4 Ingenious Ideas For Excess Hardwood Flooring

Everyone knows that hardwood flooring is a stylish way to add warmth and style to your home's flooring. However, most people don't think about using that hardwood flooring for another parts of their home and other projects around the house. Hardwood flooring doesn't have to just be for the floor, as it can be used for a variety of other things, including the following.

1. Shelving

Whether you want to create shelving for your beautiful vintage dishes, book and record collections, or your wine, hardwood flooring left over from your flooring installation is perfect for handling the load while staying stylish. You won't want to make the shelves too long to ensure that the wood can hold up the weight that you put on the board. If necessary, you could always double or triple the boards, which could add a nice visual appeal to the shelves in addition to adding to the weight load.

2. Window Seat

When it comes to using hardwood flooring for a window seat, you can use it solely for the window seat itself or you can use it on the floor and all the way up to the seat. For the window seat section, all you have to do is cut the hardwood flooring pieces into the appropriate lengths and then glue or nail them into place. It's the same process as installing the hardwood on your home's floor.

3. Accent Wall

Instead of using a bright, vivid color of paint, you can use excess hardwood flooring to create a very beautiful accent wall, which is installed just as it is on the floor. Hardwood flooring is much more attractive than the paint because of the different colors, tones, and textures. It also adds a sense of style and character that simple paint cannot. If you're looking for a way to make a major statement in your home while adding warmth to the room, then an accident wall made from hardwood flooring is exactly what you need.

4. Tabletop

If you purchased a table from a local thrift store, have a table that you would like to redo, or just want to add some countertop space in the kitchen, you can save money by using leftover hardwood flooring. Don't forget that you'll need to use a piece of hardboard if you're creating a tabletop from scratch.

These are just a few of the things that you can do with that hardwood flooring leftover from your hardwood flooring installation. If you've already had your hardwood floors installed, you may want to get out there and dig the excess wood out of the garbage can before the trash truck comes by. If you are considering hiring a contractor to install hardwood flooring in your home, you may want to think twice about giving the scrap pieces away to the contractor.  

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