5 Creative Projects For Leftover Hardwood Floorboards

by Connor Pena

Getting new hardwood flooring installed in your home can greatly improve the look of the space and even increase the value of your home. After the installation project is completed, however, you may find that you have a lot of leftover hardwood flooring on your hands. Instead of throwing it away or donating, look into the following projects to reuse the hardwood floorboards in a variety of ways around your home.

Custom Headboard

A great way to repurpose leftover hardwood floors without a lot of cutting involved is through building a headboard for your bedroom. Not only can the rustic look of hardwood look fantastic in many styles of bedroom furnishings, but it can also be a great project for anyone to undertake even with minimal handiwork skills.

Statement Wall

Applying hardwood floorboards to the wall itself can be a great way to make a large focal point in a room. Without a lot of cutting involved except to fit the boards onto the wall entirely, you can make a large statement wall that looks fantastic and will use a lot of leftover wood that you have from the flooring installation project.


Similarly to installing a statement wall, hardwood floors can be applied to a ceiling for a truly unique look. Making sure the hardwood is secured properly and keeping any corners and edges tight can make the ceiling a major focal point that looks great. Making sure that the lighting fixture and any wires aren't obstructed can also help give the ceiling a finished look without being a hazard.


Building custom shelves requires wood, so leftover hardwood flooring can be a great material to use. Whether you decide to build floating shelves or an entire shelving system, hardwood floors can be cut to fit your needs and provide the sturdiness that you want in shelves.

Cabinet Doors

If you have a lot of hardwood floors leftover and are looking into other ways to improve the look of your home in other ways, consider the age and condition of cabinet doors in both the kitchen and bathroom. With a fresh coat of paint or staining, hardwood floorboards can be used to build custom-fitted cabinet doors that will provide plenty of style.

After installing hardwood flooring in your home, you may be left with a lot of floorboards that you're not sure what to do with. By looking into the above projects, you can reuse the hardwood flooring and make a big improvement to your home at the same time. (For more information on hardwood flooring, you can contact Apex Floor Coverings)