30 Websites That Make Wood Textures Cool Again

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Wood textures in web design aren’t anything new, in fact they were pretty trendy after the days of “web 2.0” until they kind of lost their coolness. Recently though we’ve began to see wood textures make a return in website designs and iPhone and iPad app interfaces. This post rounds up a showcase of 30 web designs that are all helping make the wood texture cool again.


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Designer Founders

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Poogan’s Porch Restaurant

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Vector Mill

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Pointless Corp

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Night Owl Interactive

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Cascade Brewery Co

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Oatiful Porridge Pots

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Queen City Merge

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Inspire Conference

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Park La Fun

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Buffalo Lounge

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Bills for iPhone & iPad

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Domino Box App

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Go Glamping

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The Things We Make

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Dog House Cards

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Fine Goods Market

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Hippo House

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Pixel Thread

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Catalytic Design

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.


  1. Hi Chris, thank you for adding our site.

  2. ab says:

    Dear God please open up my eyes for beautiful designs like this ! :D
    tnx chris!

  3. Ray Vellest says:

    I think that Designer Founders website is the best here, but maybe that's because I was already backing their project over KickStart. Either way, you got yourself a pretty awesome collection Chris! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kyle Reed says:

    Here is another one that I would love to throw in there that uses wood as its background:

  5. Walter says:

    Nice collection, i like more Go Glamping because the illustration in the top.

  6. Kush says:

    Nice Post.. !!

  7. eric says:

    yeah…it;s really nice to see..having a wooden background..i saw my friend did's cool.God Bless

  8. Mel Gardner says:

    Great collection! Feeling like a want to make a wooden texture website right now.

  9. bg says:

    Who designed the site?

  10. Shameless plug here— but I feel we did a good job over at Creative Market:

  11. Thomas says:

    I think wood texture is always nice and give a website or any graphic piece a certain depth to it. Love the collection you came up with!

  12. Cameron says:

    Nice List, you might enjoy this one too. :)

  13. Hipstamatic is a great example of a website using wood textures in an appealing matter. Wood textures, in my opinion, only really lost its edge because of the amount of websites that were designed using wood textures in the exact same manner which made it really boring.

  14. aditia says:

    Vector Mill, Domino Box App, Domino Box App have new style in wooden theme

  15. kelvinclarkk says:

    These designs are integersting and looking natural and impressive . I have these kind of stuff and many more in this link .
    Its a web designing company in toronto.
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  16. gogo th says:

    Wooow… crazy my eyes….Your work make me dreaming….!!!!!
    Thank for sharing…..

  17. Muminul Haque says:

    Thanks for the post. All this looks pretty. Enjoyed the post.

  18. What about my site? lol! Some cool sites here!

  19. rickymartin says:

    This is really nice :)

  20. Osho Garg says:

    Hi Chris Nice List :)
    2nd One Is Awesome :)

  21. The Bills is cool. Do you know some tutorials on responsive designing in html5?

  22. Liz Rodriguez says:

    I really enjoy working with wood texture backgrouds. Thank you for sharing these greta designs and layouts. Its refreshing to see the backgrounds being applied so artistically on the websites.

  23. Cool….i just love learning new things, thanks for the good instruction that i have found
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  24. calipus says:

    Great collection. Although some of them have changed their designs yet found them very helpful in terms of new designs and textures. Thanks for sharing.

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