Is your scrap wood pile getting out of control? Here are 25 genius scrap wood projects that will make good use of every piece of lumber!
My collection of scrap wood seems to grow exponentially with every woodworking project I complete! I'm always looking for ways to use up those end cuts instead of sending them to the landfill.
All these scrap wood projects would be perfect for a beginning woodworker! Most of them only require a few cuts, so you could use a miter box and a hand saw if you're not comfortable with power tools.
These small wood projects would also make great handmade gifts! Whip up a batch of small planters or lanterns to brighten everyone's holiday while also culling down your lumber pile!
This DIY wood wall art is easy to make with scrap plywood! The design mimics the pattern on my stenciled tile floor to bring the whole look together!
This DIY candle lantern is made from scrap pieces of trim from my fireplace remodel. It's easy to customize to coordinate with your home decor, and frames a tall pillar candle perfectly.
This simple project is made with a single board, and it's perfect for keeping your favorite magazines or cookbooks organized.
This gorgeous hanging air plant holder is a simple DIY project you can make in minutes! It's a great way to display air plants on the wall!
It's especially difficult for me to get rid of beautiful hardwood scrap wood pieces. I turned a short chunk of walnut into this DIY dice tray, with dyed veneer splines that were also made from scraps.
Climbing holds are expensive, and you need a LOT of them! Learn how to make wooden climbing holds out of scrap plywood for just a few bucks!
Why spend money on Halloween decorations when you can make your own with scrap wood? This fun spider sign was made from a small scrap of plywood, and these tombstones were end cuts from 2x12 boards.
Valentine's Day isn't a huge decorating holiday, but the bright colors of these wooden conversation hearts make those dreary February days a little more cheerful.
I was inspired by a heart-shaped knot hole in a piece of scrap wood when I made this light-up Valentine's Day sign!
This ergonomic wooden footrest made from scrap wood keeps you comfortable while working at a desk.
Keep your desk organized and your iPad charged with this easy scrap wood project!
Keep all your electronic devices charged with this handy little station made from scrap pallet wood. It can sit on a desk, or hang on a wall to free up even more space!
Keep all those papers and desk supplies in one spot with this DIY desk organizer made from scrap wood.
This 2×4 rustic lantern is perfect for any season!
This little planter is perfect for succulents, or leave it empty as a spot for paper clips or change.
How cute are these? Add a custom message to your favorite photos with this easy scrap wood project idea.
This is perfect for keeping track of keys and any small items you need on your way out the door.
Combine a wood dowel with some scrap wood to create a 3 tiered tray you can decorate for every season.
This simple and modern phone charger can be made in an afternoon with a small piece of wood.
You can make these easy hanging bookshelves in less than an hour with just a few short boards!
This rustic shelf will add charm anywhere you decide to use it.
This coffee table made from scrap wood takes entertaining to whole new level. Cutting the boards at an angle lets you use smaller scraps at the corners!
I just love this little bird door stop! This would be such a fun project to make with those short pieces you can't seem to throw away.
Planters seem to be a popular scrap wood project! Make this set of hexagon shaped planters to sit on a table or hang on a wall.
Stay organized with this rustic DIY message board. The wire mesh makes it easy to clip messages or shopping lists where they won't be lost.
Which scrap wood project was your favorite? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
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