Being "green" is totally trendy right now. Sure, doing your part to help the environment is good for the earth, but it can also be good for your home. If you believe that a touch of country charm can be just as elegant as sleek, modern furniture, then the environmentally friendly reclaimed wood craze is perfect for you. By using wood pallets, fallen trees, and pieces of old barns to refurnish your home, you're cutting down on consumption and making your home look stylish to boot. Check out 18 inspirational ideas for reusing tired timber below.
Use slats of wood glued together as a canvas for artwork.
Turn reclaimed pallets into practical shelving.
Cut reclaimed wood into arrow shapes and hang them on the wall for clean, yet rustic home decor.
Make drift wood into hanging votive holders.
Line your ceiling with wood planks.
Glue a chalkboard to a slab of wood and hang it in your home for forget-me-nots.
A round pallet becomes a wall-art clock with iron numbers.
Speaking of doors, this old door was turned into a coffee table.
If you have some serious DIY skills under your belt, you can make this reclaimed wood sliding door.
Even if you only have small branches, you can still make a cool picture frame.
Make a rustic handrail from a tree branch.
Craft a super-cute end table with an old crate.
Attach hooks to planks of reclaimed wood to make bathroom towel holders.
Cover a kitchen vent in reclaimed wood to give the room a rustic vibe.
Wood planks become a cute garden pathway, no sanding required.
Massive, salvaged nails turn this slat of wood into a cool wine holder.
Use reclaimed wood and corrugated metal to make a hall tree.
Attach thin pieces of wood to drawers and give a cabinet a rustic look.