Do you have extra barn wood lying around? There are so many different kinds of projects you can make with barn wood! Check out these 25 reclaimed wood projects to get inspired!
It all started when we found a bunch of gorgeous barn wood at a local warehouse. I instantly knew that I could make so many fun reclaimed wood projects if we brought the barn wood home.
The local warehouse had so many different types and sizes of barn wood, like this, but we ended up snagging two pieces that were about 15 feet local. So far, we’ve made 3-4 projects out of the barn wood and we still have some left!
If you’re lucky enough to stumble across barn wood like this or any type of reclaimed wood, you’ll probably be wondering what to do with it all. I’ve got you covered because I’m sharing tons of barn wood ideas today (at the bottom of this article)!
But first, let’s talk about this pretty little rustic wall shelf!
Hello, friends! So happy to be back today and taking a break from One Room Challenge craziness to share how I made this rustic wall shelf.
They looked great together! But … the space was still missing something.
When I remembered I had another piece of reclaimed wood in my basement from when we made our DIY farmhouse shelves, I knew just what I was going to do.
And … the wall shelf was made.
I LOVE it.
I added on a sweet little glass bottle and some faux florals to really complete the look.
Here’s my current gallery wall:
Much better, right??
You HAVE to pop over to Making it in the Mountains to see how I made the wall shelf. It was SO easy (cut, assembled, painted, and hung in ONE day!) and I love the rustic texture and farmhouse style it brings to the space.
If you are lucky enough to find or buy a bunch of old barn wood, chances are that it needs to be cleaned and refinished. Learn how to clean and refinish barn wood in just 3 easy steps with our detailed tutorial!
This easy DIY project is the perfect solution if you have some spare barn wood to use and you want to display photos. Who knew making your own photo frames was so easy? Learn how to make this fun and easy DIY rustic picture frame.
Does your bedroom need a focal point? Make your own reclaimed wood headboard. They used deconstructed pallet boards, but you could also use barn wood (or any type of old wood). I love how you can see the old nail holes left behind.
Beautiful reclaimed barn wood can cost a fortune so if you want to fake it, follow along with this DIY technique for new wood to be transformed into faux barn board that is just as beautiful but a fraction of the price. This technique makes such an authentic look!
This is such a simple way to use barn wood! All you need to do is attach several pieces together on the back to make a sign and then paint a word on the front. This one looks great styled with fall decor.
If you have a scrap piece of barn wood that you don’t know what to do with, grab some rope and hot glue it in the shape of letters! Such a simple and easy idea, right? The finished product turned out amazing.
Here's another mirror frame, but this time for a big bathroom mirror! Make a farmhouse-style DIY mirror frame using old wood for your plain clip bathroom mirror. Learn how to frame a mirror the easy way. You only need basic woodworking skills to accomplish this easy project.
When you twist off a cap to enjoy your next cold drink, be sure to save it. This sunflower bottle cap craft not only turns out super cute, but it is also easy to make using either barn wood or pallet wood. I love this wall art idea!
Learn how to add a rustic wood ceiling to any space with this tutorial. It is a simple DIY that has a low cost and high impact. Your guests will be impressed the second they walk in through your front door.
Do you want to get the barn wood look in your bathroom? You don’t need to replace all of your cabinets! There is a better way! Learn how to make your existing bathroom cabinets look like aged wood with this tutorial.
This project is genius! She takes a coffee table with an orange wood finish and transforms it into something that looks like it is from Restoration Hardware with a white-painted base and a faux barn wood top. Learn how to make a coffee table top that looks like barn wood with this tutorial.
Wishing you a joyful day!
* This article was originally published in October 2016 and most recently updated in January 2023. *