Another Cool Way to Use Scrap Hardwoods

Repurpose and Upcycle

Repurpose and Upcycle

Repurposing, upcycling and recycling are today’s INs!  Eco-friendly and sustainable are words you will hear a lot too.  Organic and natural … natural … who says that anymore?  LOL.  But of the description above is what I love and what sparks creativity amongst all of us when we see an old item or scrap parts and make it into something really cool.  Here are a few great ideas I came across (thank you Serena Lee from Crafty Creative Gal).

Sunburst Mirror

Sunburst Mirror

1. Sunburst mirror – OMG this looks so good!  Thank you Pepper Design Blog on this fabulous idea.  Take pieces of hardwood planks and make this.  Stain it or leave for the natural color look.  Either way, you will get the “wow” factor when you have guests over.

2. Mail Sorter – made out of used pieces of pallet woods.  Thank you DIY n Crafts for this idea.  Give your room a rustic feel by taking a pallet, break it down and build a functional item.  I love this idea!

There are tons more ideas out there.  Don’t be afraid to seek them out!  Having trouble finding scrap hardwoods?  Check out my previous blog posts on that “Eliminating the Idea of Wasting Scrap Hardwoods“.  You’ll be amaze how easy it is to find them.  Happy DIY!


  1. Serena says:

    I love seeing what everyone does with scrap wood. Wish I had the talent (and patience) to work with wood!

    • LOL … doesn’t have to be with scrap woods. You can use anything to repurpose. For example, I find at a flea market over the weekend planter pales – 4 of the same size. We brought them hold, attached it to a 3′ x 2″ piece of wood and screwed it into the wall of my daughter’s room. Now she has storage where she can put her crayons, colored pencils and markers where she can see them. Easy access. Love that!

  2. Jan Brown says:

    Wow, what great ideas! I bet there are many more things folks have been doing with scrap hardwood!

    • Totally Jan Brown! I’m so blown away by the talent that is out there on repurposing … not just with scrap hardwoods but with other scrap parts. The art that comes out in the end is amazing!