14 Creative DIY Projects and Ideas Using Wood Slabs

The humble wooden slab has countless incarnations and uses within the home, all with minimal effort. Whether you're looking to add some functionality to your space or want to make a bold aesthetic statement with some statement furniture, wood slabs are one of the most effective ways to do it. Check out what these innovative Hometalkers have done with wooden slabs and be inspired for your next project!

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Choosing the Right Wood

One of the best things about using wood slabs is that you have a great variation of materials to choose from. Popular options for furniture include oak, walnut, and

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Wood Slab Coffee Table

As you can see, even unloved wooden pallets can be turned into a wood slab coffee table. To create this table from old pallet boards, Hometalker Dianne washed the boards

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Wood Slab Bench

Hairpin leg furniture is all the rage right now, especially since wooden slabs contrast with them for a sleek industrial look. This Hometalker cut a 2x12x8 slab into a

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Natural Wood Slab Table

This gorgeous wood slab table was made with a big hunk of wood that these savvy Hometalkers found on a hike through the forest! The wood came ready-made by nature, so the

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Wood Slab Bathroom Counter

This jaw-dropping bathroom counter might just win the top prize for the most dramatic bathroom transformation in history. The trendy live edge wood slab was purchased

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Wood Slab Pot Rack

Wood slabs can instantly give a warm, country-feel to any kitchen. This unloved chunk of walnut was given the full sanding treatment, as well as a generous coating of

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Wood Slab Floating Shelf (with a Surprise!)

Wood slabs are the ideal material for an elegant floating shelf unit, but this one comes with an added surprise. As you can see, this Hometalker used two wooden slabs to

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Wood Slab Desk

One of the best things about wood slabs is the way that they can revitalize an otherwise dull piece of furniture. This uninspiring IKEA desk was given an elegant makeover

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Wood Slab Barn Beams

A wooden beam can instantly give your home that timeless rustic cottage look you're seeking. This follow beam was made by joining together four 8x10 plywood longboards

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Wood Slab Serving Boards

Add a true touch of class to your next dinner party with this beautiful wood slab serving board. Zac used some olive wood and some rose gold handles from Lowes, as well

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Wood Slab Home Bar

If you're looking to give a raw, alpine lodge aesthetic to your den or entertaining room, a wood slab bar could prove just the trick. These Hometalkers kept it simple,

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Wood Slab Hairpin Coffee Table

You can also make a wood slab coffee table with a single piece of live edge wood. This expensive-looking table was created with one 12-inch wide live edge slab, a

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Wood Slab Fireplace

As you can see here, some wood slabs can also completely transform your living room from shabby to chic. This beautiful wooden wall was made with 20 8-foot pine slabs,

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Making Wood Work

Wood slabs are so popular because of the way they can instantly add class and elegance to a room with minimal effort. When making wood slabs work for you, it's important

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