A reclaimed wood TV stand can be a true conversation starter. It can be a DIY project, or it can be something that you purchased from a woodworking shop or even a standard furniture store. Woodworkers are catching on the unique beauty that can be obtained by using reclaimed wood.
Wood can be reclaimed from all sorts of places. Barnwood is a favorite but discards from a sawmill or furniture factory can also be used. Old musical instruments, such as pianos or old treadle organs can be turned into beautiful furniture pieces. While an old piano might not have worked for the bulky tube televisions, the newer flat screens could easily be fitted into the spaces where the music rack and keyboard once resided.
Reclaimed wood provides an opportunity to create interesting textures using the distressed surface of some of the wood types, or by piecing together wood pieces in ways that bring out the directions of the wood grain. An ordinary drawer from can become a mosaic of wood grains simply by gluing pieces of wood to a backing and to each other.
Recycling wood can be easier than that, however, especially if it is salvaged from a building that is being torn down or reclaimed from the odd bits and pieces left over at a building site or even from the scrap section at a factory. Wooden pallets are a DIYers favorite standby for creating simple projects such as a floating shelf to hold a television or computer array.
Wooden barrels could also be used as the basis for a television stand. A simple surface placed over two barrels would do the job. A more elaborate use might be to cut the barrels in half, place them on their sides, and use boards to fasten them together. Add shelves inside the barrel halves. Alternatively, place the halves with the cut sides up, put a top over them, and create hinged doors in the sides.
Reclaimed wood can be used in so many imaginative ways. Besides, it is the ecologically sound approach to taking care of scrap wood.