If you have ever done a wood project I’m sure at one point or another you’ve had wood left over. Pieces of wood that you can’t seem to find a use for, piling up in your garage or yard. This is because wood does not decompose into the ground like leaves, twigs, or tree trunks. Taking the advice of a local termite expert, I have found many ways to slowly rid myself of the pile. Rather than leaving these to become a fire hazard or an invitation to termites or other wood-destroying insects, recycle them into something useful or beautiful!
Don’t let wood scraps go to waste! There are plenty of wood recycling ideas and wood projects to use your leftover wood. Here is a list of some great wood recycling projects:
1. Towel holder
This is a fun and functional way to recycle old wood and use it as a towel rack or for hanging kitchen towels near the sink.
2. Wooden welcome sign
Is your front door looking a little bare? Here is a pretty sign that can be customized to your liking and will look great on your front porch.
3. Wood coat rack
This is an easy DIY project you can do for your home. It brings storage and style to any entryway and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.
4. Wood corner shelf
This stylish shelf can add some character to an empty corner in your home.