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February 12, 2014

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Wood You Decorate With Reclaimed Wood?

Quick quiz: using reclaimed wood in your DIY projects and home renovations is a good idea because:
A) It's good for your wallet
B) It's good for the environment
C) It looks super hip
D) It's one of the top 10 trends for 2014
E) All of the above
Answer: E. Duh. Using reclaimed wood saves materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill, often at a fraction of the cost of their brand new counterparts. History and charm oozes out of projects that reuse, repurpose and upcycle wood, adding warmth and character to your home. Create a statement wall with pallets or multi-colored beams for a punch of personality.  
Ready to hop on the reclaimed wood train? Choo Choo! Scroll through the projects below, wrangle up some materials (check out what's available on PlanetReuse Marketplace) and then get DIYing. 
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Reclaimed wood becomes a dreamy headboard.
How gorgeous is this bookcase, built with reused materials?
Put your feet up with this adorable DIY ottoman.
Love this hip photo organizer. Make it!
Reclaimed wood makes your home cheery and comforting.
These perfectly fantastic coasters start with found wood!
Use pallets to create the most perfect garden walkway.
Need a desk? Upcycle one from a pallet.
Rustic coffee tables are all the rage. Make one from reclaimed wood.
Repurpose wood into a sign that's good enough to EAT off of.

This stunning Anthropologie knockoff starts with a repurposed 2x4.
Multi-colored, reclaimed wood makes a wall that is vibrant and welcoming!
Shine a little light with these DIY wooden wall sconces. Brilliant!
Write on! Make a beautiful desk out of recycled furniture parts.
You'll be "hook"ed on this industrial coat rack. We are.