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The 10 Creative Ways You Can Recycle Your Old Wood Windows

Whenever you’re having your old wood windows replaced, your first inclination is to throw them in the dumpster. This means that they’ll end up in a landfill, and they won’t be your problem any longer. However, this doesn’t have to be the only way you can dispose of an old wood window. In fact, you can actually recycle them and repurpose them into something that you can use in your home.

Recycling Old Wood Windows

  1. Vertical Garden – Do you have a green thumb? If so, you can put that to good use by turning your old wood windows into a vertical garden. Simply make a garden bed, and add a few plants before laying it flat for four weeks. Afterwards, you can prop it up and display it anywhere outside your home.

  1. Vintage Window Display – Kitchen storage is very important to homeowners like you. By using your old wood window, you can solve your storage woes by turning the old wood frames into an indoor window shelf for your ceramics or dishes.

  1. Cabinet Door – Old wood window frames can also be repurposed into a cabinet door for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Simply add a handle, and hinge it to the cabinet itself, and you have yourself a new cabinet door.

  1. Picture Frame – Photos are important for homeowners. After all, they are precious memories of the good times in your life. Since you’re having your windows replaced anyway, why not turn those old window frames of yours into a picture frame? You can deposit a different photo in each pane or print one large image, and set it up behind the panels. To remove your old wood windows and replace them with more energy-efficient ones, simply turn to window contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego.

  1. Coffee Table – You can save space around your home by turning your coffee table into a multipurpose cabinet. Simply add the old window frames on the table as a hinged panel for an easy-to-lift lid, and you’ll have more room to put away your coffee table books.

  1. Fireplace Cover – If it’s not the season to use the fireplace, you can use the old window frames to cover the fireplace until you need to use it again.

  1. Mini Greenhouse – Compile all your old wood windows, and make a small house-like structure in your garden. Add a few flowers, herbs or vegetables, and you’ll have yourself a mini greenhouse.

  1. Jewelry Organizer – To make a jewelry organizer out of your old wood windows, simply remove the panes and the glass, and replace them with chicken wire. Once that’s done, you can hang your earrings, necklaces and other accessories on your old window.

  1. Porch Divider – Spruce up your porch by hanging the old window frames from small hooks. This will allow you to add depth and dimension to your porch without sacrificing any natural light.

  1. Calendar – Add a coat of chalkboard paint to the glass of your old wooden windows, and you’ll have a handy calendar that will help you keep track of important events for the year.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of San Diego for your window replacement needs. We are your leading provider of door and window installation services. Give us a call at (858) 935-8451, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in San Diego, CA, and other nearby areas.