Lora Bloomquist
Lora Bloomquist
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  • Maple Plain, MN

Repurposed Wood Lath Runner

7 Materials
2 Hours

Have you ever thrown away the old lath from a remodeling project? You may regret it when you see this unique way to repurpose wood lath. Create a rustic centerpiece foundation with this how-to. Great way to save the unique character of old wood lath. Or make one of these with new lath and give it your own style!

repurposed wood lath runner

Old wood lath sticks from our bathroom demo day!

repurposed wood lath runner

Cut lath into lengths for a rustic table runner. We cut 16-14" lengths and 2-24" lengths. Sand each piece with an electric sander until smooth.

repurposed wood lath runner

Use wood glue and small nails to attach lath sticks to 2 longer sections in a railroad-type pattern.

repurposed wood lath runner

Brush a coat or 2 of water-based poly to seal. Once dry, you're done!

repurposed wood lath runner

Style and accessorize your new, repurposed wood lath table runner! It's the perfect, rustic foundation for any centerpiece, and a great way to appreciate old wood that would otherwise have gotten thrown away!

repurposed wood lath runner

You could also make it with new lath and give it your own style. If you'd like a free printable tutorial, check out the full blog post: https://lorabloomquist.com/repurposed-wood-lath-runner/

See the repurposed wood lath runner decorating my Easter table: https://lorabloomquist.com/a-vintage-botanical-easter/

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  • Rebecca Platt
    on Apr 12, 2019

    You can also use those very thin shims (not the short ones, Home Depot has them. They are in bundles. They are kind of shaved looking at each end so I alternated them.) Anyway, because they are so thin you can hot glue them to a piece of fabric and then roll the whole thing up when you're done.

    Don't have a picture.

  • Tiena Nobles
    on Apr 14, 2019

    I like your idea! Looks great!

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