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Reusing Wood

Being able to make something with your own hands has a great feeling of pride attached to it. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and it is a therapeutic thing to do. A lot of people start projects and make things that are either practical or are aesthetically pleasing and it gives them a lot of peace and helps them clear up their mind.

Similarly there is another thing that people do that helps them feel better and makes them feel like they are doing something worthwhile, and that is recycling. Reusing or repurposing products and items to reduce the wastage of materials is a great feeling as well. There is a way to simultaneously take advantage of both of these activities and the feeling of accomplishments that come from it by repurposing old wood or wood scraps in to new items and then using them. You will be making things by yourself while simultaneously helping the environment. It is a big win – win situation. This is something you can do even if you are new to wood working or have not actually done much wood work before. As long as you know how to use the tools in wood working, you will be fine with repurposing wood scraps.

If you need ideas for simple things that you could make out of wood scraps that are easy to make, then you need not look any further. A few really good ideas for wood scraps, if you have smaller pieces, is to make something like a wooden book end, that holds books up right when placed on shelves, and also wooden coasters, which you can use for your table. These are also great practicing projects as they are small and teach you about precision and attention to detail with wood.

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