Creating Home Accents with Reclaimed Wood

Using reclaimed wood can be a great way to add some rustic character to your home. But if you’re dealing with old & dirty wood, you first need to clean it up so it’s safe to bring inside your home. Here are the supplies and steps you need to clean reclaimed wood.


  • Reclaimed wood
  • Clean rags
  • Wire brush
  • Orbital Sander
  • Wood finishing product


  1. Clean with wire brush
  2. Sand with coarse and fine sandpaper
  3. Coat with finishing product

Now that your reclaimed wood is all cleaned up, it’s time to use it creatively as a wall accent.


  • Prepped reclaimed wood
  • 2-2.5″ screws
  • Drill
  • Spacers
  • Wood glue

Directions for Planked Walls:

  1. Measure boards
  2. Drill pilot hole
  3. Screw into Studs

Directions for Chevron Accent Piece:

  1. Mark center
  2. Cut at 45 degree angle
  3. Attach to base using screws and wood glue

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