Make your own Easy Pallet Picture Display Board - or make two - one as a gift; one for you! This is a fast and fun project with endless possibilities!
How to make your own Easy Pallet Picture Display Board:
I took a few pallet boards, planed & sanded them. I cut them to length with my compound miter saw, glued them together & clamped them for about an hour. I wanted to give some extra time for the glue to set since there was going to be some heat.
Now the fun part: I fired up a torch with a short fat bottle of propane - the kind you buy for camping. I torched them to my liking. Once they were charred the way I wanted, I gave the unit a few coats of boiled linseed oil, waited a while & wiped it off. Always use extreme caution with torches - wear protective clothing and safety goggles, and be sure to keep this project away from other flammables!
I love the charred/oiled finish, as it really highlights the stunning wood grain. However, you could finish the wood any way you wanted - paint, stains, or even covered in a fabric of your choice! You are only limited by your imagination.
I installed a picture hanger consisting of a wall hook, a connecting wire, and two eye screws. I used my saw to cut down one pin shorter than the other on some ordinary wooden clothes pins. I did this to get into the thicker wood. With a drill & small drill bit, I added pilot holes to all the clothes pins & attached them with small wood screws.
It was an item that was on an order list of my Mom's plans for gifts. She liked it so much that she kept it and ordered another one. I made it as a Christmas present.