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DIY Wood Slat Projects for Home

In my last project post, I took a vintage quilt rack and had some kid fun with it. However, there were still some parts left over that I wanted to also upcycle. These DIY wood slat projects I’m about to share can be made by anyone with any basic slat wood. Are you ready?

Wood Slats Before Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First, take a peek at where these wood slats came from.

Side View of Quilt Rack to be Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

They’re basic pine and nothing fancy, so you could definitely find similar at a lumber yard. With that in mind, I’m going to dive into my wood stash and create two things with what I have on hand.

DIY TIME

If you remember, a few projects ago I created a decoupaged coat rack from an arched cutout I had leftover from creating arched doorways in my living room. Thankfully, I have two of these scrap pieces left.

Wood Scrap Before Upcycling for DIY Wood Slat Projects by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

For my first project, I’m going to cut this piece up to make two L-shaped pieces with my jigsaw and my miter saw. Finally, these are my step stool sides. Do you see it?

DIY Wood Slat Step Stool Side Parts by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, I cut the slats to create two plank steps. Also, I cut two extra scrap pieces to join the two new side pieces together with a pocket joint. However, before assembling the top, I use my reactive stain to match the pine pieces I just cut.

Next, I whitewash the sides as well as attaching pieces. Almost done!

Last, but not least, I attach the top slats to each step using my nailer.

Nailing DIY Wood Slat Step Stool by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

THE REVEALS

Are you ready to see my DIY wood slat projects? I did two! First, here’s my slat wood step stool featuring my little sweetie.

Farmhouse DIY Wood Slat Step Stool Using Scrap Wood by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #woodworking #furniture

Rustic Wooden Step Stool DIY by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #woodworking #tutorial
Not bad for some scrap wood and bit of time invested, eh?

DIY Wood Slat Step Stool for Home by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #homedecor

Farmhouse Kitchen DIY Wood Slat Stool from Upcycled Quilt Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #woodworking #home #homedecor

Second, in addition to that step stool, I had enough scrap slats left over to make this tray. Little girl can use it for her brick stash.

DIY Wood Slat Lego Tray for Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #home #lego #toys

Likewise, a mama can use it in her kitchen or as a table centerpiece.

DIY Wood Slat Farmhouse Tray for Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom and more | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #kitchen #homedecor

Farmhouse Kitchen DIY Wood Slat Tray from Scrap Wood by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #kitchen

Who knew an upcycled quilt rack could do so much? Above all, I’d love to hear which of the DIY wood slat projects is your favorite. Also, if you’d like to purchase them, you can find them available in my online shop.

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DIY Wood Slat Step Stool for Kitchen and more at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #diy #home

In addition to commenting, do pin and share my latest projects. I’m sure I’m not the only one who either has scrap wood or would like to add some storage and function to their home.

Create function & style in your home with these simple DIY wood slat projects using scrap wood. Details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture #home #kitchen #farmhouse

UP NEXT

Up next, it’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! I can’t wait to show you what I do with these thrifted wool sweaters. Head HERE TO SEE!

Felted Wool Sweaters Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Comments

  1. Ginny Lerch says

    I do like how the tray can be used for many purposes and the farmhouse look on the stool is beautiful! You are so creative! God bless you and your family this Christmas seaaon!

  2. Caye Cooper says

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, LARISSA!

  3. Minnie says

    My favorite?….can not pick just one!
    I’m not…well…hmmm…an overly grown woman so I use a step stool a lot!!!! (Its called my, “tippy toes”)
    And this short gal loves trays. In every room.
    And a doll tree house. Well who wouldn’t love to play with that?!
    Blessings to you!
    Minnie

    • Larissa says

      haha! You are hilarious, Minnie! You definitely made me smile. Thank you!

  4. Kim says

    Love all the repurposed creations!, but tI think that’s the cutest dishwasher I’ve ever seen!!! Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Kim

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