“I love beautiful wood.”
– Billy Mays
DIY RECLAIMED WOOD
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We make no apologies for loving RECLAIMED WOOD! You can see 6 reclaimed wood projects HERE.
There is one problem. If your fence doesn’t blow down, or you don’t have connections to obtaining free reclaimed wood, it can get EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!! We apparently aren’t alone in the reclaimed wood love!
What’s a salvagesister and a mister to do?
We looked into a peel and stick method, which has great reviews, however the price was not in our budget.
If the reclaimed wood doesn’t come to you, you go to the reclaimed wood.
DIY – RECLAIMED WOOD!
At your local hardware shop we purchased 1 x 6 cedar fence posts 5 ft long.
- Cost $1.74 each …BARGAIN ALERT!!!
Next stain them using an old rag or t-shirt.
*Don’t forget to stain in a well ventilated area with gloves on.
- Stain is aprox $8-10 a can.
After aprox. 20 boards- 3/4 can of the weathered oak and 1/4 classic gray was used. Only one side plus one end and bottom edge were stained since we will be doing a wall. You will use more stain if you need to do both sides on the wood for your project.
We alternated between applying the two stains with no real pattern as we wanted the wood to all be different.
It took about one to two hours to complete all the boards.
Let the wood dry.
For just about $50 we have around 40 sq. ft. of DIY reclaimed wood.
How about that?
What would you make using this DIY reclaimed wood?
Wall? HERE’S OURS
Other DIY Projects?
Of course, if you have access to the real deal, we are big believers in “saving” wood. But if you love the look, and not the price, this is a great and very inexpensive alternative.
DID YOU SEE OUR WOOD QUILT?