Does your scrap wood pile just seem to keep getting bigger and bigger? It’s not exactly useful to you but you just can’t convince yourself to throw it away? If this sounds like you, you’re not the only one!
Luckily, there are tons of amazing, creative, unique, fun, and interesting projects out there on how to use up your scrap wood! In this list, we have 100 scrap wood projects that will inspire you to think twice about the usefulness of your scrap woodpile! Take a look and try out some of these amazing projects!
1. Wood Slice Cutting Board
Did a tree fall down in your yard? Do you have some scrap firewood laying around? Here is a wonderful idea for a beautiful and rustic wood slice cutting board. (Optional: You can also buy ready-to-use wood slices from most craft stores.)
2. Pallet Wood Silverware Holder
This useful silverware holder is made from old pallets. The fun thing about this project is it isn’t restricted to just holding silverware, you could also use it to hold plants or your many office desk items. Get creative with it!
3. Mason Jar Storage
This is a beautiful project to add some extra storage to your bathroom. Have way too many makeup brushes or lip glosses? Organize them and keep them off the counter by building this rustic looking wall storage.
4. Pallet Wood Toilet Paper Holder
How cute is this toilet paper holder with a tiny shelf? This is a great project to add some style to your bathroom as well as being useful. The tiny shelf is perfect to hold a candle or your bathroom spray.
5. Pallet Wall Shelf
An intermediate build with a beautiful result. You will definitely enjoy making this pallet wood wall shelf, and you will love hanging it up in your home even more. Extremely useful for holding magazines, liquor bottles, or just odds and ends.
6. Pallet Lamp
I absolutely love this pallet wood lamp! It has a beautiful rustic feeling from the wood and just a hint of industrial style with the uncovered lightbulb and copper fitting.
7. Scrap Wood Bench
A lovely design using different colors of wood to create a unique pattern on a lovely bench. Perfect for the front entrance to help you and your guests put on their shoes.
8. Pallet Beer Opener
A unique wall mount that will help you open your beers while collecting the lids. This is an easy build and has a great result when it’s finished. I love the “cold beer” sign that they have added on!
9. Pallet Pet Bed
A beautiful pallet project that your pets are sure to love. This unique pet bed is made from scrap wood and has wheels so you (or your pet) can move it easily around the house.
10. Scrap Wood Stool
This stool is another project made from old pallet wood. It has a beautiful finish using beautiful stains and can be a great piece to have around the house. Perfect to help the kiddos reach the bathroom sink.
11. Pallet Coffee Table
This adorable little coffee table is on wheels to make it easy to move around. It has a beautiful open wood appearance that will look great in any living room.
12. Laptop Riser
Do you have neck pain from looking down at your laptop so often? This is a pretty simple DIY project that you can make from scrap wood to solve your neck pain problem.
13. Skyline Wall Art
This is a lovely piece to hang on your wall. Use your old scrap pieces laying around to make a beautiful skyline of your favorite city.
14. Pallet Coffee Table
A beautiful chevron style coffee table with a variety of beautiful wood colors. This project could be considered more advanced but with a little effort, I believe anyone can create this beautiful table.
15. Verticle Herb Garden
Another idea containing scrap pallet wood and mason jars. This time, instead of using it for storage, it will be used as a verticle herb garden! This is perfect to have next to the window in your kitchen so you always have fresh herbs for cooking.
16. Wood Candle Holders
This is a very simple project that uses any sized pieces of scrap wood and just a few other materials. The beautiful grey stain against the wood gives a minimalistic and classy feeling.
17. Murphy Bar
This fold-out murphy bar is way too cool! Sometimes in the summertime when you are spending a lot of time outdoors a secret bar could be your best secret. Pour yourself a drink while you’re sunbathing or whip up a cocktail as you work in the garden.
18. Scrap Wood Art
This is a simple scrap wood project that you can customize with your favorite colors and phrases or words. It’s a great way to add some color to a space that is lacking.
19. Oversized Dice
So cute! I love these oversized dice made from scrap wood materials. The kids would definitely have fun playing with them and they also just look great as decor.
20. Scrap Wood House Shelf
A nice and easy project that you can make to add a little extra shelving in your house. Paint the house any color you want to match your color schemes. This looks great in the kid’s room to store their favorite storybooks.
21. Reclaimed Wood Tote
A beautiful tote to use as a rustic decoration made from reclaimed wood. This idea uses an old wooden chair leg as an elegant handle and can be painted any color of your choosing.
22. Plywood Candle Holders
How beautiful are these candle holders? Surprisingly they are very easy to make! With some scrap plywood and some tools, you will be able to recreate these stunning candle holders.
23. Scrap Wood Lanterns
I have always loved the antique feeling of lanterns, these ones, however, have a more modern touch with the geometrical shapes and open wood. Perfect to brighten up your patio.
24. Hexagon Planter
I love it! The hexagon shape, the metallic color, the modern and minimal feeling, it’s absolutely lovely. A perfect home for your succulent friends you will definitely have fun doing this project!
25. Vegetable Storage Bin
A great way to use up some scrap wood and create a useful item for your kitchen. Keep your veggies and fruits separated by the small divider and add the labels to finish it off.
26. Scrap Lap Desk
Such a great idea! I have seen the lap desks before but never one with a secret compartment! This lap desk will make it easy to work from the bed, isn’t that the dream?
27. Scrap Wood House Bookends
An extremely easy project to use up that old scrap wood you have laying around. With just some of your favorite color fun paint and a little cutting, you can create these adorable wooden house bookends.
28. Milk Bottle Floral Holder
A beautiful addition to add to your sweet country home. This project has a lovely rustic feeling to it and is easy to make. You can use all repurposed items and then simply add your favorite flora.
29. DIY Cooler
A perfect addition to your summer patio! This homemade scrap wood cooler will be the life of the party keeping all your beverages cool while still looking stylish.
30. Wooden Star Decor
Beautiful wooden stars to add some magic to your walls. This project can be altered to make the stars whichever size and whichever color you desire.
31. Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Shelves
Beautiful wooden shelves to add more storage space to your kitchen. You can never seem to have enough space in your busy kitchen so why not use up some scrap wood and do it yourself?
32. Marker Holder
A very easy project to use up a scrap piece of wood. This marker holder will hopefully keep your kids’ markers from disappearing or from being left all over the house.
33. Phone Stand
Do you get tired of holding your phone for long periods of time? Trying to do a Skype call and you just don’t want to hold onto it any longer? This simple phone stand will solve that problem and will make a great beginner project.
34. Scrap Wood Succulent Planter
These little succulent planters are gorgeous. The simple geometrical shape with the bold colors makes these planters really stand out and will look great around the house.
35. Jewelry Stand
Here is a simple way to hold your watches and bracelets before you go to bed. The project isn’t too difficult and has a lovely result.
36. Serving Tray
An interchangeable serving tray that allows you to switch up the colors and patterns when you get tired of the one you chose. This is a fun project that will make breakfast time fun!
37. Leather Hanging Shelf
A simplistic shelving unit that is simple to make, budget-friendly, and super cute. I love the minimalistic feel it has while also being modern and chic. This is sure to look great in your house!
38. Raised Plate Shelf
Do you know when you have to lift up all the smaller plates that are sitting on your big plates? You have to fuss around trying to pull one out just to enjoy your dinner! No more! With this small cabinet plate shelf, you can separate your plates for easier access.
39. Plywood Plant Stand
Sometimes you need to move a plant to give it more sun or just to change up your room. When plants are really heavy though it can be a pain. With this simple plant stand on wheels, it will make transportation quick and easy!
40. Magnetic Key Holder
No more excuses to lose your keys! Hang them up with this magnetic scrap wood shelf so you always know exactly where they are. Easy to make and budget-friendly!
41. Faux Marble Bookends
Do you have a bunch of those awkward corner pieces laying around? They tend to be thrown away and forgotten but there are lots you can do with them, like these faux marble bookends for example. Super cute and definitely useful!
42. Rustic Wall Sconce
This rustic wall sconce is the perfect way to display candles or special items while simultaneously using up your scrap wood. Lovely against windows or to fit into corners, it will be a beautiful addition to your home.
43. Wall Wine Holder
How cool is this modern yet rustic wine display? It could make an awesome gift for your wine friends, or could just be the perfect addition to your kitchen!
44. Scrap Wood Vase
A chic vase to hold your beautiful flora. This scrap wood vase is a great way to use up some of those wooden odds and ends and has a cool asymmetrical look to it.
45. Wood Clip Boards
Okay, if you are a free printables junkie like I am, you may have printed off a lot of amazing prints that you just can’t ever seem to find enough room for. Well with these homemade clipboards you can change them up every time you find a new print!
46. Easy Hanging Art
Here is another cool and rustic way to display your art! Very simple to make and has a great result when finished. Guests are sure to complement these interesting art displays.
47. Phone Charging Station
How cool is this!? No more ugly chargers laying all over your tables with this unique homemade cellphone charger. It is easier to make than it looks and you will be more than happy to plug your phone into your own handbuilt charging station.
48. Succulent Frame
This project is absolutely adorable! These little glass jar succulents are framed with beautiful scrap wood and hung with bits of rope or twine. I am always looking for new ways to display my (way too many) succulents, and I think I’ve found it!
49. Scrap Wood Signs
Loving these! Although, when I make mine, I might have to change the words to “town” and “mountains”. These signs are so fun to get creative with by customizing them to fit your own lifestyle and home.
50. Farmhouse Message Board
This is a cute way to leave notes to one another in your family farm home. Hang up phone numbers you don’t want to lose, business cards, coupons, or any other scrap paper that may be important.