Home renovations can often leave you with surplus materials, and this guest post has some great ideas for putting wooden flooring offcuts to good use.
If you’ve recently renovated your home with solid wood flooring, you’ve made an excellent choice. Solid wood floors are timeless, durable, and highly attractive. There’s no doubt that your home will look and feel even more stunning once they’ve been fitted, but there’s one thing you’re going to notice during the installation process…
No matter what size the room, there is going to be a lot of left over flooring offcuts, ranging from big to small.
Many homeowners make the mistake of throwing this excess wood away. But because hardwood flooring is made from such high-quality materials, it’s a shame to let it go to waste.
Repurposing offcuts of solid wood flooring is an excellent way to get creative, use your imagination, and do something constructive in the process. Even if you have no DIY experience, or don’t consider yourself to be a crafty kind of person, there’s always something you can make if you put your mind to it!
Whether you want a unique piece for your home, or just want to save money on new furnishings, the possibilities are endless. This is a great activity to get every member of the family involved in. Still unsure? Here are three simple ideas to get you inspired.
Shelves are one of the most common storage solutions available, and make for an attractive feature in any home.
There’s just one catch… finding shelving that’s perfectly suited to your home can be a lengthy (and sometimes costly) process. By building your own, you can achieve perfect results every time.
Solid wood flooring is designed to withstand high levels of footfall, and won’t buckle or warp under pressure. As a result, hardwood boards are the perfect material for shelving. You won’t have to worry about the safety of your ornaments ever again!
If you’ve got naturally green fingers, then chances are you enjoy putting time into your garden.
Garden planters can add depth and definition to your flower beds, and optimise your outdoor space. So why not have a go at building one yourself.
With a variety of solid wood offcuts at hand, you’ll be able to make boxes of all shapes and sizes, perfectly meeting the requirements of your garden.
It can be hard to think of a use for the smallest of solid wood offcuts. However, there’s more than enough to work with.
One of the main reasons why homeowners love solid wood flooring is for its decorative flair and intricate textures. With the right care and attention, small leftovers can be transformed into bespoke ornamental pieces. With as little as some sandpaper and a stencil, you can make a vast range of unique pieces, perfect for your home, or as gifts for your friends.
Have you repurposed any surplus materials from your home renovations?
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