Birch is unique and beautiful hardwood tree because of its fine grained color and satin-like sheen. That’s why this wood is often used in a great variety of projects. Some of these projects are so simple, and if you want to explore some of modern DIY birch wood ideas for your home decoration with this beautiful material, here are some examples to explore.
Plain wood coasters
Minimum materials and efforts you’ll need for making several plain wood coasters. Even birch wood leftovers can be used in this project. Just make several wood slices, take tracing paper and choose an artwork or a printout you want to decorate coasters with. After tracing the printout, paint slices and that’s all!
There are many ideas of birch wood shelves that a great for storage or display of anything. Making wood shelves it is popular to use birch branches for supporting shelves. At the same time these elements decorate shelves as well as the entire interior of the room and make beautiful and unique look. It is a great idea for the DIY project in your home.
Using birch bark for making a lamp is not only interesting idea, but also an easy task. If you want something like this, take several appliances: twine, leather punch, utility knife, electrical wire, light bulb, and of course the bark. Choose the desired size and cut the bark. Then, cut holes to let the lampshade come out. Use the twine to switch ends of the bark and finally install the lamp.
Another idea which is easy to make is a candleholder. Take several fallen birch logs. You will also need a drill and a saw. Choose the size of each candleholder and cut needed hole in each log. Later, in these recesses you will place candles. This idea is especially cool for winter when people most of all want to add coziness to their homes. If you do not know how to make a log lamp, use this idea and you’ll like the result.
This idea in general is the same as previous one, except couple differences. Use reclaimed birch logs, cut them to needed size and put there your initials or any other inscription you want. This way you can easily personalize the candleholder or make the same for someone else as a surprise.
Wood clocks handmade
This is very beautiful idea for a handmade clock made of wood. Any wood clock handmade can be made of reclaimed birch wood. Make wood slices and put them together as a mosaic. Now you have unique pretty clock. Use slices of different sizes and no one ever can make the same clock.
Holiday birch decoration
Christmas and other holidays always need some decorations. Birch wreath DIY project is great option for those who want to stand from the crowd. For this project you’ll need a drill, moss, screws, hot glue, some chicken wire and the most important – birch logs. First, cut birch logs at an angle of 15 degree. Attach logs to each other with the help of screws and decorate the wreath using succulents, moss or whatever you want.
Birch logs can also be used for making table numbers. Just make sure that each log is cut straight to stand still on the table. Now you have to write numbers on the top of each log and table numbers for special occasions are ready.
Unique wood headboards
Wooden headboard is a dream of almost all people on the planet. With the help of birch logs you can make unique wood headboards and make everyone envy you. Take two bigger logs and three smaller ones. Place large logs on each end of the bed – here is the support of the headboard. Then place three other logs horizontally and attach them to the support logs with screws or nails.
If you want, but do not know how to make a log lamp, here is a nice idea. Easiest but not the worthiest way is to take a branch of birch tree and use it as a base for your lamp. It will give the perfect stability to the lamp and there will be no chance to find the same one anywhere in the world. You can also take several branches and attach them to each other the way you like or want.
Birch flower vase
To make a birch flower vase take an old jar. Also take a bark and twine. Wrap the bark around the jar and then wrap the twine around whole piece, so that it fits tightly. Now you have only to fill your new beautiful vase with flowers.