Do you have a lot of scrap wood? Get inspired to put your scraps to good use with these 30+ DIY scrap wood projects that are easy and unique!
The moment you start woodworking is when your scrap wood pile begins to grow. Slowly, but surely, you have more scrap wood than you know what to do with!!
The fun part is that there is SO MUCH potential laying in that scrap wood pile. All it takes is some time, creativity and work to turn your scrap wood into useful and gorgeous small scrap wood projects.
And the best part about creating DIY scrap wood projects is that you don’t even have to leave your house! You can just hop outside and whip up your next creation!
How do you get free scrap wood?
Now if you don’t have much wood in your scrap pile and you still want to take on some of these easy scrap wood projects – there’s hope! Not to mention the cost of lumber is crazy these days, so here are are several ways that you can get free scrap wood:
Craigslist, LetGo and Facebook Marketplace – Keep your eyes peeled on Craigslist, LetGo and/or Facebook Marketplace for people offering their free lumber.
Use pallet wood – Even if we can’t find free lumber offered anywhere, there are ALWAYS free pallets people are looking to get rid of! Several of these scrap wood projects were made with reclaimed pallet wood, but here’s even more pallet wood projects to inspire you!
Take apart old furniture – A lot of people are giving away old furniture that no longer works for them or is damaged. You can simply recycle the wood from other furniture projects and make it into something new!
Ask at a construction site – Chances are that you can drive around and find some construction going on in your neighborhood. Several times the contractors don’t have any need for scrap wood, so they are happy if you take it off their hands. It never hurts to ask! Of course, NEVER take anything without asking and don’t step foot on a site if the construction team is not present.
This easy DIY wood wall art project is the perfect solution to fill in an empty space on the wall. With scrap wood, I created this piece of wall decor with plywood and wood shims. Learn how to do this easy project with this step-by-step tutorial.
We had some leftover cement tile from our bathroom renovation, so we made a DIY tray with wood! This incorporates small pieces of wood, so could definitely be done with scrap wood too! Great way to use up both leftover scrap wood and tile.
A $2 round galvanized metal bin from the thrift store is turned into a modern DIY round wall planter with a small piece of scrap plywood and recycled free leather! Learn how to create your own at add a little touch of greenery to your walls.
This sign could be made with salvaged pallet wood or any type of scrap wood. I love the added touch of the leather straps to connect the different pieces of wood. This is one of the easiest scrap wood projects!
Need a place to hang your purse and store your keys? This simple DIY entry shelf with hooks is a super simple project that you can build in under an hour - for real! We followed this tutorial for the shelf in our modern farmhouse entryway and I love it!
Making these Rae Dunn Inspired fun hand painted block signs will be easy and quick and use up that scrap wood pile! Love this idea for small scrap wood projects! I have a ton of 2x4 scraps this would be perfect for.
Wood pedestal stands are a really cute and simple way to display just about anything in your home. If you have a candle that needs a special spot, need a place for your keys, or want a cute place to set your hand soap, a DIY wood pedestal is a great solution.
And the best part? Wood pedestals are so easy to put together on your own! This is a really fast project that can be done with scrap wood – which is even better, right?!