DIY Network: A Fantastic Use Of Oak Floorboards

November 29, 2012   //  Posted in: Decor, DIY, HGTV + DIY Network Projects, Living Room   //  By: Emily   //  3 responses

I’m back at it again, making ambitiously awesome things out of those floorboards I found on the side of the road earlier this year (remember when I wrote about using them to patch the stairwell?). It’s about time that I put them to good use, those boards have been collecting dust and threatening tetanus sitting unattended to in the basement, acting all menacing, nail-riddled, and seducing in the dark, dirty corner that we purposefully don’t traffic.

If you haven’t caught on already, not only do I really love me some hardwood floors, but I really love me some big picture frames, so it only seem appropriate that I merge the two at some point. Large frames are suitable for prints both big and small with the right mat, and offer so much to a big blank wall. Big frames, big frames everywhere, bring ’em on.

Never have I created such a custom frame, though. Built entirely from oak floorboards, it’s a one-of-a-kind piece that will make you think twice about throwing out those wood scraps. Check out this week’s post on DIY Network to see it in all its glory.

No such thing as a lame project when it involves a nail gun. Check out this week's DIY oak floorboard picture frame on The Pegboard.


  • Cait @ Hernando House
    5 years ago - Reply

    I somehow missed the post about finding the floorboards/patching the stairwell! What a fantastic find! And I LOVE that frame!!

    • Emily
      5 years ago -

      Pretty awesome roadside find, right? It’s like finding gold. We still have several more boards in our stash, hopefully they’ll come in handy someday! Glad you like!

    • Cait @ Hernando House
      5 years ago -

      Seriously! I was stoked to find some at our ReStore, but free on the side of the road? I’d pass out!

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