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Chevron Patterned Pallet Headboard

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We were asked to make a headboard using wood from pallets. Our Customer sent us a pic they found online of a headboard that had random colors which is where our journey began.
Making a rough guestimate of the length of the pieces we determined they were approximately 18" each. We grabbed some pallets and began cutting them apart, removing nails and cutting them to length. You will find it is easier to set your saw with a stopper at 18" rather than measuring each piece as well it also makes the fit more consistent.
Some of the pieces were naturally colored and others we stained to mimic the pic sent to us by our Customer.
We assembled the legs and back then sprayed it black so that if there were any gaps between the pieces of wood that you would just see black which will give the appearance of a shadow.
We started in the middle and worked our way out so the pattern would look symmetrical. After it was all assembled we put several heavy cotes of poly on it to nicely seal everything.
Take your time if you are tackling this project. It was fun but also time consuming.
Please give us our feedback.
  • chevron patterned pallet headboard, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling
  • chevron patterned pallet headboard, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling
  • chevron patterned pallet headboard, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling
  • chevron patterned pallet headboard, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling

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  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Sep 4, 2013

    Love the pattern and mismatched colors/textures!

  • Vintage Headboards
    Vintage Headboards Frisco, TX
    on Sep 4, 2013

    Thank you @Alexandra Arena

  • Bill
    Bill Pinehurst, NC
    on Sep 5, 2013

    Lots of work for this dude, but its beautiful...

  • No longer available
    No longer available Portland, OR
    on Sep 5, 2013

    That is so creative. Really beautiful.

  • Vintage Headboards
    Vintage Headboards Frisco, TX
    on Sep 5, 2013

    @Bill you're not kidding. The widths of ever piece needs to be the same and varying textures and colors too - it was a lot of work Buddy! Thank you for your feedback. Lots of work but was a fun project.

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