Cheap and Easy Ways to Build a Pallet Wall

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DIY Project Idea Using Wooden Pallet Accent Wall


Do the walls in your home need desperate revamping?

It would be daunting to do a sudden redecorating, not to mention, expensive. So if you are reluctant to give your home a brand-new look, why not start with an accent wall. This means that you can not only create something trendy and stylish, but you will also save a lot of cash.

There are a lot of DIY wood pallet ideas over the internet, but this one just tops the list. It is simple, straightforward, and easy to do. You can even make it yourself without needing a second person to help you.

When it comes to do-it-yourself projects, pallet boards are one of the most versatile materials out there. You can turn them into a home décor, an outdoor couch, and yes, a pallet wall. Redecorate the walls of your house with just a few materials on hand—paint, pallet, liquid nails, and your creativity.

How to Build a Pallet Wall

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Hunt for pallets. There are a lot of wooden pallets that are sold in Costco and Home Depot, but if you have time to drive around town and look for abandoned pallets, you are going to find yourself saving a lot of cash. While some places would ask you to take the pallets away, others would charge five bucks for each pallet, which is not too bad.

When you have got all the pallets that you need for your project, start disassembling each board and remove its nails. Then you may start sanding all the board down with a sandpaper to get off any rough and bumpy spots. You wouldn’t want your children or family member to end up getting splinters. Once the pallets are sanded and stripped, you are all ready for installation.

But before installing your pallets, make sure to paint the wall with a dark color. This is because no matter how hard you try, there will always be gaps in between the pallets, and the dark color will help hide these breaks for you. You don’t need to take the painting seriously, you can simply swipe one coat of paint and you are good to go.

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When the paint has finally dried up, start mounting your DIY pallet wall by placing the first piece of pallet in the center wall, up top. You may use brad nailer and liquid nails for building your wood pallet wall. However, if you are feeling adventurous and in the mood for some drilling and hammering, you are welcome to use a drill and screw each end of the pallet slats on your wall.

Work your way down the wall, while making sure that you switch things up to create a random pattern. Check the pattern from time to time, to make sure that it doesn’t look off. To avoid ripping some boards down, don’t get carried away with installing the pallet boards, thinking that you could always cut them later. Remember that the boards are not of the same width and size.

Note that sometimes, it is important to plan in advance and lay your pallet board on the wall. Some people put numbers on their boards beforehand, so the boards fit perfectly without gaps. However, if you don’t have patience for that, you may certainly do what we suggested above—paint the walls black. Realistically, you should be able to finish this whole pallet wall DIY project in just one day. But you can always space your project out over a couple or a few days. Wait for the paint to dry up for one day, and build your pallet feature wall the next day.

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