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Creating Your Own Home Decor Out of Wood

by Kimberly Jokela 12/05/2021

Woodworking is the perfect way to combine DIY and home decor. You can make countless beautiful and functional pieces to enhance your personal style and improve your quality of life. Using reclaimed wood is especially beneficial because you can recycle materials that would otherwise go to waste. Here are some simple DIY ideas to add homemade reclaimed wood to your home.

Wooden Doormat

At first, a wooden doormat might not seem as useful as one made of jute or other thickly woven material. However, by arranging wood slats in a diagonal pattern, you create an excellent surface for scraping mud, snow or dirt from the bottoms of your shoes. It’s easy to do, too: just cut the wooden planks to the desired size and attach them to a rectangular frame with wood glue or a nail gun.

Wooden Headboard

Reclaimed wooden headboards are all the rage in rustic and farmhouse interior design and for good reason. Not only can they make a bold but classic statement in the bedroom, they are an efficient way to use up an entire pallet of wood. To create a headboard using wood pallet planks, it’s as easy as sanding the surfaces carefully and securing it to the wall. The open slats create an instant rustic look while also giving you the option for creative lighting and decoration.

Wooden Key Holder

It doesn’t get much easier than a wooden key holder for DIY crafting. It also doesn’t get more versatile: this project has countless options in terms of style, color, size and shape. You can create key holders by treating your choice of wood and carefully adding wall hooks with a drill or hammer. For an eclectic look, mix up different hook styles and finishes. Once the hooks are attached, all you need to do is secure the wood to the wall and you have a simple and functional piece of wood decor.

Wooden Box End Table

While most DIY wood decor is on the rustic side of the design spectrum, you can also use reclaimed wood to make excellent modern pieces. One excellent option is to use a plywood box to create a mid-century modern style nightstand or end table. You can create or buy a pre-made box and then attach metal hairpin legs for an easy modern look. You can find hairpin leg kits at any hardware or home improvement store in a variety of sizes to fit your needs.

Wooden Cutting Board

The wooden cutting board may seem like a “basic” craft, but it’s one of the most useful. It’s also a simple way to make beautiful handmade gifts for housewarming or other occasions and know that it will be helpful to its new owner. Cutting boards require hardwood in order to withstand knife cuts, so it may be more effective to purchase new wood rather than forage for discarded pieces. Adding a stain will give it a deep and professional look and treating it properly with oil before use will insure it stays looking and working its best without water damage.

These are just a few of the great woodworking projects you can try to add handmade character to your home decor. Once you learn the basics of woodworking, the world of DIY home decoration will open for you.

About the Author

Kimberly Jokela

Meet Kimberly Jokela:

With a genuine passion in people Kimberly loves helping her clients make their real estate dreams or needs come to life!

Born and raised in the midwest in a family with a strong work ethic, filled with creativity & dedication.

Her determination lead her to attend college at the "Philadelphia Performing Arts" where she had the opportunity to follow her passion in the Arts & to travel. Living in California with her husband Rick for 15 years together they built a successful business. After the birth of her beautiful daughter Brittany in 2003 & seeking a "small town” coastal lifestyle, they took a trip to Naples Florida & fell in love with all it has to offer and made the jump!

With now over 13 years experience as a licensed Realtor serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero & Fort Myers.

A great listener, negotiator & connector, Kimberly is dedicated to helping her clients looking to BUY find their ideal property! .

Her warm & friendly personality is present in everything she does on her clients behalf!

Kimberly’s creativity & "out of the box" thinking gives her clients the extra leverage they need when SELLING a property.

Her well organized marketing includes professionally produced photography, video, drone imagery, media presentation in print, numerous online websites & social media!