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Dad Picks Up Scrap Wood For Free, Turns It Into A Beautiful Piece For The Home
Which of these is your favorite?
D.G. Sciortino
12.19.17

Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas gift but lack the budget to buy something really grand? Well, there’s still a little time left.

If you’re all set for the holidays, these scrap wood projects will give you some great ideas for birthday presents for your loved ones. Why buy a present when you can build one that will be sentimental and much cooler than anything you could buy in a store.

All you need is some scrap wood, maybe a saw, some nails, and some wood glue and you can create yourself quite a fun piece or art or functional furniture.

1) Family Letter Sign

Nothing says home like a big sign with your family surname on it. You could spend hundreds on buying a sign like this but can make one for next to nothing. All you need is a band saw, homemade letter cutouts, wood glue, varnish, and, of course, scrap wood.

2) Rustic Wood Bath Tray

Make bath taking a luxurious experience without paying luxury prices. You just need scrap wood, a drill, a sander, wood glue, and varnish. You can follow the tutorial here and adjust the size according to how big or small you want your tray.

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3) Nightstand Charging Station

This is perfect for any guy or girl on your list. This project creates a bedside station for you to place your phone, watch, and glasses. I bet you could even customize this for a place to hang your rings. Learn how to make it in the video below.

4) Rustic Floral Serving Tray

Who wouldn’t want to be served breakfast in bed with this? Making this tray is half the battle.

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5) Mason Jar Organization/ Wall Decor

You can customize this design and use it for storage or wall decor. Learn how to make these here.

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6) Ironing Board Rack

Hang your iron, your ironing board, and your lint roller all in one place. You can find the tutorial for this one here.

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7) Veggie Fruit Bin

Some fruits and veggies are best when they are left out of the refrigerator but who wants them to be spilled out all over the counter. No one and they won’t have to be if you make this wooden caddie with the directions you can find here.

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8) Home is Where the Heart Is

They say home is where the heart is and this adorable wall decor will fit perfectly into yours. You’ll find the directions here.

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9) State Pride Magnetic Key Holder

This is a funky piece that makes it hard to lose your keys in your house. Learn how to make it here.

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10) Scrap Wood Wall

Give your home a brand new look with cool scrap wood wall piece. Learn how to make it here.

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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