The 6 Best And Easiest Ideas On How To Use Wood In Your Garden
Wood is known to be one of the most versatile materials for any construction project. The way this material enhances the beauty of your backyard, providing it with warmth, can’t be compared to anything else.
There are tons of ways to use wood for exterior construction, but some people don’t consider it a good choice because they assume that professional carpentry skills will be necessary. For some construction projects that may be true, but for these simple ideas we are about to share, you don’t need to be an expert.
Providing wood elements to the backyard will upgrade the beauty of the outdoor area. So if you are getting interested in how to take advantage of this material, keep reading.
Some gardening experts and qualified architects recommend the use of wood because of the harmony it provides, which blends perfectly with any style.
Typically, this durable, resistant, and beautiful material is the preferred choice for flooring, decking, or cladding. But there are simple uses that can also contribute to an original and stylish design.
And here is an important fact to consider. No matter what type of hardwood you choose for your decorations and constructions, you will get a safe area to enjoy with family and friends.
What we mean by that is that due to the natural properties and features that most hardwoods share, you have the guarantee that you are enhancing your spaces with a non-toxic, strong, and weather-resistant material.
At Brazilian Lumber we offer the best tropical hardwoods in the world such as Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, Jabota, and Tigerwood. Any of them make a perfect alternative for outdoor construction because of their resistance to weathering, scratching, insect damage, and rot.
Don’t want to try a more rustic, organic, and natural style for your backyard? Here are the 6 most creative ideas on how to use this material in your outdoor constructions.
1. Use Wood For A Picnic Table
Sometimes it is not just about creativity, but utility. Having a picnic table made from wood in the backyard will enhance the area while providing a space to enjoy dinner with the ones we love.
You don’t need to be an expert in the construction field to build a picnic table, as it is an item with a simple structure. So don’t worry about having professional construction skills.
The only thing you should focus on is to take advantage of the multiple uses you can give to the table that will definitely help you make the most of the backyard.
2. A Garden Bench Made Of Wood
For some people, this may be an old-fashioned item to have in the backyard. It used to be very common in country houses, many years ago. But for others, it is a traditional element that provides a peaceful setting to enjoy nature.
As mentioned above, it is not just about adding a stunning element as a piece of decoration, but also utility. So, having a place to sit that also gives that rustic and cozy touch to your backyard is like getting a two-in-one element: useful and beautiful.
3. A Mini Bridge Made Of Wood
Don’t limit your creativity. If you have a large backyard with different types of flowers that provide a colorful landscape, adding a mini bridge will take your decor & style to the next level.
Plus, if you have kids, you will double the fun for them by giving them a safe item they can run across without worrying about splinters and uneven surfaces. This will be possible as long as you make it out of hardwood, which is also a non-toxic material.
4. A Bird Box Made Of Wood
Small details can also have a big impact. A wooden bird box is a very delicate and romantic item that goes perfectly well with outdoor decor. Besides, it is always nice to provide a place for little birds that can visit the garden.
Be sure to set the right proportions when building it and choose the proper space, so it can be appreciated not only by birds but also by guests.
5. Planter Boxes Made Of Wood
Planter boxes are an excellent way to enhance a home environment. They’re also a great choice for gardening in small spaces. In addition to flowers, people can use planters to grow herbs and vegetables in areas such as decks, patios, and balconies.
The best way to keep deck planters from rotting is to line them. That’s why we recommend lining it to prevent water from coming in contact with the wood.
6. Wood Fences:
If you are looking for a touch of elegance, building a wooden fence seems like a perfect idea. There is no doubt that a wooden fence is a good investment that enhances the beauty of outdoor spaces.
It is also a good way to create a barrier that limits the garden without being harmful to a natural space full of wildlife.
Have you heard of deck tiles?
Deck tiles are typically made up of planks of wood, but can be manufactured from other materials as well. They normally come in a large size and square shape – either 20×20 or 24×24. When installed, this gives them the appearance of a deck-like flooring surface.
Here at Brazilian Lumber we have pre-assembled tiles, made of attractive and durable Brazilian hardwood, mainly Ipe, but also Cumaru. They are also quick and easy to install, but most importantly, they have a natural beauty capable of instantly enhancing your spaces.
One of their best advantages is their quick and easy installation system. As simple as putting a puzzle together, they can easily snap together with a deck tile connector, like the ones we carry from DeckWise. And they are suitable for any surface.
Here is a quick list with some ideas on how you can use deck tiles in your garden:
- On a wall
To summarize, there are tons of ways to add wood elements in your outdoor areas, to create a warm, sophisticated and beautiful space. Some of them require the help of a professional when using wood as siding, flooring, or decking. But there are also simple ideas you can perform yourself.
As James Clear once said in his book, Atomic Habits: ‘Tiny changes make remarkable results’, and sometimes less is more. Start with small details and transform your spaces giving them personality, style, and originality, while taking advantage of the great properties that wood has to offer.