How can you use Reclaimed Scaffold Boards?

Reclaimed Scaffold boards have become something of a gem within and out of the house for projects, ranging from furniture use, to garden and landscaping items. At Jim Wise Reclamation we thought we would put together a small article as to how you can use Reclaimed Scaffold Boards!

As we have mentioned above, Reclaimed scaffold boards are perfect if you are looking to take on a creative new challenge and if you are looking to build a new piece of furniture or would like to add some authentic finishing touches to your home, have you got a bit of spare time?

At home

Reclaimed scaffold boards are a very versatile type of timber, extremely easy to work with and can be used to create all sorts of furniture in and out of your home.


Reclaimed scaffold board is a cheaper and a-lot sturdier alternative to your average wooden floorboard found in your average home. Depending on your desired style and period of property, they can be sanded down, treated or varnished providing a hardwearing flooring option for your home.


Our favourite! Simple scaffold board shelving adds an authentic, urban feel to any room, the use of scaffold boards for shelving is one of the most sought after use seen at Jim Wise Reclamation. To make single row shelving, simply cut the board to your desired size and depending on the look you’re going for, sand and stain it before fixing it to the wall, you can get visible and also hidden brackets for these boards. 


It is 'relatively easy' to build tables from reclaimed scaffold board, whether you’re looking for a large dining room table, a new desk or a coffee table for your living room. The design options, sizes and uses for a scaffold board table in your house are endless! You may be looking to create a bench-style table with bench style chairs which can also be made from reclaimed scaffold boards, a box-shape table without legs for your hallway or a stylish dining room table with legs made from a different material of your choice, or maybe even a fireplace guard table to cover your radiator but give you extra shelf space and a clean rustic look. 

In the garden

Scaffold board has a variety of uses for outside in your garden too. For outdoor use, reclaimed scaffold boards can be left untreated for a more natural aesthetic, they can however, also be treated for a cleaner and more prominent look. 


Reclaimed scaffold boards can be used to create a long-lasting and rustic looking decking area. Your decking area can be built in all shapes and sizes to correctly fit your garden and can even be a raised area with steps.


Reclaimed Scaffold boards are perfect for creating a stunning center piece of a pergola in your garden, providing a spacious outdoor living and relaxing area. A pergola also creates a great habitat for creeping plants, such as vines.

Raised flower beds

Finally, Reclaimed scaffold boards can also be used to create a simple border around your flower beds or raised flower beds, to separate form the garden area and ensure your flowers stand tall and prominent. These are ideal for planting flowers and plants, as well as for growing fruit and vegetables if you are an avid gardener.

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