If you’re looking to create a welcoming space, pallet walls are a great way to add some warmth. I’m going to show you how I created this wall in my own living room, but you can use the same technique for any room in your home. Whether you’re creating an accent wall or covering up damaged walls, this project is easy and affordable.
In this tutorial we will create a wall with pallet wood.
A pallet wall is a unique way to decorate your home and make it stand out. You can use pallets to create almost anything you want, but today we are going to focus on making a wall.
Pallet wood is very versatile and can be used for many different things such as furniture, shelves or even whole structures. The possibilities are endless
We will need:
- Pallet wood boards (Depending on how big your pallet is)
- Nails (depending on how large of an area you want to cover)
- Staple gun with staples (or screws if you prefer)
Step 1: Measure the surface you want to cover.
Measure the width and height of the wall you want to cover. You’ll need to measure both sides if you’re making a corner pallet wall.
Also, measure the width of your pallets. You’ll need this in order to make sure that they fit together well side by side, as well as in order for them not to overhang on either end when laid flat against each other (this will be covered later).
Finally, measure the length of your pallets. This is important because it allows you to calculate how many pieces will be needed per square foot (or meter) so that no waste happens during construction and installation
Step 2: Gather the materials needed.
Now, let’s start building. You’ll need the following items:
- Pallet wood
- Screws (longer than you think)
- Drill (or a hammer and nails)
- Saw (or a hammer and nail gun)
Step 3: Cut the pieces of wood to fit.
To make sure the wall is as sturdy and durable as possible, you need to cut each piece of wood so that it fits exactly in its place. This means leaving a few inches extra for overlap.
To do this, you’ll need to measure how long each piece of wood needs to be and mark those measurements on the pallet boards with a pencil. Then use your saw or jigsaw (or both!) to cut off the excess length.
Finally, sand down all of your newly-cut pieces with 80 grit sandpaper until they’re smooth and ready for painting
Step 4: Sand down any rough patches on your wood.
Now that you’ve cut the wood into different sizes and shapes, it’s time to sand down any rough edges. You can do this with a sander or sandpaper.
If you are using a power tool, be sure to do so in an area where there is adequate ventilation and not near any pets or children. If unsure about how to use the sander correctly, please consult with someone who has experience doing this for guidance before proceeding further with your project
Step 5: To make it easier, connect all the pieces with screws temporarily.
To make it easier, use screws temporarily. Then you can easily move the pallets and don’t have to drill through them.
- Screws: Pallets can be connected with regular wood screws or nails. However, I recommend using screws because they are easier to take out later and won’t leave holes behind in your wall. If one of those pieces of wood doesn’t seem strong enough for the amount of weight being put on it, add another layer behind it that’s slightly longer than the first layer (about 2 inches).
- Hands: The best way to avoid making holes in your hands is by using an electric screwdriver instead of a manual one (especially if you’re working alone). Having someone else hold things down while you’re drilling helps too! You might also want gloves if you’re using something other than an electric screwdriver–it gets hot after a while
After following these steps, you should have your own pallet wall
You should now have a wall made of pallet wood that you can hang any way you want, but it’s up to you! If you want to paint the pallet wood, just use primer first and then paint. You can also stain it or leave it natural. If you want lights on your wall, make sure there is an outlet nearby so that they work properly.
This wall will beautify any room and give it a rustic feel. You can also use these steps to create a pallet wall that functions as an accent wall. To do this, you would just continue the same process but leave out the top layer of wood and paint that layer a different color than your pallet wood. This will really make the wood stand out when guests walk into your home or office space