We know that minimalism and decluttering is more popular now than ever, but when it comes to spare lumber, this is something to hold onto! Scrap wood projects are great practice for beginner woodworkers because they don’t use much material and are free (or awfully cheap), so there’s not much to lose if you slip up on a step! They also make fun weekend activities for those who’ve gotten their hands dirty with sawdust before. Get inspired by the projects below born of nothing but leftover building material and imagination.
Image: House Becoming Home
The House of Wood cites having a ton of 2 x 4 scrap wood left over from a previous project, so she built this gorgeous piece and added it to her DIY planter collection.
DIY a sleek stand for your headphones with this tutorial from Mr. Build-It and Mrs. Style-It.
This modern pet dish stand was made from a scrap piece of oak. Get the steps from By Brittany Goldwyn.
Organize daily makeup brushes on this minimal display for quick access when starting the day. Find the plans shared by Jennifer of Brave New Home on DIY Candy.
Using three small pieces of wood, 100 Things 2 Do crafted this genius book stand that ensures you won’t lose track of where you left off.
We love a DIY that gets more plants into a space. Anika’s DIY Life shares her project on Pretty Handy Girl.
DIY Huntress is a self-described “scrap wood hoarder” and this handsome set of coasters is just one of many projects she’s made with her lumber surplus.
Make this wood spice rack using the easy tutorial from Anika’s DIY Life. Anika shares that she later turned this piece into paint storage for crafting.
Hot plates are dining essentials and unlike most store-bought surface protectors, these DIY trivets by 3×3 Custom will look stunning on a tabletop.
What time is it? Time for woodwork. Head to House Becoming Home for instructions on making this minimalist clock.