Who says hardwood can only be used for floors? Hardwood is durable, comes in a variety of species, and its elegant presentation makes for a unique living space. Whether it’s for your walls, countertops, or ceilings, there are many uses of hardwood in your home. If you have hardwood to spare or you’re in the market for doing home improvement, here’s how to apply hardwood for DIY projects in your home.
Walls & Ceilings
Adding hardwood to your walls is more than just a fashion statement. The durability, and strength of hardwood make it a good way to reinvigorate your drywall. Alternating materials between floors and walls in your home gives your home an aesthetic that can’t be matched. According to a post from This Old House, you can easily install hardwood on your ceiling with adhesives and nails. With many species to choose from, it’s important to find one that is strong and durable. If you’re unsure of the type of wood you’re looking for, see our post on finding the right wood species.
Furniture & Appliances
Leftover hardwood can inspire homeowners to revamp old furniture. Reusing your hardwood flooring is a simple and elegant way to give furniture new life without breaking the bank. Decking out countertops and appliances is a great way to putting your leftover hardwood flooring to use. A post from Work About House has a step-by-step look at one homeowner’s DIY countertop made from leftover hardwood flooring. The incredible durability of hardwood opens the door to many creative endeavors, big or small.
If you’re working with a limited supply of hardwood, you can use it to deck out pictures with homemade frames. A blog post from Hunker illustrates a simple 7 step process for creating picture frames. It’s important to know that for most DIY projects you will need a vast selection of power tools that you know how to use. Being knowledgeable of the tools you use will ensure your safety and the integrity of the work you do.
Does Laminate Flooring Work for DIY Projects
Laminate Flooring, which mimics the look of hardwood, is a great material for creating DIY projects in your home. Laminate Flooring may be best for countertops and appliances due to its strength and low maintenance. If you’d like to learn more, see our post on the pros and cons of laminate flooring!
A Final Word on Using Hardwood Throughout Your Milwaukee Home
In the age of Pinterest and recycling, your hardwood floor opens the door for sprucing up your home. If you’re in the market for hardwood flooring to replace your floors or experiment with DIY projects, give My Affordable Floors a call! We offer a vast selection of hardwood, laminate, tile and install in homes around the Milwaukee/Chicago area.