There’s a never-ending list of DIY projects you could do attempt. But if you’re just getting started, try one of the easier ones. Creating a simple wood sign out of recycled pallets is probably the best way to dip your toes in the DIY waters.
Pallet Wood Sign, here’s what you’ll need:
Once you’ve got all the material ready, you could take your time to figure out the precise dimensions and location of the wood sign. Perhaps it can cover an exposed power cable for a TV or other electronic device. Either way, identify the space you want to hang it before you get started – too big and it won’t fit, too small, and it will look disproportionate on the wall.
With that out of the way, here are the seven easy steps to creating a wood sign out of a single pallet:
- Disassemble the pallet. Take away all the nails and sides to leave behind wooden boards that are usually 3 feet long and about 2 feet wide.
- Use the table saw to cut the wooden boards down to size. Make all the sides smooth and keep the dimensions uniform.
- The grit sander needs to be used on the top panels only. Polish the side that faces out, but make sure you don’t over polish it.
- Glue the polished wooden boards onto the frame. Every board needs to be evenly distant from the other. Leave just enough space to be able to clean the board every once in awhile.
- Use a cleat hanger to hang the sign on a wall. You’ll need to glue the cleat hanger onto the back of the sign, but hammer in some nails to make sure the sign is sturdy.
- Finally, paint whatever you like on the front of the sign. Most people prefer a motivational quote or slogan. But you could probably just let your creativity run wild and draw something onto it.
Wood signs don’t need to be restricted to your walls. You can hang them outside as a signpost or leave them leaning against a wall so that you can move around the house whenever you like.
Wooden pallets that come along with huge shipments usually go to waste. But they’re so versatile they could probably be used for thousands of unique and creative DIY projects. The neat wooden boards can be torn down and put back together to create everything from table lamps to adjustable lounge chairs. Why let something this useful go to waste?