Scrap Wood Reuse

Wood makes up about 6 percent of the waste stream in the United States. Get tips on how to find scrap wood and make simple scrap wood projects. Learn about my favorite artists who make items from scrap wood.

Great Sources of Scrap Wood

Fun Scrap Wood Projects

Project #1: Planter Box from Recycled Fence Wood

Planter box from recycled fence wood

Planter box from recycled fence wood – built May 2017

 

Project #2 – Ornament Tree from Taiko Bachi (Drumsticks) and Scrap Wood

Ornament Tree from Recycled Taiko Bachi (Drum Sticks)

Ornament Tree from Recycled Taiko Bachi (Drum Sticks) – made June 2017

 

Project #3 – Block Prints – Craft Foam on Scrap Wood

Wood block made with craft foam and scrap wood

Wood block made with craft foam and scrap wood, July 2017

Project #4 – Scavenger Hunt in a Corn Maze

Map Station in Corn Maze - Wood Scrap Ideas

Map Station in Corn Maze – Wood Scrap Ideas

Project #5 – Nail and String Art

Skeleton Nail and String Art

Skeleton Nail and String Art, October 2013

 

Other Nail and String Art Inspirations

 

Project #6 – My Mom’s Sailboat Bird Feeders

My Mom's Sailboat Bird Feeder Class at Family Nature Summit

My Mom’s Sailboat Bird Feeder Class at Family Nature Summit, July 2005

 

Project #7 – Isaiah’s Scroll Saw Handiwork

Learn more about his work in this Trashmagination blog about scrap wood scrollwork.

Wood brackets carved by Isaiah "Nokey" Fraser

Wood brackets carved by Isaiah “Nokey” Fraser

 

Project #8 – Bookshelves and Lamp from Broken Rowing Shells by my Sister

See how we cut the rowing shells into manageable lengths in this earlier Trashmagination blog.

Lamp Made from Rowing Shell

Lamp Made from Rowing Shell

Making a Book Shelf from a Rowing Shell

Making a Book Shelf from a Rowing Shell

Artists I Admire Who Use Scrap Wood

Thomas Dambo


Remake Christmas Video

Happy Forest Video

Kirsty Elson

Kirsty Elson Designs from Studio Wallop on Vimeo.

Lee Borthwick

Lee Borthwick – Installation Artist from Ryan Evans on Vimeo.

Zeke Leonard

Getting Rid of Scrap Wood

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