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DIYs with wood: 3 Ways to use scrap wood

by Michael Rothstein, GRI 11/28/2022

If you have leftover materials from previous DIY projects, you have a great opportunity to do some unique DIYs with wood. Scrap wood is a valuable resource when it comes to creating your own decor. Here are some ideas for fun and simple DIYs with wood:

Rustic wood picture frames

Transform scrap wooden planks into a rustic and stylish picture frame. Depending on the size of frame and the amount of wood you have, you can even make an entire set for a DIY gallery wall. For this project, sand each piece carefully and use your choice of stain that shows the natural wood grain.

Simple sofa sleeves

Sofa sleeves are useful tools for balancing drinks and other items on a round surface. What’s even better is they are simple to create with scrap wood. Measure the size of the sofa arms carefully to determine the width of the platform you’ll need. Once you do, use wood glue or screws to attach the sides. Add paint or your choice of finish to match the rest of your decor.

Vertical cabinet organizers

Cabinet organization is a great solution for using up the smaller pieces of junk wood. Take strips of about two inches wide and attach small hooks to one side. Affix the other side of the wooden strip to the inside of a cabinet or door for a simple and effective way to hang small basic tools for the kitchen or craft room. If you don’t have raw wood scraps, paint sticks make a perfect alternative for this simple wood DIY project.

These are just a few of the fun ways you can use scraps of wood in DIY projects. Consider these ideas for creating custom decor and enhance your home furnishings.

About the Author
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Michael Rothstein, GRI

Active in residential brokerage since 1985, Michael enjoys a loyal following of past buyers and sellers. Prior to entering brokerage, he studied culinary arts and managed restaurants in the Boston area. Born and raised in Newton, Michael is very familiar with the Greater Boston area. His seven-day-a-week commitment to his profession serves his clients and customers well. His educational background includes The Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, The Lee Institute for Real Estate, and The Tom Hopkins and Floyd Wickman Sales Training courses. 

In recognition of his completion of the prescribed courses in real estate practice and ethics, Michael has earned the distinguished GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation. He continues his long-standing membership in the National Association of Realtors and is an avid fly fisherman, musician, and outdoor enthusiast. 

 Michael was recently honored by Ryan Gorman, president of Hammond’s parent company: "Congratulations! I am pleased to recognize you for being named among Realogy Brokerage Group’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates. With more than 50,000 sales associates across Realogy Brokerage Group, this outstanding accomplishment has earned you an elite standing amongst your peers. Your continued dedication to providing an unparalleled level of service to your clients, even in these unprecedented times, is an inspiration to us all.” Michael was awarded the International President's Circle Award for sales expertise, market knowledge, and dedication to clients for 2020 and 2021.