Hardwood planks aren’t really just for floors. So if you’ve got leftover hardwood flooring, it doesn’t have to go into the trash or recycle bin. Those planks of hardwood can be used as a great DIY home décor project! Even if you have engineered planks instead of natural hardwoods, the possibilities are almost endless.
You don’t even need to have a garage full of complex woodworking tools and equipment. Hardwood flooring is easy to cut and shape, because the mills or manufacturers have already done most of the work for you. A saw, a hammer, a screw driver and maybe some wood glue, and you’re all set.
Wall Accents, or Whole Accent Walls
Accent walls have become very popular in the interior design industry these days. They’re a fast, easy, inexpensive way to change-up any room in your house. Without overhauling your décor plan or busting your budget.
Wood planks on walls is hardly a new idea. They can bring warmth to dens and family rooms and they’ve always served in commercial spaces like restaurants and hotels. Using your leftover hardwood flooring as all or part of a wall is NOT the same as throwing up 70s style “wood paneling,” either. They honestly look nothing alike, and while one is trendy and current, the other is quickly going the way of the dodo bird.
Leftover Hardwood Flooring Wall Art
Leftover hardwood flooring makes for an excellent canvas on which to paint your next wall art masterpiece. A single wide plank or a number of planks glued together is all you need. As an added bonus, your artwork isn’t subject to tearing and you can literally nail it to the wall.
Shelving and Bookcases
If you own a house full of books and memorabilia, you know there is no such thing as “too many shelves.” Upcycling your leftover hardwood flooring into shelves is even better than recycling. Hardwood flooring is sturdy yet light, and those leftover planks are just begging to be built into practical shelves or beautiful bookcases. Again, whether you installed natural hardwood or engineered, they both serve perfectly for that kind of construction.
First You’ll Need to Install a Hardwood Floor
That’s where Artisan Hardwood Floors comes in. We will take your dreams and ideas and turn them into beautifully installed hardwood floors here in the Reno/Tahoe area. And while one of our primary operating goals is to only order as much wood as your floors need, there will always be a little left over. Such is the nature of the business.
Contact me today, so we can start you on the pleasant journey which will eventually lead to you having some leftover hardwood flooring, to do with as you please.
Master Craftsman, Owner, Artisan