. You have to choose a well-seasoned log, however, if you don’t want your coaster to dry and crack easily.
Softwoods like cedar, fir, and pine mostly result in a rustic look, while hardwoods like oak, mahogany, maple, and beech will look more refined, and maybe more durable.
4. Wooden Serving Tray
Wooden planter boxes make great wedding centrepieces or herb garden containers at home! So, create yours using wooden pieces from an old pallet by simply forming a square or rectangular container of your preferred size. This is just one of many ways you can use scrap wood for storage purposes. When descending into this rabbit hole, the garden storage possibilities are endless.
You can also create it with a size that’s able to fit a circular pot to hold the soil. Mount it on the wall or simply place in a shelf for a touch of nature in your home!
7. DIY Bathtub Tray
Kids — and even adults — will surely love a challenging wooden puzzle for them to solve! For this project, you will need to create at least 15 identical cubelets formed into 4-7 pieces of the puzzle.
After finishing the cubelets, form the wooden pieces into several patterns, namely the L Tetracube and Tricube, Left Screw and Right Screw Tetracubes, T Tetracube, S Tetracube, and the Branch Tetracube. Some instructional materials are readily available online to create a perfect soma puzzle.
10. Pallet Coffee Mug Rack
Recycle your wooden pallet and turn it into a rustic coffee mug rack at home! This project is pretty easy, and you can begin by cutting at least a fourth of your pallet to be used as a cup holder.
Then, measure your cups and mark the wood exactly where you want to lay the hooks. Drill holes in the pallet for your hooks and screws afterwards and polish your coffee cup holder with stain or paint.
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