12 Unique DIY Projects Featuring Birch Wood

Birch is a hardwood tree and its wood is fine-grained and pale in color which makes it very attractive because of the satin-like sheen. Birch wood can be used for a variety of different projects and some of them are very simple. Here are a few DIY projects that you might like to explore.

Wood coasters.

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If you want and if you have some leftover birch wood from another project, you could make some coasters. You’ll need slices of birch tree, acrylic paint, tracing paper and a printout or artwork. Trace the artwork on the wood using tracing paper and paint the slices. Add a coat of varnish and enjoy your new coasters.{found on happyserendipity}.

Shelf.

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Here’s a beautiful shelving unit that’s perfect for storage and display. As you can see, birch branches were used as support structure for also as decorative elements. They give the shelves a unique and very beautiful look. You can use the same idea in your own home.{found on designawards}.

Birch Bark Lamps.

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These interesting lamps are made of birch bark. To make something similar you’ll need twine or fishing line, bark, a utility knife, a leather punch, light bulbs and electrical wire and sockets or a pendant lamp kit. Cut the bark to the size you want and cut holes at each end of what will be lampshade. Stitch the ends together with twine and install the lamp kit.{found on ruffledblog}.

Candleholders.

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These are birch candleholders and they are quite easy to make. To make them you need some fallen birch logs, a saw and a drill. Decide on the dimensions and carve a space inside each log. It’s where the candles will be. It’s a great idea for winter. You can put them on the mantle and they’ll give your home a very cozy look.{found on Lifeovereasy}.

Personalized.

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This is also a handle holder but it’s slightly different from the ones we’ve just presented. This one is made from reclaimed white birch wood. A piece of log was cut to size, then drilled, carved and sanded. Then a heart was carved on the side and it has initials in it. You can so the same thing to personalize your candle holder and to make a nice gift for your loved one.{found on etsy}.\

Birch forest wood clock.

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This wall clock is very beautiful and, as you may have noticed, it’s made of wood. In fact, it’s made of reclaimed white birch wood. It’s like a mosaic of wood slices that have been put together to form this unique clock. It’s indeed a one-of-a-kind piece and you can make a similar one if you want.{found on etsy}.

Holiday birch holiday.

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A birch wreath could be a good idea for the holidays. To make one you’ll need birch logs, a drill, screws, moss and other decorations, succulents, a hot glue gun and chicken wire. First cut the logs into segments and cut their ends at a 15 degree angle. Drill hole into both ends of each segment and use screws to attach them. After that you can decorate your wreath with moss, succulents and all sorts of other things.{found on designsponge}.

Table numbers.

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Here’s another interesting idea: make table numbers out of birch logs. You basically just have to cut the logs into segments and to make sure they sit straight on the table. then write a number on each log and sue them on the dinner table for a special occasion, holiday gathering, etc.

Headboard.

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Birch logs are so versatile and they can be sued for all sorts of great projects. For example, you can make a headboard for your bedroom using birch logs. You need two larger logs for support and they’ll be placed one on each end. Then three smaller logs will be placed horizontally and you’ll use screws or nails to attach them to the larger ones.

Birch Log Table Numbers.

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These are also table numbers and they are also made of birch wood. However, these are not logs, they are birch slices and, as you can see, they’ve been painted with chalkboard paint. This way you can write the numbers on each one but you can also write a message or something else and you can reuse them as many times as you want, each time being able to personalize them.{found on markkintzel}.

Lamp base.

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This floor lamp has a birch base. It’s not just made of birch wood but it’s an actual branch from a tree. Its shape is perfect because it provides stability so it might be difficult to find one that has this perfect shape. But you could always use several branches and you can attach them together.{found on remodelista}.

Birch bark vases.

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This last project is very charming. It’s a vase and it’s made of birch bark. To make a similar one you’ll need an old jar, twine and bark. Trim the bark to the right size and shape and wrap it around the jar. Hold it in place and then wrap twine tightly around the whole thing. Fill it with flowers and enjoy.{found on postroadvintage}.