We’re celebrating spring by getting our hands on some DIY projects that incorporate two of our main values: artistic flair and environmentalism. Opting to use reclaimed Doug fir in your Earth Day home projects guarantees beautiful, one-of-a-kind home accents without the guilt of waste or negative environmental impact.
Explore a few great projects you can complete this weekend with Altrufir.
Rustic Side Table
Unless you’re a master carpenter, you probably find the idea of making a table intimidating. Yet, with just one wide slab of Doug fir wood and your chosen materials for legs, you can create a beautiful, minimalist side table. We’re partial to hairpin legs, which add a bold, modern aesthetic to your interior. This example of a console table seamlessly marries modern and rustic style.
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Not sure where to start with woodwork? Try out this simple project: a reclaimed cutting board. A utilitarian and elegant cutting board is a great project for novice DIY creators. The process is simple—just choose a nice piece of untreated reclaimed wood, draw the outline of your desired shape. If you haven’t used a saw before, straight lines will be easiest: rectangles, squares, banner shapes, and arrows are just a few options. After you’ve cut the wood, completely sand the surface and treat it with food-grade mineral oil. Let the surface dry, you’ve got a beautiful new kitchen accessory.
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Sometimes what a home needs is a piece of artwork that brings your décor together. If you’re all about art for art’s sake, you might enjoy filling a nuanced canvas of reclaimed wood. Select a piece of reclaimed wood that possesses the characteristics you desire or you can glue or nail together pieces of different colors and grain for a collage-like look. From there, let imagination be your guide. You can either work with earthy colors and follow the natural grain of the wood or opt for a more colorful approach. The finished product is an original piece of art that’s a testament to your creativity and environmentalism.
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Altrufir is changing the view of reclaimed wood from unwanted old wood for sale to what it really is: material that is durable and loaded with character. We think repurposed materials are the best materials because they’re both beautiful and responsible. Go against the grain and treat your home to a one-of-a-kind addition this spring.