slat wood bench

How-To Project: Wood Slat Bench

This month, we looked at the slat wood design trend and its many stylistic uses both inside and outside the home. It's a look that can be achieved in nearly every space, and just about anything you can dream up can be brought together with wooden slats. So why not furniture? And as an added bonus, this DIY is entirely fastener-free. Not a screw is sight. 

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wood slat doghouse

Slatted Wood Décor

What classic design element can deliver clean, modern lines, a retro or contemporary feel, a fascinating play of light and shadow, air flow and water drainage, and the potential for organizational applications, all while creating visual focal points with the ability to land comfortably on the décor spectrum anywhere from laid-back to stunning? Slats.

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boho shelf

Reclaimed Pallet Board How-To Project: A Sunny Boho Hanging Shelf

Last time we hung out together, we talked all about the how-tos of the bo-home. We looked at its essential elements, like natural materials, rattan and sisal combined with warm metallics and jewel-toned colors, shabby chic pieces, fringe and tassels, and we were inspired to build this simple happy little boho hanging shelf out of reclaimed pallet boards.

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The Bo-home

If you've spent any time looking for décor inspiration lately, there's a good chance you've felt the boho vibe creeping into today's freshest designs. What makes a look bohemian, and why should you care? Let's find out.

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underlayment wood art

Lauan Underlayment How-To Project: Wood Art

In our last trend blog, we looked at gorgeous wooden décor. We saw geometric patterns, nature-inspired animals, lots of the Southwestern vibe, raw cut logs, even some retro 8-bit pixel art. And there are so many ways to express your particular style – whatever that is – using even the least expensive wooden panels.

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Wood Art Trend

Wooden Home Décor is Always On-trend

From floors to furniture and wall accents to centerpieces, when wooden décor weaves its way effortlessly through a home, we just can't get enough. Wood adds natural warmth to our spaces with an infinite variety of hues and grain patterns that can be mixed and matched with reckless abandon.

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Dimensions DIY Pipes-and-Fittings Bar Cart

Pipes and Fittings How-To Project: Bar Cart

If you love the look of furniture made from classic pipes and fittings, get ready to DIY this fantastic little bar cart for far less than the pieces found in popular stores. For step-by-step how-to instructions...

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Industrial Pipes-and-Fittings Décor

From urban contemporary interiors to reclaimed retro, industrial-inspired décor is popping up all over, adding warmth and nostalgia wherever it goes. And as the Victorians would say, we’re tickled pink!

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Project panel coffee table

Project Panel How-To Project: Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table

In our last trend blog we talked about the unorthodox ways plywood is being used to build fabulous furniture. We showed you everything from kitchen tables to couches, benches to cabinets, and we still can't stop admiring its modern simplicity.

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DIY Project Panel Furniture Trends

When we think and search for trends, we often find materials cleverly taken out of context and applied in fresh and creative ways. Things like pallet boards used for accent walls instead of shipping and receiving. Lattice used for storage solutions instead of outdoor living. In each of these examples, something is used in an unorthodox way and becomes the next big thing.

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Garage Storage How-To Project: Rake Rack

Garage Storage How-To Project: Rake Rack

Get a handle on your long-handled tools. You’ll be amazed how much more convenient they are at eye level and within arm’s reach. For step-by-step how-to instructions...

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DIY Garage Storage Inspiration

Garage storage may not be the blogosphere’s sexiest topic, but it’s one of those seemingly big to-dos that — once reluctantly tackled — makes a world of difference to your everyday efficiency.

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Project Panel How-To Project: Modern-Inspired Light Shelf Project

With a few simple tools and your bare hands, you can make this clean, modern light shelf. You won't believe how one piece of wood, an inexpensive lamp kit and an LED bulb can brighten up a room; make a bold, modern statement; and add a fresh and fun conversation piece that'll stop guests in their tracks. Keep reading to get our downloadable project instructions (PDF), and be sure to not miss our video!

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Corner wall shelf

Now Trending: Natural Plywood Décor that Makes Itself Right at Home

The epitome of modern design is where clean lines meet natural woodgrain and organic elements. The basic principle being that simplicity creates an airy feeling. Spaces that don’t look busy or cluttered. Ultimately, the reason modern style endures.

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How-To Project: Chalkboard Command Center

How-To Project: Chalkboard Command Center

With just a handful of tools and a few easy steps, you can make this fun, great-looking command center. Let its handy clips hold all the things you want to keep at your fingertips — like this weekend's special birthday cake recipe or that important piece of mail. Your step-by-step how-to instructions await....

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DIY Chalkboard and Markerboard Project Inspiration

Remember in elementary school when nothing was more exciting than writing on the board at the front of the classroom? Has that changed? No, right? Not for us either. What DIY projects can you make using simple, affordable chalkboard and markerboard panels? Here are some of our favorites.

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How-To Project: Entryway Pegboard with Mirror, Shelves and Hooks

Scandinavian How-To Project: Entryway Pegboard with Mirror, Shelves and Hooks

After publishing our post on Scandinavian design last time, your loyal DimensionsTM DIY Team is back to share another how-to project — and there was nothing we wanted to showcase more than our current obsession: Ultra-Scandi giant pegboards with oversized dowels.

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16 Ways to Embrace Hygge and Lagom: Scandinavian Trend Blog

Scandinavian Design: 16 Ways to Embrace Hygge and Lagom

What retailers call “Scandi,” you may know as minimalism, Nordic or simply decluttering and brightening your home. If you’re looking to dial up the Scandi in your space, it’s as simple as combining and layering your favorite iconic elements.

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Pallet board address plate

Reclaimed Pallet Board How-to Project: Address Plate

With some basic tools and about an hour, you can make this Reclaimed Pallet Board address plate for your home. It really ups the curb appeal and stands out from your average address numbers. Your step-by-step how-to instructions await....

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Pallet board cooler with spigot

11 Reclaimed Pallet Board Projects You’ll Fall Hard For

Gone are the days when we used pallet wood for bonfires because no one imagined it could serve a purpose beyond shipping and receiving. Now, what once was discarded as scrap is a highly sought-after material, resourcefully repurposed to add warm, rustic charm to living spaces.

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