65+ Free Seamless and Tileable Wood Backgrounds for Bloggers and Web Designers

Most WordPress themes today allow you to insert your own background image and it’s a really simple but effective way of changing your site’s mood and character.

The easiest way to find free and beautiful images for your background is to use the Creative Commons image search tool.

However, bear in mind that the larger the image file you use, the longer your site will take to load. That’s where seamless and tileable backgrounds come in handy. You simply upload the image via the WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Customize tab and make sure you set it to tile both vertically and horizontally and you’ll be good to go.

One of my favourite image types are seamless wood backgrounds and I’ve collected a fair number of them over the years. Today, I decided to package together the better ones and release them here for the greater good.

I’ve arranged the images into 2 simple packs: one contains dark wood backgrounds and the other contains light wood backgrounds. But you can download both in a single zip file that I’ve uploaded to my DropBox account.

Please let me know what you think about these tiles and if you decide to use one on your blog or website, post a quick link in the comment section. I love to see what people get up to with my resources!

Pack 1: Light Wood

This pack contains an assortment of 25+ high quality light wood seamless background tiles. Free to use and modify and great for blog backgrounds or web design.

Pack 2: Dark Wood

This pack contains an assortment of 40 high quality dark wood seamless background tiles, free to use and modify and ideal for adding a touch of class to your website design.

Add a little love to your download!

The files are free to download. If you found this resource useful and would like to return the gesture, please consider sharing this post on Twitter or Facebook using the buttons below.

Download the Backgrounds

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About the Author: Will Ellington

Originally from the UK, I currently live in Osaka, Japan, where I work in higher education. I’ve been a WordPress user since 2004 and have developed numerous projects with it over the years. Wpliving is a place to share things i've learnt along the way, and to explore innovations in WordPress too.


  1. Am I missing the link to download them? I don’t see it. 🙁 Thanks for your help & I can’t wait to use them!

    1. Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by. To access the download, simply click on one of the social media buttons inside the green box up there. Once you post a tweet, FB update or Google update, the link will be revealed inside the green box. It’s just a way of generating a little bit of social media buzz around this content. If you really have trouble accessing it, ping me an email via the contact form and I’ll send you the direct link. Thanks again.

    1. Nice. Very classy comment. You could of course opt for the more sensible method of sending a quick email with a “hello” and a “thank you” and I’d be happy to help you out. Your move chief…

  2. Thanks so much for these beautiful looking freebies. I build all sorts of websites, and haven’t found a great selection of wood tiles until now. Thank you sharing.

  3. Such a pity the link doesnt show after sharing 🙁
    Im on a deadline and its 3am where you are ..
    tried to email – will have to look for something else 🙁

    You should try fix this for others

          1. got it!
            for me, the ads were all very similar to the download link and it was hard to see!


          2. @dee glad you found it. If you know of an ad-free zero-cost large file hosting site, with unlimited bandwidth, please let me know. I’ll be happy to shift the files to something more user-friendly.

  4. Hi Will,
    Thanks for sharing this. I’m now on planning to modify my site a bit.
    It really helps me a lot.

    Thank you, again. 🙂

  5. Fantastic set! I have been looking for such tilable backgrounds for such a long time!
    Are we allowed to use these in commercial projects by any chance?


  6. I needed something different for my sister-in-laws blog. This was it. Thanks for sharing. I posted your link on my FB fanpage where some fellow bloggers visit.

  7. Hi Will, We are developing a theme to sell on themeforest and we would like to include some repeatable backgrounds.

    Are we able to use your repeatable wood backgrounds in the theme?

  8. Thanks for these awesome tiles!
    I am using it on this website: rathuser-feld.de
    I fits very well because it is the homepage of an allotment club.

  9. Hi and thank you for making these awesome wood tiles freely available. I appreciate your generosity! But…I am a little perplexed as to how to go about activating a download. I’m very happy to give you lots of social media love. Can you walk me through it?
    Suz in Portland, OR
    PS…the website listed is one I’m fixing up for a friend. Not “mine” per se.

    1. Hi Susan,

      My apologies for the confusion. I’ve just updated the site’s theme and so some of the old code doesn’t work with the new theme. I’ve updated this post and the button with the link to the wood tiles should work now. Let me know if you need further assistance. Love the look of that site.

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