Volunteer Edinburgh reclaimed wood planters

Welcome to the MOWR customer DIY roundup!

One of our absolute favourite things (aside from saving the planet) is seeing the amazing projects our customers create with our reclaimed timber! Our clever clients have shared some amazing projects with us recently. With the promise of Spring in the air, we’ve had a real mix of indoor and outdoor builds to showcase!

Even better, they’ve all been built using reclaimed wood from our shop. Buying reclaimed cuts down on unnecessary and harmful greenhouse gas emissions such as methane, produced when waste wood goes to landfill.

With so many reasons to love our handy customers DIY, we thought we’d treat you to a look at them…

Ruthe’s Desk!

DIY reclaimed wood deskFirst up was Ruthe, using our eternally popular reclaimed scaffold boards. She cleverly combined them with metal pipes to create this industrial chic desk for her home office!





Emma’s Plant Cubby!

DIY reclaimed oak plant shelf and cubbyEmma shared images of what she did with the beautiful oak beam she purchased!

After having the beam cut down to size in the workshop, Emma had this fitted out by a joiner to make a gorgeous bespoke shelf and plant cubby. We’re loving the chic Mediterranean vibes!

Remember, in addition to our bespoke furniture service, our workshop team can cut and finish most of our timber to the perfect specs for your project!

Judith’s Boat!

DIY reclaimed boat deckingJudith popped in to pick up some materials and get advice from resident timber guru Reuben. While she was there, she mentioned her last project. Pictured is the cockpit grating she made for her boat, using our decking timber!

A year later, the grating is still going extremely strong. Judith reckons it might outlast the boat itself!




Maciek’s Musical Instruments!

handmade reclaimed wood tagelharpaMaciek has been busy! First of all, he shared with us this highly unique tagelharpa, a bowed string instrument similar to an old-fashioned lyre.

He made the instrument from a reclaimed scaffold board. He also used spruce for the soundboard and finished with carved yew elements…







Followed shortly by this gusli, or kokle!

One of the oldest traditional Russian musical instruments, the gusli is part of the zither family. It’s played by plucking the strings by hand. Again, Maciek used a scaffold board to make the main body of the instrument, creating the soundboard from spruce.


Carmen’s Kitchen!

DIY reclaimed timber shelvesAfter a recent visit to pick up her latest order, loyal customer Carmen also shared images of the beautiful shelves she’s built for her kitchen using our reclaimed timber!

If you’re considering a similar project, we carry shelf brackets in a range of sizes. Our workshop team will be only too happy to advise!



Calum’s Chopping Boards!

DIY reclaimed maple chopping boardsCalum carved these brilliant chopping boards!

He made them out of recycled maple – favoured by the top professional chefs for the excellent cutting surface it provides. Calum even used some mahogany from an old headboard to create the delicate strip detailing! Who wouldn’t love these in their kitchen?

We often get interesting wood items such as maple, mahogany and more into the shop – it’s always worth popping down to see what new delights we have in store!


Volunteer Edinburgh Planters!

And finally, this amazing project from Volunteer Edinburgh using reclaimed timber

Reclaimed wood planters


The volunteers made these lush planters to brighten the ward gardens at Royal Edinburgh Hospital, filling them with edible plants and herbs

Planters are one of the more popular furniture items in our store. We can also make bespoke garden furniture to order. Spring is the perfect season to brighten up your garden after all!

A big hand once again for our customers – aren’t they a talented bunch!

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We’ll be back soon with more gorgeous projects! In the meantime, you can keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up to our newsletter. We share all of our customer DIY projects on social media, so please do like, share, or drop a comment letting our DIY crew know how talented they are!