Upcycling with wood will seem like a breeze with these three tips!
1. Scaffold boards are incredibly easy to come by if you look in the right places - you can buy them new from merchants such as Jewson's and local timber yards. Reclaimed boards are a great way of adding character to a scheme, and if you're charming enough, you may even be able to pick them up for free by calling around your local scaffold firms.
2. Be sure to sand down your piece or pieces of wood with good quality sandpaper to remove any imperfections. It's always best to be on the safe side and protect your wood with varnish to prevent it from getting scratched. However, if you prefer the rustic look, just leave it unvarnished.
3. Oriented strand board is always a winning material. It's incredibly versatile, yet so cheap - and the fact it looks great will be the cherry on top!
Feature and styling by Suzie Sheppard / photos by Olly Gordon